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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Patriotic Stitching

Hi there cloud friends! Yes , I am still alive and doing just fine here in the cool and beautiful NW!  First, I want to tell you all about a super give away .  My friends over at the blog Stitching Friends Forever are  having a very generous give away.  Plus you will love the blog.  They have so many wonderful stitching ideas and their finishing is inspirational!
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.