Friday, July 12, 2013

a late TUSAL and a bit of catching up...

I'm hoping that someone is still around reading this blog...I wouldn't blame anyone for deserting the seems I have been very negligent with my posting, but a few big things have passed, so hopefully I'll be more present in the future! I must warn you that there are quite a few photos (they've been sitting here since Monday, but...) this time, so I hope you'll stick with me!

First up is this month's TUSAL. I did have the photo ready on time, but no time to post.

Most of these threads are from the wedding sampler I stitched for my daughter Sara and her new husband, Kevin. She picked out the pattern last summer. When I finally got around to stitching it, I couldn't find the pattern. So I bought another copy. And know what I'm about to say...yes...the original turned it's "safe" spot. By then we were way to close to the wedding, and I knew I would never finish in time. So it became a late gift, but they have it now and both of them like it, so I'm a happy mom. The design is Starfish Wedding by Ursula Michaels. I thought the blue frame was a perfect fit. Sorry for the glare...this photo is not very good.

The wedding was on June 1 in Quincy, Massachusetts. It was a wonderful wedding with lots of friends and family. Sara and Kevin planned everything and it all turned out exactly as they hoped.
Here is a pic of the happy couple...I forgot to upload a photo of Sara's had brooches mixed in...very heavy, but beautiful. Maybe I'll add a photo later!

And this is our family...Asher did a great job walking his grandma down the aisle. He didn't want to wear a tie, but looked so cute all dressed up in his tux...just like grandpa. That's his mom, my daughter Shannon, in the purple dress. If you click on this pic you can see the bouquet a bit.

And another pic of Asher at the reception. He was like a little whirling dervish...didn't stop dancing all night...until he collapsed and fell asleep shortly before we were going home!

The other big event in June was the 100th anniversary of our library building. We had events all week, culminating in a dedication ceremony and outdoor celebration on the Saturday. Lots of activities, music, fun...and cake! This is the beautiful cake that was made for us by a local bakery and we had no idea what it would look like until it was delivered. We were all speechless. And it was as delicious as it was gorgeous!

When we were in Quincy for the wedding, we stayed on a few days to babysit our fur-grandbaby, Coda. He is the most special dog. And now he has a new little brother, who is too adorable for words!
This is Coda in front, with Clarence in the back.

And finally, this is a block I just finished for a block exchange we have at Stitchers' Timeout. The theme was fruit and I stitched this Prairie Schooler pineapple.

And if you are still with me...thank you! I fear I have rambled on a bit too long for one post, but I decided to just jump in and do it this time!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. See you next time!


  1. Congratulations to the newlyweds! Cute wedding project. Are they adorable at that age and when they crash they crash!! What a great cake for the anniversary celebration.

  2. Congrats to the newlyweds :) Looks like they had a great day!
    I love the "Starfish Wedding"
    Your furry grand kids are adorable :)

  3. You have been super busy. You asked me about a lighthouse on my blog. I tried to email you but it bounced back to me. The lighthouse was Point No Point in Hansville ,WA. It is at the north tip of Kitsap Peninsula.
    Hope that answers your question. Lovely family pics!

  4. Congrats to the newlyweds. Quincy is a beautiful city and a wonderful to have the wedding. Starfish Wedding is lovely.

  5. What a beautiful post. Congrats to the newlyweds. Your daughter's wedding dress and veil are gorgeous. Lovely photos especially the one of your family - perfect! Asher is very hansom, even not wearing a tie:) I think children make the wedding so much more beautiful and fun. The wedding sampler you made is incredible. Perfect keepsake for the bride and groom. Glad to hear the wedding was a beautiful and all the bride had hoped for.
    love Annette

  6. Such lovely family pictures. And it's the first time that I see a picture of you, lol.

  7. Congrats to the newlyweds :)
    I love the "Starfish Wedding" sweet...
    Your furry babies are so cute too...kisses xxx
    Yummy cake :)
    Big hugs x

  8. Congratulations on your daughters marriage, a very sweet sampler you stitched for them - isnt it always the way in regards to the missing pattern? you know where everything is until you go looking for it? lol - cute pineapple and puppies too.

  9. Congrats to the newlyweds , it must have been a lovely day.
    Your stitching looks lovely and so do the puppies.

  10. Lovely stitchings.:)
    Congratulations to the couple.:)
    Congrats on the Anniversaries.:)


  11. What fun busy times!! Congrats to the new couple! Love the pics of the sweet pups!

  12. love your cute little pineapple

  13. Such lovely family pictures. And it's the first time that I see a picture of you, lol.Lingerie sexy

  14. How beautiful dress! And how pretty present! You sure can stitch! The main thing is that the happy couple got each other and everything went just as planned.


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