Baby Steps by Gwen Nelson – Beading
Create patriotic themed accessories for your scissors and a red-white-blue bangle bracelet in honor of America’s service members. At the same time, stick your toe into the waters of the Master Craftsman certification program in Beading, which requires demonstrating proficiency in five beading techniques. For those who have thought they would like to start this program but may not be totally proficient in the given techniques, this booklet offers a short chapter on each technique.
Honor Flights by Kay Stanis – Silk and metal
Starting in 2005, honor flights are conducted by non-profits throughout the United States to recognize American veterans for their sacrifices and achievements by flying them to Washington, D.C. to see their memorial at no cost. Top priority is given to World War II and terminally ill veterans from all wars. Honor flights have expanded to include Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. A veteran need not have served in a combat zone, but simply during one of these designated periods. For this design, you can change the text to the veteran’s name. The font Kay used is Apple Chancery, but any font would work.
Hope by Carol Peao Currier – Crewel
Christopher Reeve said, “Because once you choose hope, anything is possible.” This crewel piece represents hope to all who have suffered physical or emotional wounds during service in America’s military forces. I add my wish that all who stitch or receive this small piece also find hope in their future.”