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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunday I went to my cousins wedding shower with Hoops and Yoyo!

Yes my relatives already know I am crazy so showing up at the weding shower with Hoops and Yoyo was not a huge surprise to anyone! When I explained why they seemd to go with the flow!
Here are the bride and groom kissing with the new pillow, the other side says not tonight!
On the right are my Aunt and her soon to be married daughter Heather, I really love them both!

Here is Heather in her bow and ribbon hat. Made with all her package ribbon by Harriet.

Here are three of 5 of Heathers beautiful brides maids and her Junior bridesmaid my niece Harriet. Everyone knows them as me and Minni me and they've been so close since day one.

More brides maids picture at the opening of the gifts! She had a wonderful bounty of goodies. They also read wonderful nostalgic memories and people left little notes to write marriage advice and recipe cards! My advice was to have separate bedrooms!

This is the groom and his sweet adorable mom. Everyone really loves her too isn't that a plus and a half! A sweet mother in law how can Heather go wrong?

This is Heather soon to be new step mother in law.She was very creative and made a wonderful basket of beach goodies to go to a winner of the sea shell guessing game.Even I wanted to win that basket! My cousin Lynn won though and I was so glad she did.

Here are two of Heather very sweet girl friends. They were all so friendly and kind. They all really loved Heather she has been a good friend!

Here is my sweet niece! Isn't she adorable!!!

She will make a beautiful bride one day too! Hope I get invited to her wedding!

OK now who's the bride anyways? I just couldn't resist taking pictures of my little cutie!

Here is a picture of My aunt and her daughter the bride and my aunts husband sister and her daughter all really sweet women, a great shot of the four of them! Wish it was a little more clear!

This next picture is three of the brides maids! They were so great to pose all day for me and everyone else.

This is a picture of my Auntie Joanie! My grandmothers sisters daughter and my cousin Heather at the cake table.

Heather and Harriet.

Heather and her sweetie pie friend Helaina..

My darling gourgous Mother!

Here's Heather with my cousin Adams wife, her name is Robin and I really like and love her! I sure missed seeing thier son Preston though. He is a mild mannored cutest kid ever. reminds me of my Danny when he was two and a half. I really enjoy when kids are around! I think kids always make things more fun. No kids at this party though, didn't want to corrupt them with all those neglitias!!

Here are Hoops and Yoyo at the desert table!
I took one of Yoyo alone because after all it was a bridal shower girls only. Noone complained about Hoops though as long as he was low key! hehehe

Here's Yoyo she is feeling a little small in this chair but after a while she made friends with everyone!!!
This is the happy little couple at the salad table. Yum!
Great time had by all!! Good luck Heather and Mike!

I finished my quiltie for Judy Ross!

Her theme was chickens! I decided to do a farm scene, and found these really fun buttons to go along with it all. The tractor was a neat afterthought find! I can't seem to find my embroidary bible which is an excellent book showing a lot of awesome embroidary stitches. Oh where oh where could it be? So I had to wing it on my flowers.
My dh had to have an endo exam so I took my stuff there to put it all together. Just so happens I was sitting across from a quilter gal! She gave me some neat tips. Like I told her I was gonna paint a fence and she said make it thick enough to sew around the edges so it appears very quiltery, so I did! I love how it came out so I did the cobble stones the same way with free motion sewing all around. This piece ios only 6x8" 's so you can imagine how small the cobble stones are and it was even a challenge for me. I am getting pretty good at free motion sewing though! Pretty good!
I also quilted around some of the clouds to give them a puffy look too. It's better in hand! But I am kind of proud of it, being my first one. It was the other ladies idea to put the rooster on the fence post, after I told her I was painting the fence. I was gonna put him on a roof top or something. She also told me to put the tracktor in the background to give the appearance of porportionality! Funny drawing I know to think of all that but fabric takes a little bit more prethought because buttons are designed by other people.
I found this other neat fabric for the back and then printed my info to her! Sent this out yesterday!
What Judy had to say when she saw the scan:
"Sanna, is that ever an environment that a chicken would be happy to be in,and the sun looks like what we are getting nowadays in the pacific northwest where it hasn't rained for four weeks...a big sun is kind of an anomaly to me, but right now, I really recognize how big it can be. I can't even imagine what you've done on the edges, so i look forward to seeing it in reality to see all its many interesting parts. Excellent! thanks a lot. Judy
What Judy had to say after she finally got a chance to be home and see the quiltie in hand.:
Sanna, here I am back in Washington and in possession of your 'on the farm' quilty. It is really very charming, very fun, very nice. Good work! You asked me to look at it and suggest what you might have done better, but i think it is really just right the way it is. With respect to going forward, your painted parts with outline stitching, really stand out (in a good way), and so I would suggest you look to see how you can do more of that. Also, your use of the exposed selvedge looking like grassy edges if terrific. good eye for how to use fabric in its essential quality to convey texture! Thanks so much. It is a great beginning for my chicken book. Judy

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