Update on my (huge!) summer project:
All of the states have been cut out...
And ironed on to a piece of canvas.Now all that's left is to embroider the state edges and pray my fingers don't fall off! :) I love the way this looks hanging in front of my window with the sun shining through, but its final resting place will be framed and hanging next to my boy's bunk beds.
I tried to choose a fabric that reminded me of someone I know from each state. You could say I have too much time on my hands, but whoa... that's not the case, so I guess my best excuse for doing something that cheesy is that I'm just a nerd!
(Update: Here's the finished project... good news, my fingers didn't fall off!)