April 14, 2012 was a day I should've had this project finished, but that's not how I roll...
|(...like a fake certificate & love note for the pocket...)|
|(took me a l-o-o-o-o-ng time to bend those letters with my needle-nose pliers...)|
I then completed my embroidery elements. Their names adorned a length of flat lace. April 14 was put on a white satin pseudo ring pillow. The year I stitched on a piece I fashioned into a bow made from fabric left from my wedding gown.
Layer after layer was stitched together. Old jewelry findings, vintage lace, ratty silk flowers way past their prime all found their way onto my canvas. My hands got really tired of all the hand stitching!
I hand-stamped a little brass medallion to hang from the bow.
Each of the flowers were disassembled from their plastic components & stitched together. Some I beaded with pearls.
Happy 50th Anniversary, Mom & Dad! We love you.