Monday, July 14, 2008

Anniversary

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.)

19 comments:

Redwitch said...

Happy Anniversary!

I think it looks really cute, kinda primitive style.

(BTW your garden looks a lot better than mine!)

Pikaboo said...

Happy Anniversary!

karenv said...

Happy Anniversary!

C in DC said...

Happy Anniversary!

I agree with RedWitch - cute in a primitive way. Well done, especially with the injury.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. Your heart looks great.

Jacque said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Jenna said...

Happy (belated) Anniversary! My feeds are coming into my reader a few hours late, apparently. I like the way that your piece turned out. Just think of it as a lasting moment of your finger injury. ;)

Jenna said...

*momento

Chelle said...

I think it's cute!

Happy Anniversary!

Wendy said...

Happy Anniverary!

Barbara said...

I like it!

And happy anniversary! Lots of wishes for many more no-puke-in-the-mouth anniversaries to come!

Lee said...

Seven years! Congrats!

doahleigh said...

Awww you're soooo romantic. Happy anniversary.

Megan said...

Happy Anniversary! Our 8th is today :) And my brother's 13th is tomorrow. Mid-July is a great time to get married!

Glenna said...

It's a pink puffy heart! Happy anniversary! I'm the anti-romantic too. BF knows I love him because I coo "goodnight, a##hole." I've kitted up La-d-da's "bushel and a peck" for him, but I know if I stitched and gave it to him he'd say "What is that? Was Best Buy closed?" even though he'd probably hang it over his desk.

I cracked up about the woman knitting the yeast molecule. Is she otherwise odd?

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the heart-looks great.

Barbeeque4 said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

Adrienne said...

...knitting a yeast molecule...hrm. Must break out the graph paper...

Happy anniversary!

Michelle said...

Happy Anniversary (belated). I love the heart, and what a great idea to make it three-dimensional in a shadowbox! Love that!