Hey guys. I've done some cross-stitch before, but it's been years since I finished an embroidered project.
My boyfriend and I did a lot of traveling this summer, driving all over the place. It was somewhat long-distance to begin with, he stayed in State College for the summer and I went back home to Philadelphia. Now it's even further, he graduated and got a job in Germany. So I stitched up a map of the eastern part of the US, with a french knot for everywhere we stopped and stayed. It's folded up now in a little paper box with a tag pinned to it that says "Home is wherever I'm with you" (Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes has pretty much become our song). I wanted to frame it and send it like that, but it's so freaking expensive to ship internationally, so I put in a little post-it that says "frame not included".
Enough talk, here are some pictures:
ugh, it's blurry. I'll put up a new one later
and the back!
I made the map by drawing one on tracing paper, turning it over, and pinning it to the cloth. Then I tore it out when I was finished.
I'll get some nicer pictures up soon, let me know what you think! Thanks
Bonus: proof we travel! Here we are in DC