Friday, June 29, 2012

Chris and Sarah's Quilt

It is finished and only days after the wedding. 
 You can see the posts on production here , here,  and here

 Lots of cross-hatch took lots of time.  I'm glad I had my cross-hatch rulers.  They made it so nice.

 The backside.

And I have to add this wedding pic of Chris and Sarah.  Eloise is enjoying herself with her dad. To see others, you can go here.

This post is linked to TGIFF and Whoop-Whoop Friday

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Decor Ideas from Our Wedding Showers

We had several parties before the wedding showering the bride with gifts.  I see a lot of food and party decor online, so I was inspired to show you some of ours.

This cake is towels and washcloths that Sarah be able to use in her home.

The presents lining the hallway.

Thank you gifts for the guests.

At our rehearsal dinner, we had a baseball theme.  I didn't get a picture of the full table setting, so you'll have to imagine a rose in the coke bottle and wine glasses, etc.

I brought home one of the flower arrangements that was used in the ceremony.  The colors and flowers are just gorgeous.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Basket of Roses

This is the start of a quilt I'm making for my granddaughter Juliet.  I bought the border fabric first and am constructing the quilt around it.  
I drew a rough drawing.  I found many pictures of baskets on the internet and took my ideas from them.

 The basket has lace behind it.  I wanted to give it a bit of substance rather than be the background.

Trying out flowers. It will be a lot of roses with some others.  I think the blue might be too bright. I think I'll put batting behind the roses to make them stand out..  I'm using needleturn and freezer paper on these flowers.

 You can see my border fabric.  

 My basket will have a bow.  This is all experimentation.  We'll have to see how it comes out.


This is linked to Esther's WOW and Freshly Pieced.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Miracle

 A miracle has happened.  2 have become one flesh.  Through the Word proclaimed to them.  And now they are a family. My son, Chris and his bride, Sarah.  This happened on Saturday.

And here's Eloise, the flower girl coming down the aisle with John.

We had a great band playing during the reception.  They did a spoof off the movie "Amadeus".  Which one do you think Mozart is?

We ended the evening with some Hebrew dancing.  Two of my sons are the second and third from the left.

Chris is up in the chair.

It was a great party.  So many of our friends gave of their time, talents and money to make this a wonderful event.
This young couple are starting on their new life with Christ as their mediator.  There are times that they will need mediation.  They will always need the washing of His Word in their life.  He will come to them through the words of the people that are around them.  We are thankful for that.  Many friends, much help.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sandy's Quilts

She's planning ahead for Christmas.

And she loves bright colors.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bootie Binge

I've been making booties.  They are easy.  I can get 1 1/2 pairs done in an evening quite easily.  When I look on Ravelry, there are so many nice ones that I want to make.  Here are 4 of them - all different patterns.

 These top three were made from sport/DK weight yarns.  They have a nice fit.

This pair is from a worsted weight yarn.  It might be better in colder climates.  Cold winter climates, not cold summer ones like we have.

And this is my model, Juliet Rose.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Samuel Sprout, the Greengrocer

Have you ever gone to a greengrocer.  That reminds me of days of yore when one went to the bakery, the butcher, and the greengrocer.  The milkman would bring your milk to you.  That was actually before my time of remembrance.  I remember grocery stores.  But when I lived in Europe that was the way it was.  Except we grew our vegetables.
In the village of Dumpling there is a greengrocer, Samuel Sprout.

He wears a tie with his apron

And has all kinds of produce.



 Marrow (Do you know what that is?)  Tomatoes


 And even flowers.

 Here's a bag ready to go with a leek and a cucumber.

 This is a Jean Greenhowe design but knitted by me.

This is linked to Esther's WOW and WIP Wednesday.  I know he's not really a work in progress, but he's so cute, I had to let you see him.