I started stitching this with the intention of making it personal to my family. I liked that I could stitch our surname in place of the word ‘true’ which is in the original design in the top heart. I’ve added the initials of our three children, two of those are done in the hearts that were charted to have initials but then I wanted DS#2 to have his initials in a heart and did those in the one with the arrows.
Then in the entwined hearts are the initials of DH and me and below that is the year we were married (where have all those years gone?!?!?). I decided to add my parents’ initials under that and then under the heart at the top with our surname I’ve added my parents-in-law’s initials. I never had the pleasure of getting to know my FIL, he died many years ago when my DH was a young boy but my MIL was a lovely person who welcomed me into her family with open arms. It will be two years this summer since she passed away and she is still much missed.
I’m feeling a little bittersweet about having finished this one. A couple of weeks ago and I was feeling like I’d been stitching on it forever and yet now, here I am and I will miss working on it! This was one that had been in my stash for years so in that regard it feels good to have finally stitched it! Now to go and see whether I dip into my stash or I give in to the new BBD booklet ‘A Stitcher’s Journey’. It is proving more and more of a temptation except that I love it so much that I’m not sure what to pick first!
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Until next time ……