Good Morning Quilters!
Many countries celebrate their fallen soldiers on different days. Today is Memorial Day in America, when we honor those who gave their lives fighting to protect our freedom. This somber poem, In Flanders Field, reflects the tragedy of all wars:
"In Flanders Fields" is a war poem written during the First World War by Canadian soldier and physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. McCrae wrote the poem in 1915 as a memorial to those who died in a World War I battle fought in a region of Belgium known as the Ypres Sailent. McCrae himself treated many of the soldiers injured in that battle and was particularly moved by the death of a close friend, Alexis Helmer.
Flag protocol for Memorial Day is that the American flag is to be flown at half-mast from sunrise until noon, and then raised to full height from noon until sunset. This is to honor those who have died defending our country for the first half of the day, and in the second half of the day to honor those now living who defended our country. In honor of the children killed in Texas the American flags have been at half-mast this past week. Such a tragedy.
Progress on my May Day doll quilt has been made. One basket embroidered and six to go:
The 30 block May Day Basket quilt is completely on the design wall, with all embroidered blocks trimmed to the same size, and green side triangles and corner triangles up there too. Whew! Glad the block trimming is finished. This week I will sew it together and decide on a border.
What are you planning on working on this coming week? Did you make some progress last week? I am looking forward to reading all of your blogs and looking at your pictures. Thanks so much for joining The Design Wall Monday Linky Party. Please mention the party in your post and provide a link back here, so your readers can see the other posts that are part f Design Wall Monday.