Two good friends were married on Friday, I thought long and hard about wedding presents as they are both about our age, settled in their home, and originally said they didn’t want any presents…well that wasn’t going to happen!
I decided to stitch a wedding sampler for them and having checked my cross-stitch patterns, I found one that fitted the bill perfectly. I have a lovely book called The New Cross-Stitch Sampler Book by Helen Philipps. There are about three variations on this design, I stitched one for a friends silver wedding last year. The design I chose this time is called the Valentine Sampler but with a few adaptations it was perfect.
Nick and Kathy took the term ‘long distance relationship’ to the extreme with the Atlantic Ocean coming between them, Kathy has now moved from America to the best place in the world, Yorkshire, to be with Nick…ok so I’m slightly biased!! As soon as I read the verse on the Valentine Sampler, it had to be that one!
I added their initials and the date of their wedding instead of roses and ‘Love’. It was fairly quick to stitch and the beads and lace on it add a variety of texture to the sampler. The heart charm came from Beads Direct
I took it down to the Art Works in Otley to be framed as they always do a good job, I chose a light coloured frame and a double mount. I’m really pleased with it and hope they like it too.