Sunday, June 10, 2012

Salute to America

I knew the moment I saw this chart released a couple weeks ago, that I HAD to stitch it. So, my parents picked it up for me & as soon as I saw them, I got it from them.
It is called Salute to America by Pickle Barrel Designs.
It is stitched on 28 ct. parchment batik lugana by Youthful Hands Needle Crafts.
The pattern came with Sullivan's Floss, which I have never used before.
It also came with a substitute alphabet chart, so you could make changes, which I did. The bottom line on the pattern said "My Love" but I wanted it to say son, since it is going to be a gift for my son, who serves our country in the Army. He will be deploying again, so I wanted to make something for him.
I have been watching the birds all weekend while I have stitched....yes, I stitched this all this weekend, with the exception of the words My Soldier.

I have Baltimore Orioles but I have seen some 'new to me' type birds. I am almost certain they are Orchard Orioles....so neat to see so many creatures at my feeders!
Have a great week!!!!

11 comments:

Lizy said...

Hello,
I your finish came out so pretty!!! Your this will be good gift for your son!!!

Pickle Barrel Designs said...

Hello! This is Nancy from Pickle Barrel Designs and I just saw your blog posting about my "Salute to America" design and am delighted to read how well received it was to you on such a personal level. Kudos and I included the alphabet chart just for the very reason you said in that you were able to finish and personalize it for your family member. Thank you! My blogspot can be found at Nancy-Pickle Barrel Designs.

Beth said...

Shari - Such a neat and higly personal stitch. No Orioles in this part of the world so I'm no help! I do use All About Birds - have you tried it? http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/orchard_oriole/id

Mouse said...

ohhh well done and a lovely way to personalise it too :) perfect for your son :)

love your wee little birdie visitors too :) love mouse xxxxx

Rita said...

I love the stitched piece!

I'm enjoying watching a pair of birds who built a nest right outside my back door.

Linda said...

What a wonderful gift to give to your son. It turned out great.

Linda

Carol said...

What a perfect gift for your brave son, Shari! The way your personalized it is wonderful. I hope all goes well with his next deployment--will be thinking of all of you...

Julie said...

A perfect design for you son Shari, how wonderful.

Mary Ann said...

Such a perfect gift for your son! Please give him my thank you for his service. And, I will keep all of you in my thoughts while he is deployed.

Nancy M said...

A perfect design and finish for your son. Perfect substitutions! How cool the designer found your blog too!

Margie said...

Your stitching looks beautiful! :)