Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Wedding Heart

Recently I made a 'wedding heart' per request of a friend, for a friend of hers. I wanted to post it, but also wanted to wait til the bride had the heart in her hand, so so speak, before I showed it here. She has it now, so I am free to show it to you and tell the story.

Do you remember me telling you about our retreat called AWOL? That lovely time when a bunch of us get together, sew, laugh, talk all night, and have a GREAT time. It was during that time when one of my friends asked if I would make a heart for her good friend who was getting married. Of course, I would, so added her to the 'list.' Having several other requests, this one would possibly not be ready until after the wedding, but that was ok, she said.

Now, I know the bride, but not well, so I asked for more information so I could customize the heart. It turns out she loves sage green and cream and Fall is her favorite season, so putting on my thinking cap was next. Do you see that leaf print in the upper left corner? Well, that is the fabric I used to choose my other colors and also was used for the back of the heart. I'm not showing you the back as I've added names, etc., so for privacy, you'll have to just enjoy the front.

Also, for the life of me, I couldn't find 'sage green' beads, or ribbon, so just used what I had. It's my thinking that absolutely ALL greens go together. I added a glass flower bead and glass beads around the entire heart. The other 'Fall' colors I pulled from the print fabric and although the photos you see don't show 'the true color,' (in real life they are a bit deeper in color), it turned out pretty well. It's very soft looking.

I was a bit nervous about the heart...would the bride like it....were the colors ok, etc. But, I'm told that she 'loved, loved, loved it." That's all I need to know, and I am wishing the happy couple the best of everything!

Hope you enjoyed seeing the wedding heart and as always, I wish you the best too. take care out there! pat


Geannine said...

Oh it's so pretty in person! Pat - thanks again!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

A heirloom treasure,
such beautiful workmanship Pat

fiberdoodles said...

I have seen the heart and I have seen the bride and ooohh does she LOVE it!! It is beautiful; as always. The colors are so soft and perfect. Good job my friend!

Francien said...

There is nothing not to love about this heart Pat!!...( i hope thats good English) ...it is so beautiful and those colors..gorgious!!...told you before that you are so great at making this hearts...in any color...they should be in an magazine!!...love them!!
greetings Francien.

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Gorgeous heart, beautiful work and a treasure for her always. Love your beading, I think it makes it that much more gorgeous as a finishing.


CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Truly beautiful stitching, You blog is lovely along with your gorgeous Red Bud. I planted one 3 years ago and it is growing well but nothing compare to your lovely one. Hugs Judy

brenco1 said...

Beautiful heart. They just keep getting better.

Deb said...

Another Beautiful work of art!

Vivian said...

Wow!That is so romantic and beautiful. What beautiful stitches. How long have you been doing this type of work. I think I need to learn how to do this. Any suggestions on where to start.

Barbara C said...

Your heart is beautiful. Your stitching is so precise and the colors and motifs are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy-Jane said...

Your work is beautiful and I love the glass beads.

Letitia said...
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Letitia said...

As the bride and the person on the receiving end of this heart - I can tell you it is gorgeous and will be cherished always. Pat - your work is amazing! I stitch and bead and can only imagine how much time and patience this took. It is indeed an heirloom and a work of art. MANY thanks to Pat for your creativity and talent and to Joe and Geannine for having it made.

Allison Ann Aller said...

What a great idea for a simple but meaningful and personal wedding gift.
I love it!

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