I talked with DH about the wedding gift last night...he admitted that the reaction may have been due in part to "man-to-man" communication. He told his buddy that I'd done a "pastel beach scene in cross stitch". Ummm, yeah. Not exactly! But nonetheless, I'm keeping it. hehehe I'm going to make it into a little drawstring bag, and DH and I are going to fill it with beach shells and love notes - since this IS going to be our 5th anniversary trip.
Last night I did a bit of finishing - here is the tole heart design by Theresa Wentzler that I stitched up almost 2 years ago.
I'm still trying to decide if the ribbon and the braid are too much. They aren't exactly the same shade......and it would be easy enough to take the ribbon off. Eh. I'll probably just leave it as is!