Thursday, June 04, 2015
*NEW* For Spacious Skies
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.
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
Full alphabet and number set included so that you can customize it with your own initials and date.
This design is now available in my etsy shop, and will be going out to my distributors and the shops on my automatic shipments list soon. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org