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...


Lee said...

Beautiful, Carol! Have a happy Fourth!

Violet said...

Happy independance day, on your side of the ocean I'm just in time.
(here it is July the 5th)
I love houses.
Stitched, quilted, ornaments, all houses, I've a small collection of houses myself.


Leah said...

Those are great finishes, Carol! Happy Independance Day!

Patti said...

Hi Carol,

What beautiful finishes! I love the photos on your blog. I will visit again often!


~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Carol, very nice to meet you, will visit your great blog often, adding yours to mine!

Sue in Victor (not your sister-LOL)

Kim said...

Very beautiful finishes, America by LHN is one of my favorite patriotic pieces.

I enjoyed looking thru your blog and seeing all the ornaments you have stitched. An ornament a week is a great idea. I will be back to visit again :)

Vonna said...

I love these! The LHN one especially :o)