Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wedding Central!

Our staging area - WIP's!
We need to add photos of the happy couple then arrange the placecards.
The photo does not do this justice.   It all sparkly and pretty.
On the left - the program we created!  One down and 76 to go!
Says it all
Items for the well stocked Bridal Emergency bag!
Everything is due to the reception venue on Saturday so we are busy busy busy.   Some may wonder why at this point are we not done!  Well, the bride to be has been working full time and attending school full time until August that is when we hit the ground running.   It is amazing how much time it takes to stuff 90 little organza bags with assorted chocolates, cut the paper for the tags, make a 'wishes' tree, cut and tie on ribbon on the well wishes cards, assemble places cards ----you get the picture.........we have all been there before and we all survive it.   In part it has been hard at times due to the Mother of the Bride not living nearby as well as her having health issues.   The Mother-In-Law (me) needs to know her place and not overstep but at the same time be there to do whatever is needed.   That's me right now, the manual labor and I am really loving it.....just give me a few more hours in the day and I will be thrilled.

I have managed to steal away a few treasured stitching minutes and can see little bits of progress.  Cross stitching that is.   I also managed to sew my dress this past weekend.   My d-in-l was a bit apprehensive about me making my dress and wanted to take me shopping but when she saw the dress she was truly amazed.   It is simple, sleek, has movement and is a beautiful blue satin.  As it goes, I think the undergarments cost more than the dress! 

.......for now I am going to steal a few more minutes of cross stitch time.....I can't believe how much I was missing making my little "x's".

A little bling bling!
The blue one needs pressing.
UPDATED - A tale of two dresses!  I don't know which one to wear.  Each has it's own pluses, accessories and shoes.


Hazel said...

The wedding sounds wonderful. I hope it all goes smoothly for you. x

Lynn said...

I want to see a picture of you in the dress!!!!!

Have fun at the wedding!


Sherry said...

either dress looks lovely. hope to see a pic of the wedding day. Enjoy - hope it all goes the way you've all planned and worked for.

love your stitching piece - what is the name of it?

Hillery said...

I want to see a pic of you in that dress as well. It looks so cute. Sounds like you'll be having a busy weekend. Have fun.