Monday, September 2, 2013

Gifts for Courtney



Wedding Bells rang this summer for a friend.  She asked me to create her garter and one for her to toss.


 A penny (for luck)  from the year of her birth was stitched into a small pocket behind the crystal heart. 

Courtney is a gifted musician and vocalist.  To hear her play the harp or sing is like listening to an angel.  When I saw this fabric at a quilt show,  with images of Brides and sheet music,  I knew it was perfect for Courtney and her special day.
 Brian Haggard's book "Embroidered Memories, provided all the inspiration for the stitching.

 Buttons  add a special touch.

 Adding the date will help Phillip not forget their anniversary!

 If you get a chance, check out the retreat Brian is hosting in early November.
 How wonderful to be able to sit side-by-side with Brian and learn his techniques!
 Courtney had a beautiful wedding and the garter she tossed, was proudly worn on the head of the young man that caught it....Let's just say, "A good time was had by all!"
 
Love to all,
Deb

 

20 comments:

deanna7trees said...

love how you did that pillow. and beautiful stitching.

DeeDee said...

There is always beautiful work going on here.. I know she didn't want to toss either.. so beautiful...

ShirleyC said...

Wow, Deb! That pillow is incredible! I know she will cherish her special gifts you made for her.
Too funny about the garter!

Artist Brian Haggard said...

Deb, How proud I am to see my work inspiring so many and girl you just rocked it. That is a lovely job you did I know the bride will hold that pillow dear to her for many years to come. I do love reading your blog and sharing it with my friends. You always have great things to entice and you write so wonderfully I struggle with that. Thanks for such a great write up on your blog, what a sweetie. www.Brianhaggard.com

margaret said...

wonderful cushion and thanks for the reminder of Brian`s book, must lift my copy of the shelf and have another tome of eye candy with it.

Vicki Boster said...

Oh my goodness Deb - what a beautiful and special gift for your friend. The garters are beautiful - so delicate and precious. The pillow is absolutely one of the most unique wedding gifts ever - I can only imagine how thrilled they will be to recieve this gift -- so beautiful with your amazing embroidery and special touches.

The photos are stunning! You have truly crafted a gift that they will love and cherish forever.

xoxo,
Vicki

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Deb! What precious things you've created here. The garters are sooo pretty and I love how you made a little spot for a lucky penny...and that pillow is just gorgeous with all your lovely stitching. Beautiful gifts created from the heart that will be cherished forever, I'm sure!
xo

Dorthe said...

Dear Deb
that pillow is something so beautiful, and lovely, and wonderfully embroidered, my friend. I just read about Brian Haggard on another blog today, and saw the beautiful books he made.
Love the two garters you made aswell,. such beautiful wedding gifts Deb!!
Hugs, Dorthe

cq4fun said...

I love your cushion. Such beautiful work.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Sounds like a lovely wedding - and your creations are beautiful! Brian's new book is on my wish list for sure.

Createology said...

Making the garters was a very special gift. Even more special is this beautiful thoughtful pillow for the married couple. Creative Bliss Dear...

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

You create the most amazing and wonderful gifts for people. Treasured memories all wrapped up in tissue paper.

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oh how lovely everything is.
xx

Isabelle said...

oh thanks a lot. you make me think I have a weeding tomorrow, and I foget to do a greeting card.
your work is lovely

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That pillow was a fabulous and very personal gift. You picked the perfect fabrics and your embroideries are beautiful. Your friend must have been very excited when she unwrapped it.
Have a great weekend!
Julia

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Such beautiful and special gifts you created for you friend,Deb.
I'm sure she will cherish them forever.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my goodness Deb that pillow is just something else - absolutely stunning and so appropriate for Courtney. She must adore it! The garters too you have created look great and so do you wearing those altered clothes.
You are such a talent with your hand and machine sewing!
Hugs,
Suzy

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Deb. Happy Autumn, Wow what truly beautiful gifts you created for your friend.. Perfect in every way. Hugs judy

kathyinozarks said...

Your work is so beautiful- I am visiting from 2 bags full-and her amazing scarf project and thank yous to you too.Hugs Kathy

Lorraine said...

Great pillow Deb! Haven't been by to visit much so will need to get caught up on what you are doing. Hugs.

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