Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Patriotic Finish



Bent Creek Quaker Star
28ct LL Maple Syrup
WDW and GAST

I am so behind on posting but with everyone home for the summer, life is definitely getting in the way.  We have spent lots of time outside swimming, fishing, going to the beach, getting ice cream etc. . . All of the fun summer things but there is little time for any thing else.  I have my own tradition for the 4th of July and each year I choose one patriotic project to stitch while we are on vacation.  This year's was more of a staycation.  We went to Vermont which is rather local for us but we enjoyed our 4 day trip anyways.  We went river swimming, saw fireworks and went to the small town parade.  We enjoyed fresh produce from the farmer's market and a wonderful bar-be-que at the inlaws.  Daisy had a great time running the vast fields surrounding their house.
I think all dogs dream of large fields and meadows with no boundaries and no leash to hold them back.  She went to sleep each night completely exhausted and running in her sleep. 
Well, that's it for now.  The blueberries are in, so I am off to pick untilmy fingers turn blue and then hopefully get some stitching time in too!  Happy Stitching!

25 comments:

wendy111 said...

I like your 4th of July project this year, very good choice.

Your staycation sounds very nice to me, I love the region where you live - had a lovely holiday there a few years ago.

Blueberries sound yummy!

Catherine said...

What a cute project! Your getaway sounds so relaxing!!

MoonBeam said...

I like the patriotic star; I hadn't seen that before.

Bobbi

P.S. Make sure you don't stitch with blue fingers! ;-)

Teresa said...

Love your patriotic piece. How are you going to finish it.
Vermont is so pretty, glad you had a nice time.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches.
PS-booked my airline yesterday and I am counting the days til the fall retreat.

Nancy said...

Love your finish! Glad you had a great vacation, it sounded like so much fun!

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. I haven't seen that before. Sounds like you had a great staycation.

Lynn said...

This is such a unique design! I love your finish of it.

Mouse said...

ooo very nice not seen that one before :) love the image of daisy running through the fields :) and glad you had a great time and save some blueberries for me please :) love mouse xxxx

Gabi said...

What a beautiful design. Never saw that one before. And of course your stitching is wonderful as well. Love it.

butterfly said...

lovely design , enjoy your Summer, hugs

Michele said...

love love love Quaker Star! Can't wait to see how you finish it :)

Sounds like a fun vacation!

Bekca said...

It sounds like you're enjoying a really nice summer so far, spending it doing fun things and spending time with your family. Your patrotic finish is so good, I haven't seen this design before, it's fab. Best wishes and happy stitching.

cucki said...

it is really a very lovely project ..well done.
enjoy your summer..hugs xx

Myra said...

That is a great finish! I don't think I have ever seen this design. Have a great weekend!

mdgtjulie said...

That sounds lovely Nataly. Glad you had a good trip, and that all is well at home. Enjoy your summer!

mdgtjulie said...

And (I forgot to say) grats on the finish. I love seeing people's patriotic pieces!!

DonnaTN said...

A great patriotic finish!

Christine said...

Great finish!

Carol said...

Very cute, Nataly--I've never seen that one before. I love all the little details in it.

Enjoy those blueberries :)

Faye said...

Nice job Nataly~~ Love this design! The fabric you went with is perfect....As always, another winner!! Take care, Faye

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a neat piece, I hadn't seen that one before.

Congrats on your finish!

pam said...

Great project for the vaction. I am sure Dasiy had a great trip too. Our dogs are still trying to recover from out vacation.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Hi, returning the following! I've had a look through this page of your blog and already I've seen two projects I love (this one and the keys sampler), a new travelling pattern to follow AND you're going to stitch the Little Snowy pic too!
Excitement!

Elaine said...

What a lovely finish Nataly!
Glad you had such a nice family trip.

Shelley said...

What a gorgeous star! Love it. Your "stay-cation" sounded fab. :)