I rather like the notion of album posts. So today, to celebrate the Fourth, I am going to post photos of all my patriotic stitches.
I believe this is a Glory Bee design. I had it framed and now set it up on a small stand on the antique washstand in my entryway on the appropriate day
In the top right hand corner you can see the July design from the Homespun Elegance Sheepish Designs series.
This a very old freebie that I finished as a pin keep. It's hard to tell because of the lighting but the flowers are in a white bowl.
And I have stitched all of the Aury Patriotic Quaker motif hearts. I have finished all of them as pillow ornaments.
I'd have to look it up to see which came first, but this is my personal favorite
I wasn't as crazy about this design but a set is a set, after all.
This is a Glory Bee design that I stitched up as a tiny pin cushion stuffed with ground walnut shells. It was the first time I used over-dyed chenille as a trim ... something I do fairly frequently now when I finish tiny pillows. The pillow is laid on a piece of the backing fabric.
One of the things I liked best about this piece is the tiny brass Liberty Bell charm I stitched onto the branch of the "y" in Liberty. I sent this as an exchange to a cyber friend. I used the same design in one of the banners you see below.
This last ornament is another ancient freebie embellished with a tiny silver USA charm near the hanger.
This a banner I made from a selection of free designs gathered from various websites
And the final banner is a relic from the time when I subscribed to The Silver Needle's Secret Needle Night Club.