Hi friends! This is the pattern I have been stitching on all month. 💖🤍💙Home Sweet USA by Barbie Laux of Twisted Willow Designs💙🤍💖
🤪THAT my friends is A LOT of DMC 4240!! Almost two entire skeins. This pattern is in the current issue of JCS, August 2022. The design calls for the entire background to be DMC 414 and 535. Yes, grey. And, YES, you are supposed to actually follow the pattern to create an alternate grey pattern. UM NO! And why grey? I decided to use DMC 4240 because it was the only variegated blue in my stash. I always work from stash first. Everything I used for this was in my stash. An alphabet is provided so you can chart out your state, but you have to figure out the spacing on it.
Despite how long this stitch took, I am glad I did it. I have always wanted to stitch the entire United States and glad I finally got it done! Now of course I am way behind this month for starting my June Cottage Garden Samplings pattern. Oh well.
I have a Summer pattern Giveaway.
I am sorry, but once again, due to the size of this pattern, I will have to limit this giveaway to my United States followers. To enter this giveaway you must be a sidebar follower of this blog and you must leave a comment on this post stating that you would like this Scarlet's Summer Sampler pattern. I will draw a winner on Friday, the first day of July. It is a darling pattern by Chessie & Me. I hope one of you would like it. The last pattern I offered had no takers. I put it in our local lending library.
My brother Jonathan is not doing well with COVID. On Monday morning at 4am Mom took him to the local hospital ER. He could barely talk. He was put on oxygen and given nebulizer treatments and steroids. He was kept at the hospital for three days. He is back home now. I do believe he is going to be plagued by a lifelong cough. Jon has had problems with bronchitis since he was 12. Prayers for him would be appreciated. By God's grace Mom, Auntie Kathy and my brother Michael never got COVID thus far.
But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Are you suffering terrible heat where you live also? My goodness. Thanks be to God for air conditioning. It has been near 100 degrees for several days here this week. Ugh. We have relief now this weekend with 80's and 70's.
Thank you so much for your support and friendship. I have always replied to every, single comment over these many years, unless you do not leave an email.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends!
Stitching and praying,