I think I have lost all sence of time!
It's been a whole week since I blogged...
but on the other hand... it's only been a week.
But let me tell you... these weeks have been flying by for me...
with good reason.
I usually post about quilting...
but more and more...
there is so much family things going on.
Which is a good thing!
I will try to balance this post with a little of each.. or a lot of each!
First of all... I did some catching up with my Bees Knees Quilting Bee
The one above is called Sunny Skies and it's actually a
Missouri Star Quilt Company tutorial.
This one is a flowering snowball block...
and the fabrics were sent precut from one of the members of the B.K.Q.B.
who has an Accucut machine... and I have to say I loved
making this block!
Which is kind of funny, because at the same time I was doing some pattern testing
for a giant sized flowering snowball quilt!
It started like this...
and then went like this...
and finally became this size!
This pattern is now available from
Whole Circle Studios!
I love her instructions... very clear and concise!
Then there was the finish of the wedding quilt.
I ended up adding (at the very last minute... as in during my lunch hour before
handing this off to the quilter) a border to the quilt.
It made it more versital for either bed quilt or sofa.
Now, in the last month... we had something like 7 birthdays and
a bridal shower... and a wedding.
This was a photo taken while I was watching Evie and Elsea...
on my way to work while mom went to the Dr.
Elsea had a Farm Girl theme for her first birthday.
The kids had bandanas and cowboy hats to wear.
I made an attempt at cookies for the occasion.
But let me share a little bit of the wedding with you.
I have been waiting for some photos to come in from the photographer...
but let me share what I do have.
This is a quick shot of the wedding cake... in progress.
It's a naked cake... so the intention is to not frost around the cake but
to just dust with a little powdered sugar.
It's really an action shot...
because while I was grabbing the fruit and flowers to add to the cake...
the weight on the bottom layer was just too much...
you can see it starting to give way...
I didn't see it
until the last second as it started to fall over.
Yes, My worst nightmare is starting to come true!
I spent the next 3 hours dismantling the cake and rebuilding it...
but of course after losing one of the 3 bottom layers completely,
the dowels that were in it had to be re-cut..
one thing snowballed into another.
And even though I don't have a final photo of the cake...
this is what it more or less (uh-hum) looked like in the end.
Well, let me believe that anyway, won't you?
So, instead of 3 hours to get ready for the wedding...
I had 10 minutes.
My phone and I were covered in frosting.
I had a sweatshirt on...
I had my dress and shoes brought to me!
I threw them on and put on makeup in the car.
Somehow I made it in time!
The cake was still standing after the ceremony!
The bride and groom never knew until the next day that anything went
Here is a photo of the sweet couple.
The next day we had something else to celebrate!
My oldest son had some news to share!
Looks like another grand baby will be
here before the end of the year!
Here is a photo of me and my sister.
I look only a little worse for the wear!
(I'm taller... but she had shoes on)!