Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My basket runneth over...

This year, I opted for a bigger basket than last year's. I love the patriotic bounty of it!


I sewed 4 of my 5 recent finishes to add to the basket. Did any of you keen observers notice in my last post, I had forgotten to stitch the hands of the little girl holding the flag? I think she now finds it easier to wave her flag, lol ;)


And the backs. I ADORE patriotic fabrics and just can't help adding to my collection when I see them! And how fortuitous that I happened to have that God Bless America fabric, I love it when that happens (it makes me feel like such a smart planner, lol!)


The Tour De France begins on Saturday, so I'll be glued to the tv for 3 weeks of cycling ups and downs throughout the beautiful French countryside. I've pulled out a ball of patriotic sock yarn to knit Youngest some socks. He's only been asking for them for 4(?) years! And I've got my iced tea. I'm all set, bring on the 4th of July!

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love all the patriotic things you made. You do beautiful work. I wish i had more time to stitch!

Kim B said...

Look at those beauties!

karenv said...

A wonderful display!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, I love your basket of patriotic stitching, it’s so cute! You do the prettiest stitching, I always like what you make. Have fun watching the Tour, it’s so exciting :) I hope you are enjoying your summer Staci.

Dianne said...

That is a lovely display! Congrats on a beautiful basket full of lovely stitching!

Nancy said...

I've been looking forward to this post Staci! Your newest finishes for the 4th are lovely, and your entire basket is so inspiring!

I finished stitching the LHN design and started on a second design. I guess two is better than none!

Enjoy the Tour de France, and have a very Happy 4th of July!

Dora said...

A lovely basket of beautiful Patriotic finishes! Great job as always. Happy Fourth of July!

Annie said...

What a fabulous collection! That picture looks like such a professional stylist's work. Just beautiful stitching. Hope your Uncle Sam hat is ready.

Karen said...

awesome basket! i wish i could sew!

Deb said...

I love your basket. So many pretty things! Don't worry about the girls hands. I forgot to stitch birds legs on the left hand side of a sampler I did. Nobody noticed, not even the framer. When I got it home and hung it on the wall, then I noticed. Oh well, no one is perfect!! Beautiful basket!

Jörg said...

The all look very good. Share with you the other or are all the for you?
Have a nice day.
Greatings from germany.
Bianca

Sadie said...

What a lovely display, such wonderful finishing and the backing fabrics rock!
I'm sure your DS will love his socks, enjoy 'Le tour'. x

Jan said...

What a lovely basket of patriotic finishes, Staci! I love them all and envious here, I sit!! Just so delightful and love the fabrics you backed the latest finishes in!

Enjoy your Tour de France!!

Irene said...

WOW lovely basket !

Vonna said...

What a lovely basket filled with spectacular, star spangled, glorious, Yankee doodle dandy specials :o)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading your blog. And the patriotic stitching are my favorites. I am bonkers over Americana stuff and you just feed the hungry thing in me to see more. I just love looking at patriotic fabrics too. Great job.
blessings,
Debbie

Meredith said...

Staci, I love your basket! What a great reminder of our wonderful country and such beautiful stitching and finishes! I am going to start your freebie design tonight - 4th of July - Quaker Style. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful design with us! Meredith http://merrystitching.blogspot.com/

~Judy~ said...

I also have a basket of patriotic stitchings. I leave them out all summer and always try to add to it!

Melissa said...

Staci, what a beautiful basket of stitching you've got there! Beautiful work.

So, what do you think, how will Lance do in his comeback? It should be interesting. I remembered the first time I saw him on the Tour (while channel surfing) and I was just amazed how he pulled away from everyone while on the steepest climb. Amazing guy! Have fun watching. I love seeing the countryside too.

Julianne said...

A great display of americana.

Dani - tkdchick said...

That's the perfect patriotic basket!!!

katica said...

what a fantastic basket filled with beautiful stitching!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your bigger basket is even overflowing, they all look great. Sounds like a great plan for the 4th, enjoy. CJ ok;-)

doris said...

Now that's a fancy patriotic basket! Great little pieces and backing fabrics. I can't wait to see those socks (she said, drooling).

kimstitch3 said...

I love all your little pillows and the basket is perfect for all of them. Take care and have a great 4th.Kimberly

Theresa said...

These are the cutest bunch of pillows!!! I love the backing fabrics as well~~~

Harmien said...

That really is a beautiful patriotic basket, Staci!! And the fabric is lovely!! Happy knitting!

FayeRaye said...

This makes me want to get busy on some more of my patriotic smalls! Beautiful job Staci! Faye in NC

Anonymous said...

OK I am so jealous. You are so inspiring. Love the basket full. I am getting there too. I am working on the Quaker one that was mentioned in a post. Almost finished with it. I have a list to order for my stash. I won the LK God Bless America on Ebay so it is next. Love it keep the beautiful things coming.
My to do shopping list is Happy Indp. Day, Glory and 4th of July.
Maybe I can have them ready for a Labor Day basket.
Have a great 4th!
Cathy from KY
cgd4603@msn.com

Nicole said...

What a beautiful basket Staci!! I love patriotic stitching also. I finally got mine all displayed. I love to look at year round! :)

silvie said...

J'aime beaucoup ton panier "patriotic" et même si je suis française, j'aimerai bien en broder quelques uns!...j'aime en particulier de dernier que tu as brodé "God Bless America" et le tissu que tu as mis au dos, so cute!Alors, bon "Tour de France" Staci!

Angela P said...

WOW, Staci those are all gorgeous! I'm not American but I do love the patriotic designs and fabric too :)

Tammy said...

I have to tell you, I LOOOVE your patriotic basket of goodies. They are all so great!

Little Rabbit Miniatures said...

Fantastic finishes!That sailing ship is the adorable!

Kathy A. said...

WOW!!!! That is one amazing basket. Lucky you!!
What beautiful work.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Fabulous basket! You've done an amazing job on these pieces!

Daffycat said...

WOW! They look wonderful all piled in together!

Jennifer/OH said...

That basket is gorgeous. Great work. The backs are nearly as pretty as the fronts. I'd love to fill a basket like that for each holiday/season. That would be an awful lot of stitching though! Sounds like you have a super plan for the up-coming holiday weekend. Enjoy!!

Andrea said...

A wonderful display.

Sharon said...

Staci, your new finishes and basket are fabulous!

Ranae said...

I love how your basket runneth over

Diana said...

I had to see more and LOVE them all!!

Cindy F. said...

Love each and every adorable one!!
You are such a good finisher and great fabric picks!

We'll be watching the Tour de France also!
Happy 4th!!!

Michele said...

That basket of patriotic smalls is very inspiring!

Rachel D. said...

Whouaaaaah, such a great collection ! I won't get cured. ;-)