Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wedding Cross Stitch Revealed

Four sleeves, one sock, and part of a shawl later, we are back home in Bellevue to find sunny skies and our camellias in bloom!

Would you believe we travelled in 2 cars all the way from Chicago to Minneapolis last Friday with our 3 little grandkids who, by the way, are wonderful travelers, their folks, and our son? Our younger daughter and her fiance flew in from Seattle, and it was a grand reunion, the first time we'd all been together since Christmas of 2007. "Through a Series of Unfortunate Events" as Lemony Snicket would say, however, we managed to arrive at the wedding on Saturday just as our niece and her now husband were saying their vows. (Car #2 witnessed the KISS.) Despite that glich we had a wonderful celebration. It was the first time that all of our kids and their cousins had seen each other since 2003 when Jill and Michael got married. And since that day in August, eight children have been added to our family!

A few posts ago, I shared a peek at our wedding gift for Leanne. The cross stitch, a Lizzie Kate pattern, is framed in a Sudbury tray. Hopefully it will remind them of the beginning of their long and happy marriage!

11 comments:

Kathy A. said...

Isn't it fun when all the family gets together! There is nothing like a big dose of family to fill one's heart. Sounds like a wonderful wedding.
It is good though to be home and sleep in your own bed though. Welcome home!

Barbara C said...

Your cross stitch is lovely--so simple and sentimental at the same time. What a great idea to put it in a tray. Hopefully they'll see it a lot that way.

Dee said...

A beautiful gift for the newlyweds. Sorry you missed most of the wedding.

Pat said...

What a lovely gift!

Lynn said...

Wonderful gift, a keepsake that I'm sure will always be treasured.

Plays with Needles said...

How wonderful a reunion that must have been! I'm so glad you all made it for the kiss...that's the best part! Your gift is sweet and your story is a riot. Better late than never they say...no one will remember you were late either, I bet...

Jane said...

You did a beautiful job on this Judy... what a great idea, something that can be used as well as cherished. Sounds like a fine time with all your family together after so long. Enjoy your day!

Rian said...

Sounds like you just made it to the wedding in the nick of time! That's cutting it close! The cross stitch is wonderful. Welcome home.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Such a lovely, useful sentiment! I hope she loved it as much as we! So happy for your family gathering - it must have been most special.

Fünfzigerjahremädel said...

Oh,Judy,..the tray is wonderful!I like the idea and the stitching pattern!That's a very special gift!!!
Many greetings and a nice weekend!
Ulla

Linda said...

What a clever idea...beautifully stitched too.