Needlework Flashback: Grand Old Flag

Please take time this weekend to remember all of our service members who have given their lives in the name of protecting our freedom.

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In honor of Memorial Day, I'm sharing this photo of a sampler I stitched back in 2001:


The design is by Lesley Rudnicki, Hillside Samplings, published in Just CrossStitch magazine, 2001.

Stitched on natural linen (looks like 32ct) using over-dyed cotton threads (probably Gentle Art Sampler Threads).  The blue ground and stars of the flag are stitched over one thread, the stripes of the flag are a diagonal satin stitch - I know this stitch has a different name when done this way, but I'm writing from memory and it escapes me now.

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