I have officially been married a whole year already! As an anniversary gift for my husband I decided to recreate our wedding certificate in embroidery.
Somewhere online (maybe here?) I saw a picture of a queen-size wedding certificate quilt. It was beautiful and something I imagined would be passed down along generations. I don't really have the skills (or time) for a project like that so instead I decided to embroider a stylized wedding certificate. Some web searches of vintage wedding certificates gave me a few ideas and I sketched out my design. I found a square of fabric and my embroidery hoop, relearned a few stitches and was able to make this.I ended up finishing this at work the day of our anniversary, going to the store after work to find a frame (frame size is 16' x 20'!!!) and showing it to my husband framed, yet still wrinkled and unwashed. Oh well, he still loved it anyways. Today I finally ironed it,framed it better and hung it on the wall in our bedroom.
Overall I'm really happy with this project and it inspires me to make something similar for friends and family for their wedding or anniversary.