Thursday, November 18, 2010
embroidery for Kristin and Colin.
The Chicago skyline I grabbed from a google image search, and the ginko leaves came from their beautiful handmade invitations. I also pulled the colors, green and brown, from the invitations. The background fabric was trimmed from my favorite ever IKEA curtains, which hang in my craft room. I like how IKEA curtains area always too long, so I always have a bit of the fabric to devote to other projects.
I was able to finish this piece in time to give it to them at the wedding. Nate's gift was to dj the reception. He did a fantastic job. He killed it. I would watch specific people dance til exhaustion, look relieved as a song died down, like they couldn't wait to take a break, then the next song would start and they would throw their heads back, groaning, like they couldn't stop now, not when THIS SONG was playing. It was hilarious and awesome. There is a pride that comes with being the dj's wife, let me tell you, even though I kind of missed my dance partner.
It was a really nice evening, for a lot of reasons. Watching friends get married is wonderful, of course. Watching it happen in a gorgeous Chicago mansion, surrounded by happy friends who look fantastic and keep telling you how fantastic you look.... well, you get the idea. It was pretty magical.
Kristin and Colin, I wish you so much happiness. If you can find somewhere to hang this embroidery, you'll never forget your anniversary.