I have posted before about this wedding announcement project that I have been working on. I haven't had much time for other stitching or finishing because of this project, so then it seems like I am not blogging very often! I find it hard when there is a deadline to balance everything. I am so excited to be doing this, but I miss being free to work on what I want to work on! I also miss thinking of blog posts to write about especially because I still have lots of finishes to post about and other projects I would like to show. I still have the commitments I made in my last post to fulfill!
This project has gone through many different color changes, but I have settled on these. Also, the design has changed, as I have have tried to figure out what was the fastest, fit the best in the heart cutout, etc. I decided on a lavender sprig because in the language of flowers it means 'devotion'. There will be lavender in the flowers on the wedding day! The cards are from Christinae Dahlbeck of Germany. The lavender design I modified and changed, but found the original idea in a German cross-stitch and craft book from Acufactum. The English title is translated as All Beautiful Things.
I found this paper at Joann's Fabrics to cover the back of my stitching. The announcement will be written by a calligrapher on the inside of the card. I have finished 17, and only have 20 more to go! Now that all the decisions are made, and the design sorted out, the stitching is going to move along much more quickly! Fortunately, there isn't too much other planning to do. We have a scheduled elopment in Quebec City with four guests for April 4th at 3:00. The next day we leave for a Paris honeymoon- and hopefully everyone will receive their announcements that week of our news!