Since we’re moving back home to Texas in just a few weeks, I felt I needed to make something to commemorate our time here. So while Joseph was out of town for a bit, I embroidered nonstop. I don’t even want to know how many hours I logged on this. No exaggerations, I worked from the time I woke up until I went to sleep every single day for three weeks.
The top and bottom are lined with all the countries we’ve visited in the three years here: Austria, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Switzerland, France, Hungary, Croatia, and Slovenia.
In the center are some sites we’ve seen, circling around the Eiffel tower. Clockwise from the top: the Dolomites (where we live), a castle, the Great Pyramids of Giza (with a tiny camel!), Venice, Milan Duomo, and the Colosseum. I drew them all myself except for the Eiffel Tower.
I liked the frontâ€¦ kind of. I was disappointed that it didn’t really hold up to the amount of work I put into it. I would have loved to make the entire pillow myself and have a patterned back, but I don’t sew just yet. So I decided to double the amount of time I spent on the pillow and filled up the back with stitches.
The back. I’m still not decided on whether it’s finished now. I might add something to the inside eventually but can’t decide what.
One of the corners when I was only three rows in.
Even though it’s not exactly what I wanted, I’m really pleased. It’s so satisfying to complete a project that took an incredible amount of work and planning. And now I have something to display in my home that will represent the fabulous first three years of our marriage!