Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Golden Wedding Celebration

Fifty years ago a shy young eleven year old was asked to give her sister a horse shoe on her wedding day.

Fifty years later what could I do to make the celebration of my sister's golden wedding anniversary.

I took a copy of one the wedding day photos, changed it to sepia colour and printed it on to silk.

I found some cream vintage silk dupioni from a wedding gown for the background and cut a horse shoe shape from gold silk fabric.

I used fusible webbing to attach the photo and the horse shoe to the cream background.

I then embellished the lower part of the horseshoe with cream motifs, grub roses, gold beading, pearl beaded trim and silk ribbon embroidery.

I then took the project to the framers and was very pleased with the box frame they did for me.

Fifty years on and they can look back and reminisce the many years shared together.


Cherie said...

Very beautiful work as always Peg, a true treasure. xo

FredaB said...

Peggy you did a wonderfuljob and the horseshoe was so creative. Turned out beautiful.

We used to play horshoes up at Harv's Dad's cottage.
Lots of good memories.



crazyquilter said...

I spoke to my sister the next day and she said her husband had already hung the picture for her so I took that as a real compliment.

It was nice to remember their special day in this way and lovely to be able to do it under the freedom of the 'crazy quilting' banner.