Thursday, February 6, 2014

Happy Anniversary

Last year, my dearest & I celebrated our 25th Anniversary. I surprised him by designing a special piece that I finished & presented to him that special day. We spent the entire day together just doing simple things on a Wednesday...something we never get to do since we go in different weekday/workday directions.

I had such a great time with the piece & an overwhelming response to the complimentary design, it's going to be an annual event. (Hey...I'll never need to think what to get him for a gift!)

So, Happy 26th sweetie, here you go:

26 years & my heart still leaps up (insert sappy music here...)! Surrounding my token are a few objects I keep on display tucked here & there. The shoes...they were Bill's when he was a babe. The blue china are the few remaining pieces from a childhhood set of mine...the one's that survived! The brass VPI belt buckle - it was actually a gift from a friend. VPI - the old name for the university where Bill & I met (Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University became VA Tech - good move!)
I attached this fun little "Made With Love" charm & I would like to give you the opportunity to have one for your cushion! Here's the deal:
Send me a self-addressed stamped envelope & I will send you one! That's it! No following, no liking (of course that is pretty much the only way you will ever hear about my complimentary designs).
Here's the fine print: Please just request 1 charm. Live outside the US? - no problem. Make sure there is enough postage on the SASE & it should get to you. I will not be responsible for lost mail & when the charms are gone, I will post a notice. I will send until the charms are gone, but I will not return any SASE's - look for the post saying we're done! Let's keep this fun - a teeny tiny treat for you. (seriously teeny, 3/8"x1/2").
Use it on this piece or something else (really, I'm not coming to everyone's house to check!)
SASE to Hands On Design, 2400 Apache Dr., Sioux City, IA 51104
Enjoy the stitch!


  1. Thank you for such a sweet offer; I just got an envelope ready to mail. :) DH and I will be having our 25th in two years, so it's getting to be the time to pick one of the anniversary designs I have stashed and get it started, so I have PLENTY of time to get it done. ;) This little charm would be an adorable addition to whichever piece I choose.

  2. Thank you for the offer. My DH and I will be celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary this summer so this would make a great happy for him.

  3. Just addressed the envelope. My hubby will be celebrating his 100th BD in May and we celebrate our 32nd anniversary in October. This will make a nice little surprise for his BD.

  4. Cute design and finishing! Thanks so much for the freebie. I'm addressing my envelope now.

  5. What a lovely tribute for your anniversary! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Robin in Virginia

  6. Cute design! If you're coming to Gretna, I'll save both of us the postage and you can bring me a charm! Diane

    1. Not sure what plans are yet Diane! You might want to spring for a stamp!

  7. Thanks for the special design Have the one from last year Congrads on the Anniversary you will make the day special I just know. Bonnie

  8. Congratulations on your anniversary! Found you on GYB. Adorable charm. Addressed my envelopes and ready to go. Now I need to find your GYB post. :-)

  9. Received the charm today, and it's very cute. Thanks so much!

  10. I just saw your Free pattern on FB and fell in love with it. Thank you :)