Saturday, June 28, 2014

Wedding Pinkeep and Card

I'm all ready for my cousin's  wedding in August.  Bought a new dress, made a pin keep and card.  All I have to do is write a check and I'm set.

"I Do" by Bent Creek is the perfect little design for a pinkeep.  I used all DMC over-one on 28 count Cashel.  I've forgotten which color, one of the light neutrals.  If the couple had shorter names, I would have stitched their first names instead of initials, but this works.  I love how the I, d and o are worked into the alphabet so as not to disturb the sequence.



I stitched up a few freebies for the card, but finally settled on one by Nan Lewis of Threadworks Primitives.  She designed it for the members of the Prim Stitchers Society FB group.  Someone in the group commented that it looks like the birds are almost kissing so that helped me decide.  This is done with my usual free-hand style of cutting and very little actual measurement.  It's a primitive design, so I figure that's fair.  The design in stitched using DMC on 35 count linen from HDF.  I added a little batting behind the design so it's pouffy.  The card is actually larger than the pinkeep.  I hope that doesn't seem too odd.  But done is done and now I can move on to another project.



24 comments:

Jackie said...

I've not seen I Do before - it's so cute! The freebie from Nan was my first choice too. The birds do look like love birds to me.

Jan said...

What a sweet gift. I haven't seen I Do before either. Nice finishing work.

Blu said...

What a lovely gift!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your pin keep turned out perfectly and the card is darling, too!

Jane Galley said...

Love the pin keep. What a lovely combination and keepsake the card and keep will be

Annette-California said...

The bride is going to cherish the pinkeep you made for them - love it.
Beautiful card! love Annette

stitchersanon said...

They will love the wonderful pinkeep and card..perfect. I love them. Well done

Mii Stitch said...

These will be perfect gifts! I love your pinkeep :)

Carol said...

Looks like everything is set for the couples' big day, Annie! At least on your end :)

I love that pinkeep and you've given me an idea of something to stitch for a wedding I'm attending in October. That is really cute and the card is perfect with the "almost kissing" love birds, too!

Glad to hear you've found a dress, too--I should probably start looking for one for the October wedding. Can't remember the last time I wore a dress!!

Enjoy your Sunday!!

Margaret said...

Lovely stitching! We have a wedding to go to in August too. I'm still wondering if my dress is semi formal enough. Sigh.

Vickie said...

Fantastic Annie! Good for you being all set for the wedding. :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

I do is just perfect!

Nancy said...

Lovely pinkeep! Such a beautiful idea for a wedding gift!

KimM said...

This is so thoughtful and lovely. This is a perfect gift.
I'm sure it will be treasured. hugs xxx

Anne said...

Lovely wedding gift Annie! The couple will be happy to receive it and their card!! It's such a nice little wedding sampler. I'll have to get this as it looks like a quick stitch and you could change the colours too!

Cole said...

Beautiful gift! I Do is a sweet piece, and I love it as a pinkeep :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

That is just beautiful.

Penny said...

What a lovely pinkeep, and card! You did a wonderful job on both!

Melanie said...

I'd never seen that 'I Do' design before either. What a handy little design. It's adorable. Both pieces are great. :)

Brigitte said...

Annie, both are two wonderful handmade wedding gifts. A great choice of designs, I particularly love BC's I Do with the different colours for the two words. A very creative design.

Hetti said...

Such a lovely gifts for your cousin's wedding Annie! The colors and the motifs are full of Love. The bow is very delicate on the card. Did you use the fork technique :-))
XXXX Hetti

♥ Nia said...

Lovely pinkeeper :) you did a great job, congrats on your finish!! :)

Annette said...

What a great pattern the I do.
Never seen it before But so lovely.
They Will be so happy with What you have made. Will we get a pic if the dress too?? You dont have too weer it for the pic. :))
It still a few weeks away. But you must have fun that your as good as done for the.
You Will have a wonderfull day

Gina E. said...

Absolutely delightful, both of them!