Everywhere I look on blogs this summer I'm seeing wedding photos - love is truly in the air! My second oldest grandson (we have 8 grandchildren, 4 boys and 4 girls) got married this month. Jacob graduated from college in May and his sweet bride is a senior. They might look too young to make this step but they are older and smarter than Jerry and I were when we took the plunge! :)
They went to St. Thomas on their honeymoon and that sweet young man texted me when they got back home so I could quit worrying! :)
As a comparison, and just because I'm time traveling today, this is a picture of Jerry and I when we got married in 1964.
Yes, I had auburn hair, was skinny as a rail and had pencil legs. I also wore 3" heels to try to be taller - Samm that's for you! :)
Now on to a little stitching....I stopped by one of my favorite quilt shops at Greenwood, Arkansas on a recent trip to my son's house. Lucky me, she had a sale and you won't believe it but I got these two sweet fabrics for $2.50 a yard! I bought all she had on the bolt. :)
The border print I turned into a couple of pillowcases for my sister, who loves all things roses and pink florals. Plus a couple of small drawstring bags with her leftovers. I still have fabric left of course but I'm not sure what I'll do with it. The other floral is being used in a redo in my sewing room - I'll show you that when it's finished. I wish I had more of it and may end up doing a search....
While there I also bought this piece of fabric....Holiday Shimmer by Hoffman. It, of course, wasn't on sale. :(
It's going to be eventually two pillowcases - one is now done and one is on the way.
I didn't realize the thread was showing so much on those french knots - guess that means a redo. :(
Some time ago I decided I wanted to hand piece an apple core quilt. Hmmmm, temporary insanity I guess. :) This is what I ended up with.
I couldn't figure out what to do about the binding on this and ended up buying a double fold bias, which was absolutely awful. I used feed sack scraps for this so I should have made my own with some muslin and may eventually replace this one. But since I plan to use it as a table topper on my deck I think it will work.
And finally, a great nephew and his wife are having their second baby so some burp pads were needed.
Not a great picture but they were very cute. :)
And just to make you smile - I took this at my son's house recently. I call it A Boy and His Best Friend.
Hope your summer, as it winds to a close, is a good one!