Wednesday, 21 September 2011

O Canada!

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!!

24 comments:

Carol said...

What a delightful finish, Lynn!! I love how you really made this piece so special... It looks fabulous and I'll be you'll have inspired a lot of Canadian stitchers to do stitch this piece, too.

Enjoy stitching Gobble--I have this one, too, but will probably wait until later in the fall to start it... Meanwhile I'll enjoy yours :)

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

You go girl, I love it. so are you charting it out for Diane to sell to all of the wonderful Canadian Stitcher up here in igloo land??? lol
Nice job Lynn.
Be always in stitches.

Deborah said...

You did the best job! It's beautiful.

Dancing With Pussycats said...

This is so wonderful! I finished America just last month and had to email your blog to a stitching buddy in Canada. Beautifully done!

Daffycat said...

Perfect, Lynn! What an awesome finish!

Karen said...

Great job! I love your Canadian version. The little charm suits it perfectly! You should be very pleased with yourself. I don't imagine it was all that easy converting it to the Canadian flag.

Beth said...

Now you can call yourself a designer!! It really worked up very pretty. I can't wait until next year to see how you frame it.

Enjoy your next piece.

Cathy B said...

It is wonderful! You did a splendid job of modifying the design!

CalamityJr said...

What a fantastic job, Lynn! You should be very proud of yourself.

Anne said...

It's really beautiful Lynn!! I feel patriotic looking at it...hmm humm he humm, now I have our O Canada in my head!!

The little maple leaf button is perfect!!

Kathy A. said...

Absolutely wonderful Lynn and full of Canadian pride. You go girl!

Veronica said...

Love the changes you've made to the design. It's beautiful!

Vonna said...

It is a beautiful finish Lynn :)
GREAT job!!!

Kathy Ellen said...

You have done such beautiful work on this wonderful piece, Lynn. I am sure that Diane Williams (LHN) would be very proud of your creativity in making this a truly special piece in honor of Canada!

Bekca said...

Gorgeous finish Lynn, you must be very pleased with it. Best wishes.

Rhona said...

Great job Lynn, and the charm finishes it off perfectly!

Jennifer said...

Lynn , I love , love your stitched piece with our Canada flag and the Maple leaf charm. What a wonderful job you did . I have so many charts I would love to do and change the flag to our Maple leaf. You did a fantastic job. I have one Shepherd's Bush that does give a conversion for the flag as well as a Lizzie Kate . This will look great next Canada Day in your home . I also love your BBD and Jardin Prive Quaker Halloween( don't you just love their designs) oh so many designs not enough hours in the day !!

Blu said...

Fantastic finish! Your changes are just excellent!

You've definitely tempted me to dig up some designs to convert them to Canadian~

Andrea said...

A wonderful finish.

Suzanne said...

I love how you changed this piece up to make it Canadian. What a great finish!

Berit said...

Nice work, and I also love your Halloween Quaker!

I do think there is no need to ask LHN first, however! I bet she would have been pleased to see it at the end. I think it is a great compliment that someone would want to stitch a country-customized design so much that they would do the work of altering it. :D

Aussie Stitcher said...

Well done Lynn, the changes that you made work really well.

Sharon said...

It's gorgeous!

katica said...

fantastic finish! I love the way it turned out, you did an awesome job!!!

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