Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Grow Old Along with Me motto

It's always a pleasure to design a motto that will be treasured by a family and become a future heirloom. I have had the pleasure of designing dozens and dozens of such mottoes. Tributes to family members, honoring family members, etc. The motto I designed yesterday was for a gentleman who wanted an anniversary gift for his wife. Stitched and framed. What a guy.......I have had several men buy these as gifts for their wives. So the motto I had that he liked was Grow Old Along with Me. But he wanted me to add their initials and year of their marriage. I changed the whole pattern to fit that in and I actually like it better this way. He wanted red instead of the pink roses and dark pink lettering. I love red so I was happy to stitch this and I wanted to show you a preview of it. The motto was an 8 hour stitch yesterday and I carved the frame and the stain is curing. It is shown in a plain frame. Not very bright out this morning but here it is. I love the simplicity of these mottoes.

 
I need to get back to the dye pot and floss but I have one more custom pattern to do this week.
 
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure and stay tuned as I will have the Valentine's Day give-away real soon.
Nancy

47 comments:

  1. That would not have taken me only eight hours!! First of all, because I NEVER have 8 hours to myself, and secondly, I apparently stitch slow!! It is lovely!

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    1. Thank you Maggee. I stitch fast and I have stitched almost 500 mottoes in the last 10 years!

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  2. I love it and the colors. I'm sure his wife was/ will be thrilled.

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    1. My favorite colors for a motto.....

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  3. Now that is some kind of a guy! Love the depth and richness of your red floss!

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    1. A great guy for sure...there are some out there! lol

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  4. This is so beautiful! I really like the red. His wife is a lucky woman.

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    1. Yes she is. A super nice guy to work with too.

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  5. I love it also !!! I also would have taken longer than 8 hrs.. With old age came slower stitching lol

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    1. Old age is slowing me down too....a couple year ago this would have been 6 hours!

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  6. You did a wonderful job, I have no doubt that the lucky lady will love it. What a wonderful and considerate husband, I love the colors he picked. Thanks for sharing this with us. Guida

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    1. Thank you. I thought I would show more projects that I am working on instead of not posting for long periods. One of the New Year resolutions!

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  7. You did a lovely job at designing and stitching the sampler. A beautiful gift from the heart!
    Hopblogger

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  8. Beautiful design and colors
    Colors perfectly merry design
    :-)
    Ciao Giovanna

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  9. What a lovely Motto - I too can't believe it only took 8 hours to stitch. What's your secret?!

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    1. Working on the perforated paper goes quickly. I stitch fast but not as fast as I used to with arthritic hands. Hand on top and hand underneath and needle flying! lol
      The design is printed on the paper. It is the no counting that makes everyone love working on these mottoes. You just stitch in between the lines.

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  10. Oh, what a man! When I meet people like this in my work it gives me an inspiration to deal with some not too pleasant persons:) I love the motto! I will share the post with my writer David J Salmon, he was looking for some idea of motto as well. Have a great day!

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    1. Yes...there are some lovely people in this world. I have dealt with the other kind too! lol That makes you appreciate the kind people!

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  11. It's lovely Nancy and what a great gift from a lovely man. xx

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    1. Thank you. Yes....what a nice man.

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    1. Thank you. We need more thoughtful men like this in the world.

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  13. Good morning, Nancy! Eight hours? I want to be you when I grow up! LOL The motto is beautiful and it is so sweet of the gentleman to chose this for his wife.

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    1. Wait to make your final decision...I'm not done growing up!!! Thank you for the compliment.

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  14. I have had several men buy mottoes for their wives. One gentleman in Germany bought "And they lived Happily Ever After" for his wife for Christmas. I loved doing that one for him too. Such nice people all over the world!

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  15. Wow, that is beautiful. I can't believe you did it in only 8 hours. What a wonderful gift to receive. Lucky women to have such thoughtful husbands.

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    1. Thank you. And we need more guys like this! LOL

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    1. Thank you....and yes....it is very romantic. Lucky woman!

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  17. Lovely changes, though I'm even more impressed by the gentleman wanting this for his sweetie, :o)

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  18. I love it. What a sweet sentiment. My husband would be tickled if I stitched that for him. Maybe next year. This year he's getting Strawberry Fields Forever.

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  19. Beautiful stitching.... AWESOME guy!!!!!!

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  20. What a sweet story. Looks amazing!

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  21. How beautiful, she is one lucky lady to have such a thoughtful husband. x

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