Over the weekend, my husband and I took a small road trip-- which means 2-3 days. Great! What stitching projects should I bring along with me?! Well, I started Amy Mitten last week........
Checking the stash in the basement, I found (new from market this year), Chessie & Me Glory House. A cute little piece that caught my attention a few weeks back. It is a tiny kit-- Belle Soie silk, linen and pattern. This is a perfect grab and go-- I'll take it!!
The reason for my purchase of this kit-- which I buy kits, but VERY RARELY. I will by kits because that is the only way I can get the pattern-- but I will then change either the thread, or the linen. Silly I know, but I never said I wasnt weird... OR silly!!! LOL.
I digress, a reason that should be most obvious, is that the flag-- the red, white and blue......the colors that we are so used to seeing, and for me, not used to stitching. I have several BBD flag designs, and I have picked up others here and there. This is the kick off to my patriotic themed stitching. Small, easy, and still primitive enough that it fits with the style of stitching I love. I think I will have to order the flag design from ByGone Stitches-- One Nation and stitch it on 45ct (of course) to go along with these pieces I have been acquiring. Last year I got Needlemade Designs flag pattern, fabulous :), I have a couple pair of flag scissors (fabulous!!!) and there was another flag design I like too-- but cant remember right now :(. The collection is growing. I will have to get a list together of must haves. A friend of mine has a patriotic wall, as I know many of you do, but it was great to see so many different designs put together-- with yet 1 common theme. Any patterns any of you might suggest that are must haves in the stash?!!!!
Have a great day!!!!!!!!