Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Canada Day Start

Canada Day is fast approaching and I decided to stitch up another small to add to my collection. This one is a Tree of Life Samplings design, My Sweet Land, which I've adapted with a Canadian flag. I started this one late yesterday afternoon and hope to have it completed by the end of the week.



There are very few Canadian patriotic stitches out there so I usually end up adapting some of the American designs. Below are pics of the patriotic designs I've stitched so far.


Lizzie Kate Land That I Love
Canadian version

Little House Needleworks America
Canadian version
Vee and Co O Canada

San- Man Originals Patriotic Heart


In addition to my new start I spent a little time with Weeds Make Haste. I'm stitching the over 1 lettering right now and really love to stitch it outdoors because I find the light is so much better for this.


I didn't notice until I added this pic that I made a mistake on the maiden's dress. There is a border along the white portion of the dress near the bottom that I stitched right over with the white. I guess I was on a roll and just forgot all about it. Looks like I'll be doing a bit of frogging in the near future. I also changed her mouth colour and feel much better about it now.

My overdyed silk floss that I was awaiting for Fruit of the Spirit arrived yesterday. Now I just have to frog out the bunches of grapes which I've already stitched and replace them with the new floss. I really prefer the variation that the overdyes add to these and the strawberries too.

Not much else going on at the moment. It's a rainy, cool day so I plan on spending some quality time with my needle and baking up a batch of rhubarb muffins with rhubarb from our garden. Mmm!

18 comments:

Bekca said...

Mmm, rhubarb muffins sound delicious. I prefer the new mouth colour too, definitely suits better. I hope you have a lovely day Lynn, I'm just about to sit down to dinner :)
Best wishes.

Melissa said...

Lynn, I love all your patriotic stitching! It's rare to see any Canadian ones and your adaptation especially of the LHN is fabulous! Now I want to stitch one like it too! Nicely done!

Catherine said...

These are all fantastic!!

Parsley said...

Great stitching project.

Vickie said...

Oh yes, rhubarb muffins sound fabulous.
I like your collection a lot Lynn.

Carol said...

Love all of your Canadian themed finishes, Lynn!! Your conversions are wonderful...

Hope your weather improves--our day started out cool and rainy, too, but it's now sunny and warm :)

SoCal Debbie said...

It's so nice to see all your Canadian Patriotic stitching together! Her new mouth color looks better. You've made lots of progress!

Penny said...

Love your adaptations! Especially your Canadian version of the Little House Needleworks piece! Good decision to change the mouth color. :)

Karen said...

Your Canada Day adaptations are all very nice. It's hard to believe Canada Day is less than a month away.

I like the colour you chose for the maiden's mouth. :)

wilma b said...

Great stitchings for Canada Day!

Annette-California said...

Your muffins sound so delicious! All your adaptions are beautiful. Love the "your weeds make hast" progress. Yes outside light is great for stitching over 1 thread. love Annette

Chris said...

I love all of your Canadian pieces! Great progress on Weeds too :)

Jennifer said...

I love what you have done for Canada day Lynn. It is so hard to find Canadian flag adapted designs . I have one that I should start soon and finally blog to show it to you . I love the one by LHN that you adapted . Your new stitch is looking beautiful.Looks like the weather is finally heating up in Ontario for an even streak so maybe summer will stay awhile. Enjoy the muffins they sound delicious.

Silverlotus said...

Your lady is looking just lovely.

And, wow! I had no idea there were so many Canadian charts. I'm going to have to hunt some of them down. I have O Canada from Victoria Sampler and another one with a map on it or something that was a freebie. (I'll have to go look for it.)

Brigitte said...

Oh great, your bunch of patriotic smalls. They will look fantastic when finished and gathered in a basket.
Your lady with the weeds has seen a lot of progress, wow. Sitting outside and stitching is also my dream but on our terrace it's mostly a bit windy and so it's not the perfect place for stitching.

Fiona said...

Lovely patriotic designs. Your lady's mouth looks much better in the new colour.

Astrids dragon said...

They all look great, nice job! We'll actually be heading there next week (Vancouver) and I'm hoping to find a stitch shop there to buy something Canadian.

eszter said...

Love these Canadian patriotic pieces!

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