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July 4th - Independence Day - with all things going on in our troubles world - this year really makes me think about "freedom"!!  I received an email a few days ago that shared the history of Independence Day.  This was probably something they taught in history class but that was NOT my favorite class in school!  So along with our July downloadable project for you to stitch on, I also decided to share some fun facts about Independence Day.  We hope you enjoy both the project as well as the facts!!
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 JULY 4TH FUN FACTS:  


~~The 4th of July should have been July 2nd - the declaration was actually signed 2 days before being published as a "declaration" in the news papers
~~~The average age of the signers was 45 years old
~The 50 star flag was designed by Robert G. Heft, 16 at the time, from Lancaster, Ohio.  He designed the new flag
 using the old 48-star flag and $2.87 worth of blue cloth and white iron-on material. His design earned him a B-minus to which he challenged by sending it to Washington D.C. to be considered by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. According to his obituary, Heft was one of thousands to submit a flag design but he was the only person who actually stitched together a flag and shipped it to D.C.  Once the flag was selected, Heft's grade was rightfully changed to an A. His design became the official flag in 1960. 
~~~Americans will enjoy 150 million hotdogs during the 4th of July holiday!!





SCRAPSHOT SAMPLER SEW - A - LONG
We are very excited to share our latest wool project with you as a block of the week sew-a-long.   This project began several years ago.  I found (4) stitched wool quilt blocks in a bag which had originated in our brick & mortar shop as a "new project" that was never completed. I still liked the blocks so decided to make a few more and see what developed.   They were a lot of fun to stitch while I watched the Stanley Cup Playoff games.  I stitched all the blocks but the four that were already stitched years ago during the hockey playoffs, so the name had to have something to do with hockey.... SCRAPSHOT seemed perfect.  This is a great project to use up those wool scraps we just can't seem to throw away.  The project finishes in a 16 x 20 inch frame (frame pictured purchased at Hobby Lobby).   Each block is worked individually and pieced together once all blocks are completed (just like a quilt would be!!.   I used the same spool of 12 wt Sulky black thread for the entire project.  

Cost for the sew-a-long is $15.00 (covers the 12 weeks).  The complete pattern will be available for purchase in October for $18.00.  

Block patterns will be EMAILED as a PDF each Wednesday beginning July 7th.  This will be a 12 week sew-a-along.  Some weeks you will receive more than one block and/or unit.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN IN THE FUN!!
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A WOOL PACK FOR THE PROJECT

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 "Cotswald Circle" Pattern includes either the star background (left) or the circle background (right) and six patterns for the inner circles that can be changed for the season or occasion.  Inner circles measure approximately 5 inches in diameter.


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July Downloadable Pattern

"Let Freedom Ring"
Project finishes 4 x 8 3/4 inches
Click here for free downloadable pattern
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