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

12 comments:

Katie said...

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...http://stitchinglotus.ca/

Linda said...

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

Linda

Faith... said...

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

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

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

Justine said...

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!

Heather said...

I think it turned out great!

Pull the other thread said...

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

Mii Stitch said...

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

Tiffstitch said...

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

Stitching Noni said...

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

Brigitte said...

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

Tina said...

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