Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The wedding and some sewing...

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know that this summer our DD2 got married!  The wedding was on July 16th and was a beautiful outdoor wedding at our friend's home.  They were married under an arch made by my DH from tree branches.  The reception was under a large white tent decorated with all the unique touches that made their day special. Here are some snapshot pictures of the day!

(taken before the wedding)

programs were made into a fan to keep your cool

ring bearer and flower girls

props for photo booth ~ vintage hats, mustaches, bow ties and a Polaroid camera 
(photo taken before the wedding)

lemonade stand ~photo taken before wedding

outdoor games for guests to enjoy between ceremony and reception

spinning plates are a big hit!

table settings ~  a unique plate, cup and silverwear at each place. 
centerpieces ~ bookart, cameras and wild flowers.

hanging hearts ~ the back drop behind the head table

cake table 

1st dance

Daddy/daughter dance

DD1, DH, DD3 ♥

Mr. & Mrs. ♥

There are so many more photos of the wedding but I hope this gives you a glimpse of the unique and beautiful day we had.  Thank you to all that had commented and encouraged throughout.  

Since the wedding, I have had a little time to catch up on some is some what I've done.

I finished piecing the top and waiting on the backing fabric I ordered...should be here real soon! Thanks Kelly!

The Abby Tote by Vanessa at V and Co. ~ made for my mother's birthday gift. This is the second Abby Tote I have made. Super cute!

NOTE: Monday starts the Wantobe Quilter Campaign at Sew We Quilt.  There are lots of prizes to win. You must be signed up with a blogger that has the Wantobe button on their sidebar.  Why not me? If your interested, email me your name and phone number. If you are a quilter, there will be days for quilters to win also but you must be signed up. You don't want to miss out!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A campaign and a giveaway!

While I've been away for my daughter's wedding ~ more on that later ~ so many things need catching up on.  
First up is the Wantobe Quilter Campaign over at Sew We Quilt.  Here is a little about it.

"Hello friends and followers, I would love to welcome you
to a Wantobe Quilters Campaign over here. (
 They are having quilting supplies to giveaway 5 x a week for 12 weeks. 
Supplies that will have you quilting
before you know it...From sewing machines to irons, to die cutters,
to mats, to rotary cutters, sewing baskets, scissors, batting, needles,
rolled sewing machine bags, patterns, books, magazines...everything
you could imagine to assist you in being a NEW Quilter. 
Even if you are already part of this community you can win
quilting stuff too...Tuesday and Thursday are days for us..
All you have to do is give me your name and phone number 
and email sew I can submit this to the organizer, because if you win
anything I can win something too. 
All you have to do is be my follower and a follower
That is all! There are over 49 Sponsors involved.
I am pretty excited to be part of this, sew should you.
I love being a QUILTER! 

( p.s you will not be eligible to win anything if you do not register
with a blogger where you see this message)

So if you wantobe a quilter, email me and I will get you in the running for some great prizes.  The campaign starts on August 1st so get your name in soon. This will prove to be an exciting campaign! Check out the button on my side bar.

Second set of business is the giveaway over at Aunt Polly's Porch.  It is for a Go Baby!  Become a follower of her blog and get a chance to win! 

I'll be back with updates and pictures soon! In the meantime...

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The countdown has begun...

to the wedding of our DD2! 

I have managed to sneak a few hours in my sewing room that isn't related to wedding things.  Here are my latest Simple Things QAL blocks.  

So far I have been able to keep up but I have a feeling that I may need to play catch up for the next couple of weeks.  Wedding company starts arriving Sunday! 

I will leave you with some new pictures of a quilt that I made my very dearest friend, Ruth.  I am so blessed by her friendship.  I made this quilt for her birthday before I started my blog. It is called A Perfect Relationship...not only for our friendship but also because she is a beautiful Rosemal painter and I love to quilt.  I put our 2 'loves' together as I quilted a Rosemal pattern on her quilt.  Note to self: post pictures of Rosemaling in a future post.
Take a look...