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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Saturday, July 22, 2023
You can tell which ones are survivors from
the first order because they're quite a bit bigger.
Anyway, they're safe and sound now. Since
I have my babies safe, I can concentrate on
And we're still having Christmas in July.
We're going to have a Christmas in July
sale all month and the item on sale
this week is a
Star Spangled Christmas
Kit on sale for 20% off.
You can go to the store to get your kit
by clicking here
If the store doesn't have it on sale just
email Tammie and she'll get it for you
at the sale price if we have any left.
Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Sunday, July 2, 2023
And happy almost 4th of July.
Our Vintage book on sale for half price
this month is Liberty Garden
and this is one of the quilts in the book.
Flags with a rattlesnake theme also gained increasing prestige with colonists. The slogan "Don't Tread on Me" almost invariably appeared on rattlesnake flags. A flag of this type was the standard of the South Carolina Navy. Another, the Gadsden flag, consisted of a yellow field with a rattlesnake in a spiral coil, poised to strike, in the center. Below the snake was the motto, "Don't Tread on Me." [Available from FlagLine.com.]
Similar was the Culpepper flag, banner of the Minutemen of Culpepper (now spelled Culpeper) County, Virginia. It consisted of a white field with a rattlesnake in a spiral coil in the center. Above the rattlesnake was the legend "The Culpepper Minute Men" and below, the motto, "Liberty or Death" as well as "Don't Tread on Me." [Available from FlagLine.com.]
In December of 1775, an anonymous Philadelphia correspondent wrote to Bradford's Pennsylvania journal concerning the symbolic use of the snake. He began the letter by saying:
I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids. She may, therefore, be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders. She is, therefore, an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.
It was probably the deadly bite of the rattler, however, which was foremost in the minds of its designers, and the threatening slogan "Don't Tread on Me" added further significance to the design.