I remember when I was about 11 or 12 we moved from Chicago to our first home on Memorial Day. Most other Memorial Days I remember putting in the garden. Mother's Day I was given flowers for outside but Memorial Day was putting in the garden for as long as I can remember. I made a rose garden with WW2 roses in honor of my parents who both served but I had to leave it behind on my little farm.
Not to break with tradition, I did some planting today.............along with putting out some decorations in honor of all who fought valiantly for this country and made the ultimate sacrifice. My father's younger brother died in WW2 and received the purple heart. There was a big framed certificate of it yet I never saw a picture of him.
I have 2 tomatoes on my one of my tomato plants..........
For the last day of Stitch Maynia 2021 I am stitching a design by Little House Needleworks that was a free pattern during the early days of the pandemic. There are 2 patterns; one is LHN and the other is by her daughter, Country Cottage Needleworks. I prefer the mother's colors as the daughter does lots of pastels and I am not a fan of pastels.
Here's my progress...........
I've got some old flower boxes I need to paint but since it is going to rain for the next few days (we already have a flood watch!) I decided to put them outside for mother nature to wash....I also got some more Wet & Forget to use on the driveway and the rest of the sidewalk this year. It worked slick last year! Thanks, Connie!
Finally, yesterday I got a chance to sew and finished up my squares for the little mini-quilt I've been working on. Tomorrow I hope to sew it all together since it's going to be a rainy day....I'm not sure if I will sew it together exactly like I laid it out but you get the drift.
I hope you've had a peaceful weekend and time to reflect on the special meaning of today here in the states.