Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!





"We can no longer say there is nothing new under the sun.
For this whole chapter in the history of man is new."

- Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President

(a remark made at a 1962 White House dinner
honoring Nobel Laureates,)

by John F. Kennedy - 35th President

"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent,
of human knowledge,
that has ever been gathered together at the White House -
with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

"Our history is one of a  people diverse in backgrounds
but united in common values, facing one serious challenge after another.
We have faced depressions, wars, injustice, and prevailed each time.
We will prevail again, and with your help, meet fully the challenges of our time."
 - Jimmy Carter, 39th President

"I should like to be able to love my country and to love justice."
- Albert Camus

The National Bird of the USA is the Bald Eagle.
Here is a small beading pattern for you to make:


"He loves his country best who strives to make it best."
- Robert G. Ingersoll

"To me, being a citizen of the United States of America
is the greatest honor and privilege in the world."

- Gerald R. Ford, 38th President


"Politics is not an event but a process.
We sometimes lose the events
but it never gives us the right
to stop being faithful to our principles
that enlisted us in the process.
We shall live to fight another day."

 - Mike Huckabee, previous Presidential candidate


Here are a couple of beading patterns with patriotic themes:

courtesy of Arleen Hardin


Just a fun little dot to dot: 
Next I have some terrific patriotic themed papercutting patterns:

These are from an out of publication book from BackStreetDesign.
Here is the front cover to the book:

If you have never seen Goldie Hawn's movie
I highly recommend it!
Very patriotic!



Have a safe 4th of July.

Take a moment, and listen to a wonderful, patriotic song.

Please attend one of the municipal (city) fireworks displays.
If you feel you must play with fireworks yourself,
PLEASE be responsible and keep children at a safe and far location.


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