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« on: May 15, 2010 03:30:29 PM »

Wedding Certificate for Megan
So last weekend I attended a my cousin's wedding in New Jersey. Of course I made the gift, because that's what I do. I had wanted to make a quilt, but changed my mind once I realized I really don't have that kind of time. I decided to make an embroidered wedding certificate similar to the one I made my husband for our 1 year anniversary. I spent a bit of time designing it and fiddling with fonts and searching the net for anyone who may have done this before (apparently no one?). Flickr had some great pictures of similar projects which did give me inspiration however. I finally came up with this:


I love how this came out and already have plans for more. I forgot how fun embroidery could be, especially if you make your own design. I used a variety of stitches including the stem stitch, lazy daisy stitch, back stitch, chain stitch and I think the filler for the heart and clovers would be called couching? I'm not entirely sure how many hours I put into this piece but I've been working on it off and on for about a month or so, mostly while watching tv or on break at work.


 I think my favorite part are the clovers on the sides. (can you tell my cousin and her now husband are Irish?)
And yes I didn't wrap it so I could show it off on the gift table, although of course that turned into my mom showing it to everyone that was the wedding.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010 12:23:47 PM »

oh it's beautiful, i am especially admiring of how much lettering you did! (proper nutcase, taking on that much writing!)
the detail is really lovely, well done
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2010 09:38:12 AM »

That is so pretty. Great job!
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super cute!
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010 01:43:49 PM »

didn't wrap it so I could show it off on the gift table, although of course that turned into my mom showing it to everyone that was the wedding.

Hehheeh, that's awesome! This is a *very* special gift. Great job!
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