Sunday, June 14, 2015

Flag Day 2015...




Do you know what he colors of the flag represent? The white is for purity, the red is for valor and the blue is for justice. President George Washington described the design like this: "We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing liberty."

I am proudly flying my flag on my front porch and I made great progress on my Brenda Gervais Free & Brave cross stitch piece.


It took longer to do the house than I expected... and I changed the color of the house too. It isn't really noticeable, but I know it is there. The white on the house is Crescent Colors Baby Chick...not so bright as the white in the flag which is DMC. A couple more sessions and this will be done and I should be able to display it for July.

And the mailman brought me a wonderful surprise this week... the latest offering from Dyeing to Stitch's Ladies Prim Society. It is from Blackbird Designs... my favorite designers... and I actually squealed when I saw it.


Isn't it fabulous??? Lady Liberty is on the top of the pin drum and the band that goes all the way around has that wonderful flag and a bunting  and an alphabet!!! Sorry I can't show you the back of the pin drum but there aren't any photos of it and I'm afraid if I take a picture of the chart it might infringe on the copyright. I can't wait to start this ... and I just might ...even though Brave & Free isn't done. OH... I can resist anything but temptation...LOL

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts Slow Stitching Sunday...you can pop over here and check out what others are doing this lovely Sunday.

Happy Flag Day... and happy stitching-
carol fun

13 comments:

  1. What a perfect project to enjoy on flag day. Enjoy your stitching time.

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  2. I don't blame you for the squeal! I don't do cross stitch anymore because it tires my eyes too fast and I am deeply envying you. I love almost anything Lady Liberty and this one is fabulous. Hope you relish every minute of stitching time.

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  3. I didn't know this about the colors of the flag, or if I'd learned it once I'd forgot :)

    A perfect project for the day! :)

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  4. Well that pin drum is just excellent. I love Blackbird designs too, although so far I have been sticking to their quilts. I think that was a good choice of white for the house, better than the hard white of white DMC. Happy stitching!

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  5. The perfect flag day project! Like you little blue scissors to match!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  6. Wow, Lady Liberty is FAB! (Patriotic designs are Not My Thing generally...) stitch her up and show her off to us. :)

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  7. What a great project for flag day. I am missing being in the States this year and seeing all the flags flying. I love that little pin drum too!

    I host a weekly Stitchery Link Party for all things hand embroidered including cross stitch and I'd love to have you come link up this post (or one of your other ones.) http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/06/15/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party-10/

    I do hope you'll come join the fun!

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  8. What a pretty patriotic design. I will be checking my kit. I just assumed it was all there. Thanks for the heads up!

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  9. Liking your color choices for "Free and Brave" Carol!

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  10. I have been looking for a while to purchase the Lady Liberty Drum and can not find it. I know it was limited edition. Do you know where I can still purchase a copy?

    Teresa Cline
    buttonluver1@yahoo.com
    madewithlovebyteresa.blogspot.com

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  11. I have been looking for a while to purchase the Lady Liberty Drum and can not find it. I know it was limited edition. Do you know where I can still purchase a copy?

    Teresa Cline
    buttonluver1@yahoo.com
    madewithlovebyteresa.blogspot.com

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  12. Where would I get a copy of this pattern?

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