Two more letters down, one and the border to go!
First up is the L. This is the one that also had a dalmatian. Since I liked the dalmatian in the O better, I swapped this one out. This was actually the last one I designed for the piece so I knew I wasn't going to be using the firefighter from the A. I thought it'd be a good idea to use one of the other firefighters. I found I liked the one on the letter P the best.
In redesigning it, I found most of the actual letter was no longer visible.
But that's okay, the firefighter is just standing in front of it.
I fixed that with backstitching. There wasn't supposed to be any backstitching around his eyes, but I wanted the firefighter alive, not dead.
The A was next. As I mentioned this one had a firefighter with an ax, but I didn't really like the way it looked so I ended up taking the fireman's hat from the letter B and putting it on A's "head". Here's the letter.
Here are the hat's colors.
And a little bit of backstitching.
Pattern: Firefighter Logan
Pattern by: Firefighter's Sampler
Started Stitching: October 11, 2013
Fabric: 28ct. White Evenweave
Floss: DMC 2 over 2, or 1 over 2 Kreinick #4 Braid
Percentage: 58.61% complete
Stitches: 2,446 out of 4,173 complete
The N is next, I only changed colors on that one, then I also have a kind of plaid border that I created, hopefully it'll look good with the rest of the piece.