Patriotic Finish

Up here in the Great White North we celebrate Canada Day on July 1st. This year our country turned 149 years old. Sure, we are just a toddler amongst countries, but we are still very proud. And, with Canada’s 150th birthday just around the corner, I figured it is a great time to stitch up a whole bunch of Canada-themed designs.

Reflections of Canada, designed by Ink Circles

Reflections of Canada, designed by Ink Circles

This is Reflections of Canada from Ink Circles. I’ve stitched it over 1 on 32 count white fabric using DMC 115. I did half stitches using two strands of floss, and put in a few whole stitches in places where the half stitches left too much white space.

Reflections of Canada, designed by Ink Circles (close-up)

Reflections of Canada, designed by Ink Circles (close-up)

I love all the little motifs in this design! There is Mountie faces, hockey sticks, the Parliament buildings, beavers, maple leaves, and so much more. It was lots of fun to stitch. And it worked up so quickly! Of course, doing half stitches helped speed it along. 😉

The other designs I plan to stitch over the next twelve months include Victoria Sampler’s O Canada Sampler (which I have already started), Joan Elliot’s Canadian Beauty, and Maple Leaf Flag from Northern Expressions. I probably won’t get them all finished, but it will be fun none the less!

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