Wednesday, February 17, 2010

D is for Drum Finished!


Design: D is for Drum
Designer: Prairie Schooler
Threads: DMC
Fabric: 28 count evenweave, cream
Stitches: Half cross stitch, backstitch

I've finally finished this block! I think I was dithering over it because of the big changes I made. It seems ridiculous, but I wasn't hugely confident that my modifications would work, but now it is complete, I'm pretty pleased.

The flag was relatively simple (one of the reasons I chose the Scottish flag, not the British Union Jack!). The Bald Eagle became a Golden Eagle, just by subbing one of the existing colours in. There are quite a number of Golden Eagles in Scotland, although I've not been fortunate enough to see them in the wild. The design in the shield of the drum took more thought - I could repeat the flag motif, but I thought that a little dull. And then I thought about the Lion Rampant, the symbol of Scotland. It was a bit of challenge to make it recognisable and still fit but I managed it!

This isn't a design I would have stitched without the SAL, so thank you ladies for your encouragement!

6 comments:

Alice said...

It turned out so nicely! Good for you!

Laura said...

How fabulous!!! You are smart to be able to make such modifications. It looks wonderful!

Katherine said...

OH, WELL DONE!

Stitch Avec Amour said...

OH MY! It looks absolutely lovely. I especially love the design on the shield you added. Goregous! (:

Loraine said...

Wow! Love the changes. I have to run and get my pattern to see what it was originally suppose to look like. I'm impressed!
Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

I love the way this turned out, really like the design you put on the drum.