My youngest sister Jennifer is getting married in October. Weddings in our family have always been a big deal but since Jenn is the youngest, this one takes the cake for preparations.
Last weekend, Julia and I headed off for the shower that was supposed to be a surprise (but unfortunately wasn't much of one). It was a lovely day full of family, old friends and new friends. Julia's comment, while sitting right in front of Jenn while she opened every gift, was priceless. "Mommy, I want exactly this kind of wedding!" A girl can dream!
Jenn's friends were throwing the shower for her but Mom wanted to add that special touch. She decided that all the sisters and she should make little hearts stuffed full of lavender. We all said we would help. Mom ordered wool felt from Magic Cabin and stitched up the first heart. We all pitched in.
There were 70 guests expected. What a lot of stitching! If truth be told, I didn't have a lot of time to help (because of my big knitting weekend preparations). I did do a few of the hearts and contributed a hand-drawn hangtag. The night before the shower, we all sat around cutting and tying on the tags with leftover crewel wool.
Mom got the idea for the hearts from a project in my book Colorful Stitchery. Here's a photo of that project.
That project was quite a bit larger but the construction is the same. I originally used recycled wool blanket fabric for my XOX heart. You can find the instructions in my book Colorful Stitchery that is available in my shop.
The handmade hearts were the perfect touch for a lovely shower. Now onto all the wedding prep!