Wow-wee it was a jam packed weekend! Our friends, Karen and Cory got married on Saturday. The reception was in my boss's back yard. Here is a picture of me with my sweetie, we clean up well, huh?
This is my friend, Karen, the blushing bride. She was beautiful and glowing. We had such a good time at the reception. They had a DJ and got a dance floor and we all danced until we could dance no more. I can't remember having such fun! I gave them the U of M quilt and they loved it (especially Cory!). I had squares for them to sign to use on the back on another quilt that they will be able to put on their bed.
Now then, I have been pretty restrained since Paducah but I could not help myself and did a little shopping at The Fat Quarter Shop. They have an amazing site but I needed *special* help so had to call them and they were so nice and helpful! You really must go and check them out. So here is the package that I got in the mail on Monday. It has the most wonderful Mystery sampler BOM. Check it out, you will just love the designers (each one is doing a different block each month) I also got a yard of the turquoise you see for the fresh squeezed fabric I bought in Paducah (no one had this and I want it for a border).
Here is the fabric for the Mystery Sampler BOM. The fabric collection is Peace on Earth by Three Sisters. It is just beautiful! This is the first block. I plan to cut and sew it tonight.
Now I missed out on Holly Jolly last year and this is the same colors but the line is called Merry and Bright. I just love it and bought a layer cake of this line.
I went ahead and bought the finishing kit for the BOM as well. Please, of pretty please, do NOT tell DH about this package. He would not understand, but I just *had* to buy these things! I also wanted the Winter charm pack but restrained myself. Those fabrics are so beautiful too. Maybe later!
Isn't this a fine pile of blue strips? I am making that strippy blue and yellow "M" quilt and have been busy making the blue blocks for it. I need 120 of these, 52 yellow and 8 half and half.
The half and half ones are kind of cool.
Jack decided he needed to make the strips all furry, just in case someone else needed to make a cat from all his fur!
I had to show you how nicely DD's garden is growing. Just look at those lilleys!
Aren't they stunning??
I think it looks so calm and peaceful. Can you see the birdhouse hanging there? It is Frankenstien's monster. I should get a photo from the front to show you.
I am going to meet up with Jeanne at a quilt shop in Davidson on Thursday. I am so excited that we will be getting to meet! Have any of you that met while blogging actually met in real life? Tell us your stories!