29 January 2012

capitol versus capital…..




The US Capitol dome:

8,909,200 pounds of cast iron

540 rooms

850 doorways

365 steps from basement to dome



Stories of murder, curses, demon cats and statues stepping down to dance minuets at midnight

couldn’t fit all of those Capitol capital bits
onto a 6x6 cocktail napkin
so...

the Capitol pulled in the capital columns...
III
of the third JBTC




Wonder if JBTC the third has any capital tales
to tell from the Capitol?




it's just embroidery, have fun with it!



12 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Very interesting..... and nicely done!

Alexis said...

Gorgeous and so elegant! Very "Capitol-worthy".
I am a terrible speller but 2 of my pet peeves are the misspellings of catitol/capital and stationer/stationary!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Beautiful!

If only to be flies on the walls of that special place....ohhhhhhh the things we would hear!!!

xoxo

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Fabulous!
Next week at The Saturday PhotoHunt is 'Flat'!
For some reason... I thought of you.
;-)

pretty pink tulips said...

Very creative!! Now, I'm curious about this capitol connection!!

xo Elizabeth

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Evan and I were just discussing a desire to return to D.C. for another visit... The Capitol is amazing... Now, we want to hear more about this III connection... ;) Great disign. blessings ~ Tanna

Marilyn *Pink Martinis and Pearls* said...

Cathy, the congressman loved the design and as always I appreciated your patience in working on a design with me. I was so blown away how you incorporated his lineage into the design. Your talent always amazes me. I think he should incorporate his new logo into his shirt cuffs. Can you imagine the White House logo in 2016? Lol! Better start working on it. ;). You are the best, my friend. xoxo

designchic said...

Lots of interesting Capitol tidbits...love the monogram. I have a new grandson that is a IV and love the way you did III!!

Decor To Adore said...

You could have an entirely new career correcting spelling faux pas. :)

Ginger Zuck said...

Very unique. Love your napkins with those cool glasses. I'm not sure I want to hear those walls talk, we'd probably faint!

My Notting Hill said...

Really stunning!!

Sarah said...

Clever as always, Cathy. I've been MIA so I'm spending a bit of time this evening catching up on all your fabulous designs. ;-)
~ Sarah