Friday, June 26, 2015

A Patriotic Post!

Hello bloggers:

I do have some finished stitching to show, but I decided to wait and show my Patriotic Tree first! I have always loved patriotic things--and I love to stitch patriotic pieces!  I hope to get some more stitching done while this tree is up!  I'll have to hurry!!!  4th of July is very soon!!


I've always put little American flags in my tree, but I got more from my mother's house, so I added those in.  She always loved to decorate!


 

This shows a clever pinwheel that my dear friend Janie taught me to make.  You can also see my uncle's photo in a little frame on the left, and my father's photo in a little frame in the right photo.  I framed the three family WWII veteran's pictures in their uniforms.  I guess I don't have my other uncle showing in these photos, but he's on the tree!  In the right photo is the sweet July's Liberty Star from Rainbow Gallery and found here.


You can see Abraham and George in the left photo--from Prairie Schooler February chart # 160.  You know I love Prairie Schooler!  In the right photo are freebies, USA Celebration Flag from Tink Boord-Dill, found here, and July's Stars of Freedom from Rainbow Gallery, found here.  At the bottom on the photo is the 4th of July Quaker freebie by Aury TM.  It doesn't seem to be available any more, but if you search for Aury TM you will find a couple of different patriotic Quaker hearts.  They would be nice to use with this one.



Here's a closeup of the little Freedom freebie and the USA freebie.  I was pleased with how both of these turned out--especially the Freedom one!  It's on  blue Aida and I added a cute star button.  I really like this one.  It has a wire and bead  hanger, but I think it's a little bit hard to see!



This Liberty freebie has always been a favorite!  I love the wide gingham ribbon hanger, attached with two sweet little star buttons!  It's by Lizzie Kate and found here.



This is part of a freebie--Deck the Halls with Stars and Stripes from Vivian Bales, and I love it with the flag fabric I used with it!  Too cute!  You can find it here.


This freebie is America Sailing Sloop by Rainbow Gallery, located here.  I think this one turned out well and I've seen it on several other blogs through the years.

You also can see various little bought ornaments and they add a lot to the overall effect! As I said before, I really enjoy patriotic stitching.  I have several more to do, and just MUST make time to get them done!

Thank you for stopping by, and do visit again soon!

Frances


18 comments:

Jacquie Morris said...

I adore your trees, and this one is brilliant.... So colourful, really pretty. i love all the patriotic things that there are, but I really have no call for them being English/continental.... So I think I will stitch some and send them to you, for your tree!!
Big smiles :)

Angela Tucker said...

Your tree is beautiful! What a great idea with the leftover quilt pinwheels. I think that I could use this idea for a garland or wreath. LOL

Shelly said...

Another great tree, Frances! I totally missed the bus for patriotic stitching! I got nothing. Next year I'll be prepared!

Karen said...

Your holiday themed trees are always so wonderful! Thank you for sharing links to some of the charts.

butterfly said...

What a fab tree , thanks for sharing , have a lovely 4th July.

Marilyn said...

Your tree is so cute.
Love all of the Patriotic finishes.
Marilyn

Shirley Hunt said...

Oh I love your tree for the 4 July!! My husband and I travelled to America just after we got married years ago and we arrived on 4 July! I love the celebrations and patriotism for your country! Those little sled dudes are so cute!! i really want to try get them and stitch them! I am following your blog! love from sunny Cape Town, South Africa xx

KimM said...

Oh my - your Patriotic tree is amazing! I love it.
xxx

Vickie said...

What an awesome patriotic tree. Love your WWII vets!! Hugs and prayers.

Pamela said...

Beautiful tree, Frances, Happy 4th of July!

Justine said...

Wow - your tree is amazing! I think this has to be my favourite of all the trees you've shared so far.

Beth said...

I figured you'd decorate your tree for the 4th (I've been waiting) and it was well worth the wait. The flags and WWII vet photos are a nice touch Frances. I appreciate all your links to the freebie charts.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love your tree - what fun that must be to decorate! Thanks for the links! blessings, marlene

Annette-California said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful patriotic tree! All your ornaments are incredible Frances! How special to have included flags from your mom and the ornaments of your WWII vet photos of family.
You did a great job on decorating your tree. Thank you too for all the links. Happy 4th of July! love Annette

Carol said...

Your tree makes me want to stand up and salute, Frances! There are just so many darling ornaments that you've stitched and I appreciate all the links for the freebies, too :) Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

DebbieSFL said...

Frances, I always look forward to your trees and so appreciate that you also provide links to some of the patterns that you used. I was wondering what size the actual tree is as I would love to have one myself. I have a small wooden "feather tree" that I have by my desk at work, but would love to have one for home, also.

Thanks, Deborah

diamondc said...

Frances: Your tree makes me proud to be American I love it.

Blessings
Catherine

Sheryl S. said...

Gorgeous patriotic stitching and tree