Chains do not hold a marriage together.
It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years
~ Simone Signoret ~
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Mum & Dad
After many hints on previous posts about the secret stitching that I was doing, I can finally show you what I stitched for my Mum and Dad's 50th Wedding Anniversary.
50 years of marriage is quite a significant milestone and I wanted to find something nice to stitch for them to mark this milestone. I looked at many designs, rejected more than I put in the stitching pile but I still wasn't happy with the designs I had found! You know how it is sometimes when you just can't find the exact design that you want to stitch... To be honest I don't think I really knew what I wanted to stitch.... but I did know that I wanted something simple but exquisite - something meaningful....
And then all of a sudden I found it! A Joan Elliott Sampler from The World of Cross Stitching Magazine (issue 129). In the magazine it was stitched for a 25th Anniversary, but as the design included an alphabet and numbers it was very easy to adjust it to suit a 50th Anniversary.
So without further ado.... I present the 50th Wedding Anniversary Sampler I stitched as a gift for my parents to celebrate their marriage milestone.....
|"Anniversary Sampler" designed by Joan Elliott|
World of Cross Stitching, issue 129
In the original design there was a stitched heart above the swans heads, however I decided that I would add a beautiful Swarovski crystal heart instead.
The fabric that I used to make the wall hanging is a Robert Kaufman fabric - The Culture Club "A Passage to India". The colours in this fabric are just beautiful - such a bright mix of blues and golds and purples. All the colours in that were in the sampler.
Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary Mum and Dad - may you have many more to celebrate! xx
On that note, I will say goodbye.... as it is IHSW this weekend, I am now going back to park my butt on the couch with my stitching and start watching Hercule Poirot in the hope that I will have something to show you after the weekend.
Til next time, happy stitching!
Stitching Noni xx