My ideas for this challenge started with fabric with a writing pattern and the "birds on a wire" fabric in blue. The technique is styled after British applique artist Janet Bolton. She begins her pieces with the background, fabrics overlapped and hand stitched through the batting behind. I had just bought some vintage handkerchiefs which I added inside the corners of the darker frame. Her look is simple and primitive. I wanted to applique people talking to each other, but my friend, Annette said, "How about telephone poles?". That really hit home for me because the poles are no longer prevalent in our landscape. We used to take road trips and see these landmarks lining the road like soldiers at attention.