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 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!