I have a small finish to share! This is God Bless America by The Sampler Girl (I left off the flowers at the bottom of the design and changed to colors around to ones I had in my stash.) I finished this as a small pillow. My first finish with fabric on the front! I LOVE it!!! I got this idea from so many of your blogs (I'm not very good at thinking up new finishes but I'm pretty good at copying what I see - so THANK YOU very much for sharing your beautiful stitching and finishing with me!!!)
I'm not sure whether I like better with or without the bow. Thoughts?
I stitched this all by hand. I don't know how to use a sewing machine but I am itching to learn. I'm looking into classes a local fabric/decorating store. When you finish pieces this way do you hand stitch or use a sewing machine?
That's it for today. We are in the process of building a decorative retaining wall and patio in our backyard so that's what most of today will entail (once the rest of the house wakes up!) Today is my husband and my 11th Anniversary so we have a dinner/movie date (Eclipse - he must really love me ;-) planned for tonight. The 4th is my birthday so while we'll still work on the wall in the morning we'll have a relaxing afternoon with swimming and b-b-queing at my parents house.
Have a Happy 4th of July and God Bless America! Thanks for visiting!