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. 🙂