It was time to come up with a new design and I didn't have any ideas. So, I asked a friend for an idea. Her response was "something patriotic".
I started thinking of fireworks, picnics and parades. But, nothing I could see in a sampler. So, I went with my favorite subject, flowers; stitching them in red, white and blue.
I have a hanging basket on the patio overflowing with red, white and blue flowers and the combination looks great together. At the greenhouse, there were many to choose from. Red geraniums or salvia. Blue petunias or lobelia. White petunias and verbena. All were beautiful.
My sampler uses imaginary flowers.
Now, I'm thinking of making more bouquets for different seasons. Maybe a Harvest Bouquet or a Spring Bouquet. Hmmm, I'll see what happens ...
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