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Friday, July 1, 2011

Red, White, and Blue With a Re-do Too!

Once upon a time there was a beautiful Lady named Liberty, who lived near a port. She loved to welcome all the newcomers to her shores. One day Liberty met a very handsome man named Sam. She learned quickly that he was very patriotic, believed in equality and justice for all, and had fallen head over heels for Liberty. It was a whirlwind romance and the two knew they were destined to become one. They lived an idyllic life and one day Liberty and Sam found they were to blessed with a Little Miss they named  America and thier bliss was complete..
May we introduce Miss America..........................................
This isn't the real Miss America, but a Brown Gingham Creation Angelic Inspiration tribute to her.
I found a 1940's patriotic doll who needed some TLC. Her hand-crocheted dress and hat needed a few 'alterations' ( she is 70 ya know, so , sometimes we are  all in need of a little nip and tuck here and there.) There are sequin stars stitched to the dress too, but the pic couldn't  catch them. Her wings are a 1940's doily, and she waves her new flag proudly. She never goes anywhere without her favorite book by Guest,
Poems of Patriotism dated 1941. This vintage inspired tribute is available for your collection at $29.99 just leave a comment.

Just a little update on my Summertime Pillow.......
I started with this........................................
and this......................................................

put the two together, add some satin, lazy daisy, straight, and chain sritches, it begins to look like this........



I told ya it was a little update.
Don't forget to stop by Pink Saturday

13 comments:

Annesphamily said...

You Pink Saturday post is awesome! I love the doll and her costume but the stitching is very pretty too! HPS and 4th of July to you! Anne

Shirley said...

Hi Melody, I hope all is well with you and your dad is still getting better. We have been a little busy, but we are offically into our holiday weekend. I just wish it would cool down. We are in upper 90's with a triple digit heat index. I really like Miss America and I will be anxious to see your pillow when you get it done. Have a wonderful weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Marydon said...

G'morn, Melody ~
May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

Happy 4th, sweetie.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Pat said...

Wonderful holiday post. Thank you! Happy 4th of July and PS!

Nicole Blean said...

Your patriotic story is so cute. Happy 4th and Happy Pink Saturday!

LV said...

A very nice pink feature for today.

Cinderella Moments said...

That's a patriotic doll! She's beautiful. And the pillow will be gorgeous. Have a terrific 4th of July and have lots of fun!
hugs,
Caroline

Daniella said...

WOW!!! So many great things!! Awesome 4th of July post!!
Have a happy and safe holiday!
xxDaniella

Sarah said...

Cute post. Happy Rednesday!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love your Lady Liberty & your pillow is looking beautiful!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Melody,
Oh how precious, my friend!! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!!

XO
Cindy

Patti said...

This is such a pretty lady! You are so patinet! I love John Wayne in the background!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Melody,
So great to catch up with you sweet friend. I love this post and your doll is darling. You are so talented and your stitch work is beautiful.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
XO Celestina Marie