While on the road, the Mr. and I celebrated our cotton (second) anniversary.
Since you only get one cotton anniversary in a marriage, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make him something special. After mulling it over for a couple of months, I had settled on an embroidery project. I bought the necessary supplies and proceeded to ignore the coming event.
For once my tendency to ignore deadlines paid off because this post from the Colette Patterns blog popped up on my feed reader and promptly kicked my sweet little embroidery project's metaphorical butt right out of the picture.
Within about 30 minutes of reading the post, I had the whole thing planned out in my mind. I would hunt down some Caesar tana lawn from Liberty of London for the exterior, line it with scraps from my Liberty Wiksten tank, and add a little "handmade" sewing label I picked up when we were in London together shortly after getting married.
And the result: the kind of perfect imperfection that defines our marriage.
There were some challenges getting everything to line up well enough to make a tie point that would be acceptable for public wear. Fortunately, it was nothing that a bit of strong arming and a bunch of steam couldn't fix.
The hand sewn finishing touches on this one are really what made it special: slip stitching the center back seam, attaching the label and tie keep. The perfect way to inject it with a little bit of l-o-v-e.