Wednesday, June 24, 2015

EPP progress

Well the wedding is over and I can move on to other things. I did actually manage these blocks last week. They fit in the corners of Miss Elizabeth on maybe border 2. Happy with the fussy cutting but not sure that all the stars will be done like this.

These are the blocks for DD1 and SIL that people at their wedding signed.The majority of messages brought tears to my eyes so everyone did the right thing. Some are funny ( Don't blink... Dr Who ) but most are sincere so I now have to put this together... although I still need some blocks sent back to me. My flowers, DH and DS2 buttonholes with the place card butterfly that was mine. If you want to see photos of the wedding see previous post. Otherwise I am linking with Anthea at Hibiscus stitches for her EPP party.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Mr and Mrs

All pulled in and ready to go watched by soon to be niece flower girls.. butterfly in hair,

Proud Mum and Dad....

Officially Mr and Mrs and so my family now includes a son in law.

The happy couple..

 The cake .. made so beautifully by Jodie, . Tasted every bit as good as I knew it would ...and

a kiss after cutting the cake.You can just see the lace butterfly on her dress.

My beautiful DD1 married the man of her dreams on Sunday and the whole day was wonderful. Bitter sweet that our DS1 was watching from Heaven instead of the front row but the sun shone, laughter abounded and tears flowed but it was just a happy day. As you can see there was a theme of butterflies which "flew" everywhere. DD1 made her dress and the coat that she was wearing was the one she had on the day her man first met her so it was very special. I think it makes her dress go from beautiful to stunning.
The reception followed at Rivers of Yarrambat... food delicious and a great time had by all. 
I wish them a long , happy and healthy life together.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Epp slow progress

Here are some more AHHHH's for the second quilt that just seems to keep growing. I think the way it is now it needs another row of 8 blocks so that it works out symmetrical rather than being slightly off centre! I seem to have lost the mojo though for these at the moment so I will get back to it in a few weeks.

I managed to source the 1.5" honeycomb papers(thanks Carol) so I have started on the next border for Miss Elizabeth.Slow progress is being made though as I don't have the border fabrics yet and I can't seem to find the joy for stitching at the moment. Having said that I did manage to quilt and bind the quilt that I made at retreat so that is all ready to be handed over. Linking with Anthea at Hibiscus stitches for her EPP.

Life is busy at the moment as we head towards DD1's wedding in 12 days time so maybe that is why I can't get enthused about stitching. I will have to do something as I get to sew on the last button on her dress... yes I will be doing that on the day.!