Autumn song

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Periwinkle it is!

This afternoon after lunch I took a trip to Judith Warren Boutique & Bridal in Eden, NC (about 1 hour & 20 minutes away)to check out the Mother -of-the-Bride/Groom dresses for my son wedding in September.
A friend, who at one time worked in the LQS and still teaches classes for us, sent me there. I am so-o-o glad I took her advice. (Yes, Cathy you were right!)
When I arrived at the shop, Judith had me look at the collection of dresses she had in stock. I was to pick out the dresses I liked. She then put me in a dressing room with those and dresses of her choice. The last dress she presented me was the dress at right. At first I didn't know if it was "really" me, but I was a trouper and tried it on. Upon reflection I narrowed my choices down to two dresses (these were of course, 2 of the ones she choose for me). She then went to the phone and called the company that made the dresses to check for colors available in my size(?).

Drum roll please:
Periwinkle is the color and the above dress was chosen!
The down payment has been made and now we wait for it to arrive (end of July) Next on the list is to find shoes and jewelry.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Spring has sprung

It may be snowing in Minnesota, but it is spring in North Carolina!

When DH and I left last Sunday for a few days in the Northern Neck area of Virginia, most of the flowering
trees and bushes were in bud. Now, 6 days later everything is blooming.
I think spring is my favortie time of the year. It is the season of new birth and life.
Later today I hope to go to the one of the local garden & plant centers and begin the transformation of my yard and porches into a picture perfect setting of plants and flowers. (Hopefully our cold weather is behind us) Have a happy Saturday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Beautiful Wedding

Over the weekend I directed a wedding. Something I had never done before. The couple met at the beach about 4 years ago. The bride is a friend of my daughter, Ashley.
The wedding was at Magnolia Manor in Greensboro. The venue is a perfect spot for a small outdoor wedding. The reception followed in the Manor House.

Ashley was the Maid-of-honor. All the girls looked beautiul. I helped with the set up and tear down of the wedding site and reception area. By the time I got home I was so-o-o tired! It was a long day.

Weren't the flowers beautiful?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Busy Week

This has been a busy week.
Twice to the gym, worked on Tuesday,
taught the second half of a quilting class
and then this weekend,
I will be helping decorate for a friend of my daughters wedding.

And I completed this Hi Tech Tote, also!

I will be teaching this class in June at the LQS where I work. This is the perfect bag for carrying your laptop. It has two outside pockets on one side and a zippered pocket on the other.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Short & Quick Trip North

I have been busy over the past days trying to get another UFO completed. Bentley now has a new travel blanket. It is to help keep his hair from getting all over the inside of my car when I take him to the vet for his monthly bath. I chose colors that match the inside interior of my Mini. It could have been just little larger. Oh well!

I and DH have been on a short trip to Gettysburg, Pa. to visit with my brother & his wife who is in her last year of seminary. Before leaving for Pa. I finished her stole for her ordination. She seemed very pleased.

Now for the real reason for the trip.

My brother is a Civil War junkie. He has been since he has been old enough to read.

Knowing this, and never having spend any time in Gettysburg before. DH wanted to visit and have time with "Little Bro" on the battlefield. In a day and half they transversed 40,000 acres, climbed Little Round Top, went down to Devils Den (where the creek ran red with rebel blood), followed Pickett's charge up Seminary Ridge, ending at the High Water Mark.

Both of the guys had a great time. They decided the South would have won the war if they had repeating guns like the north (the Rebels could only load & shoot 3 rounds in a minute, while the Yanks had guns that could shoot 8 rounds off before having to be reloaded) and had more men. Did you know that 40,000 men lost their life at Gettysburg? One of every four who died where from North Carolina.

This is the Pennsylvania monument. There are over 400 monuments on the battlefield to all who served there.
Saturday night we got together with our cousin's. Many stories and many fun memories and times were relived. There were 8 (out 0f 14) of us and our young Aunt Ginny.