Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sweet Favors

We have the favors done for the wedding guests.  They are small jars of honey.  The wedding is being held at an orchard and they produce honey, so we used their honey to make up these cute thank you gifts.
We started with huge 5 lb jars of honey!!  Oh my, the aroma of the honey was amazing and that beautiful amber color.  Kelly's fiance had been eyeing the honey since we had brought it home, and she had to keep warning him to stay out of it.  We ended up having this much left over so he will finally get to enjoy some of the honey.
We measured out the amount for each jar from a big bowl. 

Carefully filling and sealing each of the jars.  Then we added burlap covers on top.  This proved to be much more difficult than we imagined because the burlap was so stiff that it kept popping off the slippery lid!  We finally got a system with rubberbands worked out and then added the twine and label.  BTW, Kelly's sister Alyssa made all of the little favor tags.  She is really good at doing the computer layouts for all of our signs and tags.

Kelly's Dad even got into the project, helping with the rubberbands and twine.  He did not understand however why on earth the jars needed burlap covers on the lids Ha! Ha!
Overall, we are very happy with how they turned out.  We are down to 10 days till the wedding, and really stressing about the weather.  Hopefully it will warm up a bit.  Only a high of 50 today!
Thanks for visiting, hope you have a great day!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Really Random

I have been busy working on the wedding keepsake quilt for Kelly and Doug.  It's almost done, stay tuned for more pics of it completely finished.  I am doing straight line machine quilting on the diagonal of the pieced 4 patch blocks.  It will end up being a 1 1/4" diagonal grid.  I was able to just eyeball the diagonals of the piecing but had to mark the lines in the borders with chalk. 
My daughter Kelly and I were at Joann fabrics the other day and while standing in line to get fabric cut we overhear the lady in front of us say "I'm getting this fabric because my grandaughter wants to learn to sew and I don't have any fabric in my house..."  upon hearing this my daughter turned to me with a look of absolute astonishment on her face - no fabric in her house??!!  She grew up with fabric in closets, fabric in the playroom, fabric in the dining room, fabric in the sewing studio...
This is a chandelier we got at a flea market for $20.00, OK, it didn't look this good when we bought it - had random wires and candlelabra light bulbs and a bit of rust.  But we took all that off, primed and spray painted it and now it is sooooo cute.  We plan to use it hanging in a tree above where the Kelly and Doug's ceremony vows will take place.
This is my daughter painting it, we rigged up a way to hang it on an old rolling garment rack I had.  We completely covered it with old drop cloth sheets, so it was kind of a funny sight.
More wedding stuff.  These are napkin rings we made for the wedding.  They are wired 3" burlap ribbon that we glued pearl trimmed lace onto, and then cut and sewed into the napkin rings. 
Yesterday we spent all afternoon working to layout tablescapes for each table at the wedding.  It was fun but a little stressfull and we now have more shopping to do.  See the tealight candles?  Those are the battery powered type and it is so funny cause they are real enough looking that I caught myself being careful to pick it up because my brain told me it would be hot - but of course its not.
Turkeys!!!  Saw this truck the other day on the highway and had to snap a photo.   I'm pretty sure I know where they're headed.
This is the back of the truck as we followed it.  And I have to say not a very appetizing picture :>)!!
And finally to end all this randomness an amazing photo of my grandkids.  My oldest daughter and family had a photo shoot the other day and I just fell in love with this picture!  Ethan and Cora are 4 and 2 and quite a handful for Mom (and Dad),  but they sure do look sweet here!
Thanks for stopping by, have a good rest of your week!