Sunday, January 18, 2015

Pardon Me........

for being away a few days.   My good friend at my knitting group " reminded" me I had not posted in a few days and she missed me.  So Beverly, this is for you:)))))

I have done a small amount of home sewing this past week.  I love buffalo check and I found this fabric for sofa pillows.  There is a small amount left over for a few tiny accent pillows and I may tackle that this week.

Most of last week was all wedding.  The guest list is final and although we are 15 guests over what I would like I know there will be those who will not be able to attend.  All in all I feel good about the number.  The venue the couple chose is so beautiful, but it is meant for smallish gatherings
(comfortable is about 250).  I am hoping we are under that number as I am planning the seating chart for 240.

The table decor is divided into 3 different centerpieces and one of them we actually have been collecting ourselves.  I can't share what they are, but my engaged daughter and I share a love for it so we have had fun shopping.  We have one piece left to purchase and that part is finished.  I just have to store them all until September:(

Yesterday, Mr. Golfer, myself and the bride to be went on a hunt for old windows.  Before I go any further let me tell you a story.  My second daughter was married during November and her favorite fall dessert is pumpkin pie.  She decided she wanted each guest to take home a miniature pumpkin pie as a favor.  I spent months buying small pie shells and cans of  pumpkin.  The Wednesday before the Saturday wedding we assembled the sisters, my best friend, and all the ingredients in my small kitchen.  For hours we mixed pumpkin pie ingredients, poured into shells and baked. We had soooooo much fun!  I think actually it was the highlight of the wedding.:). My 8 foot dining room table was covered with 360 mini pumpkin pies!  We placed them into cute boxes, tied with ribbon and affixed a sticker and toted all of them down to the reception venue to be put in their refrigerator.  Sooo, this bride to be has her own DIY project and it involves antique windows.  And it can't be accomplished until the week of the wedding!  As stressful as it sounds, I know it will be fun.  And because I am not working there is more time to be prepared as we go.

We met with our florist this past Friday and went through the list once more.  Some items we had taken out we put back in. We took some of the centerpieces that were collected so she had an idea of size.  She just fell in love with the idea.  It's so nice when professionals see and share your vision.  Our wedding planner was there as well and have I said enough how I think that is the best spent money?  She makes the week of the wedding so relaxing and fun for us.  This is our third wedding with her and she has become such a good friend.  Love you Betsy!

This week is a week of lists for me.  I know the major tasks that need to be accomplished in the next 3 months, so I will be making phone calls and emails this week to get those set.

The bride to be is just a little overwhelmed with all the tasks and decisions.  She told me last week that when we need to do something to give her 3 choices and she will choose from that.  I love that idea and actually it makes it very easy for me:)))


  1. lots of work on the wedding! wow! sounds like some real memory building!! I totally get the bride overwhelment! I remember when I was a Bride :)))) So smart the give me only 3 choices!!!

  2. Wow! How fun to be wedding planning...sounds like the wedding planner is a great idea. We didn't use one for my first daughter's wedding, but then we had lots of help from the church ladies which made everything so easy for me. :)