An Inspiring Finish

Recently someone was sweet enough to send me a picture of their finished A Patriot's Sampler, and it put me in quite a patriotic mood when I saw it! I suddenly wanted to decorate my whole house in the colors of the flag. 🙂

This is Patti's finished sampler, on which she used antique ticking and vintage ricrac:


And this is what she had to say about it:

"Here in Chicago the veterans in the VA hospitals make the poppies. Then Memorial Day weekend, the American Legion veterans collect donations on the street corners and hand out the poppies. Everyone puts them on their lapels, purses, car rearview mirrors, etc. I just stitched one on to the pillow and left the little tag that says 'In Memoriam Made by Veterans in Hospitals.' I thought it appropriate. :)"

You may remember that this was a free chart I offered last year for Memorial Day, and if you'd like to stitch it, just look for it under the "Freebie" category in the sidebar.

Btw, Patti's blog is lovely! It's called  Winding Vine Wanderings, and she has many beautiful finishes she's shared.

Thank you so much, Patti, for sharing your lovely sampler with me. 🙂

13 Replies to “An Inspiring Finish”

  1. She finished it beautifully, didn’t she! (I went over to her blog and told her so.) But on the other hand she had a wonderful chart to work with. 🙂 Thanks for this post Paulette. I don’t know about you, but I love seeing my charts stitched! 😀 Cathryn

  2. Love Patti’s use of the ticking and poppy. Thank you for creating such a wonderful patriotic piece. I was just new to blogging last year, so I am excited to add this to my Americana collection I put on display year round. God bless our troops past, present and future.

  3. Hi Paulette! Thanks so much for your kind words! It’s easy to create a fun finish with such an inspiring design! Thank you so much for gifting it to us as a freebie!
    Blessings, Patti

  4. Thanks for sharing this – I had planned to stitch this and now am even more motivated – she did a lovely job and it’s a lovely chart. Peace, Shari

  5. It’s wonderful to see poppies being used in this way in the US. We have “Poppy Day” (Remembrance Day since Armistice in WWI) here in the UK (all over the commonwealth, I think) for our veterans, too. It’s a wonderful way to show your support for the sacrifices our servicemen and women make for us.

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