Here is Our Love Story. I know, I know. My children tell me that we give them diabetes but we are old enough to know how special it is to find someone to love.
The wallhanging is 12 1/2 inches by 15 1/2 inches. The green is a lovely cotton batik I had in my stash. I wrote our love story--the back story for the picture--on the fabric with a micron marker and a gold marker. It was written without regards to the boundary of the border. The faces were painted with oil paintsticks--the story is still visible through the oil.
The heart is 3 dimensional embroidered satin. I wanted it to be the star of the picture. The minimal quilting is done by hand with embroidery floss. The binding is casually pleated black organdy ribbon. I wanted it to feel like when you are pulling back the tissue paper to find the surprise in an exciting, well-wrapped present.