I’ll give you fair warning: this is all about wedding stuff. No quilting going on right now. For August, I decided to temporarily set my quiltmaking aside so we could focus on wedding plans. My goal is to try to get as many wedding preparations completed as I could by the end of August. I still have a few days left, and we’ve made great progress! As an extra added bonus, I had the fun of spending lots of quality time with my daughters over the last several weeks. We also sampled a few yummy possible recipes for the reception. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!
I began working on my August goal during the car ride to and from Atlanta. I hated to waste all those hours, so instead I spent ten hours or so making flowers from dictionary pages and coffee filters. I came home with more than 200 flowers!
I had a lot of fun working on various paper items. We made placecards. Once we have the RSVPs, I’ll print out the names and finish them off. Then I drooled a bit while thinking of the yummy food reception food while making the food labels that will be placed by each platter. To make it more interesting, the bride and groom each selected favorite foods to serve, so I thought it would be fun to play that up a bit by adding a little banner at the top of those cards. We will also be including some family recipes, like Grandma Ellie’s Fudge, so I’ll note those where applicable, too.
I’ve mentioned earlier about frequenting our favorite thrift stores, and picking up pretty glass items for pennies. With some of that glass, we made tiered cake plates. We’ll put one on each table to use as a centerpiece, and we plan on filling them with candles and paper flowers. In this picture, you can see I raided the pantry to weigh them down while the glue was drying.
Saturday, our church had a craft day get together. I brought my sewing machine and started sewing buntings made from paper doilies. I can’t wait to see them hanging across the room!
I confess I’ve been amassing quite a bit of stuff over the last couple months and it was rather disorganized, especially for our small home. I desperately needed to make sense of it all, so I got a box for each table and paper-clipped a check-off list to the front. I’ve started putting all the things that will be needed to set each table in it’s own box – everything from the tablecloth and table numbers to the place settings and favors to the centerpiece and candles. It’s very nice to see that things really are coming together. Hopefully we will make our goal very soon and all of these will be put into storage until the wedding. It would be kind of nice to have our livingroom back 🙂