Monday, June 22, 2009

Hoist Your Colors!

It's that time of year folks......that time when I abandon everything for some patriotic stitching :) And what a fun little stitch this was...

Sailing Sloop freebie

from Rainbow Gallery

fabric: 32ct raw linen

fibers: my own selection


We took a short road trip this past weekend, and our first stop was the Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs. It's one of 3 training facilities; the others are in Lake Placid, NY and California.


I took a bunch of photos, and it's always difficult to choose just a few. If you have a chance, stop by and take the free tour :) It makes you proud to be an American and appreciate the dedication it takes to be an Olympic Athlete.


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22 comments:

Kim B said...

Love that little project! And what a cool place to visit!

Carol R said...

Great photos Staci especially the one taken through the 5 Olympic rings!

Barb said...

I've driven through Colorado Springs twice and I didn't know it was open for tours! It just didn't cross my mind. I would like to see the skating rink. Next time we will try to stop.

Love the sloop!

Kathy A. said...

Lovely little patriotic stitch. The Olympic compound is cool! I have a picture of DH holding an Olympic Torch - made his day!!!

Carla said...

lovely finish!

karenv said...

Cute little finish!

Andrea said...

Cute little patriotic stitching you've got there! I am the same way as you Staci, I feel compelled to ditch everything else and stitch something with flags or red white and blue! It's really my favorite type of stitching ;-)
xoxo

helenapastafina said...

that is a cute finish!
funny...my daughter and her dad went to Lake Placid this weekend!
Happy Stitching!

Theresa said...

What a cute little project!!!! The Olympic Training Complex is so cool!!!! Sounds like a very fun road trip!!!!

Nancy said...

I love your patriotic stitch! There is something so appealing about patriotic designs in the hot summer. I'll have to get myself in gear next year to stitch some.

Thanks for sharing the photos of your road trip. Sounds fun!

Tammy said...

Oh I love it! I have that one, and seeing yours really makes me want to stitch it!

Anne S said...

Awesome finish - love the little yacht :D The colours are divine! :D

Jan said...

What an adorable lil patriotic sailing sloop, love it!

Patti said...

Just adorable. Love Patti where the Olympics are going to take place xxx

Dani - tkdchick said...

What a cute little finihs! Lovely pictures from Colorado.

Lei B. said...

What a sweet little boat! You always stitch the cutest things. I love the pictures too. Never have heard about the training complex. Looks like it was an interesting and fun road trip. Take care.

JOLENE said...

Love the five rings photo for the olympics, great shot! I need a pair of the patriotic bird scissors, where did you get these?

Jucus said...

Your sailboat is very cute!

Siobhan said...

Very cute finish! I loved the pics of the Olympic training area. Very cool!

pj said...

Cute stitch...now let us know how you plan to finish it? Will it be an ornament, pillow, door hanger, tin topper? I am sure you have something fun in mind. Colors are super and make me want to get them out of my stash. pj

pj said...

Staci,please tell us where you got these darling two pair of red/white/blue scissors. pj

Cindy F. said...

Oh CUTE!! I get a little behind on blogging and look! You've stitched so many adorable patriotic pieces...my favorite kind!
Love them all Staci:)