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What fun! I'm exhausted, I can't imagine how the happy couple must feel. I had a great time, as did everyone I talked to. Much mingling, much laughter, and much love to go around.

Now that my wedding present has been delivered, I can post about it here. I didn't want to ruin the surprise before the wedding, but I spent the time leading up to the wedding stitching this:

And a couple of close-ups. The cottage:

The alphabet and flower border:

The wedding and reception were such good fun. Kate had a great time and I was able to both meet many members of each extended family and reconnect with people I hadn't seen in ages (sometimes many years). I gave a heart-felt toast to the couple (and was reassured that I didn't make too much a fool of myself in doing it when several people commented nicely on it afterwards), joined in an impromptu serenade of the happy couple which caused the photographers to go into a frenzy of flash photography (I'm very afraid!), and when my shoe came off as I was galloping down the stairs I narrowly avoided throwing myself head-first over the banister. Woohoo, now that's a party!

More photos can be found at my Flickr site.


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Blogger Matt Forbeck Says:

Thanks for the photos, Nicole. You and Chris and Kate look fantastic, and it was great to see Ray and Mitch, who I haven't seen in person for years. It looks like John and Jenny had a great time too. What a wonderful wedding!

Anonymous Joanna Hurley Says:

Looks like you had fun, but what caught my eye is the GORGEOUS stitching. :) I love the colors and the texture on that sampler. Is that freehand embroidery (I do cross stitch ); is it from a pattern or did you sketch it?

Blogger Nikchick Says:

This is the biggest needlework project I've ever attempted, so I used a kit. I've done counted cross stitch, cross stitch from patterns and from kits, but never anything this big and nothing with so many embroidery stitches. The outline of the pattern was printed on the fabric and then I worked from the key to fill in each section with the appropriate thread or yarn and the appropriate stitches. I learned how to do French knots like a pro, I must say.

I had a great time with it and find myself at loose ends now that I don't have something to work on while watching TiVo. :)


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