Friday, July 22, 2016

A patriotic finish and a bit of time in the garden

Thank you ever so much for the kind and generous spirit of Lori Brechlin of Notforgotten Farm!
This 4th of July finish is "Flag Maker" and Lori is sharing this pattern for free on her blog!
You can find this pattern along with many other gorgeous freebies here.
Thank you ever so much Lori!
And I am loving my little flag threadholder by Notforgotten Farm as well :)

It was a quick and fun stitch.
I made it into a little threadboard
and on the back...

I used antique ticking and calico to create a flag.

It has been a wonderful summer for the garden!
The coneflowers and black-eyed Susans are huge!

Earlier this season I found these incredible succulent wreaths at the nursery.
I just had to have one!
Wouldn't it be gorgeous hanging on my garden gate?

Luckily I looked at the price tag as I was putting it in my cart.
They were each over $100!!!
Yes, gorgeous, but not in my price range.
I went home without them.

The next week, I was at our town's farmer's market 
and found something in my price range...

Succulents in a chicken feeder!
Too cute!
I didn't put this one back, and it came home with me!

It is so sweet and I love it just as much ;)

I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
    I have set my heart on your laws.
~Psalm 119:30

Blessings, Patti


Marilyn said...

This is too cute.
Love your Coneflowers.

Will a stitch said...

Such a great finish of Grand old flag! Gardens are really lovely this year.

Judy Heartland stitcher