Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln

Today is the 200th birthday of America's Greatest President.

Abraham Lincoln Embroidery

I embroidered a children's coloring page illustration that I found on the internet. The fabric trim is a cheerful vintage print that came to me a few weeks ago from my Aunt's stash after she passed away. I made it into double fold binding using my bias tape maker. This is a flour sack tea towel that I found at Cost Plus World Market. The quality of the towel is exceptional and the price was great. Unfortunately, the last time I shopped there they were out of these perfect tea towels.

I like these low, side angle photos:

Abraham Lincoln Embroidery

My daughter brought her Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln dolls into school today. We got them at the Lincoln Library in Springfield, Illinois. You should definitely go to all the Lincoln stuff they have in the Springfield area. We had one of our funnest, least expensive vacations with the kids in Springfield. At one small county museum, the proprietor let my son handle the axe that Lincoln used to cut shingles before he left his labor job to become a state legislator. It had the initials "AL" on it.

Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln

Happy Birthday Mr. President!