I was inspired by these map quilts. However, I don’t have the time (or the probably the skill) to make a quilt like that, but they inspired this idea.
I marked maps of some locations hopefully significant to my mum with a washable marker (not the transfer pencil in the above photo, as that doesn’t come out again and I don’t trust my drawing or stitching well enough). I then embroidered the outlines with a basic backstitch.
Once again – Happy Birthday Mum – I hope you like them.