January 19th, 2009
Tomorrow being such a historical day, I wanted to participate in Prez-O’s Inauguration in my own little way. My husband is sofa-bound after knee surgery, but it’s rather good timing - since we’ll get to watch the inauguration together. To be a part of it all and to remember the day in an extra special way… a bee flew in my bonnet…
A few years ago, my youngest son and I had the privilege of going on a “ride-a-long” on the US Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast from Astoria to Portland for 2003 Rose Festival. A little redwork I made while tooling up the Columbia River on the Steadfast into Portland, and I incorporated that into my Portland drawing. I actually stitched this while on board. I did do the piecing later at home, because nothin’ says “thanks for ride” like hauling a sewing machine on board a Coast Guard cutter.
Last week, my super sweet friend Jennifer sent me a darling Bareroots “little stitchies” pattern called “America Stitchery” (and she also made me this… GASP it’s sooooo cute!). I thought how PERFECT this would be to stitch while watching the Inauguration. I was auditioning my fabrics as I caught the tail end of We Are One on HBO - and Beyoncé was singing America the Beautiful. I had an OMG moment. Now FOR SURE I’ll be making the little stitchie tomorrow. Oh happy beautiful day!
I’m taking some creative liberties, and my fruiten plains are going to be in aqua. Aquamerica the Beautiful!
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