Kit also includes pattern/materials for decorative nameplate (not shown).
Between you and me, these two cross-stitch designs actually depict Bluenose II, a replica launched from the Lunenburg shipyard of Smith and Rhuland in 1963.
She is not known for her speed - but then she was not built to challenge the triumphs of her namesake, only to honour them. Still, what a sight she makes, sails unfurled, cruising into port as Nova Scotia's sailing ambassador.
Because of licensing issues the name "Bluenose II" could not be used on our packaging. A detail I couldn't slip past one hard-core Bluenose buff who was keen on pointing out my "error." What I learned from him is that there are two identifying features evident in my design - the shorter bowsprit, and the curve of the keel above the water line at the bow. (Hope I've got those nautical terms right.)
Other Nova Scotia landmarks and legends available:
Bluenose - same design on white Aida cloth
In The Public Gardens - Halifax
Fortress of Louisbourg Collection
- Prices are listed in Canadian dollars.
- Finished size is approximate measurement of cross-stitch area.
- Fabric supplied with kit is sized to give a suitable allowance for working and for framing if applicable.
copyright 1994 Foxberry Cottage Crafts
9" x 12"
Canada and USA
128 x 195 stitches