Saturday, June 9, 2012

Wedding Day

Not much sewing was done on Friday because it was my nephew's wedding day. Do you remember that last month I started a Country Cottages block and then decided the colors I picked weren't "right" for May? I set that one aside and started over. As it turns out, though, I like it pretty well for a June block, so what time I had on Friday was spent getting the block ready for applique. First, though, I laid out all of the blocks so far--the June block puts us half way through both the year and the project.


I've been matching up buttons with blocks--that's why there's a package of buttons sitting on that sixth block. For June, I'll add some bug buttons. You might remember from the block pattern I posted yesterday that besides the house, this block has a tree and a kite. I think it's going to be really cute!

Speaking of cute, I wanted to show you the happy couple as they were exchanging their vows. The bride's maid of honor was actually a man of honor and the groom's best man was a best woman--that's why the wedding party may look a bit mixed up. Unusual but really great.


The wedding was somewhat casual and was held outdoors at a lavender farm. Really a nice day, although the wind picked up and it got a little chilly in the evening.

Chris is the third grandchild born on my husband's side of the family but the first to get married, beating out Soccer Son and his Lovely Wife to be Someday by about three and a half months. And since I mentioned the next happy couple to wed, here they are--


The Wild Child was with us too--here she was talking to Manager Man who was attending a different wedding--June IS the month for them, right?


We had nearly a two hour drive home, and we're all tired and ready to call it a day. My nice, comfortable bed sure sounds good right about now! I'm glad you could stop by for a visit.

6 comments:

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Aw Kim, what a special day to be together with the family. Love is in the air, and I bet your mother buttons were popping with pride. PS the blocks look wonderful! Hugs

Denise in PA said...

What a lovely day - and a wedding at a lavender farm is a lovely idea! Congrats to your son and DIL-to-BE (or is she now Lovely-wife-to-be-in-three-and-one-half-month? LOLOL) Is this the big announcement or did I miss it?? Every time you'd mention her I'd think - go on and ask her already - ha ha ha!

Carol said...

When I saw 6 houses I first thought oh my gosh how can she be that fast. Glad the house from the prior month worked out for June. I cut out my pieces for this June block. For the kite I made a 4-patch block with 3" squares and then cut out the kite from that. Nice Wedding photos. I'm sure it smelled wonderful at the Lavendar farm. Nice pictures of your kids.

Miss Jean said...

Was this at the Lavender Farm in Turlock? Lovely place for sure. We're moved and as soon as I unearth your pattern from my mountain of sewing room boxes I will return it, never fear...

Heckety said...

Family weddings are fun, you get to spend time with people who are related to you and that's as much an affirmation as the vows I think. Families matter.

Like your house blocks, but question: I've never put buttons on a quilt because I'm afraid it would be annoying for the user. (I'm not talking teeney weeney people here, that's a different reason). If you do it then people must be ok with it, but I'm just wondering. And is it ok to wash quilts with the buttons on? or do you have to remove and restitch?

Anonymous said...

Kim -- 3-1/2 months?? You have been very quiet and calm about this - when does the whirlwind begin? How exciting! Florence