"She seeketh wool and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands." ((Proverbs 31:13)

Monday, July 4, 2011

"The Price of Freedom"
(The Sweetheart Tree)
"Long May Her Banner Wave....
Let Freedom Ring!"

This is one of my favorite patriotic  pieces, because it symbolizes the sentiments, I hold so dear,  giving thanks for our great and free nation of America!  For the many sacrifices, made by those who have gone before us, and for those who continue to fight today, to protect our freedoms, we are eternally grateful.

My prayer for today, as we gather together with family and friends to celebrate our nation's national day of Independence,  is that we always cherish the many freedoms we enjoy in America.  May we strive to give thanks to God for all of His blessings, and may we always seek to uphold the values held so dear by our forefathers....Faith, Hope, Peace, Love, and Charity for all.

            God Bless You Always.
                        God Bless America!

                                                     Materials Used
                                         32 Count Clay Belfast Linen
                                               (Fabric Size: 9x12")
                                                    DMC Threads
                                           DMC #12 Pearle Cotton
                                        #001P  Balger Silver Cable
                                            Mill Hill Petite Beads

                                                  Specialty Stitches
                       Cross-Stitch, Backstitch, Star Stitch, Tent
                Cross Stitch With Surface Weaving, Scotch Stitch

  Yesterday, our son, Kevin, wife, Gwen, and our little grandson, Emery (now 18 months),
arrived for a weekend visit!  

 Emery proudly carrying his own little bag!

Emery enjoys learning to eat his FIRST corn on the cob!

Where ever you are today, I hope that you are enjoying the love of freedom and peace in your lives, the love of family and/or friends, time to treasure your faith in God, with His abundant blessings, hope for the future of our wonderful country, and charity for all people everywhere.

Blessings to You!


  1. Absolutely beautiful work, and even more beautiful sentiment!
    Emery is such a cute little guy! He will definitely make your 4th happy and bright! Enjoy!

  2. Oh, what a pretty family your son has! Emery is so cute!!! Love the 4th patriotic piece you stitched too. So pretty! Hope you're having a great 4th!

  3. I haven't seen this beautiful piece before. It is the perfect patriotic piece for today! I wish I had some of that corn on the cob. Hope you had a great weekend with your family.

  4. Lovely pics of you family! And your stitching piece is beautiful!!

  5. Lovely sentiments. And great pics of the family. I hope you had a happy and blessed fourth of July!!!

  6. I love the piece!! I also love the sentiments!! Who is the designer?

  7. OK, Just read the post again! Sorry to bug you, but still love the piece and your thoughts!

  8. That is a gorgeous patriotic stitch! I love how you've finished it too.
    Emery is a real cutie!! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful 4th of July with your family.

  9. Beautiful stitching, lovely design.

    Wow you have a handsome grandson.

  10. That's a perfect Patriotic finish! What an adorable family you've got!

  11. Beautiful piece! I haven't seen that one before and I just LOVE it.

    Looks like you had a good time with your family:)))

  12. A very nice stitched piece! And your grandson is just as cute.

  13. Your grandson is ADORABLE!! How cute. Loved the stitched piece, too!

  14. What a pretty banner! And your grandson...he is a charmer. What a dear little man and he must be a joy to spend time with.

    Hugs from Holland ~

  15. Just had to come back and tell you that your comment to me about my creative room today was a blessing....

    xo~Rebecca PS: Much to share with you about stitching. My hubby does it too. Better stitcher than I am!

  16. Oh !!! Quelle jolie bannière !!!
    Chantal ou Mamilou


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