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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Feeling Patriotic :o)

I am in a patriotic mood today so I took a few pictures of my patriotic/summer tree.  I really enjoy getting all my ornaments out as they always bring to mind the special friends who have been so generous to send me these little beauties either as gifts or exchanges.  I consider them some of my most treasured possessions.
 From the bottom:
 Center:
 Top:

I suppose I should really make an eagle to act as the topper to this tree but I am quite fond of my cardinal.  :o)

Deborah of Cranberry Samplings recently finished this little Shepherd's Bush design and was kind enough to pass the pattern and leftover silks on to me.  (Thanks again Deborah!)  I am trying to decide how to finish it so I can add it to my tree. 

O Say CUTE!!!

35 comments:

Berit said...

Darling! YOu sure have a lot of patriotic trimmings on that tree my friend! :D

Sounds like a wonderful day with your meetup last time; love that autumn chart. :)

Mnn; tomatoes and Cucumbers! I had a disagreement with a cucumber last week(first time ever! :( and haven't felt quite the thing since.

Jackie said...

Lovin' your patriotic tree! The cardinal is wonderful - that rich red looks really patriotic to me. Keep him!

CalamityJr said...

Your tree is wonderful, and remember that the cardinal is the state bird for ever-so-many states, so it's quite appropriate! Love that SB design; now I'll have to put it on my wish list.

Nancy said...

Love your tree! Such a cute little SB finish!

Chris said...

The tree is fabulous! I love all your ornies.

Cindy said...

Love your tree!

Mouse said...

oooooo lovely tree all spruced up with your decorations .. its great to receive lots of goodies and display them along with your own work :)take care and happy stitching:) love mouse xxxx

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love your tree. you have so many patriotic pieces. what a joy to look at thank you for sharing. Mister turtle is so cute.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

That is a wonderful tree, Myra! I love all the stitched pieces - each one is wonderful and oh, I love the cardinal topper! He is after all, Virginia's state bird and he's red, so in my mind, he's perfect!

Karen said...

So cute... you have some very pretty pieces! Can't wait to see how you finish the SB... too cute!

Ellen said...

Love your Patriotic Tree! So many great ornaments!

That sheep is so cute, I want it!

Hugs,

Carol said...

Oh, I've been waiting for this photo for so long, Myra! What a wonderfully inspiring tree!! Makes me want to pull out all of my "small" charts and get busy :)

And your newest finish is darling--what is it about sheep that all of us stitchers seem to love?

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow Myra! Your tree looks fabulous and so festive :o) Another adorable piece to add to it too!

valerie said...

Wonderful patriotic tree Myra. I love all the pieces on it! That little sheepie will be a wonderful contribution to it as well.

April Mechelle said...

I love the patriotic Tree Myra !! Can't wait to see how you finish the SB !!

Deborah said...

You are welcome, Myra. I knew after I did the little guy that I had to pas it on to you. What a wonderful tree! Love all the finished ornies. Look forward to see how you finish the little sheep.

Vinniey said...

Your ornaments tree is so beautiful, Myra. Each of the ornaments are so gorgeous. That two little pin cushions under the tree are so cute! Looking forward to see your new finish the cute SB piece. :)

Lois said...

Your tree looks wonderful!

CATHI said...

Very nice ornament tree! :o)

Cathi

Crispy said...

Your summer tree is getting quite full but I see where you can add a few more :0) Cute little piece you are working on!!

Crispy

BrendaS said...

Myra--
Love your patriotic tree. It makes me want to go stitch as much patriotic stuff as I can before the 4th:)))

Cute SB finish. Can't wait to see how you "finish" finish it.

Mary said...

I could look at this tree all day Myra! It's so cheerful and bright. Each ornie is beautiful. I especially LOVE your "trademark" cardinal on top. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us :)

Deborah was so kind to share her pattern and silks with you. The little sheep will be a perfect addition to your tree.

Hope you enjoy a good week ahead!
*HUGS*

Catherine said...

What a great tree Myra!! I love everything - and the cardinal - well, it just wouldn't be your tree without him!
Hugs!

Andrea said...

What a great tree. Love your newest finish. May I say cute.

♥marylin♥ said...

absolument merveilleux ! bisous bisous

Simple Pleasure said...

Myra
Your tree is soooo lovely...I'm glad you took time to post the pictures. I'm in the process of decorating the house with a patriotic theme...the good thing is this will stay up until fall!!! I still haven't amassed enough ornaments for a tree, but perhaps a wreath is in order.
Ejoy a week filled with stitching:+}
Busy Hands...Happy Hearts
Patricia

carol fun said...

Love your patriotic tree! So many pretties - makes me want to start a collection like this for me. Thanks for the inspiration -

Sally said...

Your tree looks fantastic! Love your SB sheepie finish:)

Jan said...

Keep the cardinal----he is perfect! I love your wonderful tree, each ornament is just right! I ohh'ed and ahh'ed over each one as I was looking! You do such beautiful work. Love the O Say lamb, the silks are lovely. Happy 4th!!

Kathy A. said...

Myra - what an inspiring patriotic tree. It is absolutely perfect. Great job.
Happy 4th of July

Daffycat said...

Your patriotic tree is wonderful, Myra! I feel the same way about the stitched goodies I've received. I think I'd grab them before stash in case of fire!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Myra,

I am back home! We had a wonderful vacation!
Love the way your Patriotic tree looks! All the ornaments are lovely.
When you get a chance please visit my blog and take a look at the birthday gifts that have arrived. Please leave a comment if you like. :)

Hugs and it is nice to be back home.

Siobhan said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like such a chump, every year I say that I'm going to do patriotic stitching and then I don't. You've inspired me so much--I'm going to bookmark this post. Beautiful work--love the little sheepie, too!

Have a wonderful 4th of July!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Wonderful tree! Love the sheep stitchery too. The soft colors are very pretty.

Michele said...

I love your patriotic ornaments!