Thursday, July 1

A Patriotic Angel!

First of all, I can hardly believe that it is July already. Summer just flies by and this one seems to be going exceptionally fast! This coming month is a busy one and it starts with the celebration of Independence Day on July 4th. Audrey the Angel is ready to celebrate what that day is all about.....
"Life, Liberty, Peace"

Yes, I know that the more common saying is "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness" but I like my version better. Happiness can come with peace. If there is no peace, then happiness eludes us. Just my thoughts on the subject. :-)
The detail on the flag in this design can be a challenge to stitch. I used just one strand of floss for all the stitching on the flag and for the tiny dove in Audrey's palm. If you are stitching these and you are not from the U.S., you can replace the flag with your own country's flag. To access pdf files for all the angels that have been posted since January, just click on the Angel button on my sidebar and join my Seasons BOM Yahoo group. All the patterns are there along with other block of the month patterns that I've designed.
Just a reminder.......I share these patterns for your personal use only. They may not be used in any class or for sale of any kind. I drew the designs during a time of personal challenge and each angel was inspired by a family member or friends or both. This month's angel was inspired by my Grandma Goldie and her love of the July 4th holiday, plus it's my son's birthday on the 5th. He was born in 1976. I remember the 4th of July very well that year as there were so many varieties of celebrations going on. My favorite was the big ships that sailed in honor of our countries big birthday. I also remember that my back ached all that day and I knew my time was soon.......just not soon enough for a July 4th baby. That's life and I was just happy that my baby was healthy. :-)
To all my blogging friends, followers and readers who are celebrating Independence Day.......I wish you a very Happy 4th of July!!! Stay safe on the roads, in the water, at the beach, watch out for the other guy and all that stuff that a mother says to her children when she wants them to return home safely. It applies to friends, too. :-) And to all my friends in Canada, this is a celebration day so "Happy Canada Day!!"
I'll be posting next on Sunday, July 4th when I share the photos of the parade from Henderson's Sauerkraut Days. Til then ....... have a great weekend!!
Sandi

7 comments:

Pat said...

Very good thoughts here and I agree that without peace, there is no true happiness. Enjoy your 4th of July weekend, also, Sandi.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

I like your version of the quote better too. I believe peace is the only thing that can bring true happiness. And I love your stitched angel. Thanks for sharing. Have a Happy Holiday weekend.

Needled Mom said...

She is lovely, Sandi, and perfect for a patriotic angel. Happy 4th to you too.

Winona said...

Audrey the Angel is very cute. Hope you have a good and safe 4th as well. Winona

Micki said...

Love your angel! Have a wonderful July 4th weekend!
Micki

joanne lendaro said...

Have a great 4th! Love the little angel!

韋志韋志 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

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