Thursday, December 25, 2014

- Together in spirit: All roads lead to the beach

I'm thinking it's safe to post this now that Christmas presents have probably been opened in Virginia. Heather has long given me kitchen towels, which I love because I think of her every time I use them. So I decided it was high time to return the favor. 

My latest in the Kitchen Towel Series traces the roads-as-the-crow-flies from St Louis (note the arch), Austin (lone star), and Williamsburg (Virginia is for lovers) to the Outer Banks of North Carolina ...


It was worked on the same green tablecloth linen that I have used before, 
backed with two layers of harem cloth, stitched and quilted with floss ...


And the lines are actual latitudes and longitudes (2 degrees per line), 
the state lines drawn in by hand (with wonderful inaccuracy) ...



6 comments:

Mo Crow said...

love it!

Liz Ackert said...

"As the crow flies" was written with you in mind

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

this is so Beautifully done...i love the Idea of it and how it will be used with this message
of Love every time....just wonder FULL....

Liz Ackert said...

Heather's husband wanted to frame it, but she knew I absolutely want her to use it ... to have it touch her life as she touches mine

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

o, i love this one, the squares, the straight lines, the not so straight ones...... of course the running stitch, magnificent

Liz Ackert said...

I had much fun with this one ...