Friday, August 21, 2009

These are a few of my favorite...

Patriotic finishes from over the years.

I find that I stitch a lot of patriotic cross stitch and wool applique designs during the summer. It's hard to believe that this summer is coming to a close. School starts on Monday and so I decided that it was time to pack away my patriotic decorations until next summer. But before I did, I thought I would share some of my favorites with you...

This was my finish for this summer - a wool applique kit by Maggie Bonanomi. This piece went on both vacations this summer - what a great souvenir :)

I always add a ticking tag on the back of my wool mats to remind me of when and where I made them.

Isn't it interesting? Some pieces you stitch and love forever - the one above is from 1999.

This mat is from the very first class that I took with Maggie Bonanomi many years ago and was my first mat finish.

This piece (or actually three) was stitched on 32 count over one and won a ribbon at the National Counted Cross Stitch Show in Rockome Gardens many years ago.

Another Maggie Bonanomi class - can you tell I'm a fan ;)


Oops - another favorite, but hard to see from the flash.

Has it really been 11 years since I stitched this piece? Oh my stars!

This one took quite some time to stitch. But was certainly worth it! I love the combed frame.

I finished this Maggie Bonanomi piece this year as well and made it into a bell pull.
Well, it is time to pack these items away. Tomorrow I will pull out my early fall decorations - maybe I can share those next week...
Blessings, Patti

11 comments:

~Judy~ said...

Love everyone of them!

Vonna said...

Wow...I'm totally jealous :)
I'm taking a wool applique class this fall at the Celebration of Fiber at Sycamore Farm in Terre Haute Indiana. It's a table runner with a big pumpkin and suflowers...I'm TOTALLY excited about it :)

Deb said...

Oh, I love each and every one of them. Your house must look wonderful when you have them displayed. Especially love the applique ones.

Doreen said...

Hi Patti...I just love all of them!!!!

:)Doreen

Tina said...

Your work is so great!
T

Siobhan said...

I love your patriotic stitching and folk art finishes. Beautiful stuff!

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

I love all of these!! Wish I had patience to do more cross stitching...maybe after Christmas ~ ha! They really are just beautiful. Sending hugs ~ Jenn

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The Winegar's said...

Where can you get the Winding Vine Wanderings pattern? Who makes it?