I am currently sitting up at the cottage and stitching, something I have not gotten to do for a while. I brought with me a cross stitch I had started many many years ago; it's been so long I can't remember when. I can, tell you that the pattern, "Commandments" by La D Da, was released in 2002. So, it's time to complete it. It's not that I haven't been stitching, it's just that lately I am a better starter.
I did finish a small wedding sampler for the wedding, which I gave my daughter at the shower. It's only half of the original design, "Rustic Wedding" by Imaginating. When I saw the pattern, I knew it would be perfect. Sarah had a rustic theme, and was going to use chalkboard signage, so I stitched it on "Charcoal" 28ct. Linen by Zweigart. In the white Rustic frame I was thrilled with the result.
It's now been three weeks since the wedding, and my husband and I are enjoying a quiet weekend. The honeymooners are in Mexico, the visitors are all back home and life is getting back to the everyday.
They had chosen a Handfasting ceremony and wrote their own vows.
They then drove off in the Rolls to have their formal photos taken with the bridal party.
While this was happening there was plenty to keep guests entertained. There was the cocktail party with hors d'oeuvres held on the patio and games on the lawn. The games, such as giant Jenga, Croquet, bean bag toss, trivia (about the happy couple's history), bingo, temporary tattoo station, and more, were a big hit with everyone.
Upon their return we also took some family photos. This one is of us with my Dad.
Cutting of the cake
The first dance was to "How do I Live"
The dance floor was then open to everyone.
If it became too noisy at this end of the tent,
the patio, and even the furniture, was all lit up for a quieter hangout spot.
My sister and I with a few of our cousins had done just that.
To see more photos of the wedding visit my facebook page.