At the same time I had started to think about a 25th Wedding Anniversary present for my sister. Sheelagh isn't flowery or excessive, preferring simple and elegant . A text based design seemed perfect for her.
I designed a simple cross stitch using the barcode font on the computer. Instead of the numbers you usually find under a barcode I stitched the letters of their names.
The second image is a close up of the design. I needed to play around with the spacing of the letters a bit, but generally they are in line with the bars. You could easily use the same idea and add flowers etc to give it a softer look.
The design has been stitched for a couple of months but I couldn't post it until I gave it to them today. They loved it!