Saturday, May 29, 2010

Quilting...and other busy-ness

I've been really enjoying quilting on the Celtic and Posies. Two blocks are quilted and the sashing surrounding them is done as well. Block 3 is in the hoop and ready to go, possibly a few stitches will be taken yet tonight. I could have more done except there is A LOT going on here these days. One of the biggest things is the ramping up of the wedding plans for our oldest daughter. They aren't officially engaged, yet, but that is really just a formality. They are figuring out exactly what they want and the engagement will likely bring with it an announcement of the date, most likely some time this fall.

It will be very much a homemade wedding. After seeing veils at the bridal store we visited, we decided we certainly could make one. We bought a piece of tulle and some beads and we picked a zig zag formation for the beads and she's been practicing getting them on without pulling too tightly.

I'm sure there will be much more to tell as the weeks go on.
In the midst of it all, my husband is job hunting. The company he works for now has been underbid and it's likely the current employees will lose their jobs. We need that income, and our insurance is there, so we're in a bit of a mad scramble to find a way to replace that job. We're sure all will work out for the best in the end, but in the meantime, it's quite nerve wracking!

Thankfully we have our own personal hair stylist! Ruthie wants her hair cut whenever the haircutting supplies are out. Since Rebekah does hair out of our house, poor Ruthie would be bald if we obliged. She did need a trim, though, so she got that last week.

Here she is, discovering the wonders of Easter chocolate. She's not much of a candy eater, usually we give her a small toy and some snack crackers or something in her Christmas stocking and Easter Basket. She does enjoy an occasional piece of "chokuck" so had a few among her Easter goodies this year.
Lucas was practicing roller blading with a helmet and pads, so Ruthie had to have some, too. She wore these for quite a while and grinned the whole time.

The quilting updates will be slow in coming these days, all the projects are big and have a lot of handwork, though I will have a wedding quilt in the works before too long.

Hopefully we don't get too much terribly hot weather or it will be hard to keep a big quilt in the quilting process!
Keep cool and Happy Quilting!


Angela said...

I do not know if you have these in your area, but Michael's, Joann's and Hobby Lobby have weekly coupons. Joann's is super great about letting you use the competitors coupons including online printed ones. We used these extensively for my dd's wedding. Tulle is cheap and makes a great statement. We cut the width in half and it went really far. Makes great cheap bows also. The Dollar Tree has awesome glass candle holders. Upside down goblets work too. For fresh flowers, Cosco and Sam's Club are cheapest. And you can order from them. Just some ideas that worked for us last year.

Linda said...

Hey, my daughter got married at the end of January this year! She chose not to have a veil at all, but mom had to make her dress and quilt on it as well! I machine quilt so I used a subtle sparkle thread and just went around the top of the strapless gown. It was interesting making the gown!
Love that Ruthie's smile--she'll make the whole world smile won't she!
Best of luck on your hubbie's job hunting. Never an easy job! I'll be thinking about all of ya!
Lurking Linda