In my last post I promised to show my 4th of July finishes for the year. Well...I didn't make it back on the 4th. An impromptu cookout stole my attention that day. We had a very relaxing day with friends and I hope that everyone had a safe, enjoyable weekend also. God Bless America!
Better late than never. Here are the 4th of July finishes for 2011.
4th of July Bird
Heart in Hand
My dear friend Karen and I did a private exchange. Look at the beautiful box I received from her.
She included lots of patriotic stuff in her package.
Before I could get a picture it seemed to disappear into my working stash.
This is what I stitched for her...
Chessie & Me
Happy Flag Flag Day
This piece gave me fits to finish. My original plan was to turn it into a wall hanging. I don't seem to have any bell pull hardware laying around so I tried a few things that didn't work out. After a few hours of ripping seams and a few naughty words I ended up turning it into a pillow. Said pillow does not make me happy. I'm not sure what it is that I don't like about it but I'm pretty sure I will once again start the seam ripping and therefore, the naughty words will probably follow. Maybe today while I'm out and about I'll pick up some dowel rods to serve as bell pull hardware.
Last week I was meandering through Hobby Lobby, lost in my world of crafty "what ifs"
when I stumbled upon this shelf. I have looked for a very long time for a shelf to sit on a bare wall in my kitchen. When I saw this shelf I knew it had to come home with me. It will now be my centerpiece for my holiday stitching. It still has plenty of room for more 4th of July pieces so I'll have to get busy and fill it for next year.
I received a call yesterday that my Lizzie Kate 100 Years is framed and ready for pick up.
I am anxiously awaiting 9:00 a.m. so I can pick it up.
Thank you for stopping by to share a part of your day. I love hearing from you and find I renew my enthusiasm for stitching every time I have something to share with you.
Thanks for keeping me motivated.
Keep on stitchin' on,