|LHN America (Canadian version)|
32ct Belfast natural linen
DMC floss and Crescent colours
True, patriot love.... That's what I see when I look upon my latest finish of LHN America (Canadian version). I'm really thrilled with how this one has turned out.
When I first decided that I wanted to do this I thought that I had better contact Diane Williams of LHN. After all, I was making more than just a slight change. Diane gave me her endorsement and told me to go for it which is exactly what I did. I was still tweaking the design right up until the finish. I wasn't sure whether to go with 2 red maple leaves at the top or one white and one red. I tried stitching it that way and didn't like the looks so I frogged everything out and went with the red. Then it seemed like too much red with all the colour in the flag so I then added the small white maple leaf as well. I changed the colour of what were originally white stars at the bottom to red leaves. I decided to go with the blue roof on the house because I wanted there to be a little more colour in the finished stitch. Stitching the vine meant moving it over otherwise it would have trailed right through the center of the maple leaf in the flag. After I'd finished things up, there seemed to be an empty space in the lettering. I went in search of a button or charm and found just what I wanted in my stash, a sweet maple leaf charm.
Now I can proudly display my patriotism each July 1st. This one will be framed at a later date. After all , there's no rush. Now I've given myself permission to start stitching on PSS Gobble. Yippee!!