Monday, June 22, 2009

Patriotic Blue Monday

This weekend I got out the patriotic decor and began decorating for Independence Day. My city's fireworks will be held this coming Friday. Most of the fireworks can be seen from my street. All of the neighbors turn out for this, and most of us invite friends and relatives to join in the fun.

For today's Blue Monday post, I thought I would share some patriotic stitching I've done. This rather primitive angel is embroidered with a fabric applique for the flag and hem of her robe.

This long banner is fused applique with machine applique stitch. Micron markers were used on her face and to write God Bless America on the swag she is carrying.

These firecrackers hang across from my entry.

And lastly, this table runner was fun to make. Wooden buttons hold the three flags together.


I have more patriotic decor to post, possibly next Monday.

Thanks again to Smiling Sally for hosting this weekly event. Click on the blue jay to join in.


Happy Blue Monday everyone!

24 comments:

Martys Fiber Musings said...

Love all your red, white and BLUE. Happy Blue Monday.

LV said...

You did a super job on your needlework. I have several pieces I did in the past, and still would, but my eyes just can't take it anymore. I appreciate you stopping my post.

Susan M Hickam said...

What wonderful 4th of July things you have! loved them all. Sue

Gee said...

The first picture is really cute. Happy Blue Monday.

Mary said...

Your needle work is spectacular. I love all your pieces. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Smilingsal said...

I clicked on your first photo and WOW! your stitches are so perfectly done. Good work. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Southern Lady said...

Great idea for a post, and your needlework is amazing. How nice to be able to decorate for the 4th with things you've made. You have a wonderful and unique collection.

ellen b. said...

Love all the red, white and blue! Golly the 4th is creeping up on me :0)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Knitty, you are amazing! These are all just darling. Great job on them!

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Elizabeth said...

I love all of these decorations, especially the firecrackers!

char72 said...

Nice patriotic post. I can't believe it's almost the 4th of July. Where has this year gone?
Happy Blue Monday.
Charlotte

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Fabulous red white and blue! I especially liked the long banner with the inscription!

Thanks for sharing!

Have a great week!

Tina

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

I salute your rwb work! How fun! Happy blue monday!

Angie said...

Decorating for 4th of July - I'm so impressed. I only decorate for Christmas, but I remember when I was a kid and I would help my Mom decorate. She decorated for every holiday, even the smaller ones.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

I love red , white, and blue together! Happy Blue Monday.

Boo-Bah said...

Your needlework is wonderful and your red white and blues are beautiful.

Iris

Charli and me said...

Oh wow! I love all of your Red, White, and Blue too. Everything is beautiful. I love the idea of holding the flags to the runner with a button. How creative is that! Happy Blue Monday....

bj said...

Great blues!

Lynn said...

Nice work!
Thank you for reading my blog, and yes all of my hairs are gray now. Today he got a speeding ticket. On the ground.

Barb said...

Hey. You did patriotic, too!!

Cute [!!

Thanks for coming by.

blessings
barbara jean

Itajeff @Something To Share said...

Wonderful!

I'm a lil bit late for my Blue Monday's round, hope you had a great Monday

Lots of luv,
Ita

Jeanne said...

Knitty, I love your patriotic needle work. It is beautiful and the perfect time to share. We need to get our flag out, now that we are home from our vacation.

Thanks for your sweet comment on Monday. Our vacation truly was a wonder.

Hugs...Jeanne

Shirl said...

Hello, I'm still making my blue monday visits, thank you so much for stopping by. Beautiful post, I love the red white and blue. Great needlework!
Bless you, Shirl
SHirls Rose Cottage

Mary said...

Happy 4th of July. Those t-shirts are hilarious! :O)