But, of course, it's more of a challenge than I had anticipated.
The pink fabric is a piece of taffeta leftover from our girls' dresses and men's ties. I'm using the green/lime Joel Dewberry woodgrain fabric as an homage to the fact that the 5th anniversary is traditionally celebrated by a wooden gift. I'm planning to applique the pink fabric in the shape of a heart onto the green fabric which will act as a kind of frame. My vision is for it to be like those cute little hearts that are carved into trees with a young and in-love couple's initials. But it's not turning out too well.
I'm not very happy with how the embroidered dates and initials turned out. I'm trying to decide if I should start over or let it have this "rustic" feel to the lettering.