> > > My husband's grandparents 50th anniversary is in June. I promised I
> > > would do something for the anniversary. But I can't find anything I
> > > like. It doesn't necessarily have to be an anniversary specific thing,
> > > but whatever it is, I would like it to be VERY nice. Not too
> > > feminine--for grandpa's sake :-)
> > > Ideas? Please oh please oh please oh please!
> > > Thanks,
> > > Melinda Montgomery
> > Melinda,
> > I can think of two designs by Maureen Appleton that are beautiful. The
> > first one is Rose Marriage Sampler Leaflet No 1. The second is Fl***
> > Heart Leaflet No 12. They are both stitched over one but look fine if
> > stitched over two. The XS store nearest you should be able to order
> > them or you can call The Heart's Content and get them directly from
> > Ms. Appleton's co. Her number is (414)494-9434. Her designs are some
> > of my favorites. Good luck to you in finding a design for your in-laws
> > anniversary. 50 years wow!
> > Laura C.
> > We must accept truth even if it changes
> > our point of view~G. Sands
> I'll second Laura's vote on the Rose Marriage Sampler. It is beautiful
> and I think it would be doable in the time frame you mentioned.
> Beth Gray
Have you considered the beaded sampler by Blue Bell Cottage....done with
ivory silk on ivory linen, using ivory pearl beads with gold accents,
this project is elegant, brings in the tradition of the Golden Wedding
Anniversery, is not fussy or feminine, and would become a family
heirloom....additionally, it is not a huge project, and would assure
being finished in time for framing and then presenting in June...email
me if interested. The Rose Sampler, by Hearts Content, is one that I
did for son and DIL----very, very time consuming, slow stitching, but
truely wonderful. I do take exception with the comment re. ignoring the
instructions to work one over one, and it would be equally nice...not
so! I framed one done this way by a client, and the general concensus
amoung the framers, shoppe folk, and customers was that it was choppy,
unimpressive, and essentially, had lost it' magic!