Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday America

In memory of a grandfather many generations ago
who helped make us a nation.
Johann Adam Anspach

Revolutionary War Veteran 1st Sergeant
Capt. Michael Forrer's Company
Berks County (PA) Militia.

Crossword in Cross Stitch

I picked this out of a magazine recently and my young niece, Bunny, stitched this design for me. It is absolutely beautiful and has great meaning. Crosswords are one of my favorite word games along with Scrabble. The flowers remind me of certain family members -- Grandmother, Dad, Mom, sister and niece. The old fashioned flowers remind me of my Grandmother. My Mom was forever planting flowers when she was able and little sister has picked up the mantle and continues in Mom's footsteps. I am hoping that Baby, another young niece, will continue in her Mom's footsteps as she too likes flowers. My Dad's favorite flower was the Iris. The biggest decision, however, will be the choice of frame and where to hang this in my house.

Thank you Bunny for stitching this beautiful piece for me.