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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wedding Weekend!

Well - my niece's wedding was this Saturday and it was glorious (if I say so myself!) The weather was perfect. The chapel was outstanding. It is located now in a retirement home, but the building started out life as a Catholic Girl's school, then a nunnery. Mother of the bride in pale green and grandmother of the bride in black and white were both lovely, and .... the bride herself was gorgeous! Her dress was perfection, strapless with beading and lace and just a hint of a train. Her flowers were all white Lilies and mums. Doesn't her dad (my b-i-l) look thrilled! 
Her theme was Grey and Yellow and Love Bird, and was tastefully done, not too much - just enough! A cute idea she had was this tree poster in place of a Guest book. Everyone was instructed to sign a leaf, and there were 2 wee yellow Lovebirds - do you see them? That's the fun of going to weddings right ladies? Finding out all the new ideas!!
The tables were lovely, grey napkins with the yellow and grey Lovebird cookies on top. even the chairs were grey! Wow! Dinner was salad, prime rib AND chicken with roasted potatoes and veggies. The ladies were given Crème Brûlée and the men got a lovely chocolate mouse cake for dessert! 
 And of course the wedding cake topped off the evening, carrying through with the Lily flower theme. 

Sunday many of us gathered for brunch then back to Greg & Lisa's lovely home for some gift opening .... and yes ladies, they LOVED the quilt!!!! Yeah!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

One Week Away

Well, the wedding is one week away - geez,  you'd think it was my wedding - or my daughter that was getting married. I'm sooo excited! Just thought you needed another pic of the shower table :) you know - with the once in a lifetime tea service being used !
 Ok, risking that my niece may actually read my blog ..... here's a pic of what I've been tres busy with this past week - getting the wedding quilt finished. I am soooo glad I changed my mind and decided to stipple the applique blocks. I think it's the finishing touch. Yesterday I made a cloth bag so they have something to store the quilt in and I attached a cloth envelope to the bag with "scraps" from each fabric - just in case the quilt needs repair sometime in the future (you never know ...). Next on the list is altering my dress for the wedding and hunting up a pair of nylons (!!), and oh, do I have dress shoes? where are they??
My white Irises have decided to flower this year - YEAH.