At my retreat, the weekend before last, I had a friend in the
group making Twirl. I loved her version so much...
but I got to thinking about it and remembered starting
that project last year after the pattern
came out. I had seen Carol of Carol's Crafty Creations and loved her
quilt also... she made hers with just 9 blocks instead of the 21 blocks
called for in the pattern. So, where was mine???
After some looking, I found it.
The units had been sewn.
It was just a matter of putting the blocks together.
So, I did!
I still like Sally's full version of the pattern.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow fabrics by Edyta Sitar.
So... since this one was so fun... and
so fast to put together (I know, I had a head start)...
I might just go ahead and make it again in the batik fabrics!
I took the day off from work and went wedding dress shopping
with "my girls"...
my DIL, my soon to be DIL and her sister.
They are all the sweetest group of women!
She had a specific place in mind to shop at.
It was definitely a road trip!
We went to the Bay Area... it was a 12 hour excursion!
(largely due to traffic on our way back home)
This is not THE dress
But it's the only one I have to show you.
When you are talking a 3 1/2 hr drive one way...
we encouraged her to try on several...
which was fun, yet serious business! ha
There are factors come into play when you have
a spring wedding
that will be outdoors... in the mountains.
A train on the dress is a bad idea.
But everything said and done...
the one that made her feel extra special
was the right choice.
The first dress she tried on was the one she decided on.
It was such a nice day!
(I wish that I would have brought champagne though... a little toast would have been nice)