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« on: September 09, 2010 08:00:12 AM »

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

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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010 08:22:11 AM »

That's a very meaningful embroidery! Just out of curiousity, what town did you visit in upstate NY?
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2010 11:55:33 AM »

We went backpacking up in the Adirondacks, and then to his old house in Syracuse.
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2010 02:46:46 PM »

What a wonderful embroidery! Hope there are many more to come.  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010 06:38:59 AM »

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!

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