Monday, June 25, 2012

Oh baby, my baby is married! Welcome Elizabeth!

The minister, the groom and groomsmen await the approach of bride and her father.
Some witnesses teared up right away.
But it wasn't until I noticed Adam shed his shoes to join his barefoot bride; all the while the minister spoke the vows they caressed each other's hands and gazed into each other's eyes, that I teared up.
Adam made both their rings.
Working together seems so natural to them.
Mr and Mrs now.
Bride's sister (matron of honor), bride's father (Billy), Adam, Elizabeth and  mother of the bride (Margaret).
The whole-cloth festival quilt I made them. It is denim on the back (yes, that same denim; I figure if it is good for the beach, it is also good for music festivals) and yellow print polished cotton upholstery fabric on front.
It was a great day for love in Monticello, Georgia.
Congratulations to Adam and Elizabeth!
June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

How to start a fight with your sister

"MOM! He's touching me!"
Isn't that how it always starts?
And with quilting it starts with that special piece you finally found.  I'd been searching for a checkered fabric and found a bit at the J-store in Gainesville (GA) while visiting my son.
I thought it might look grand in Georgia's black and red.
Or maybe on some blue?
What about the set then? Straight set or on point?
Doesn't the Christmas fabric I found at the garage sale (the one I went to Friday and Saturday morning) look good with it?"
Or jettison the holiday print for a more seasonal red floral one? I like how the inside border frames the 12 patch center.
Then again I could go with something totally different like a floral with a white background...That's it. New UFO. I need a nap.
To make a Prairie, it takes
A Flower and one Bee,
One Flower and a Bee,
And Reverie.
The Reverie alone will do
If bees are few.
-Emily Dickenson
Students come back to the college this Monday. My new schedule for this 8 week semester has me working 6 days a week.  I know I can do it, but since I made the schedule, I wonder what the heck I was thinking. May bee some slow blogging for a while.