Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Time to Show Some Progress

Hello Everyone! Long time no see. That's my fault. Life has gotten busy and the internet and blogging haven't been on my to-do list. But, I have been stitching some.

SamSarah Calendar
You've seen Friday. Then there was the Second, and February, and then Happy Birthday. Finished the birthday cupcake last night. Wanted to show the pattern colors/designs and my changes. Going to use the heart from February for Mother's Day. Then I'm going to have to re-chart Father's Day and June completely. But, that's a way off.

Last time I blogged I told you I had some pictures from the bridesmaids dress trip.

Jess (l) and Kilee (r) playing around
Sandra, Jess, and Kilee in their choices
Gotta love those bra straps!
I absolutely love Kilee in the top dress. Just about every dress fit her beautifully. But, she decided to go with a long dress as the other girls had chosen long ones. Sandra just couldn't find anything she liked. This was the last one she put on and it was great. Then there was Jess. She fell in love with the first dress she put on and didn't want to take it off. Since she hates dresses - this was amazing. Everything was set -- until it came time to pay. Then the cashier checked and found out that Jess' dress did not come in the color Courtney wanted. It was crushing. I must say she was a trooper and went out and found another dress very similar to the one shown. The dresses will be in truffle (for you and me - dark brown).

The other day Courtney was freaking out because the fiancee has decided he wants to make the boutonnieres for the guys and not wear flowers. He wants to use shot gun shells and other bullet casings. This goes with the theme of camo vests and ties. The entire wedding party hunts/shoots regularly. So it is not unexpected.

DH goes back to his normal job tomorrow after a hellish 3.5 weeks of 7/12's on second shift. I, on the other hand, am unhappy to have to share the bed. I sleep much better in the bed by myself. Now, don't get me wrong, I love him and want him home nights - I'd just be happier with a king bed.

It's finally time to have lunch and I think it should be corn on the cob. Yep, that sounds good with strawberries as dessert.

Have a great day -


Dawn said...

Great progress on the calendar! I think I would lose my motivation, you are doing so great Denise!

Dresses look great, just remind her to have fun and not worry so much, it's all part of the journey.


April said...

Hey Denise!! I have been so busy too! I know how it can get when spring and summer arrive. I just love your progress on the Days and months! One day I will have to stitch it! The dresses will be so pretty! Happy Stitching!

Melinda said...

The girls looking like they are having a great time. I love the ideas ideas for this wedding. It is so refreshing when people really make it there own....

Your Calendar is looking great.

Linda said...

Love the calendar pieces Denise. The dresses are gorgeous.


Catherine said...

Looks like the girls had fun! Your calendar project is looking good! I need a king too ~ between the hubby and now the dog, the queen just isn't cutting it anymore!

Chris said...

Ooh! Great progress on the calendar.
Beautiful dresses.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

don't forget the duck calls in the guys hands.....Bouya,,,,
The dresses are very nice but I didn't see the bride's mom's dress anywhere...
Cheers and keep stitching my friend
as always

Mouse said...

ooo you are doing well with the stitching of the calender and love the shots of the girls choosing their dresses and had to giggle re the boutonnieres as that is something my DH would have had

and we have a king size bed ;) love mouse xxxxx

Denise said...

Hi Denise, we just keep finding things in common. My son is also getting married this summer(july 13) and they are having some camo in there wedding also.( he is a big hunter also).
I love the colors of your calendar.
Looks like a fun bridesmaid dress trip. they all look beautiful!!
I like to sleep alone also, love the husband and don't want to be with out him but like you I sleep better.
Happy Stitching