Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 10, 1942

50th Anniversary Gift

On this date, 70 years ago, my lovely parents-in-law, George and Marie, were married.  They lived to celelbrate 55 years together.  For their 50th Anniversary, I stitched this little kit, with various threads including wools and cottons on linen.  In those days, I just did the best I could with adding the "50" and their personal information to a stamped pattern, but Marie was thrilled that it was an approximation of my own writing LOL 
She set it out on the guest book table for the anniversary reception and then hung it in their living room afterwards.  I loved trying out the many different surface embroidery stitches, although I recall it being a dash to the finish to complete it and have it framed - we decided at the time to frame it without glass, as the stitches were highly textured and raised, and so far it's been satisfactory that way.   With many fond memories ......


  1. It's beautiful, I love all the different stitches.

  2. ohhhhh looks gorgeous and I can see why they were thrilled to pieces with it :) love mouse xxxxx

  3. That's lovely, Di. I can see why it would be so valuable to them.

  4. Thanks for your warm comments - this was a piece with special meaning and it's lovely to be able to share it here.