Patriotic themes should not be limited to just around the major American holidays which make us feel more patriotic - Independence Day, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day - but should be a year-round theme.
When I did these model finishes for The Strawberry Sampler, I felt kinda bad that I wasn't able to get them to the shop before the 4th of July for the patriotic display the gals has up in the front of the store. The store owner quickly reminded me that patriotic is a year-round theme, and I should not feel bad I couldn't get them done sooner.
Emotional cross stitch finisher crisis averted.
With that, these are the finishes I did for the shop - all designs are done by Threadwork Primitives, a local Philly designer, which makes them even more special :-)
I hope you're all having a wonderful summer so far!! And don't forget, if you want to get a head start on your Christmas stitching, for the month of July, all Christmas is 20% at The Strawberry Sampler, so stop on by or give a call to the shop to make sure you have everything you need!