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« on: August 13, 2018 11:37:42 AM »

My brother-in-law is finally marrying his fiance this summer, and I wanted to make something special for her bridal shower. We are planning to give them a gift for the wedding, of course, (or maybe just cash)  so I thought I'd do something more personal for the shower.

I wanted something pretty, but still useful, and eventually landed on a handkerchief. I also figured I'd be able to use some of my enormous stash of embroidery floss (I was gifted the remaining inventory from a craft store that closed) for the design. I'm really into Elizabetta Sforza's floral embroidered monograms, but unfortunately didn't have the time to get her book (which I will definitely do one day). Luckily, I'm not too bad at drawing, so I designed my own monogram with peonies & monk's hook - the bride's favorite - along with canola and Saskatoon berries to represent where we live (our province is famous for growing canola and wheat, and we live in Saskatoon).

Here's some progress photos:

And here's the finished handkerchief:

I always like seeing the back of projects, so here's the back side too:

And, if you were curious, this is the penny pocket I made:

My Mom told me that in filipino culture (I'm hapa) you're supposed to keep a container of rice and money in the corner of your house so that you never run out of money or food. The bride's maiden name is Penny, and I thought it would be cute to put a small pocket with a single grain of rice and a penny. It's held in place with a couple stitches so that the penny and rice can be removed if the handkerchief needs to be washed.
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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018 12:08:57 PM »

Such a beautiful gift!  And I really like the meaning behind the different flowers.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018 08:33:46 AM »

Oh my goodness! That is just beautiful!

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018 09:42:38 AM »

Oh my, it's just beautiful. Your stiches  are amazing, especially how neat they are on the back.

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018 04:31:13 PM »

Gorgeous from composition to execution!

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2018 07:17:49 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2018 09:46:51 AM »

Gorgeous! And will no doubt be a treasured heirloom!

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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2018 06:43:10 PM »

That is really lovely.

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