Monday, September 29, 2014

Gettin' my Cheri on...

I've plunged into the mass of fabric scraps to pull for
 the common threads quilt by Cheri!

I'm lucky enough to be able to take the class from Cheri herself
at my favorite quilt shop with some of my favorite people!

And have I mentioned lately, how much I LOVE my sewing box
from The Original ScrapBox! It just makes everything pretty!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

He's ONE!!!

This little guy turnes ONE today!!!
 I absolutely adore him. 
I've never had a little dog and although I love my giant and Wilson, 
I gotta say I may never go back to the the big guys...

Happy birthday Dexter Theodore (yes, all our dogs have been given middle names)

Cover it up!

Backyard receptions/shin-digs can be wonderful. Unfortunately, there always a few unsightly areas that need tending (or in our case, covering)...

One of our "problem areas" was the jacuzzi. Gigantic, full or water, and not going anywhere.

After some thought, I decided it should be turned into the dessert table. Gavin bought plywood and made a template to cut it out. 

 I bought the 120" wide muslin from Joanne's, made a square 120"x120", scalloped the edges with pinking shears and layered cloths over the "table".

It turned out perfect and I don't think anyone noticed what it was! They had their eyes on the beautiful cakes!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A great site!

Have you heard of Save on crafts? It's an online shop. It seriously has everything.
Boxwood wreaths galore and very reasonable!

(photo taken from karen rohner)

And I got this bistro easel there too.

If you are planning a party (or a wedding),
Head on over! You won't be sorry!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The reception

I only have a few pictures to share now, but when I get more you will be the first to see!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

They Said "I Do"!!!

the wedding day finally arrived! 
this past saturday, these two got married!!!
we are so happy to have mikaela as a daughter!
we are blessed!

i'm still waiting for some of the photos so that i can share them with you,
for now, here are a couple from the ceremony.

mikaela did an outstanding job.
it was absolutely gorgeous!!!

i got the chalkboard inspiration from pinterest, of course!
gavin built the arbor. and the table is our old sewing desk :)

the flowers were done by third bloom.
absolutely beautiful!!!