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.
These little quilt squares were left over from someone else's project, and I think they make really sweet ornaments!! There's a red one on here, too!
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!