Last month it was our 14th anniversary, which has a gift of ivory. Of course there was no real ivory giving and he’s not a cute elephant type, so what was I to do?
Ivory, ivory, ivory… what about the white, off-white, ivory, bone and beige? What??? I can hear everyone say (except maaaaaybe @PrincessP). Prepare for a long explanation of the in-joke.
Richie Benaud was an Australian cricketer, the captain in fact. Much beloved. And my husband is cricket mad.
Richie then became a commentator. As the ‘captain’ of the commentary team, the network owner wanted him to stand out from the others in their navy sports jackets and wear a lighter colour. So he/the wardrobe team chose white. But each year the new jacket was made with different fabrics, so appeared slightly different in colour. See here
In the 80s and 90s there was a comedian who made a series of comedy tapes where he did impressions of the cricket commentary team and of course, Richie. One of the biggest gags in the whole series was Richie choosing which jacket he was going to wear that day. The white, the off-white, the ivory, the bone or the beige.
So I thought an ami of Richie with his ivory jacket (and pink shirt that he was also known for) would be a perfect ivory wedding anniversary gift.
This is first time I have done hair with embroidery thread on an ami. It’s not perfect, but I’m happy, hubby is happy and he knew who it was and why I had made him for our anniversary.