Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wedding Gift.

I'm in Indianapolis right now... so let me first say, this is a scheduled post!

I wanted to give my friend Jessica and her husband a wedding gift a little more personal than a salt and pepper shaker. After browsing the web a bit for ideas, I decided a nice cross stitch to represent their beautiful day would be perfect. I was trying to find something more modern looking, and this pattern was perfect.

I started June 5th, when I received the pattern in the mail.

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I worked on it here and there. Mostly when the little girl I babysit was napping...but there was the occasional late night.

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(bad lighting... and bad correction, my bad!)
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Anyway, exactly a month later I finished it!

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And then the next day I went and got a matte, a frame and some foam board... and got to work!

Finished!

finished!!
Yey! I love the way it turned out! I hope they like it ;-)

12 comments:

  1. Very nice that you went to all that trouble. Hope they like it.

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  2. OMG! I love it! She will too.

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  3. I love it! So cute! Maybe I need to get more crafty!

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  4. heather lawson7/14/10, 5:38 PM

    erika- you are soo creative!!! i love it! good job. you can do anything creative!

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  5. Very nice! It's a pretty pattern - not frou-frou or tacky. Good stitching too. :)

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  6. Thanks everyone for the nice comments ;-) She liked it!

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  7. Oooh I really like it. It is a very modern design.

    x hel x

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  8. that's fab! How on earth did you get the embroidery on the "happily ever after" bit looking that fluid, and with the thick and thin strokes? it's immaculate!

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  9. It's beautiful! Can't wait to see what you tackle next! Keep trying new things, you're a natural.

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  10. Wow!! Is that your first cross stitch?? You did a fabulous job.

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  11. @ Sarah, I just followed the pattern ;-)

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  12. Awesome gift - very special.

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