Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Blessed is the nation where
GOD is the LORD.
Psalm 33.:12

I hope everyone in the states is enjoying our freedom and this wonderful county. I have been so fortunate in my life to travel and visit most of our states and each time I am just so amazed at all there is to see and do. On this last trip I got to cross off my bucket list to see Mt Rushmore. What amazed me was out of the 400 workers who built it not one of them lost their lives.

I have always loved anything red, white & blue, and have decorated my son's old room in those colors. I love to wear those colors and you have seen me stitch several patriotic theme pieces. I love that my birthday is July 2nd and have always grown up with the house all decorated in grand American style. This weekend as we all celebrate no matter how small or large remember our freedoms and those who have given their lives for that freedom.

Yesterday I received a fun package from Pam, Confessions of a Southern Stitcher. She really spoiled me for my birthday.

She made me this beautiful book. Here is a picture of what the inside looks like, sorry I can't make it go the right way.

She included some fun pins and needles and not one but two new kits that include silk threads. This is my first time with silk.

She passed along this pattern that she had made with some linen and cute pearl buttons. I think passing on patterns you have used and will not again is a wonderful idea. Have you seen a pattern I have used that you would want to trade for? I think recycling them and passing them on to someone else would be a fun way to see them used instead of sitting in a box somewhere. Let me know if you want to trade.

Always keep love in your stitches,


Nancy said...

What a nice gift Pam sent! Happy belated birthday to you! Enjoy your holiday!

gracie said...

Happy Birthday....I think passing on paterns is great...I am alsways will to pass mine on.

Lesleyanne said...

Happy Birthday. Hope you had a great day. A gorgeous gift from Pam. I think passing on charts is a great idea. I tend to do mine as part of a giveaway but would always be willing if someone asked.

Mouse said...

happy belated birthday hope you had a fab day :) love your stitched gift from Pam :)and i do swappsees with my patterns already ::) love mouse xxxx