Thursday, June 30, 2011

50th Anniversary Table Runner- Part 2

Close up of the finished runner...prefelt, neps and scrunched-up silk gauze.

 


In its entirety.

 


Embroidered heart.

 


50 loving years together.

 


A cousin recently sent me a DVD with family movies on it...

...from half a century ago.

My favorite parts were the scenes of my aunt and uncle canoodling in the corner...

...so young, and so very much in love!

Somehow, throughout 50 years of married life, they've managed to keep that passion for each other...

...what a rare and beautiful thing!

To commemorate this milestone, I did a little embroidery...

...just the number 50 in an embroidered prefelt heart.

Happy Anniversary, you two!! <3

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18 comments:

Cash en Els said...

What a beautiful present!! I think You make somebody very happy with it.

With love, Els

WonderWhyGal said...

That is stunning! I love how the fabric changed as it was wet felted. You could go into massive amounts of symbolism about marriage when you look at how the fiber and fabrics changed in the process yet created something even more beautiful together but...the embroidered heart with 50 says it all. I'm glad that your cousin was able to take the movie and transfer it to DVD. I'm slowly scanning photos so I can create a scrapbook of all the grandparents, etc. for my siblings and cousins. It's amazing how much of our future really is tied to our past.

Beautiful work, as always.

Andrea

Kelly said...

This is beautiful!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Els! Yes...my aunt put it right onto her table for daily use!
Andrea--I hadn't thought of the symbolism, but you're right! Heat, agitation, a little soap and LOVE!
:)
Thanks, Kelly!

Rachel said...

Indeed, Happy Anniversary to them both.

FeltersJourney said...

Heather, this is breathtaking! And what a wonderful present to commemorate 50 years of happy marriage - I am sure it is going to be loved and treasured!
I love everything about this piece - its stunning!
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--I'll pass on your sweet wishes to my A&E when I speak with them next.
Deborah--Thanks so much!! XXO-

Ginny Huber said...

what a lovely piece, perfect and heartfelt gift (couldn't resist saying that..It is lovely to see the process, as always..and to commemorate a momentous occasion with so much fibery love.Wonderful!

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Ginny!! I love a good pun...thanks for that, too!!

pinkundine said...

Very impressive, I love the heart, it really sets it all off :)

Dawn Edwards said...

Good morning,

What a lovely gift for your aunt and uncle...It's beautiful!!! I'm sure they're going to be just as head-over-heels with your gift, as they are with one another;-)

Happy 50th Anniversary Heather's aunt and uncle!!!

Big hugs,
Dawn

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, pinkundine and Dawn!!

Marushka C. said...

Beautiful! That is one of those art pieces that you can see something different in every time you look at it. So pretty - colors, texture, everything! Congratulations to your aunt & uncle -- may the canoodling continue :-)

Heather Woollove said...

Mary--Thanks! I just love alliteration!!

Voie de Vie said...

Really love this! It's quite a milestone, and quite a great way to commemorate it.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Denise! I was happy that my aunt knew right away that it was felted. She told me that she 'has a book on it', but hasn't ever tried it.

Sandie Knapp said...

Oh dear, that is really beautiful. I know it will be treasured for a long time to come. Beautiful work and great design. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Sandie! It makes me happy that it's being used. :)