Today is our seventh wedding anniversary. And this is what I made the dude.
It's the 2001 Collectors Heart from Heart in Hand Needleart. I stitched it in the called for colors, substituting beachcomber for the (now retired) julep.
I sewed the pieces as a sort of flat pillow (there was no way I was hem stitching in my condition). I then attached it to a second piece of linen. I probably should have let them do that. Well, I didn't know they would until I got there. It came out a little lumpy in the end. I had them make a shadowbox. Some days I think it's cute. Some days I think it's attrocious.
Kind of like the dude. (Just kidding. I'm the anti-romantic. Really if I waxed poetic about my love for the dude he might vomit a little in his mouth. I know I would. And he certainly wouldn't believe me.)