I’m finally back to California~ I had an awesome time with my family, but it sure feels great to come home!! My sister’s wedding was a great success, even the weather cooperated. We were a bit worried cause it rained the previous days, but not a drop came down that day during the ceremony, so the newly weds could hop in the convertible as planned when they were leaving~~
The church was so beautiful itself, so we didn’t have to do too much decorating. My sister found those flower balls online and they were a perfect fit!! Can you tell they are made of wood shavings?
In fact my sister did a lot all by herself, she sew all the table runners, putting together all the wedding favors, punched all the little decorative flowers, and made that gift box – well, I kind of helped her a little bit with that. But I was so amazed with all the work she had done, not to mention she has a full time job as a professor!!! The one thing I love most are the wedding favors, I think it’s totally her~ She is a scientist, hence the test tubes and flasks!! Isn’t it cool?!
My wedding gift for her almost didn’t make it on time, it was finished just days before her wedding!!! I used two full skeins the red threads on this one!! I think it turned out beautifully~
Pattern: Plum Street Samplers “Beloved”
Thread: Gentle Art and DMC Cotton Floss
Fabric: 36 ct Linen color Tea
Stitched Size: 8” x 8”
Completion Date: 05-25-2012
The back stitch is what threw me off. I did not think it would take me that long to work on them!!! But I think they were totally worth the time!!! I just love all the little details on this design, did you notice the two Cupids were actually a couple? How cute!!!
I did messed up the fabric sized, though… Didn’t know what I was thinking cutting it so small. The stitched area is 8x8 and the fabric is only 10x10!!!! Luckily I found a 10x10 frame that worked, couldn’t do any lacing on the back though, but I think it looked alright!!
Since my sister took care of most of the projects for the wedding, I had time for some small projects. Annabelle needed a hairband for her cute little outfit, so I made one for her - it was so simple it only took me like 10 minutes!!! I just hand sew some pretty elastics together and made clips out of the premade flowers I found at the craft store!!! She can change out the flower part according to her outfits~ Isn’t Annabelle the cutest little model?!
Inspired by my sister’s shoe piece, I decided to make a hair piece for myself~I found the perfect feather at Michaels, got the button at Joann’s, attached them to a clip and here it is!!! You can’t really tell by the photo, but the green matched perfectly with my dress~
It took her a while, but I’m so glad that my sister found her happiness. I love seeing her smile, and I can see that she is really happy – and that, makes me happy!!!