Doesn't just looking at this beautiful bunch of flowers (lily of the valley, forget-me-not and spanish blue bells) make you relax? That is why I picked them. If you put them in a powder room, the scent of the lily of the valley will greet you every time you go in there. Lovely!
The push is on to get all of the wedding things I am making done. It is very overcast here today so I could not get a good picture of the quilt but this gives you a good idea of what it looks like. Now I know why I don't make queen size quilts, what a pain to wrangle it around. I was exhausted just trying to sew the binding on it.
The quilting is wonderful, an all over swirl done by Susie Racobaldo of Kennett Square PA. I was not even tempted to do this myself.
I am not a huge fan of making labels, I usually just write on the back of the quilt with a Sharpie and then iron it. It felt weird to write this down, I guess it is making it feel real!
The bridesmaids asked me to make a runner for the dessert table. Something pink and girly, ok twist my arm! Again a terrible picture on this gloomy day.
These are the fabrics I chose and I really like them! I like the little touches of blue too.
This is a family recipe book, that Maddy is giving her.
On the inside I put her new initials and the date.
I asked family members to hand write some recipes. We have some from my grandmother that are priceless. She may never make "sorghum cookies" but I love that she has a recipe in her hand writing. Maddy helped me add some stickers for fun.
In the back I also included her shower invitation.
This is a handkerchief that my great grandmother made. All 3 of my daughters in law carried it and now I will pass it along to my daughter, something old and something blue. Caitlin will now be the keeper of the handkerchief that hopefully my granddaughters will want to carry at their weddings.
I love the detail, this is my great grandmother Dolly who I credit for my love of sewing. She sat me on her lap at the age of 4 and let me embroider a tea towel, using a six strands of floss!
I am also attending a baby shower in a few weeks. I like to add something that is not on the registry list so I made this little toy. My grandchildren loved sucking on those little tags.
The walls are painted but I have not gotten in there to paint the trim. I love the color but still don't like all that beige!
So that is what I have been up to for the past week or so. I am missing all my blogging friends because I have not even been turning on the computer! Too much temptation. Once I get the gardens under control and that trim painted I will be back to more regular posting.