Monday, January 5, 2009

My Projects For This Week

It's been awhile since I finished any cross stitch or embroidery projects so I am planning on working on a few this week (and I figure if I mention them here, I will be more likely to do them).

Karin at Nordic Craft is sharing a cute embroidery sampler for the New Year [link via Craft] and I want to stitch that.

Have you heard about sending a birthday card for Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday? The story was on the radio last week so I did little searching and found some information at the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission's site.

When greeting cards are exchanged this holiday season, why not send a 200th birthday card to the man who gave us Thanksgiving, saved the Union, and kept things under his hat?

Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday is February 12, 2009, and the Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission encourages citizens of all ages to send birthday greetings, hand-made if possible, to Mr. Lincoln’s official mailing address as recognized by the United States Postal Service:

Abraham Lincoln
c/o Old State Capitol
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701

“Whether they are made with crayon and construction paper or lace and ribbons, we hope the cards from all over the world pour into Mr. Lincoln’s home town in the weeks leading up to his birthday,” said Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Chair Marilyn Kushak.

Select cards received at the Old State Capitol may be used for physical or website displays, or for publicity purposes.

I found a coloring page of Abe on The White House Kids site and if I can get my act together, I would like to embroider it and turn it into a card. (If I actually complete this one, pigs will fly.)

I also want to finish up the embroidery that was supposed to be the header for this blog back in September. (Yes, I am ready to take down my beloved garland header.)


Miss 376 said...

Looking forward to seeing your finishes this week. I am hoping to get my first jumper of the new year finished today too

Smilingsal said...

Lincoln was a great man and it is good to remember his birthday. When we were children, it used to be a day off of school.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I happen to be a big fan of Abe. He was always my favorite president when I was in school. Wait a minute. . . what was that? Patty, a pig just flew past my window, I swear! Twyla

Elizabeth said...

I have something finished for Friday, but it's a papercraft. Is that allowed?

marybt said...

Holy cow! You're gonna make something?!


I am obsessed with Abraham Lincoln. He was a great man. A truly great man who did what he thought was right. I'm going to send him a card. Thanks for the info.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

What a great idea! I have a kid's Abraham Lincoln book, so I can read it to Luke and then have him make a card. He is practicing writing the alphabet (he's 4), so making a card is a great project.

threeundertwo said...

Yeah! Hope to see lots of cards and any kinds of finished projects on my Finished for Friday.

I love the idea of embroidering a card. I remember making those cutout silhouettes in grade school for President's day. Maybe I'll do that with the kids.

Tracey said...

I think Lincoln was a great president. I think they should have a special day for all our American Presidents. After all it is America, and these brave men have run our country and kept us safe. They should be recognized ...

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

hey Patty,
Do you know of any free online princess stitcheries? I'm making a quilt for one of Luke's friends and she loves princesses. I want to embroider a crown on it and whatever else I can find that is cute (a magic wand maybe?). Thanks!!