Bikini Monday - Memorial Day Embroidery Pattern
from Red Letter Day Stitches Follow

Bikini Monday by Katie Canavan

The unofficial kickoff to summer, Memorial Day is the day to dust off the grill, clean out the cooler, and head to the nearest beach to soak in some much needed rays after a rainy spring. It’s also a time to remember America’s fallen soldiers. Originating after the Civil War, Memorial Day was established as a day to pay tribute to both the Union and Confederate soldiers who gave their lives fighting in that war. Today it’s a day to celebrate the service of every fallen US military veteran. The fact that we get to lounge in our bikinis at the beach on Memorial Day is because of their service and sacrifice, so keep them close to your heart as you ring in the summer!

Finished Size: Intended for 6” embroidery hoop.

DMC Floss: #445, Light Lemon; #350, Medium Coral; #334, Medium Baby Blue; #414, Dark Steel Grey; #3854, Medium Autumn Gold.

Materials Required: 2 12” squares of muslin or other woven cotton fabric, fabric marking pen or pencil, safety pins or masking tape, 6” or smaller embroidery hoop to use while stitching, embroidery needle, scissors.

Notes: Use 2 strands of DMC Floss throughout, unless otherwise noted. Instructions are written to be worked in sections to minimize moving your hoop.

Stitches Used: Back Stitch, Straight Stitch, Stem Stitch, Satin Stitch, Long & Short.

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only.

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