Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Perfect Wedding Gift

I love to give practical wedding gifts. A potluck cookbook wrapped in flour sack dish towels with a pot holder for decoration is frequently my offering at a bridal shower.

I rarely give decorative items to new brides, but that may be changing.

A faithful blog reader has created a needlepoint design that can be adapted for a variety of tastes, and I'm thinking this might make the perfect throw pillow for a new farm wife.

Here's what Star says:

I was inspired by your blog on marital harmony, and created just for you a farm wife-inspired design for needlepoint that you, or your readers, might enjoy.

It purposefully has only the words paraphrased from your blog entry, so that one’s own designs can be entered into the border, to adapt it to individual taste, and the black-and-white can be changed to suit one’s own color preferences.

The grid is 297x297 holes.

If one uses 18 holes-per-inch needlepoint canvas as I do, the design measures 16 ½ x 16 ½”, and is perfect for a 16x16” pillow, otherwise, the border can be reduced, and it easily can be adapted for the center in a 10 holes-per-inch needlepoint canvas.

Though the special needs of needlepoint have been kept in mind while designing the letters, it can be used for cross-stitch, too.


Thanks, Star! I must say this is the first time my writing has inspired a craft!

If you would like to have the design emailed to you, please feel free to contact me.


blessedmomto7 said...

I love #1. Once he knows you can drive a tractor or combine-your stuck-pretty much forever :)

Anonymous said...

Isn't that the truth? I never should've learned to plow!

That's a really neat idea. I have to ask...what's a potluck cookbook?


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