When my hubby went for his second trip to Iraq earlier this year, Sublime Stitching helped me make a little momento of him:
It's on the sleeve of a shirt, like a little old school tattoo of love. Here I have the shirt on. Got any idea how hard it is to take a picture of the side of your upper arm? Only slightly easier than embroidering on a stretchy little shirt sleeve.
His name I did freehand (and ended up horrifyingly close to how my terrible handwriting actually looks). I sent him the picture after I finished it. Thanks, Jenny, for helping me craft a little tribute to the hubby I love so much while he was so far away.