Thursday, 26 November 2015

Lizzie Kate (sort of) November Flip-It Stamp - finished!

Hello fellow stitchers!

Goodness me, I'm very late finishing this month's LK stamp but at least it's still November!

Do you remember I wanted to replace the LK pheasant with either fireworks or poppies? Well, that was easier said than done! I scoured the internet for suitable free fireworks and poppy charts but didn't have much success. Then I thought about using autumnal icons such as squirrels, acorns and leaves but wasn't too lucky there either. Finally I decided to raid my mum's messy stash (which hasn't really been touched for five years) and I came across this poppy design. The poppy was perfect but I had to alter the leaves to fit in the allotted space.

I'm not that happy with it as it has more of a "flower-of-the-month" rather than sombre feeling. But at least you can (should be able to) tell it's a poppy! I'm sorry if redesigning the stamp upsets any LK perfectionists, but I tried to keep to her style as best I could.

Stitch count 47 wide by 47 high
Stitched on 16ct Rustico Aida 2 over 1
Started - 2nd November 2015
Finished - 25th November 2015
Total stitching time - 12 hours 10 minutes

Now for December's Stamp - yippee - and the last in the series - boo-hoo! Good job I've got more LK smalls planned for nearly every month next year!

Happy stitching everybody!
Rachel x


  1. I think it looks perfect. Congrats on the finish!!! Maybe you should join in the Smalls SAL next year. Here is the link to her blog to learn more...

  2. Congrats on the cute finish Rachel. I think it looks great.


  3. You did a great job with the substitution! It looks like it belonged there all along. Congrats on the finish ;)

  4. Very pretty, the red poppy shines formally like it very much.
    Greetings Sandra

  5. I think it's beautiful and totally appropriate for Armistice Day. I think it's really in keeping with the other LK designs too. Great job!

  6. Fantastic finish and I too think you did a great job.

  7. Rachel you have done a brilliant job with the poppy! I really like your November stamp

  8. Looks great and no one should have an issue with you changing the design.

  9. I think your poppy looks great! I am sure no one will have an issue with you adjusting the design to suit what you want it to be :o)
    Great finish for November
    Hugs xx

  10. I love that poppy and it goes perfectly well with the November stamp. Nice choice.

  11. Brilliant job on the poppy!! That's the fun of cross stitching- we personalize bits and pieces to make it our own unique piece!!


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