I have enjoyed some great patriotic stitching so far this summer. Now I am sort of moving on to some samplers. Right now I am working on a BBD design in their wonderful book" The Bells on Christmas Day." I am doing the big sampler in that book. So far I love it. I think it will be up all year as it says Peace On Earth and I think that is good for all the time!! Well, on to the patriotic things.
This one is Strawberries and Stripes by With Thy Needle and Thread. I will make it into a small pillow and add to my bowl.
The minute I saw this design I knew I wanted to stitch it. It is Where Liberty Dwells by With thy Needle and Thread. I changed the red to 3777. I like to use barn reds in most of my stitching. The star part got a bit boring but I love the end result!!
Finally I stitched Patriotic Houses by Waxing Moon. I will also be doing the Halloween Houses . These were such fun and quick to stitch. I'm still working on a final finish for this one.
My blog post would not be complete without a few garden photos! Here is my lovely delphinium!
It is a great summer for hydrangeas. If you have them, be sure to check on the alum trick. I can keep them as cut flowers for well over a week using the alum.
Finally the alliums look like fireworks as they get finished blooming.
I hope all of you in the US had a wonderful 4th ! We had a nice quiet dinner with our DD and her friend. Those of you not in the US, I hope your summer is going great and all of you have lots of wonderful stitching time.