Its finally official, my little sister is a married woman! She was so beautiful! This was the first wedding I have been to since I got married a couple years ago, and it is a very different experience when you are married (and, of course, when its not your own wedding. It is so cool to see two people who love each other enough to promise their lives to each other. It brought back all the memories of my wedding, and what I felt on that day.
There were lots of little hand-made details at the reception. Ashley was able to plan out all the decorations, favors, and programs herself. I sewed all the table runners, which added some color to the tables, and the centerpieces were various jars with candles in them. They created such a romantic atmosphere!
It was easy to tell the amount of sewing I was doing because I was at the movie theater and felt something poking my side. I went to the bathroom to see what it was and I pulled a pin out of my bra! All the work was worth it, though, because the day was absolutely beautiful. My only regret is that I was too busy to take pictures! These two were taken by one of the guests at the wedding.
So if you have been wondering where I was, and when I would return…I’m back! Thanks for holding tight!
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This past week I visited my hometown in California. It turned out that our last-minute trip was actually perfect timing…it was my grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary! As we were leaving their anniversary party, my grandma hugged me and whispered, “Only 59 more years for you two!” My grandparents’ life together is an inspiration and a testimony that love can last a lifetime. I look forward to spending the next 59 years with Mike.
My grandma and my mother were the first people who really got me into crafting in the first place. I was reminiscing with my mom this weekend about my favorite dress…made by her for Christmas when I was young. It matched my sister’s! I also remember going to my grandma’s house to make aprons and gifts for my family. She taught me how to sew and embroider. I like to think that my grandmother made the dress she is wearing in the picture above.
This weekend I also went to the Huntington Gardens with my mom, sister and aunt. It is so beautiful I just can’t describe it! Besides the natural beauty of the place, there are many details that I enjoy taking in. Maybe I will use them for some inspiration for future projects.
Oh, and did I mention their greenhouse!? If only I had the room for one of these babies!
That’s my sister, Allison, with my Aunt in the background! We had such a great time together.
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