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Saturday, July 4, 2009
Week Twenty-Seven: Land That I Love
HAPPY 4th of JULY! I couldn't resist stitching this Lizzie Kate design, "Land that I Love," to celebrate Independence Day. Don't you love the tiny gray sheep grazing in the field? I stitched this ornament on 32-count flax Belfast linen using Weeks Dye Works threads and a tiny star charm. The charm was originally a brass color, but I decided to paint it a pewter color to blend in better with the gray of the windows.
I also want to share another patriotic finish by Little House Needleworks called "America." I used 16 ct. Natural Heatherfield and DMC floss for this one and I would have to say that it's one of my favorite finishes. I've had this piece stitched for a while, but just got around to framing it this week. Hope you enjoy it and that you all have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend...