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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wedding Pillow Sham

Just to show you that sometimes it takes me forever to finish projects...here's the perfect example. Erik and I were married in April 2007 and I bought this embroidery project, an Anna Griffin wedding pillow sham, not long after we were married. I intended to work on it after all the craziness of the wedding was over, to place on our bed.  But that didn't happen, obviously! I worked on it a little bit right around our first wedding anniversary, then put it aside as I did other things. Long story short, I worked on it bit by bit, here and there,until I finally finished it last week.
This was the first time I worked with ribbon embroidery. I also had to figure out a way to transfer the letters from the pattern to the fabric. I ended up using dressmaker's paper, or tracing paper. I considered embroidering the date of our wedding on it also, with leftover floss, but I wasn't sure where to place it without ruinung the overall design, so I didn't.
It looks right at home on the bed with the others!

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Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It turned out beautifully, and looks so nice on your bed!

Katy Noelle said...

It is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! What a *precious* memento from your special day (and first years married =])! I just mean that so sincerely. You're probably going to hear it many times more - it is very truly wonderful. Also, congratulations on finishing!

Love, Katy Noelle

xinex said...

The pillow is so adorable, worth all the time you put into it...Christine

Sharyn said...

So so pretty - bet you are glad you finally got it finished! Makes me want to find my unfinished embroideries.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

What a beautiful pillow, you should be very proud of the work you put into it!


Susan said...

The pillow is beautiful!

MrsReaux said...

you did such a good job - the pillow looks just beautiful!

Olivia~ said...

Oh my what a beautiful sham!

Olivia~ said...

Oh my what a beautiful sham!

Farah said...

Soooooo delicate and beautiful, love love and more love, I love emborideries and on cushions is more loving. It looks so perfect with your pillows, beautiful really... IMPRESSIVE



Love your wedding pillow! It is gorgeous! Great job on the embroidery!
~ Julie

Debbie~ said...

It is just gorgeous! What a wonderful heirloom you've made for your family to come!!! Thanks for sharing! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs