Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Accidental Tourist

Remember the book by Ann Tyler that was also a movie starring William Hurt? "The Accidental Tourist" is about the author of a travel book for people who travel but really don't like to do it. The book provides hints for how to make your travel experience seem as close to living at home as possible. No 'when in Rome' philosophy for this guy. It's all metaphorical and makes good fodder for discussion in high school and college literature classes.

Meanwhile I made this luggage tag and immediately was put in mind of that movie. It will be a gift, but I don't think the recipient shares the views of Macon Leary, the book's protagonist.

The design is a freebie on Cyberstitchers by Barbara Ana, stitched on 14 count taupe Aida.

7 comments:

Barbara said...

I LOVED that book by Anne Tyler. I think I must've read it at least three times, and I've also seen the movie several times.

Great finish of the Barbara Ana design!

Miss 376 said...

This is a lovely luggage tag

Pumpkin said...

LOL! I LOVE it! And I love the story behind it :o)

Mylene said...

That is a beautiful tag. Well done.

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umintsuru said...

I have not read or seen that movie but I have heard or it. The luggage tag is just beautiful Annie.

Sandra said...

I'm in between at "when in Rome" and "the accidental tourist". While camping I'm definitely pro gear, but I do like to live some experiences of living the way local people does... I have to admit that time when I got up so early to live the farm life wasn't one of my favorites lol I like to sleep.

The luggage tag is beautiful, I have the pattern waiting to be stitched, it's a lovely design, and it came out perfect from your hands!