Monday, June 20, 2011

Love Knot

My husband and I celebrated 11 years of marriage this year.  When we got married our pastor surprised us with this love knot, a symbol of our marriage.  He took two pieces of string, tied them together and reminded us that no matter how tough things got, the more we might try to pull away from one another, the stronger the knot became.  It was a really sweet token and we've had it tucked away ever since.

I wanted to display the knot in a shadowbox and found the perfect quote to go along with it - "Chains do not hold a marriage together.  It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years."

I pinned some red burlap on the display board and displayed the knot in the shape of a heart.  I printed the quote on some cardstock and pinned that inside the knot heart.

I think it turned out beautifully, albeit 4 months late!  Yes, our anniversary was in February, but I  had a temporary craft block and just couldn't think of the best way to do this.  Anyway, I love it, he loves it and the knot can now be displayed in our home as a reminder of our love. 

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  1. Congrats on 11 years, that is great!! Such a cute idea, I adore it :) We would love if you would share it on our linky party tomorrow. Thanks in advance for considering it ;)

  2. Brit, thanks for stopping by! I did share on your linky party - thanks for hosting!

  3. Oh Wow!!! This is such a beautiful idea / token! We have been married 11 years too - I could see giving this as a gift for a wedding also!

    I stopped over from J&Ms Strut Your Stuff link party where I've linked up too, pop on over if you get a chance.

    Hugs, Antonella :-)

  4. What a great idea! Looks beautiful and better late than never!
    Ps stopping over from sugar bee link up!
    New follower too! Love your blog its so cute!