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!


  1. Oh, that last picture is really cute! That chandelier is just fantastic! What a great find!

  2. Great pictures! Now I'll be sure to follow along with the wedding plans. Really cute grandchildren! Thanks so much for linking up!!

  3. What a great keepsake quilt that is! Your wedding preparations are fun to read about. Cool chandelier! That is a fabulous photo of your grandkids.