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Saturday, June 15, 2019

Saturday Stitching

Happy Stitchy Day.  I did have two finishes this week!


Neither of these are stitched strictly by the chart. I changed up things for my taste.


I needed some inspiration so I headed to Hobby Lobby. Right now they are having a great sale with many things that are 75% off!

I got this cutting board for $4. But I thought it could be used like a hornbook. So I glued a washer to the middle of the piece and then I changed it up a bit.

I moved the Where Liberty Dwells to the hornbook and added Long May She Wave to my red tin bucket.


I like it much better with the flags. I did not stitch the border that surrounds this piece, I just did not think it was necessary.



I finished Old Glory into a pillow and used the navy blue trim that Sandy made for me for my birthday. I am saving the red trim for one of the Christmas ornaments that I plan to make in Jolly July.


And here it is in the pewter bowl...


I just have the Where Liberty Dwells Drum to finish and I will be done with Patriotic stitching for this year. I am taking that piece and Joshua's birth sampler with me to stitch on next week.

While I was at HL I also picked up this big Doll Sculpting Needle that I saw Priscilla using for gathering trim.


I think these will really make gathering fabric much easier.

So that is all for this week....I plan to be back on Monday the 24th. I hope to have recharged a bit and will have some fun things to share!

10 comments:

Sandy said...

Have a great week off Arlene. The stitches are so cute.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the bowl with all your small pieces! The Flag is so special to us all...how nice to have these designs to display! Beautiful...love the colors!!!

Anonymous said...

You are like the energizer bunny! Busy busy! Your projects are always so consistently beautiful! That gathering needle would have come in handy for me when I could see to sew lol, that’s a really handy tool!

Robin in Virginia said...

Love your patriotic finishes, Arlene! I like how you switched the piece from the metal container to the 'hornbook'. Your Old Glory finish looks great in your pewter bowl. Enjoy your time away; look forward to hearing what you have been up to! Happy Saturday!

Mari said...

I love your patriotic pieces! After seeing them, I am inspired to change things up around here and get some of mine out.

Terri D said...

Lovely work!! I so enjoy seeing your projects and finishes!

sharon said...

Love all of your pieces. Enjoy your week!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Love seeing your work and how you put things together.

RJ said...

Super great patriotic stitching and I love how you finished them Arlene. I especially love the stitch on the red bucket. RJ

Barbara said...

Beautiful stitching. Like you, I've been doing patriotic themes of late. Thanks for the heads up on the sale at Hobby Lobby.