Autumn song

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's been a busy week & weekend.
First the fun parts!

We attended my husbands high school class reunion. He graduated from Mt. Airy Senior High School in 1966. Hard to believe it has been 42 years. The reunion covered those graduating in the 60's & 70's. He got to see many, many friends in the classes before and after his class.
Each time there is a reunion the numbers get smaller. His class has stayed closer than most over the years. When one or two come into town, those that live close by are called and they travel to MA for a short visit, only if it is for a quick dinner at a local restaurant.
After church on Sunday, I made this cute little bag. It is the
"Two Hour Tulip Bag".
The pattern comes in 2 sizes, this is the smaller size. The bag may have 2 pockets inside, one pocket on the outside and can be made to be reversible.
And it takes only two-hours to complete!

This is the front of the bag and the picture above is of the back with a pocket.

One of the Quilter's guilds I belong to in September is having a program on aprons. Each member who attends is to wear an apron. Not having an apron (that I would wear in public), I decided to make myself one. This is it, minus the little roses that will be added to the pecks on the over skirt. There was more to this apron then I realized before I started it. But it will be a cutie when it is finished!

Wedding list Update!

Picked up my dress - check

27 - 60" table cloth overlays for reception (used Serger and finished with a rolled-hem) - check

(the m-o-b was going to Roll, press, roll, press & pin then stitch! She would still be working on them if I had not volunteered to help. 5 hours and they wer finished!)

Invitations for Rehearsal Dinner - addressed & mailed - check

Pictures of Son growing up gathered for diplay at reception - check

Memorial pictures of Grandparents who are no longer with us - check

I'm getting there!

(I just need to stop volunteering - need to learn to say


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

As I promised......

As I promised here are some pictures from the wedding at Ocean Isle Beach, NC I attended weekend before last (8-9-08).
There were buttons to button,

flowers to be pinned in the hair,

petals to be spread,

peaking to see...

the bride and her dad.
It was a beautiful evening for a wedding. The bride was beautiful, as a bride should be. Much luck and happiness to the couple.
Now to the rest of my time.....
I have now completed a few more thing on my list for my son's wedding!
Bridesmaid's purses - check

The brides purse - check

Wedding quilt - quilted & bond - check

Flowers for Rehearsal Party ordered - check

Invitations for Rehearsal party ordered - check

Still to do:

1. Have my dress fitted (to be completed on Friday)

2. 20 - 25 table toppers for the reception (to be completed Thursday at the

M-O-B's house on Thursday)

3. Address and mail invitations

My list is getting shorter!!!!!!!

I'm sure before it's over there will be a few more things added to the list.

BUT it is getting shorter.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

On the road again.....

Two days ago (Tuesday) I left WS headed for Emerald Isle Beach to visit with a good friend and her husband.
We spend a fun & short 24 hours together.
During a tour of the island, we came upon this little fellow in the front yard of one of the homes we passed.
He (or she) walked away from us, but soon ventured back toward us. He ventured so close we were afraid he might come to close to the car.
Wednesday, before heading south toward Ocean Isle, J & I visited a local quilt shop in Jacksonville, NC.
Both of us walked out with a bag full of fabric & new patterns.

While driving down 17 & I-140, I noticed the temperature posted on my dashboard. Oh-h-h so hot! Today will be another scorcher with possible storms to follow. Sure hope it cools down and the storms and rain passes before Saturday evening. This is first of the two weddings ahead of me. My best friends daughters wedding is this weekend. Pictures to come!!!

While on the beach today I have been reading "The Shack" by William P. Young. It is an awe inspiring work which opens & answers many questions most humans have about God and his relationship with us. I recommend it to everyone. It may not answer all your questions, but it does set you to thinking!!!