Saturday, July 14, 2012

Wedding Gifts

Once again, I have been MIA.   Does anyone else find that their weeks just fly by?  I was turning the blocks on my husband's perpetual calendar earlier tonight and realized that it is July 14.  How did that happen?  Wasn't it just July 4th?  (Big sigh.)

Back on June 23, we attended the wedding of the daughter of long-time friends and our church's music administrator (who is the worship leader for the band I sing with).  It was such a beautiful wedding!  The bride made sure her dress was modest with the addition of a short jacket, and the entire service was centered on Jesus Christ.  There were even two trumpeters, which took Phil and I back to our own wedding 28 years ago.

Do any of you remember the mystery project I was working on at the beginning of the year?  It was Nathan and Diana's wedding gift.  I am hoping that by now they have opened their gifts and will not have the surprise spoiled by seeing this post on Facebook.

I decided to stitch My Beloved by Country Cottage Needleworks, but I personalized it by using their favorite color - red - for the lettering.  I also changed some of the other colors by choosing different shades of those that were charted so that they coordinated with the red.

I also brought out the red in the frame, which wasn't easy to find.  (A huge thank you to the framing employee at Michaels!)

I also stitched a Christmas ornament.  This was the third time (I think) that I've stitched this.

I will do my best to be back soon to share some cards I've made recently.


Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Hi Ginny!
the framed piece is gorgeous and perfect for a newly married couple and I also love the "our first Christmas" ornament. Perfectly lovely!

Mindi said...

Absolutely perfect wedding gifts! I've always loved the Song of Solomon.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Love the gifts! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

No, i t wasn't just July 4th.. it was just JANUARY 4th! Time is going by SO quickly!! Great finishes :)

Heidi Kuijer said...

Hi Ginny!

I love both of these but maybe especially the ornament. What a great job you did on the finish!

The optical migraines are called migraine but not a headache at all. There is no pain, just vision impaired until it passes. It passes between 5 to 50 minutes after they start. But guess what? I have not have a single one since I started on the aspirin to thin the blood in my brain...yeah!

Hugs from Holland ~