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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bridal Shower Pics and Just Stuff

Two weeks ago, I hosted a Bridal Shower for the Lovely Jenna and my family and friends. I'd like to share a few photos of the event. I have more but they are on a CD that's with the future Mr. & Mrs., so you'll just have to wait to see pics of Jenna opening gifts, the family, and the beautiful table that my GF set for the bride-to-be and our families. (All pics are clickable and will get BIG.)

This picture is of the stack of favors in the dining room. I stamped the boxes and filled them with homemade chocolates, dark hearts and white chocolate rosettes. They were tied with 2 ribbons, one the color of the bridesmaid's dresses and a sheer white one over it. A tag and a heart charm was tied to the ribbons.

Here's the gift bags I gave to all the guests. Inside was the chocolate filled boxes, homemade biscotti, chocolate covered spoons and a CD of Mike and Jenna's favorite love songs. I stamped the bags with the same rose stamp I used on the chocolate favor boxes along the bottom of the bag, I stamped the bag tag with that stamp and put the happy couple's name on the tag. This shot is in the livingroom.

This is a shot of the dining room table before we served lunch. Penny graciously used her best china, Old Country Rose. I made the calla lilly centerpiece. Each of the lillies held a wedding picture, the DH and I, Jenna's grandparents, her sister, Jenna's parents and Mike's maternal and paternal grandparents. The center lily didn't have a picture in it, it represented the upcoming nuptials. I wrapped the stems in white silk and tied the bunch together with wide red silk ribbons.

Lastly, this is the Lovely Jenna, our bride-to-be and her sweet Mom, Trish.

Aside from some awkward moments with my family and a very selfish 19 year old niece, the shower was everything I dreamt it would be for Jenna. She got enough kitchen stuff for 2 kitchens, a beautiful handmade afghan, vintage table linens, towels, sheets, pots and pans. I gave her formal china, Lenox Opal Innocence, and her everyday dishes, Pfaltgraff's, Patio Garden.
On the stitchy front, a crowd of frogs decided to spend their summer vacation with me. I've worked on the wedding sampler but each row of the band sampler, I've had to frog, frog, frog. I put it away and started Heartstring Primitive's, My House is Built in Glory. But of course, all my work on the twisty, viney border needed to be ripped out.
I have a bad urge to start another piece, I purchased With Thy Needle & Thread's latest designs. I want to start Miss Snow Fairy really, really, really bad. So bad that I went out and bought the linen. Also, I have a 60% coupon from Michaels, so I may just purchase the frame to go with her. I also purchased the latest Sampler and Antique Needlework magazine, I got the latest Blackbird Designs, Loose Feather pattern, It's Berry Time, which I love and a plethora of other patterns that are calling my name loudly. I don't think I have the willpower to resist starting ALL of them.
Well, sweet friends, I'll have more shower pics as soon as I see Mike and Jenna again and hopefully some stitchy pics over the weekend. Thanks for hanging in there with me and thanks for stopping by to check out my corner of the world. Now that the bridal shower is over, I may have a bit of time to breath...you'll see more of me, I PROMISE!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hi all, just a quick post

Thanks for hanging with me, gang! Our home computer has died (the motherboard decided to leave permanently) so I do not have unlimited access to the internet or anyone's blogs. I am going nuts. Like an addict without her fix. It's terrible, especially because I am on VACATION and have time just to relax and catch up with all of you.

This weekend, we are going to Rochester to see the kid's, book a rehearsal dinner resturant and then help them out with their plans. Next weekend is my bridal shower. Stay tuned for pics!

I've been working on the wedding sampler. It's a slow go cause I am basically designing it as I stitch. A motif here, a specialty stitch there, FROGS here, there and EVERYWHERE!!! I have to pull out about an hour's worth of work cause I used the wrong silk. But I'll post a picture of my progress soon. Right now, it's a few bands and the kid's names. Nothing spectacular.

Well, the DH needs his 'back so take care and thanks again for visiting!

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Today we spent the day with Jenna, Mike and Jenna's parents at the Broome County air show. The air show is sort of a tradition with us, we love the planes especially the fighter jets. And we were not disappointed!


The Blue Angels performed at this show. They were AWESOME!!!





So, I am feeling a bit patriotic at the moment!
Wishing all those who are Americans, a Happy Fourth of July! I hope you are having fun where ever you are! And to my non-US friends, I wish you a great weekend.


Now, off to the fireworks!