Thursday, January 26, 2012

Stitched Love Note

Valentine’s Day gifts for Husband are hard. I use all my good gift ideas for Christmas.


 Husband usually gives me candy or flowers. I don't do that in case I duplicate. Although for our first Valentine’s Day, I gave him an anatomically correct chocolate heart.

18 years later it’s still in the box in the back of our refrigerator.  I’d show you the real thing but I’m too afraid to open the box.

 I told Husband he had my heart - and gave him this
 

Husband and on other hand is Mr. Romance.  He gives good gift. The first Valentine’s Day gift he gave me was a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit and bookmarked the part about being loved so much it makes you  real.

The love notes Husband writes still make me swoon.

I saw the idea for an embroidered note on Flamingo Toes and pinned it on Pinterest. I made something similar for Husband for Valentine’s Day.


I didn’t decorate my frame like Beverly did since my version is a gift for a guy.  It took less time to make too. Good thing.  I had to do this on the down low when Husband wasn’t around.

Instead of drawing the paper lines on the fabric in tailor’s chalk and sewing over them, I pinned a piece of notebook paper to fabric to use as a guide. I sewed over the lines with my sewing machine to make sure my lines were straight.. I sewed over every other line of the notebook paper so I had enough space between the lines to stitch the words.

I wrote “ps: I love you” in tailor’s chalk. I used a backstitch and black embroidery floss to stitch the words.

This project didn’t take a lot of time or cost a ton of money but it has a lot of heart.



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