Michigan Cross Stitch Pattern – Highway Sign

This Michigan cross stitch pattern and kit are now available in my Etsy shop!
Michigan State Highway Sign Cross Stitch

m-22-fallThe stitched example, Highway 22, is a scenic highway that runs for roughly 117 miles along the Lake Michigan shore, and passes through part of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

[M 22 Scenic Highway Sign by Brandy Wheeler via Flickr]


I can easily customize this pattern for any of your favorite Michigan highways! Unfortunately, Michigan is one of the three states I haven’t set foot in yet, but I KNOW there are plenty of gorgeous roads in the state.

Road MI Grand Traverse County Cherry Blossoms Orchard DS 2006

[Grand Traverse County Cherry Blossoms by shutterbug816 via Flickr]

I’ve always been particularly fond of the author Jean Shepherd, in particular his book A Fistful of Fig Newtons. In the book is a short story, “The Mole People Battle the Forces of Darkness,” which takes place at Camp Nobba-Wa-Wa-Nockee deep in the Michigan woods. I’ll have to investigate if that camp was based on a real place someday…
Michigan Forest

[Forest on Drummon Island, Upper Peninsula, Michigan by Matt Currie via Flickr]

Whether you’re from Michigan, a frequent visitor, or just a fan of the state, this Michigan cross stitch pattern would be a great way to create a reminder of a favorite drive or place in “The Wolverine State.”

Michigan is just the latest in my series of State Highway signs! Thus far, there’s Colorado (which is also a flood and fire relief benefit until the end of 2013), Alaska, California, Texas, and Washington. Stay tuned for even more…

What are some of your favorite drives in Michigan?