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« on: January 27, 2007 12:19:04 PM »

I was a lucky girl and got a new embroidery machine for my birthday last November.  I was excited to play with my new toy and with Christmas just around the corner I had a ton of ideas for gifts.  

My sister got engaged just recently so i sought out to think of the perfect bride & groom gift for the happy couple.  This is what I came up with...

Coordinating Bride & Groom bathrobes and matching handtowels.  Who doesn't love a comfy bathrobe in these cold winter months?!  

I didn't have enough time to make the robes from scratch so I purchased plain brown & beige robes from my local supermarket (i know... grocery stores carry everything now!) and embroiderred the words across the back.  For a little more personal touch I added their wedding date on the front pocket.  

What a success!  My sister shed a few happy tears when they opened their gifts and later told me it was the most thoughtful present she has ever received.  

Here's the happy couple showing off their robes.



And a close up of the pocket.



Now I've put my self in quite a pickle... how am I going to top this for their wedding gift!   Wink
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007 12:27:31 PM »

Very sharp!  That is such an awesome idea - Now I can't wait for the next wedding I need to come up with ideas for!

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What a success!  My sister shed a few happy tears when they opened their gifts and later told me it was the most thoughtful present she has ever received. 

Now I've put my self in quite a pickle... how am I going to top this for their wedding gift!   Wink

You can't top PERFECT. So don't even try to exceed this!
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2007 01:14:38 PM »

Wedding quilt with embroidered squares - each square can be a part of their life or something - things they do together... etc... okay, that is big thinking on the wedding present.  I don't even know how to quilt and here I am talking about someone else quilting.  I guess though there is quilting and then there is quilting if that makes any sense.  I can't imagine being able to produce a quilt... I am going to learn my first block on Thursday I think.... we shall see.... I should go to my quilting group.... I do want to learn!
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2007 02:01:45 PM »

I made a "wedding quilt" (actually, a huppah, or wedding canopy) for my daughter's and son-in-law's wedding a few years ago.  I sent precut squares to about 3 dozen relatives and close friends and told them to be creative, and they certainly were!  I received back embroidered, painted, appliqued and even needlepoint squares.  I also was able to get photos of the couple, baby pix of them, pix of his parents' wedding photo and mine, photos of the grandparents and even great-grandparents, the condo they lived in at the time, their cat, other relatives who were very loved but no longer with us.  I printed the photos onto fabric and used them in the quilt as well (and for the "cornerstones", too).  I put everything together in a very simple quilt pattern with "stitch-in-the-ditch" quilting so as not to detract from the squares.  The fabrics and adornments are also meaningful.  It was a labor of love by a lot of people and they were quite touched by the whole thing.  It hangs on their livingroom wall in a place of honor.

Here is a picture as they displayed it at their wedding reception:


lysaro, those robes are wonderful!!!  What a great present!
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2007 02:59:49 PM »

just me, your huppah is incredible!  what a great idea to include so many loved ones.  you did a fantastic job and you daughter and her husband will have it forever.  bravo! 
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2007 08:27:59 PM »

those are really cute. Thats my 6th wedding anniversary! 10/13 is a good day.
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2007 07:54:40 PM »

That's a great gift, very nicely done!
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