Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Raising the Flag on Remembrance

I remember distinctly, as many Americans do, of what I was doing, where I was, and the circumstances as I heard the news on September 11, 2001. It will be a moment in history, a day, which was surreal as we stood watching the horrific events unfolding in all places hit by the terrorists who literally tried to fracture America.

It was a time and still is, especially each year on this anniversary to remember all the families and victims of this event and say a special prayer for them. This year, 9/11 fell on a day I have off, and I was able to watch the replays and the ceremonies in remembrance in New York, Washington, the Pentagon and the site where the heroic plane went down.

I still have chills to this day of how much a country with such terroristic beliefs, embeds their hatefulness to America.
As the names were read this morning on TV, it took 3 hours to announce them all and through that I picked up my Battle Hymn of the Republic sampler by Little House Needleworks and continue to stitch.
I stitched and stiched until I was determine to put at least one flag up. I have basted the Lakeside linen on my thrift store find/ frame of last week. I have to say, I really like it. Basic, simple.

This design is already designated to be framed and will have a special place on the wall in Mr. Darcy's home office as he dedicated 25 years of service to this country with several deployments due to 9/11.

I must leave this design right now to do some other chores today but hope to get back to finishing this flag and the other one by midnight tonight. I want to remember when I see this in his office that these flags were stitched on 9/11/2012.

Here are the new Storklette scissors by Kelmscott Designs still waiting for a new home, along with a beautiful sampler pattern. See side bar for the post to the giveaway which will end in 4 days.

Mr. Darcy is hard at work on the Hoosier cabinet and restoring it, it's looking beautiful. More pics to come.......totally sanded all the paint off the cabinet and will paint the inside white and the outside, stained to Special Walnut shade. We were both amazed at the quality of the wood underneath all the layers of old paint. We are then going to put black hinges and handles back on the doors.

Onward now to do some chores on my list of "things to do" that must get done today.
So glad you spent a few minutes with me today. I always look forward to your comments!
I think I've half-way straightened out the blog format for now.
Thank you so much for all the feedback. It helped me alot!



  1. your stitching is so lovely..
    love for you xx

  2. A fabulous pattern (in my stash) to be stitching on this day.

  3. I too remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I saw what was happening on tv.. What a terrible day that was. I'll never forget some of the footage of that day.

    I love the piece you're working on and once again, your blog. Feels like home here.

    Cross’N My Stitches

  4. You always do such beautiful stitching. Can't wait to see how the hooser comes out!

  5. I remembered that day, thou I am so far away, it brought the entire world together, sadness and hope.

    Lovely progess of your stitching.

  6. Dearest Jennifer,

    That is quite a tribute to this day in history!
    THANK YOU Mr. Darcy for serving this great nation and the world! My Pieter did serve and so did his two brothers. Our best friend is a full Colonel and his wife is from a line of pilots...
    Let's hope we will see a better future with more respect for one another.
    Hugs to you both,

  7. I too also remember what I was doing on that tragic day.
    Great progress on your LH, what a great rememberance to stitch the flags on 9/11.
    It will look great in Mr. Darcy's office, I'm sure.
    Thanks to him for serving our country.
    And a pat-pat for little Abbie.

  8. Tell Gary hi! Love the new look! I so need to blog again!

  9. Lovely new look! Your new stitching is looking great too. Many thanks to Mr.Darcy for his service and sacrifice.

  10. What a great project, Jennifer. And how perfect a gift for your Mr. Darcy! Many thanks to him and others for their service and sacrifice.


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