Design: D is for Drum
Designer: Prairie Schooler
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!