Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Yarn Along




I know I have been absent a lot from this space.  Wedding plans are keeping me very busy.  We had bridal portraits yesterday and although I can't post any pictures of my daughter, I can give you this one little sneak.

We are also moving rooms around in our house in preparation for company this summer and you know you can never move or clean out just one room.  It always multiplies!

So my knitting has been sitting in this space for most of the week.  I have picked it up and worked on it, but not much progress.

Mr. Golfer leaves tomorrow on his annual men's golf trip.  The days he is gone are very quiet, but I do get a lot accomplished when I'm not having to plan meals and such:)))

Linking up with Ginny



Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Yarn Along










My knitting seems to stay in that bag at the top more than out and being worked on.  If you read yesterday's post you will get a glimpse why.

I'm plugging away though, doing my best to get this part of the secret knitting complete.  No reading. I'm falling into bed at night dreaming of monograms and dresses.  It will be lovely:))

It's All in the Details



















These 4 daughters of mine. The've been bitten or the genes are just strong.  We all have that creative energy that drives us in one way or another.  For some it is the home, others the wardrobe.  Jobs are given attention or the garden is flourishing.  Each of us expresses it in a different way, but when it comes to big events...all bets are off!

This youngest daughter must have inherited the gene in every area of her life.  Oh My Goodness!  The details.  It is no secret there is a wedding in 137 days.  We are not counting. It is no secret either that I love planning a party and making little things a special.  I'm doomed this time.

My sewing room has taken on a life of its own.  It is a disaster to say the least, but it is filled with projects for this wedding.  I was working full time when the older girls married and the details were given over to others.  This wedding it's all on me.

There are 4 flower girls dresses to complete and sashes to monogram.  The shirts for the bridesmaids are hanging and ready for their own design when the bride decides.  And then those napkins..... it started out as a simple suggestion to appease the " I'm not renting 200 chargers at $12 a piece" rant.  Maybe the chargers would have been a better idea.  These napkins will grace the head table of 34 and then the new couple will have a beautiful set for their home.  The design chosen though has a color change and means that every single napkin has to go through a re-threading of the machine.

I'm really not complaining.  I love being a part of making their dreams come true. But last night I did have to ask my sweet youngest to be a little more aware of others.  We all have those moments you know:)))

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Yarn Along







I think these pictures look relatively the same from last week although I may have added an inch.  It certainly is a good thing this secret knitting is not due tomorrow!  There is time to complete it.  It's just that so many other things are keeping me away from it.

But the pattern is just a 2 row repeat, so easy to pick up and down. And I always love Knit Picks Shine.  Pima Cotton is one of my favorites to knit with.

Those boxes are about to leave my house.  We send the invitations to the calligrapher Friday.  And there is just a little peek of the inside.  A very pale blue letterpress design with navy blue text.  They are just stunning.

I'm about 10 pages away from finishing Mrs. Grant.  A good story but simple.  I did learn a couple of new historical facts.  This could certainly be part of your summer reading!

I took all these photos with my iPad this morning.  We have had several rainy, gloomy days and the temp in North Texas this morning is 47!  So the pictures are not the best.  Sun is expected later today and for days to come!

Linking up with Ginny!


Monday, April 27, 2015

Cutting the Silk


















Most of the time I post about my knitting, but I have been sewing since I was a teenager.  My girls were all clothed in my creations when they were small and now I sew periodically for the granddaughters.  These dresses, however, are for 4 little flower girls.  All 3 granddaughters and the fiance's niece are in the wedding and I was asked to sew the dresses.

Long a fan of Children's Corner patterns, this is the same pattern used for my own girls 30 years ago. I love these kinds of stories and memories.  A simple, sleeveless dress of white dupioni silk with a navy monogrammed sash.  Simple...stunning.

***  a little Pride and Prejudice soundtrack while cutting doesn't hurt:)