This listing is for a CROSS STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished pin cushion.
“America, the Beautiful”, is a patriotic song, whose lyrics were written by Katherine Lee Bates, and the melody composed by Samuel A. Ward. It wasn’t until 1910 that Bates’ lyrics and Ward’s music were published together to great acclaim.
The lyrics were written in 1893, while Bates was on a train trip from Boston to Colorado Springs. She was inspired by views along the way, such as Chicago, with its alabaster buildings; the wheat fields of Kansas, and the majestic view from high atop Pikes’ Peak in Colorado.
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain.
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.
A quick and easy little project to add to your seasonal displays, this pin cushion will stir your patriotic heart each time you look at it.
Stitch Count: 111 x 104
Model stitched on Picture this Plus 40ct. Sand
Using thread from The Gentle Art: 7004 Brethren Blue, 7019 Pomegranate, 7080 Endive, 7100 Ruby Slipper
And from Weeks Dye Works: 1092 Grits, 1223 Schneckley, 1232 Palomino, 1273 Grape Vine, 1277 Collards
Recommended Additional Materials:
1 small piece of cotton quilting fabric for backing
28 inches rick-rack trim for outer edge
2 small squares of cotton quilting fabric for patches
Pincushion filling of your choice
All of my patterns come with a fully detailed & professional thread chart, color photograph, & my recommendations for floss and fabric. This pattern also includes a alphabet and number set for customization. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.