It is less than a week now until we leave on our long awaited and long planned anniversary cruise. I wanted to do something special for the 40th anniversary and it became my most beloved piece of CQ. ..
The inspiration for this project was a piece of cross stitch I did for our first anniversary. So I began by doing the main focal point of a floral heart and bluebirds.
I had been collecting hankies for years and had all these lovely hankies.. and with all the hearts and roses it seemed like a match made in heaven. Many of the hankies belonged to my late mother-in-law.
Once I got started the rest just seems to follow...I surrounded the focal piece with laces and began the secondary bluebird images. Except for replacing one hanky that didn't work, there were really no big problems or decisions... It all just flow from my heart. I never worked on it that I didn't think of our marriage and all the memories.
Our first date was Halloween 1976 and we eloped 3 weeks later Thanksgiving weekend...flew to Hawaii and got married.. Everyone thought we were crazy but it has been the best decision I ever made...