Wednesday, May 24, 2017

37 Years!

I'm very late at getting this post written, but today is my 37th wedding anniversary!  Hubby hand drew a picture for the front of our wedding invitation all those years ago - it was very unconventional to say the least - showing a frog marrying a princess! About 15 years ago I found a Willie Rae figurine that reminded me SO much of his drawing that I had to buy it. I dug out one of our invitations and framed it in a thrift store frame. Now they are displayed side by side on my bedside table.

Yesterday my friends Kay and Sue came to see the new house. Kay is a rug hooker and brought some show & tell. Several months ago I dyed some wool for her to use as stained glass windows and hoped it would work for her. Well, here's how it turned out.

Pretty perfect, I think!

This depicts the Kaysville LDS Tabernacle which is right next door to her house......

....and here is an old photo of the pioneer era building.

(the stained glass windows from the inside)

She also showed me her newest rug which includes one of the things she always tells her sons and grandchildren - very good advice for all of us - BE NICE! As always, her hubby drew the design for her.

She had this darling little piece of embellished stitchery that a friend had gifted her with - so sweet! I love the smushed thimble being used for a flower pot!

15 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the invitation and your frog piece, fun way to display them.
Love the stained glass, would love to know how you dyed the wool. I have taken lots of photos of churches and would love to do some, someday.

Debbie

Janet O. said...

The framed drawing and the figurine were meant to be together--really sweet! Happy Anniversary, Gayle!
That wool IS perfect for the stained glass windows. Great job on the dying!
What a clever flower pot on that little piece.
Are you all settled into your home now? Is it wonderful?!?

Yvonne said...

Your friend Kay is an artist! Love her work! As Well as your husband. So special that he made your invitation cards. A sweet memory when you look at it I am sure!
Happy anniversary!

Saundra said...

Happy Anniversary and how adorable your hubby drew that oh so many years ago and now it is framed. What a great idea for the use of vintage crazy quilt.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the little drawing. And yes, the hand dyed wool was perfect for those windows. Have a great day!

basketsofwool said...

Happy Anniversary! That drawing your husband did for your invitations is better than any commercial made card! The the hooked rugs too, the stained glass was perfect!!
~Cammie

Karen said...

Love the frog and princess theme you have beside your bed. A very unique wedding invitation and I think 37 years ago, something like that was not the norm. Nowadays, anything goes. I like your husband's sense of humor.

Lori said...

What a great drawing! It is so special. Happy Anniversary!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a great wedding invite that must have been. I'm sure many people saved it. The Willie Rae figurine is the perfect companion.
Happy, happy anniversary and may you be blessed with many, many more :)

Darlene said...

What a very sweet card!!!

Kyle said...

First, let me say Happy Annivsary. What a blessing. Secondly, your vignette with the card and Willie Rae are so darling and sweet together. What a treasure. ( oh, and your husband probably is too)

acorn hollow said...

Happy Anniversary! What a fun invitation. Wonderful rug and pieces
Cathy

Three Sheep Studio said...

Happy 37 years !!! You did an amazing job with the wool for the stained glass - it is perfect.
Hope you are feeling comfortable in your new home.
Rose

Lesley said...

Happy Anniversary! What an adorable card your hubby made. Along with the figurines, it makes quite a tribute to your special day. We will have been married for 38 years this summer...where has the time gone! I have followed your blog for quite awhile but for some reason I am not getting your blog in my reader, so am catching up today. The quilt made from your dad's shirts is awesome!

Nancy said...

I am super late with anniversary wishes. I hope it was wonderful and here's to 37 more! Your husband's invitation is wonderful and it, paired with the frog and princess are too perfect. Your friend's hooked rug of the Kaysville temple is awesome, and thanks for showing a photo of the stained glass window from the inside out. It is truly beautiful.