May 24, 2013

FO | Bring out the Red, White & Blue

In the United States, Memorial Day is a time to remember and recognize those who have fought and died to keep our country free. The official holiday is May 30, but it's celebrated on the last Monday in May. This year it falls on Monday, May 27.

The holiday was instituted in 1866 following the Civil War. Originally known as Decoration Day, many families would visit the graves of their loved ones and decorate them with flags, flowers and mementos as a sign of love, gratitude and remembrance. It became an official holiday in 1971.

This weekend, we will once again be remembering those both known and unknown who have given their all to protect this great gift, freedom. And to those who serve us still, please know you have my deep and sincere appreciation. Today, and every day.
This week's FO is the striped dishcloth/hotpad in the foreground. (I managed to persuade the unwoven ends to hide discretely beneath the cloth. I could not persuade the camera to take a better photo.) The other three debuted earlier, here, here and here.

This modest little combo will likely make its appearance as part of the weekend celebrations. Because if you live in America, it’s time to bring out the red, white and blue.

It’s FO Friday, so don’t forget to visit Tami’s Amis. And wherever you live, I hope you have a lovely weekend.


  1. Have a great holiday weekend. Our Canada Day is coming up in a few weeks and I've been thinking along similar lines :)

    1. Great minds think alike! (I have quite a collection of red and white dishcloths/hotpads, so I'm ready for Canada Day ... and almost ready for July 4th.) You have a great weekend, too.

  2. Awesome dishcloths!

    Here's my FO:

  3. First of all, I join you in your support and appreciation for those that serve or have served our country. And secondly, I was so impressed with your creation, I actually saluted! Another great job. What will you do for arbor day?

    1. Such a kind comment, thank you. In respect to Arbor Day ... guess it's never too early to start planning, right?


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