Machine Embroidered Wedding Touches

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As tempting as it was to go overboard, I limited myself to make just one machine-embroidered element for my recent wedding: the table numbers.  In retrospect, I’m not so sure anyone noticed that the numbers were embroidered but that’s okay with me. I enjoyed the process.

Since our wedding took place in a natural stone setting (limestone floor, stucco walls, etc) I felt the table numbers and name cards should have an ‘old world’ feel.  So I used ink and water to age basic card stock tags and embroiderable paper. I had a blast doing that – I like to get my hands dirty so this was right up my alley!  First, I used two colors of Distress Ink (tea and coffee colors).

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I just dabbed the tea ink pad over the tag and then followed with the darker coffee ink.  Then I quickly swiped a wet paper towel across the tag to blend the smudges.  They dried flat and smooth!

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The next step was how to display the name tags.  I found a very affordable wire dress form with circular details and used it to hold (and transport) the name tags. Once I inserted the name tags in the dress form circles, I slid a large plastic trash bag over the dress form and tied it on the bottom. It kept everything in order for the big day.

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I applied the same ink technique to the embroiderable paper (The Sewphisticated Stitcher) but didn’t get the same results. That paper quickly absorbed all the ink so the blending wasn’t as smooth as I would have liked. It seemed to call for another layer of ink. So I added a spray of paper ink.  The result? A slightly mottled paper.  Now for the embroidery.

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I used open, airy digits from Urban Threads (http://www.urbanthreads.com) I found I could fit two table number tents on each 8 ½” x 11” piece of embroiderable paper. I used a target ruler to mark the position for each letter and gently placed a target sticker in that location.  Too much adhesive might have harmed the paper but a soft touch did the trick.

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I placed the bottom frame of my 4” x 4” Snap-Hoop on the machine.

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Then I slid the paper under the needle, aligning the target sticker with the needle. I used the edge of the paper as a guide to make sure the paper was square on the hoop.  Then I snapped magnets onto the frame.

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I could have used the top magnetic frame of Snap-Hoop but I found just dropping the magnets (from my Magna-Hoop Jumbo) was much easier in this application.  Once I removed the target sticker, I embroidered the number.

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I repeated this for each number, rotating the number for the other side of the tent.

After completing the four numbers, I cut the paper, folded the strips and used double-sided tape to hold them together at the bottom.

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As it turned out, the table numbers weren’t the only embroidered items.  My dear friend Mary Mulari brought vintage wedding hankies for each female guest!  What a generous offer.  Many were embroidered (mostly by hand) – all were gorgeous.

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My Stitching Sister, Marie Zinno, surprised with me an embroidered table runner for the unity candle table.  A treasured memento!

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Personal touches are what make a wedding day an expression of a couple’s love.  When family members pitch in to do some of the prep – it makes for some wonderful memories. Since I have five sisters who are capable of pulling off anything, I knew we could handle doing our own flowers. So we did – centerpieces, bridal bouquets, boutonnières, and wall decorations.  I imported the flowers from South America and had them delivered two days before the wedding.  I captured two of my sisters, Marie Zinno and Kath Brown, to do the actual arranging in my garage the day before the wedding.

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The groom and I hauled the flowers to the location a few hours before the wedding and then an army of family joined forces to transform the barren space. I knew I could count on another sister, Liz Scully, for her museum-quality bow-tying expertise.  Really, this woman would win a Martha Stewart bow-tying throw-down. I supplied the pretty ribbon and she made it look perfect! Here are four my sisters (from left to right): Liz Scully, Kath Brown, Marie Zinno, me and Mary Pat Palombo during set-up.

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And after.

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My oldest sister, Mary Pat Palombo, jumped into action and was a valuable set of hands.  My cousin, Pat Mulligan, climbed a 12 ft. ladder to help engineer the hanging of a 30-ft. baby’s breath/tulle garland.  Height is no issue for Patrick since he’s used to having his head in the clouds as a captain with American Airlines.

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It was a magical day.

 

This week’ assignment:

I need your help selecting a new design to feature in an upcoming project. So tell me, do you like design A, B or C? We’ll pick a random winner to receive a Magna-Hoop! Wow – you could win – just leave your comment!


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The winner of last week’s assignment answered the question:

Tell me what is your ‘go-to gift’ for bridal showers? Post a comment and we’ll select TWO random winners to win a $35 gift voucher courtesy of Designs by Hope Yoder!

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This week’s TWO lucky winners are…
Winner 1:  Sharon Aiken
“I like to make an embroidered ring bearer pillow with fsl and the couple’s monogram as well as an embroidered small satin purse for the bride to carry to the church with her essentials for last minute touch-ups.”

Winner 2:  Nancy Stringer
“My favorite gift for a bridal shower is handmade linen napkins, embroidered with something specific to the couple…something they couldn’t just buy.”

Congratulations Sharon and Nancy!

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Watch a special viewing of episode 105 of It’s Sew Easy at http://www.itsseweasytv.com. It will begin airing at noon EST on April 27th and be available for viewing for ONE week only. You’ll see my exclusive tips for monogramming napkins and towels which include speedy tips for embroidering multiples. And you can catch Tricia Waddell and Katrina Loving demonstrating how to use needle-turn appliqué on pillows and wall hangings. Finally, Pam Damour wraps up the show with 10 steps to the perfect pillow. Click here to watch It’s Sew Easy!

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290 Comments on Machine Embroidered Wedding Touches

  1. Susan C.
    May 2, 2012 at 3:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Definitely “C” although I like the “viney” part of “B.” What’s the project? Looks like a border…

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    • dee lowe
      May 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm (3 years ago)

      3/24/2012 we both got married that day-congrats
      love B but I am a color person so maybe if C were in different colors , hmmm it would be hard to really chose a favorite-I wan’t much help was I ?
      I just happen to stumble across the ITSEWEASY show the 27th and loved every minute of it.
      I have been getting your e-mails for a while now, sorry this is my first time leaving a comment.
      Wishing many years of bliss.
      dee

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      • eileenroche
        May 3, 2012 at 11:02 am (3 years ago)

        Congratulations to you and your new hubby, Dee!

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        • dee lowe
          May 8, 2012 at 10:00 am (3 years ago)

          Thank-you for well wishs.
          Question for you, if you were teaching someone brand new to EM,where would you start?
          dee
          p.s. did I miss the post where you decided which EM design?

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    • Sharon Larder
      May 5, 2012 at 12:42 am (3 years ago)

      I love all 3 designs, but B stands out to me.
      The colours and lines are so much clearer and defined. Makes me want to embroider it on something white so show it off.
      The pattern also looks so versatile and you could use it on clothing or houshold items.
      Your wedding looked lovely, I hope you are very happy together.
      Keep inspiring us.
      Thanks Sharon

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    • Barbara
      May 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm (3 years ago)

      Love “B” Design. It has just the right amount of twining to not be overdone. My go to gift is unique linen hand towels to match bride’s decor.

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    • Judy Rouse
      May 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm (3 years ago)

      I like B the best. Very interesting designs

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    • MARY ANNE LIBERATORE
      May 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm (3 years ago)

      “C” IS MY PICK, JUST LOVE THE NATURAL COLORS, AND DESIGN. CONGRADS ON YOUR WEDDING. AREN’T SISTERS A BLESSING.

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    • Leah Armitage
      February 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm (2 years ago)

      For some reason my eye keeps being drawn to C. They are all very pretty, but C is a little different than the traditional repetitive type design. The neutral colors are great andcould be used in almost any project.

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    • Sandie Klucar
      February 27, 2014 at 2:57 pm (2 years ago)

      I also agree with “C” as the best choice Though “A” could work if you get rid of the black color. variegated colors would work well with these designs.

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  2. Lois Cockrell
    May 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I really think B has a good balance of different shapes without being too busy.

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  3. Sandra Burrel
    May 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi love all three but mostly C, designs is elegant but simplier than the other two and I love the color also.
    Sandra

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  4. Terri Hiaumet
    May 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I think design A is the best.

    Terri H.

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  5. DK
    May 2, 2012 at 4:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I am fond of B.

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  6. Sheryl Matthews
    May 2, 2012 at 4:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Definitely design “B”. I love anything Jacobean and this one screams Jacobean to me. I also love the stitching in the center of the leaves and flowers.

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  7. Terrie Pagel
    May 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B, but I think that is simply because of the color scheme. All three designs are beautiful. It would help to know what the project is to make a proper selection.
    Good luck with the project. Can’t wait to see what it is.

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  8. nadine thomas
    May 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I am so fond of B!!!

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  9. Linda Legare
    May 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I Like B because it is lighter looking and very “airey”

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  10. Karen U.
    May 2, 2012 at 4:50 pm (3 years ago)

    B is my favorite, although I like all of them.

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  11. Susan Boliek
    May 2, 2012 at 4:58 pm (3 years ago)

    B is definitely my favorite. I love the contrasting colors!

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  12. Sue Jackson
    May 2, 2012 at 5:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I love them all…the colors of B are my favorite, but C could be done in greens for a Celtic look…these would be gorgeous around the hem of a simple jacket, then pick out some detail for the front of a tee to match…I could go on and on. LOL Thanks for the opportunity to win a Magna-hoop. I just bought a HV Ruby and have been investigating the Magna-Hoops that are available.

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  13. Bonnie Readie
    May 2, 2012 at 5:14 pm (3 years ago)

    “B” is my choice. Looks so fresh and young at heart. Although I do agree all are lovely. Can’t wait to see the new ideas each week.

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  14. Angela Brady
    May 2, 2012 at 5:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I like them all, but A is my final choice. I am enjoying the wedding blog.

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  15. Cathy
    May 2, 2012 at 5:32 pm (3 years ago)

    C Is my favorite.

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  16. charlotte S.
    May 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like A. It looks like a very old design. Enjoying the wedding blog, Congratulations! Have a happy and long marriage.

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  17. Lorraine
    May 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm (3 years ago)

    I like design A

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  18. Vickie Glass
    May 2, 2012 at 6:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Oohhh! So hard to choose but I think I like C best. Enjoying your blog.

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  19. Dot Flanagan
    May 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I like selection A

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  20. Mary
    May 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm (3 years ago)

    I love all 3, very hard to chose but i will say A…looks vintage. Love B too, Jacobean is always a desirable look, and c is beautiful as well!

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  21. Mary Catherine
    May 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I went with the color cjoices you had posted and went with “A”.
    It’s lovely.
    Cathy

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  22. Darlene M. LaMaster
    May 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm (3 years ago)

    B jumped right out, hands down

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  23. Pat
    May 2, 2012 at 7:08 pm (3 years ago)

    While I like them all, B is my choice. Jacobean style items are among my favorite and the colors pictured make it just that much more attractive.

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  24. connie
    May 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm (3 years ago)

    I had a hard time deciding between A and C but I like C the best.

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  25. Kathy
    May 2, 2012 at 7:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A the best. I like the others but A just stands out-maybe it was the colors used.

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  26. Lori Woodward
    May 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing your wedding photos with us, I love the idea of the personalized table runner for the unity candle! I like the natural tones of design C.

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  27. Angeles
    May 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite is “B”. I think it will look beautiful on a table cloth.

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  28. Gerry Barrett
    May 2, 2012 at 9:26 pm (3 years ago)

    “A” jumped out at me…after just reading about all the wedding “doings” it looked like hearts…well, sorta, anyway, if you squint your eyes!

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  29. lynn zukowski
    May 2, 2012 at 9:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I am especially drawn to pattern C. This is classy, and sofisticated. I think the colours are so harmonious- residing beside each other on the colour wheel. The design details are intricate and yet calming with all the arcs and swirls. Love it!

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  30. Pam J.
    May 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm (3 years ago)

    All of the designs are beautiful, but my favorite would have to be choice “B”

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  31. Jo of So TX
    May 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I like “B” best, should look great on a large number of projects.

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  32. Margaret
    May 2, 2012 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I Like all three but the best is B. Love the colors used.

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  33. Marcie Bayhi
    May 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm (3 years ago)

    (B) is my favorite. I like the color combination as well.

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  34. Kelly Jackson
    May 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Design B appeals to me. It has life and interest that pops out.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  35. Liz Fergus
    May 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I go with C – it reminds me of the 3-leafed clovers I searched among as a child looking for that lucky 4-leafed clover! It would be so pretty in greens and whites. Brings back lovely memories of a wonderful time…

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  36. Mary
    May 2, 2012 at 9:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing. Sun and sand, my choice is C.

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  37. LeAnne L
    May 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B best. C comes in a really close second.

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  38. Sharlene Klegstad
    May 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B the best

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  39. Phyllis
    May 2, 2012 at 10:01 pm (3 years ago)

    My immeidate feeling of “A” and “C” is that they are both very busy.

    Without knowing what the project is, or where the design would be used in the project, I would choose “B”. I think “B” is very open and summery and I like the open feeling of the flowers. It looks like a border design that I would like to use.

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  40. Karen Poole
    May 2, 2012 at 10:03 pm (3 years ago)

    What a Great blog! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us.
    As for the designs, I think the choice would depend on the project, but picking one sort of in the blind, I would pick design numer one, I just Love that design!

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  41. Lynda Ward
    May 2, 2012 at 10:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B. The color balance is good. (The black in choice A is too harsh; it stands apart from the rest of the design.)

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful wedding pictures!

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  42. Judy G
    May 2, 2012 at 10:07 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the color combination in “B” the best. That is a very talented family you have there!

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  43. Terri Vanden Bosch
    May 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B the Best!!

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  44. Laurie Dacus
    May 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A – I like the paisley detailing in the outer edges. I might not use such a contrast when I stitch it, though – with the black outline on the “heart” looking shapes. I also like the candlewick stems.
    thanks for posting and sharing about your wedding, makes us feel a part of your celebration.

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  45. Marlakay
    May 2, 2012 at 10:16 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B the best. I like the vine in it with the swirls.

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  46. Kathy
    May 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I like design C the best. Agreed all the designs are beautiful but C is a little different. The other two remind me of different versions of the same thing.

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  47. Linda Faulkner
    May 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm (3 years ago)

    I like C best. It is so different than most designs. It is very unusual.

    I watch you use the magna hoop in shows and wish i could could have one…..It makes embroidery in the hoop look so easy. I love all your work…..

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  48. Sara Ruth Coates
    May 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A the best

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  49. Sara Ruth Coates
    May 2, 2012 at 10:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A best

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  50. Doree Shandera
    May 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm (3 years ago)

    If it is for a fall project definitely C. An anytime project would be B.
    Loved the cards and numbers for your wedding.

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  51. Laura Szydlowski
    May 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A the best. I am partial to paisley print and Vintage style which design A has a vintage paisley look to it. The colors just “jumped out” at me and are very complimentary to the design.

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  52. Marilyn
    May 2, 2012 at 10:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Obviously these will all be very popular. Whichever one you choose to feature at this time, I hope you’ll do the other later. For now, I like “B” the best.

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  53. Terry Schultz
    May 2, 2012 at 10:39 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like C!

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  54. Karen R
    May 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the wedding photos and hearing all the details. I have to go with B for the design I like best. I really like all of them but B is my first choice.

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  55. Laurie
    May 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B. love all your wedding ideas. I will be attending a wedding in July. I think I now have an idea or two for for the special couple. Love all the photos of your wedding. Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Edna
    May 2, 2012 at 10:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Absolutely love Design B! The colors are my favorites as well :-)

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  57. Stella M Penalver
    May 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm (3 years ago)

    My choice is “C”. The design would be great on just about any decor and would stitch out beautifully in any color combination.

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  58. Sharon Aiken
    May 2, 2012 at 10:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like “B”.

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  59. Jacque Lindsey
    May 2, 2012 at 11:13 pm (3 years ago)

    I love B – I love the colors and how it flows

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  60. Diana Akana
    May 2, 2012 at 11:24 pm (3 years ago)

    “B” would be the best choice. The colors could be formal or casual depending on what it would be used for. You make a beautiful bride by the way!

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  61. margaret fredericks
    May 2, 2012 at 11:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Design C…the words are a fun part of the design

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  62. Gail Beam
    May 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm (3 years ago)

    All three are definitely beautiful, but I think B is my favorite.
    Loved all of your wedding ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Congratulations on your wedding, you were a beautiful bride.
    Gail

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  63. Elaine
    May 2, 2012 at 11:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I like design B the best

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  64. Vicky
    May 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I like design B. It seems to have some cutwork in it.

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  65. Annette
    May 2, 2012 at 11:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I was immediately drawn to “b.” Because I love the color combination I imagined various colors, but “b” kept winning. Even my hubby chose “b,” and those are not his first choice of colors.

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  66. Starr Kanikeberg
    May 2, 2012 at 11:42 pm (3 years ago)

    “B” would be my choice. It is light and airy and could successfully be done with one or two colors also. I also like what looks like “net” stitching on it.
    “A” seems too complicated for a modern item, and “C” really reminds me of shamrocks.

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  67. Susan Burns
    May 2, 2012 at 11:55 pm (3 years ago)

    B is my favorite design snd is done in my favorote color blue.

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  68. Cheri Lindsey
    May 3, 2012 at 12:15 am (3 years ago)

    I think “C” is the better of the three. I like the satin stitching and the complexity of the design.

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  69. Melisa
    May 3, 2012 at 12:47 am (3 years ago)

    I would pick “A” for a feature. It it different and fresh looking compared to all the other designs out there. B is so very Jacobean. It looks similar to so many others. I like C too but again the style and overall design are reminiscent of so many others. Making A a great feature design.

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  70. Lola Gerhard
    May 3, 2012 at 12:59 am (3 years ago)

    I really like “C”. It’s a bit unusual and the color choices are striking. I could easily see this either as an edge design or combined for a larger project.

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  71. Barbara Rowlan Wong
    May 3, 2012 at 1:00 am (3 years ago)

    Very difficult to make a decision. All are lovely but I finally decided that “B” was my final choice.
    I am so enjoying the wedding photo and narrative. I don’t know how you were able to pull this off and work. My daughter’s wedding last April was lot of fun but also lots of work and with a wedding coordinator. Congrats again, and thank you for sharing your special day!

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  72. Linda Coleman
    May 3, 2012 at 1:25 am (3 years ago)

    They are all so nice but I would choose C as I love the colours and tones in it

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  73. Mary Coonts
    May 3, 2012 at 2:02 am (3 years ago)

    I like Design A. – lovely.

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  74. Pam M
    May 3, 2012 at 2:12 am (3 years ago)

    C uses “my” colours, but for some reason I’m going for A. It is a nice flowing design and I like the various shades of one colour. Sure would help to know what the project is, though LOL!

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  75. Carol
    May 3, 2012 at 2:22 am (3 years ago)

    I like sample B. I love reading your blog and seeing the wonderful items you are enhancing with your embroidery skills.

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  76. mary moses
    May 3, 2012 at 3:41 am (3 years ago)

    I like A.

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  77. Debbie Reaves
    May 3, 2012 at 5:02 am (3 years ago)

    What a sweet group of helpers you had and such a great wedding.
    I’m choosing the middle one. I love the color placement and design.

    Take care,

    Debbie

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  78. Else
    May 3, 2012 at 5:43 am (3 years ago)

    Though I don’t know for which type of work you are looking for an embroidery pattern, I definitely prefer B.
    It’s light and open and still your eyes want to follow the pattern.
    love it!
    And congrats on your wedding!

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  79. Nancy Weber
    May 3, 2012 at 6:11 am (3 years ago)

    I like design C the best. Congrats on your wedding. I can’t believe you did so much yourself (with some help, I know). You are such an inspiration! Hugs.

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  80. Shirley
    May 3, 2012 at 6:12 am (3 years ago)

    Deinitely A; the other two are too close to many Jacobean designs I see. A stands out.

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  81. Sheryl Jones
    May 3, 2012 at 6:23 am (3 years ago)

    I like them all, but have to go with B. Loved reading about the wedding. Congratulations!

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  82. P
    May 3, 2012 at 6:27 am (3 years ago)

    I like design “B”….

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  83. Ann's Fashion Studio
    May 3, 2012 at 6:40 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations!

    They are all pretty…. …….but to choose just one I will go with “B” .

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  84. Nell Summerlin
    May 3, 2012 at 7:00 am (3 years ago)

    I think they all are beautiful but I personally prefer B. It seems to have a little more intricate detail to it. Congrats on your wedding and what great sisters you have to help with all that hard work. Beautiful ladies!

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  85. M Allen
    May 3, 2012 at 7:08 am (3 years ago)

    Love all of them, but “A” is my favorite.

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  86. Jan K
    May 3, 2012 at 7:09 am (3 years ago)

    I select Design A. It is a little different than most of those you see.

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  87. Cherrylmaree
    May 3, 2012 at 7:22 am (3 years ago)

    I loved reading about your wedding. My second wedding involved friends and family and it made it so much more personal and special. I like all of the designs but would choose ‘B’.

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  88. Colleen Bell
    May 3, 2012 at 7:39 am (3 years ago)

    I love the feathery detail in A, but I hope all three will be available for purchase.

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  89. Paulette
    May 3, 2012 at 7:42 am (3 years ago)

    I would pick A. Main reason is that for people with small hoops it looked like it would be easier to split and for people that wanted to make a running border it would be easy to match up.

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  90. Marjorie Paul
    May 3, 2012 at 7:44 am (3 years ago)

    I like A the best. It’s different than I’ve seen before. The colors appeal to me, but the designs an shapes are unusual.

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  91. bubbieone
    May 3, 2012 at 7:46 am (3 years ago)

    B B B!!!!!!!!!!!!
    C has to much going on and so does A, although they are nice designs. Of course depends on the project, but B B B!!!!!!!!
    Love the personal touches in your wedding. I LOVE to personalize everything, and sometimes people think I am nuts, as I have had cancer twice, and don’t always feel great. But the urge gets the better of me.
    Also I LOVE Urban Threads.
    Congrats to a beautiful bride and may your marriage bring you the best in life.

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  92. Sheri
    May 3, 2012 at 8:03 am (3 years ago)

    B would be my choice……many years of happiness to you both. You looked stunning!!!!

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  93. Donna
    May 3, 2012 at 8:12 am (3 years ago)

    C reminds me of my collection of old Hall Ware. So I’d like to see projects done with that one. Although they are all beautiful so I can see why you would have a problem picking one over the others to work with.

    Thanks for sharing pictures from you wedding day.

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  94. Laura Sexton
    May 3, 2012 at 8:13 am (3 years ago)

    I like A the best, I think. I keep vacillating…

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  95. Rosalee
    May 3, 2012 at 8:27 am (3 years ago)

    Fabulous, beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Congrats! I prefer design A! Thanks!

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  96. Bonnie Gray
    May 3, 2012 at 8:37 am (3 years ago)

    I love B, I can see it as a tone on tone border for a pillow case. Looking forward to meeting you and your sister in Mystic next week. So glad you are making it to New England!

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  97. Patty Sack
    May 3, 2012 at 8:40 am (3 years ago)

    I like design A.

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  98. Cynthia
    May 3, 2012 at 8:43 am (3 years ago)

    I think A is to much all in one where you can not see nothing. B flows very well & seatle. C is ok to . I even thought of all them in other colors.B, C & not A. I thought about you in March getting married you told me back the last time you where in Denver. I’m so sorry I missed you this last time you & Marie where in Denver. I LOVE your events. Since I got into emb. I have been to two of your events. What a lovely neat wedding. Best wishes to you both. Can not wait till you guys come back to Denver! Both of you make the class a joy to be at.Love your emails too. Hope to see ya before long.

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  99. Sue
    May 3, 2012 at 8:44 am (3 years ago)

    I like B, the color is fun, makes me feel good.

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  100. Ann
    May 3, 2012 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

    It’s hard to pick a design without knowing the project.
    I would say A. It just seems to “flow” to me.

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  101. Linda S
    May 3, 2012 at 8:48 am (3 years ago)

    B is definitely my choice. I love the color and the design of the flowers.

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  102. Gloria
    May 3, 2012 at 9:16 am (3 years ago)

    It is a difficult decision but B is calling out to me! It may be the colors you used but I the vines add something to the design.

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  103. Nancy Stringer
    May 3, 2012 at 9:33 am (3 years ago)

    Choice B is beautiful and the colors are fresh for spring/summer.

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  104. Jean Klein
    May 3, 2012 at 9:44 am (3 years ago)

    All three designs are beautiful but I like B best as it is not as ornate and seems more modern looking. Will love to see what the project is.

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  105. Kim Harrington
    May 3, 2012 at 9:47 am (3 years ago)

    I love the colors and the file t in B. Definitely my fav. PS you all look fabulous in the wedding pics. Congratulations Eilene! Kim

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  106. Jackie Branscum
    May 3, 2012 at 9:47 am (3 years ago)

    I like A the best, don’t know why, not even my favorite colors but it caught my eye and I love it.

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  107. Betsy
    May 3, 2012 at 9:51 am (3 years ago)

    Blue is my favorite color so B caught my eye. As I studied the designs, I found B was still my favorite particularly with the green vine.

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  108. Gena Allen
    May 3, 2012 at 9:51 am (3 years ago)

    “C” is definitely my choice of the three.

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  109. Bernie Webre
    May 3, 2012 at 10:15 am (3 years ago)

    All three are beautiful but “B” is my favorite.

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  110. Sandy Rockwell
    May 3, 2012 at 10:19 am (3 years ago)

    My selection is A

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  111. Dell
    May 3, 2012 at 10:34 am (3 years ago)

    B would be my choice.

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  112. Christina
    May 3, 2012 at 10:34 am (3 years ago)

    I like “A” the best. I like the colors and the heart shaped flowers. Call me a romantic at heart. Congrats on the wedding.

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  113. claudine
    May 3, 2012 at 10:38 am (3 years ago)

    I like B the best. All are pretty, but B is less busy and shows off the colors better.

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  114. sharon F.
    May 3, 2012 at 10:39 am (3 years ago)

    Design B really jumped out at me! The other 2 designs kind of faded into the background compared to B.

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  115. Sharon Krulitz
    May 3, 2012 at 10:46 am (3 years ago)

    I like B, it is not as “busy” as the other two, easier for the eyes to focus on.

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  116. Jo
    May 3, 2012 at 10:53 am (3 years ago)

    I really like design “B” – and maybe would like design “c” in other colors – the brown is not working for me… All 3 are very pretty!

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  117. Kathy Martin
    May 3, 2012 at 11:02 am (3 years ago)

    I like all 3 but “B” is my favorite. No matter which design you choose I know it will look fabulous!

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  118. Rosalyn
    May 3, 2012 at 11:11 am (3 years ago)

    I prefer design “B”. I like how the vine wraps around the flowers. I draws the eye to the flowers.

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  119. Dee Bratcher
    May 3, 2012 at 11:25 am (3 years ago)

    I prefer design “B”. I love those flowers the best. It is more “open and inviting”.

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  120. Becky
    May 3, 2012 at 11:56 am (3 years ago)

    Congrats on your wedding, and the tables look beautiful. My favorite is B. I like the way the vine wraps around everything and I like the open look of the flowers.

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  121. Georgia Brousseau
    May 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Design C seems to be somewhat Jacobean, similar to crewel embroidery which I love, but doing by hand is no longer easy for my fingers.

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  122. Debbie
    May 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm (3 years ago)

    What lovely wedding ideas and a beautiful wedding party!

    I like design B best. I like the vines in the design and the color combo.

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  123. judy williamson
    May 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I like them all, but A just stands out!

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  124. Lori D.
    May 3, 2012 at 1:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I love design B!
    Loved all of your wedding details! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
    Congratulations on your wedding, you are a beautiful bride!

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  125. Barb Miller
    May 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the B designs the best.

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  126. Carol Schoenig
    May 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A. The black thread just really makes the pink pop out.
    I do like C, but it needs some bling.

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  127. Susan Tiegs
    May 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I like C the best!!!

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  128. sue shaw
    May 3, 2012 at 1:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Love “B”! The filagree within the flowers is gorgeous.

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  129. Alice Hook
    May 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I love design B. The fill stitches in the flowers are really different and the design itself seems less fussy than the other two. It’s beautiful!

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  130. Dolly D.
    May 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm (3 years ago)

    All three are beautiful, but I choose “C”! And thank you so much for sharing all those lovely pictures and wedding details! You have a great family!

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  131. Lillian Moser
    May 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like B the best–not only for the colors, but also because to me it seems to be more open and airy.
    Congratulations! Everything looks beautiful!

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  132. Connie Retherford
    May 3, 2012 at 4:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Congratulations on your marriage. Isn’t it wonderful to have such talented and fun sisters!
    I prefer B, it is flowing and beautiful, not fussy.
    Great blog!

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  133. sheila
    May 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I like #3, the colors are real nice,it seems to flow nicely.
    Love it when family all pitch in,you sure was a beautiful bride.Hope you have many happy years. Sheila

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  134. Michelle Shook
    May 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm (3 years ago)

    They’re all beautiful, but I think my favorite design is C….have to admit, though, I’d probably do it in different colors.

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  135. Martha
    May 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm (3 years ago)

    I like “C”. There is something about its style that is a bit different– not what you see all the time.
    Thanks for sharing your wedding and congratulations! I really enjoyed seeing all the pictures.

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  136. Anita McDaniel
    May 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm (3 years ago)

    I think the A design is the best. When you look at all it really pops.
    Anita

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  137. Kathy
    May 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Choice A spoke to me. Loved the design and colors. Love your blog. You are so creative.

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  138. Sue
    May 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm (3 years ago)

    These wedding ideas are great at just at the correct time as I am preparing things for my niece’s wedding.

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  139. Sharon
    May 3, 2012 at 7:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the “quietness” of C. My best friend uses these earth colors for most of her quilts. I would make her something….she would love the design and colors!

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  140. Sandra
    May 3, 2012 at 7:44 pm (3 years ago)

    I like C the best, of course it could be that you picked my favourite colour combinations to do the sew out.
    I found A was a bit too busy for me and B a bit too plain.

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  141. Karen
    May 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A best. Thanks for sharing all the great ideas and wedding pics.Congrats to you and Pete.

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  142. Beth R
    May 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the shapes and flow of ‘C’.

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  143. Cindy Voelz
    May 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm (3 years ago)

    I took a vote in my family and the overall winner was design A. Hope this helps with making a decision!

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  144. Nancy Owens
    May 3, 2012 at 10:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like B, of course a lot would depend on where it was going to be used!
    Thank you so much for the photos and great ideas from your wedding. So often people we have grown to love through our Expo and Stitching Sisters experiences have great events in their lives and we don’t get to share, because we are not really in your circle of friends. So thanks for sharing. You look wonderfully happy and I am so glad for you,

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    • eileenroche
      May 4, 2012 at 10:54 am (3 years ago)

      Such kind words! Thank you Nancy.

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  145. Susie Mackenberg
    May 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm (3 years ago)

    My vote is for C. I like the symetry; C also reminds me of fuschias, one of my favorite plants.

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  146. Cynthia L.
    May 4, 2012 at 7:33 am (3 years ago)

    I think A is perfect! Love the colors and the shapes of the blooms!

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  147. Diane
    May 4, 2012 at 7:40 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations on the wedding!
    I like ‘B’, more spring/summery!
    thanks for all the inspiration

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  148. Cindy McCarty
    May 4, 2012 at 9:25 am (3 years ago)

    It was tough, but I narrowed my choice to first B and C. Finally, I narrowed it to C. Of course, I am not sure what the application is, but purely based upon the design, C it is!

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  149. Christi
    May 4, 2012 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    I really like design A.

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  150. Susan
    May 4, 2012 at 10:23 am (3 years ago)

    Enter MY vote for “B”… Love the cross-hatch centers!

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  151. Kath
    May 4, 2012 at 11:01 am (3 years ago)

    I seem to be drawn to design A but it all depends on your project!

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  152. Janice Thompson
    May 4, 2012 at 11:10 am (3 years ago)

    I choose B. I like that it isn’t as busy as the other two we have to choose from.

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  153. Mary Ann
    May 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm (3 years ago)

    I love them all! I love Jacobean style designs. I think B is my favorite. I like the vines in that one. It depends on the project, too, I think.

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  154. Carol Seavitt
    May 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Just wanted to say that this posting is one of my favorite. Love that you shared your special wedding and all the preparations with us (your biggest fan). Just beautiful!!!

    And I do like all three designs though I would probably go with C if you made me choose because it has a smaller design pattern than the other two.

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  155. BETTY SMITH
    May 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Definitely, design B, I like the color combination. Would be helpful to know what project will be to decide for sure.Congrats to both you and husband…many years of happiness.

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  156. Donna G.
    May 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Congratulations on your wedding! It looks like a wonderful day! As for the designs, I like C best, with B a close second.

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  157. Veronica Pesson
    May 4, 2012 at 3:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I like Design A the most. A magnahoop would be awesome!

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  158. robsdarlin@comcast.net
    May 4, 2012 at 3:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Definitely B!

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  159. Whitney H
    May 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m all about ‘B’.

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  160. Mitzi Barker
    May 4, 2012 at 5:01 pm (3 years ago)

    wishing you much joy….it’s always fun to see weddings “designed” by people with a few more years of living and ideas than we may have had in our 20s.

    I like design “C” :)

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    • Cecelia
      May 4, 2012 at 5:25 pm (3 years ago)

      I like A,it reminds me of hearts.

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  161. Mary Gordon
    May 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I think I will go with C. A, while pretty colors seems a little “fussy”. B seems a little “standard”. C is just open enough to be interesting.

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  162. Maria
    May 4, 2012 at 5:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I would like A but in B’s colors!

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  163. Imelda Delgado
    May 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I am going with b, i like the airy lace like design and I love the color combination.

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  164. Jennifer j
    May 4, 2012 at 5:52 pm (3 years ago)

    For sure B. A is just too much and c is a close second on too much, they are kind of heavy. Like the lighter touch of B. Plus I’m a sucker for blue.

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  165. Sandra Wesssell
    May 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I like C, any of them could go in another colorway but this one is just plain classy. Thanks for all you do for all of us.

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  166. Audrey Harrill
    May 4, 2012 at 6:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I like both “B” and “C” however, I think “C” has more possibilities with color combinations.

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  167. Pat
    May 4, 2012 at 6:25 pm (3 years ago)

    “B” How can you beat paisley and swirly flowers?

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  168. Jane Anderson
    May 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm (3 years ago)

    I like “C”…it said “good luck” when I saw it.
    Jane

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  169. Carol Heldmaier
    May 4, 2012 at 6:57 pm (3 years ago)

    I liked design C the best. I enjoyed reading and seeing pictures of your wedding. Best Wishes to you both.

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  170. Meg greena
    May 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm (3 years ago)

    The colors and the boldness of B really make a statement to me. The colors gel nicely too. Just love the teal withthelime green.

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  171. Camille Lauderdale
    May 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm (3 years ago)

    With Spring in the air and Summer just around the corner the lightness and flowing style of B is a winner in my eyes. I do also think C might work for a heavier look in Fall/Winter, but for now definitely B.

    Thank you for sharing your happy day with everyone. Your sisters are a treasure! Best wishes to you and your husband for a long and joyful journey together.

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  172. Kathy Colwell
    May 4, 2012 at 8:03 pm (3 years ago)

    I am really drawn to design B. I have been experimenting with ways to use mylar in my embroidery and this looks like a perfect design for mylar behind the flowers! What a nice border it would become. So far I’ve only tried the opal color, but colors would look fabulous!

    Congratulations Eileen & Pete!

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  173. Jane Foltz
    May 4, 2012 at 8:29 pm (3 years ago)

    It was hard to choose, but I decided on B. I like the colors used in B and the design is a little simpler than A and C.

    Congratulation on your wedding and thanks for sharing your photos.

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  174. Doreen
    May 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I like them all but I pick design A

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  175. Dianne Anderson
    May 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B best. They are all pretty, but something about B speaks to me.

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  176. Dianne Anderson
    May 4, 2012 at 9:08 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B best. They are all pretty but B just speaks to me.

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  177. TC
    May 4, 2012 at 9:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I like ‘B’, it has clean lines and distinctive design.

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  178. Paule-Marie
    May 4, 2012 at 9:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I like all of them but I would choose B over the other two. I love Jacobean embroidery, used to do it by hand many many moons ago. That’s what B makes me think of.

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  179. Janice Cochran
    May 4, 2012 at 10:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Best wishes for a long and happy married life. I tend to worry a decision to death so must stick with my first choice — B!

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  180. Djuana Hamner
    May 4, 2012 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

    B would be my first choice; A my second; C my thrid. I love the colors in B.

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  181. Carol Walter
    May 4, 2012 at 10:34 pm (3 years ago)

    B is my choice

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  182. Jean Boothe
    May 4, 2012 at 10:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B the best. Congrats on your wedding!!

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  183. Adrienne King
    May 4, 2012 at 11:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like C; it’s different and really caught my eye! Has many possibilities for various uses, in my opinion.

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  184. Lucy M
    May 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B the best. I’m not sure what you are using it for, but B looks like it would be beautiful as a tone on tone design on a table cloth, napkin or any linen. I like the satin stitch leaves and scrolls, which make it look very elegant.

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  185. Kat B
    May 5, 2012 at 3:10 am (3 years ago)

    I love B

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  186. Tammie Wallace
    May 5, 2012 at 3:30 am (3 years ago)

    Such a lovely wedding. Thanks for sharing some of it with us. Congratulations! As for the designs, I really like C for both the design and color scheme.

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  187. Paula Roney
    May 5, 2012 at 6:18 am (3 years ago)

    All of the designs are pretty, but Design C is my favorite. It pops, but it is also neutral.

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  188. sue brockus
    May 5, 2012 at 6:21 am (3 years ago)

    I vote for C. The color combination is very appealing and the soft swirls given me the sensation of a gentle wave on the ocean.

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  189. Barbara McGrath
    May 5, 2012 at 7:41 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations on your wedding you looked beautiful – I like design B

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  190. Anne Kahn
    May 5, 2012 at 9:19 am (3 years ago)

    I like “A” the best. Perhaps because it’s red and kind of heartsy looking.

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  191. Val U
    May 5, 2012 at 10:26 am (3 years ago)

    I love C the best. They are all nice. I’m looking forward to seeing how it will be used. I enjoyed the blog about the wedding. What a wonderful day to remember with friends and family all a part of it.

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  192. Pat
    May 5, 2012 at 10:35 am (3 years ago)

    I really like C it is so simple and soft

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  193. diana.m.latino
    May 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm (3 years ago)

    I love C
    Very nice wedding blog

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  194. Melissa McWhite
    May 5, 2012 at 3:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow – what a lovely wedding! It is so nice to have real sisters and heart sisters to help create such a memorable day. I really liked the embroidered table scarf – beautiful for the cake table on your wedding day and in the future for you to use for anniversaries!

    I liked the B design best – less dense than the others and so pretty!
    Melissa in SC

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  195. Linda De A
    May 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm (3 years ago)

    I think B is my favorite design because it is colorful and it has a simplistic elegance.

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  196. phyllis abinanti
    May 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I think design “C” should win. It’s simply gorgeous. This is
    what I think machine embroidery should look like.

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  197. MJ
    May 7, 2012 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

    A the colors are very appealing. The rounded shapes are more relaxing and inviting. :)

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  198. Marilyn Weiss
    May 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi Eileen,

    Congratulations! You look radiant. Best wishes always.

    Love B. I can think of so many ways to use it–feels like spring and summer to me, but it could be just the colors. Looking forward to meeting you and Marie at Stitching Sisters this weekend in Mystic, CT. We are all SOOOO excited. Not many sewing celebrities visit CT and I’m sure it will be a blast. Got my notebook and my checkbook ready! See you in a few days.

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    • eileenroche
      May 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Marilyn – thanks for your kind words! Marie & I are can’t wait to get to Mystic! See you on Friday!

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  199. Mary
    May 7, 2012 at 1:37 pm (3 years ago)

    C is my favorite, followed by B. I hate A!!

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  200. M. Crowder
    May 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm (3 years ago)

    All are beautiful, but B is definitely my fav. It reminds me somewhat of a thistle bloom, a Scottish icon, and being of Scottish descent, I favor this one.

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  201. Denise B
    May 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B because I love the colors of blue and green together.

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  202. Pat
    May 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A. I like to use things for lots of projects it reminds me of a heart. You can use hearts for holidays and weddings. I would like to see it done on black with reds and also on teal in the colors shown.
    I love new projects!

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  203. Nianne G
    May 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm (3 years ago)

    I like C. I like the colors and love the graceful lines.

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  204. Goldie G
    May 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm (3 years ago)

    My preference is B. I find the lines and shapes and colors to be extremely pleasing to the eye. This should look wonderful on the next project.

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  205. Rachel Price
    May 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm (3 years ago)

    I love all of the, but A is my favorite!! I love the hearts and pink is my favorite color.

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  206. Judy Wentz
    May 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I like design B; it reminds me of Jacobean flowers.

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  207. Jeanene B
    May 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Keep up the great work & congrats on your Wedding. The photos look awsome.
    My favorite design is ‘B’ (however, I am partial to Jacobean). All of them are very nice but I like the openness of B – & the coloring.

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  208. denise
    May 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I had a hard time deciding between b or c. I ended up going with b mostly for the colors that remind me of summer but if it is for fall definitely c !!

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  209. Tonya
    May 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm (3 years ago)

    A is my favorite, I really love hearts so the center design being hearts makes it special to me. I can see this design done in a pretty pink and brown which were the colors my daughter choose for her wedding. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  210. Denise Jensen
    May 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm (3 years ago)

    I like design C as it has an elegant and rich look. Denise

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  211. Anna
    May 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I like Design B. It has an easy, uncomplicated flow that would make it a perfect choice for embroidering the full length of a shawl collar of a jacket. It would be equally adaptable to embellish a casual jacket or a more formal jacket.

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  212. Jill H
    May 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I like Design B the best. I like the flower motif and of course the colors.

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  213. Ellie M Swigart
    May 7, 2012 at 4:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I really like them all! In fact, I would like for you to send them to me so I could use them on guest towels that I use for gifts for our missionaries………….who by the way love all the work I do on my Janome 10001~ guess what………….I would really use them!
    Congrats on the wedding………may you be blessed!!!!!!!!!
    Ellie Swigart

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  214. Debra
    May 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I would have to pick the B design even though I like all 3.
    Also my daughter is getting married in October of this year. I would love to make her a set of linen napkins. Can anyone tell me the best place to find the appropriate linen fabric for the napkins?

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  215. Jan V
    May 7, 2012 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

    My choice is A. I really love all three and they could easily be featured on clothing, as well as endless home decor projects. I am not a fan of the black for contrast in A-maybe a darker taupe in lieu of the black. Congratulations on your wedding!

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  216. Sandy Brackett
    May 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I like all three, but really like B the best – there
    again it depends on the project.

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  217. Dale Fedor
    May 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm (3 years ago)

    I like C best. It reminds me of autumn, but if you change the colors to shades of green/yellow it could then look like spring.

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  218. twila wright
    May 7, 2012 at 8:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Think #3 is the best,… How clever you are to all these decorations. I like to make towels with their name on them plus a design…

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  219. Doreen
    May 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm (3 years ago)

    I prefer ‘C’

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  220. joyce james
    May 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm (3 years ago)

    It’s a hard choice but I like B best. The other designs seem slightly busy to me. I’m have enjoyed you sharing your wedding decorations great inspiration!

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  221. Tris Thompson
    May 8, 2012 at 2:40 am (3 years ago)

    I like A I like the detail and the colours.
    Second choice B for it’s simplicity.

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  222. Linda Killi
    May 8, 2012 at 7:52 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite design is probably A, (although I like them all).
    I make several things that are a hit at bridal showers: Monogrammed table napkins; Monogrammed pillow cases; but the biggest hit with the bride is a wedding gown patch which includes the bride and groom’s first names, their new monogram, and the date of their wedding as well as a card with a poem about stitching the patch into the lining of her wedding gown.

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  223. Claudia Lee
    May 8, 2012 at 7:59 am (3 years ago)

    All the designs are beautiful, my favorite is design B. The classic leaves on stems won me over. I am partial to the colors used as well as the lovely swirls of paisley and the Jacobean flowers. The design has a rich and lovely flow.

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  224. Janice Then
    May 8, 2012 at 8:13 am (3 years ago)

    All of the designs are nice but I think A is so different from all the rest. I think you would be limited as to what you could use design B on being that it is a jacobean design. The way A is stitched out you could not only use it as an embroidery but stitch it out and use it as an applique on things, in other words you could use it in two different ways.
    May you and your new husband have a long and happy life!

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  225. Janice
    May 8, 2012 at 8:29 am (3 years ago)

    I love “A” It seems to call my name and say use me. It is a bright fun design with a hint of shyness about it. Of course like a lot of people, I also like “B” and “C”. What fun designs.

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  226. Deb
    May 8, 2012 at 9:06 am (3 years ago)

    I like design B.

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  227. Jean
    May 8, 2012 at 11:17 am (3 years ago)

    Design B gets my vote. Love the more simplistic yet dainty look.

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  228. Doreen
    May 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm (3 years ago)

    For me, it’s A for sure! I can see paisley and hearts in it. The others are too “jacobean”! (love your wedding photos – Congratulations)

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  229. Sandi Bauer
    May 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite is B. I love all of it..the colors, the design, it just seems to “flow”.

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  230. Bobbie
    May 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm (3 years ago)

    My vote is for design A

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  231. Linda Crown
    May 8, 2012 at 1:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Design B is my favorite. It is a little more open.

    My daughter will be married two years this May 15. For her wedding, I machine embroidered three different table runners, made and monogramed her wedding veil, two ring bearer pillows, hanky, purse, money bag, and garter. I also embroidered basket liners to use in the restrooms, wedding, and reception areas. Sewing for Leia’s wedding added a special and unique touch that had “Mom” written all over it (with her approval of course).

    Congratulations on your big day and being able to share it with your family and friends. Defintely a memory of a lifetime.

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  232. Carol Foriest
    May 8, 2012 at 1:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I like selection “B”, with the cross stitch look. It’s so hard to find really good cross stitch designs for the embroidery machine, and this one is very elegant while remaining light and airy.

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  233. Vera Anderson
    May 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE C. The colors are great. The design is both compact and airy and flows nicely as a continuous design. I’d really like to put that as a boarder around the robe and blanket on one of my horse costumes, maybe with creme/beige and copper fabrics. And I have one with those colors that I’m working on right now. Wonderful!

    Then again, B is lovely.

    And A is just striking, what with the color combination.

    Do you *really* have to choose just *one*??? :-)

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  234. Gloria M
    May 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm (3 years ago)

    All three designs are clean and beautiful, but my personal choice is Design C. It is one that I can see not only on borders, pants, skirts, table runners , etc. but it is also very appealing as a middle eastern and asian motif- one to be used in decorating beautiful gowns as well as a centerpiece or mantle piece giving richness and serenity to any room.
    Congratulations on your very special day.

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  235. Wendy Scott
    May 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I like “A”

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  236. judi
    May 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I was drawn to design B…the colors and the less cluttered look.

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  237. Eloisa
    May 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B and C. I will do B like a cut work or like lace. What is the project?

    Congratulations on your special day!

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  238. Debbie
    May 8, 2012 at 3:54 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A the best it reminds me of hearts – so it could be used for different occassions by just changing the colors. I like designs that are very versatile. Congrats on your wedding. Everything looked beautiful.

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  239. Ellen Perry
    May 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I love red (a) but b really calls me… I love the colors but also love the shape f he flowers too
    Ellen

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  240. Donna
    May 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm (3 years ago)

    I like A because the other 2 look similar to other designs of this type and A seems very different.

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  241. obimom
    May 9, 2012 at 12:46 am (3 years ago)

    Final choice — C. Congrats on your wedding.

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  242. Lynn
    May 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm (3 years ago)

    My answer is C–Lookes like an original.
    C is so different–I feel like I have already used parts of A & B.

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  243. Clem
    May 10, 2012 at 8:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing your wedding pictures. I just loved all of those hankies you received from Mary Mulari. They are beautiful. I have seen her (and you) on Sewing with Nancy.

    I like A but in B colors, but keep the black that is in A. Love it.

    Will you ever make it to Columbus, Ohio? I have moved there in January of this year and sure miss all of my stitching sisters and friends. I sure would love to see more out here.

    thanks

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  244. Cheryl W-C
    May 11, 2012 at 10:24 am (3 years ago)

    My favorite is “B”. Love all your wedding touches. Met you and your sister in Denver a couple of years ago for a wonderful 2 day workshop. It was fabulous!

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  245. Linda
    May 13, 2012 at 2:21 pm (3 years ago)

    I can’t wait to see what project you are working on this time. This is my first reply on your site. Would love to see what ever the surprise is with border “B”.

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  246. Wendy
    May 15, 2012 at 9:25 am (3 years ago)

    I love Design C; I can’t wait to see your newest project. Your wedding was beautiful and so nice to see the involvement of the whole family. It makes it so special to share such a beautiful occasion with those you love the most!

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  247. Susan Barry
    May 22, 2012 at 2:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I like design B.

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  248. dee lowe
    May 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Gosh is she ever going to come back & tell us what she chose?

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  249. Clem
    May 23, 2012 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

    At Dee Lowe… I agree… I am waiting for her choice also and what is she going to do with it… Waiting….;-) and will the other designs be available even if she does not choose them? Just wondering… lol

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  250. eileenroche
    May 23, 2012 at 12:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh…that’s the problem with my job! So much of the work I do is months in advance. But yes, the designs will be available (all of them) and the first project was a shirt! That’s all I’m saying!

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    • Clem
      May 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm (3 years ago)

      I am very intrigued…can’t wait to see it…

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  251. Melissa
    May 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B!

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  252. Sandra
    May 29, 2012 at 2:41 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B the best.

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  253. Laura
    June 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm (3 years ago)

    I like “B” for a summer project. The vinyness is veryappealing, lite and refrseshing. Most definatly a winner there.

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  254. sonja
    June 4, 2012 at 4:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I like B and C, B isn’t as busy as the other two, but resemble Jacobean, but C really catches my eye, they all would look great, done with tone on tone i bet would change the look too, TMI, but i guess if i must choose it would be B …….No ……C hard choice since i don’t know what you are going to use it on I choose…..C C Would look good on the hem of a linen dress?

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  255. Nuala
    June 5, 2012 at 12:48 am (3 years ago)

    I like A and C but would choose “C” first I like the clean lines of it.

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  256. Ann
    June 12, 2012 at 9:36 am (3 years ago)

    Like B. Larger shapes are more attractive.

    By the way for last week: I make an embroidered satin zippered bag with a piece of crystal–a small goblet or glass. The glass pieces are safely contained when the groom pounds his foot on it and everyone shouts ‘Mazel Tov’ then the glass pieces can be made into an acrylic keepsake. They symbolize the never-take-apart-again nature of marriage.

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  257. Debra Alden
    July 1, 2012 at 8:56 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing the Wedding pictures.

    I like all three but B really stands out.

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  258. Anne west
    July 4, 2012 at 7:19 am (3 years ago)

    I really liked C the best I also like the color choices that you chose

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  259. Joanne Cook
    July 17, 2012 at 9:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the light airy feeling of B the best and the delicateness of it.

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  260. Ruby White
    August 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I like design B.

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  261. Beth Titus
    December 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I love B. I like the colors and the balance.

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  262. Phyllis
    April 18, 2013 at 10:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I like C the most. I think it is well balanced and the colors speak to me!

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  263. Denise Z. G.
    April 19, 2013 at 9:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I like them all, but I like design B best.

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  264. Claire
    May 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Definitely like B…it stands out without being to busy. Of course I guess that really depends on what it is being used for. Nice work.

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  265. Deb MacPhail
    June 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm (2 years ago)

    B. it is the prettiest, to me. It seems neutral enough to go on anything.

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  266. James Samuel
    August 2, 2013 at 5:44 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for the information about creating name tags for wedding purpose.You created name tags for your wedding in a fabulous way..

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  267. Gloria Hembree
    January 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm (2 years ago)

    B would be my first choice

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  268. Karen
    March 4, 2014 at 8:09 pm (1 year ago)

    I like all of them but my favourite is A. It has a good balance of lightl and dense embroidery and I like the colours too.

    Many congratulations on your wedding. I wish you a long, healthy and happy marriage.

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  269. Elaine
    May 8, 2014 at 9:50 am (1 year ago)

    My preference is definitely B. I like the proportion of this design. It would make a beautiful border.

    Congratulations on your recent marriage, wishing you both much happiness.

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  270. Rosemary Kelley
    June 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm (1 year ago)

    2494 Hwy, 5 North,Mountain Home, Ar.72653 Congratulations on your wedding.GOD bless you both. I .liked them all but I liked A THE BESTbut I liked B’s colors best.thank you

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    September 28, 2014 at 6:02 am (11 months ago)

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    October 9, 2014 at 12:29 am (11 months ago)

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  273. Denise
    March 6, 2015 at 4:54 pm (6 months ago)

    I like the shapes in C the best – not so paisley-esque.
    I liked the colors in B the best.
    Least liked A – only because it screamed valentines day with the colors and heart shapes. Too limiting for anything other than that “holiday”

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    • Claire Fisher
      March 9, 2015 at 6:40 pm (6 months ago)

      24098 Asbury Drive’
      Saw nothing new in this post…one of the reasons I no longer subscribe to Machine embroidery magazine. I don’t make clothing any more due to sizes of patterns and need everyday items made more special.

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  274. peg
    July 30, 2015 at 6:38 am (1 month ago)

    I really ‘t wait like B can’t wait to see the project. Thanks

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