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Connecticut State Flower

It's another wonderful day for a Floriani State Flower! If you haven't been following this series, head back over to our main blog page and checkout all of the free designs you can download! But for now, let's get started creating the Mountain Laurel!

First things first, let's download our printable instructions on how to create a rope trivet:

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Next, let's download today's free design:

https://rnk-floriani.com/friday-designs/11-12-21-CT.zip


If you just want to see our past designs and not the fun projects or facts that come with our blogs, click the link below:

https://rnk-floriani.com/across-america.php


Don't forget to join our fun Facebook Group and share your creations:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/florianiembroidery/


Now that we are ready to create another beautiful state flower, who's ready to learn some fun and interesting facts?!


Fun Facts About Connecticut:

  1. The first telephone book ever issued contained only fifty names. The New Haven District Telephone Company published it in New Haven in February 1878.

  2. In Hartford, you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands!

  3. Connecticut is home to the first hamburger (1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television (1948).

  4. In 1937, Connecticut became the first state to issue permanent license plates for cars.

  5. Some of the world’s most famous cloth is woven in the Stafford textile mills.

  6. Connecticut State insect is the Praying Mantis.

  7. In colonial New Haven cut pumpkins were used as guides for haircuts to ensure a round uniform style.

  8. The first automobile law was passed by the state of CT in 1901. The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour.

  9. Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.

  10. Cattle branding in the United States began in Connecticut when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs.

That's all for this week! Join us next week for another release of our Sketching Across America, Floriani State Flower series! We hope you create beautiful projects with these designs, and cannot wait to see them in our Facebook Group! Until next time, Happy Sewing, and Happy Creating Everyone!




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