Tomorrow, the 4th of July, is Independence Day in the United States. It was 236 years ago, in 1776, that our Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress paving the way for the formation of a new nation. Throughout the country there will be parades, picnics, fireworks, and concerts to celebrate our country's birthday. Happy birthday America!
It seems most fitting to today post Carol B.'s completed class project, Long May She Wave. Carol was in the premier of this class at A Stitchers' Gathering in 2005. (I think this was the second time I taught classes. Carol was also in my first class, Call of the Sea. I think since then she has been in three others.)
Carol wrote, As with most things, even though it was such a fun piece to stitch with the ton of specialty stitches, I got distracted by other "shiny objects" and didn't actually pull it out to finish the stitching until 2010. Then the piece just languished in the finishing pile until the weekend of June 16 and 17th when there was such a large patriotic celebration in Baltimore and I couldn't think of a more perfect time to finally put the piece together!!! So as the Blue Angels flew over the skies of Baltimore, I finally finished the piece. It's a wonderful addition to my collection of smalls!!
As you can see, Carol is a beautiful stitcher and finisher!! Carol, I think you and only one other person in my classes had ever heard of Mary Pickersgill and her role in making flags for the US.
This class project will next be offered in Colorado in April 2013. It is a fun class with flag history mixed in with stitching. I know some of you all plan to be there. Should be a great time!