Thursday, June 25, 2009

Patriotism, Pinball, and Pizza

I really like the way this finish turned out. I used a piece of my own gold-colored hand-dyed linen (it's just a bit darker IRL than in my photos.) And then I had to substitute DMC 780 for the stars so that they'd show up properly. The charm isn't the one called for in the pattern, I found it in my stash~~but I think it's just the bling this little piece needed :)


God Bless America
by Lizzie Kate
fabric: misc "staci-dyed" linen remnant
fibers: WDW and DMC


Here are some final pictures from our little road trip. After Ghost Town, we went to Manitou Springs where we walked the shops and then headed to Arcade Amusements, "The West's Oldest Arcade". Home to hundreds of vintage pinball machines...





Then we headed north to Woody's Woodfired Pizza and home......a delicious end to a fun-filled day!

22 comments:

Sadie said...

Lovely finish Staci, and I think the charm is just right.
Soubds like you all had a wonderful time on your road trip.
Have a great week x

Nancy said...

Another lovely patriotic finish, and the little flag charm is a beautiful addition to the stitched piece! I love all your buttons too!

Vintage pinball sounds like so much fun.

Jan said...

What a wonderful day, and even more wonderful patriotic finish. Adorable, and I too love your pins in the background.

Kim B said...

You're churning out tons of gorgeous patriotic pieces! And woodfired pizza sound amazing

karenv said...

Another sweet patriotic finish! You're going to have a wonderful display come July 4th!

Missy Ann said...

I love the addition of the flag charm, just perfect.

Ahhh pinball. I remember playing pinball at the skating rink, standing on a plastic milk crate in roller skates. I was maybe 5 and on the tiny side to boot.

Carla said...

Lovely patriotic stitching!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your patriotic stitching is fabulous! Sounds like you had a great trip!

tkdquintmom said...

That is the PERFECT charm for that L*K! Love it!

valerie said...

Fun finish! Love the bling! Vintage pinball machines?! Too bad CO is so far. I absolutely loved pinball...and air hockey as a kid!

Candi said...

Your Lizzie Kate piece is so cute. Great finish!
~*Candi*~

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love your finish, congrats. I especially love the fabric you dyed, it is just the color I need right now. Can I ask how you dyed it? I have a piece of Antique white fabric but need it to be darker for my project. I have never dyed anything. If there is a site or blog with a tutorial that you used that would be great to know. Thanks, CJ ok;-)

Theresa said...

Another cute finish!!!!
The pinball machine looks so much fun!!!! I miss playing one of those!!!

Amy said...

Do you have any pictures of where you hang all of your patriotic stitching? Do you scatter them throughout your house or hang them in groupings?

Chelle said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I love all of your Americana projects. The family holiday looks like fun, too! I need to find a pinball machine, because it has been too long since I've played.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Nice job on another patriotic piece!

Maren said...

Sounds like you had a ball. Congrats on another patriotic finish! What are you going to do with them all?

jill said...

Am loving all your Americana pieces!! TFS - Jill

Carol R said...

Beautiful finish Staci - the charm is perfect!
Love the family pics!

Sally said...

Very pretty finish Staci. Nice and bright:)

Julie said...

Hi Staci, GUESS WHAT?!? I found Liberty! LOL I wasn't even looking for it. I had picked up a stack of mail and stuff this morning, seconds before leaving for work and it fell out! I'll get it in the mail for you tomorrow or Monday at the latest.
Lovely finishes! You're going to need a bigger basket to display all your patriotic pieces!

Cindy F. said...

Such a fun finish! Congrats:)
...and fun family pics!!