I finished the piece a while ago, but wanted to wait until after the actual anniversary to post about it. Here is the finished project in all its glory! Each bird represents one member of their family [and bare an unintentional liking to the Twitter bird].
Throughout the process, Kim kept asking if I was taking photos of "the build" [this is a guy who's recently built himself a movie quality stormtrooper costume...for fun.] so here you go...these pics are for you Kimu!
|Each leaf, bird and tree trunk were cut by hand and appliqued on...one. at. a. time.|
|Stitching leaf number 37...I think.|
|I just used a regular old zig zag to secure each piece.|
|A special message from husband to wife [don't tell Angie, but it was my idea!]|
|Not bad considering this is only the second time I've attempted applique!|