Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wedding Weekend and a precious son

     Well, it happened, my only brother, Daniel Cornelius,  got married this weekend to his sweetheart Elaine! They got married in Eau Claire, WI at the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center and they are now enjoying a honeymoon out in Washington State. I have been enjoying keeping up on his adventures as he is posting pics on Instagram and so we can catch peaks of their adventures. 

For his wedding I made a Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt for them to snuggle on the sofa with. take on a picnic or however they want to use it. Anyway, I have to say I love the pattern, but boy that was a lot of work. Next time I would press all the seams open because some of the seams made it difficult to quilt on my long-arm, but I think it turned out great! I did it all myself beginning to end. Here is a picture of their completed quilt. I bound it in a marbled kind of black/dark grey and the back has a paint splatter kind of look to it, it is modern and just made me think of Daniel when I picked it out. 

    The groom wore an amazing outfit. He wore a bright pink gingham check shirt with a black tie and a grey suit. The bridesmaids wore black, elegant simple dresses and the Wedding meal was chicken or beef fajitas. There was fresh guacamole, hummus, tortillas, fresh pico and all kinds of good stuff. The wedding cake was a tri-leche cake and to top off the evening, they brought Dunkin donuts!! My brother loves Dunkin donuts, they are kind of a family tradition. When I lived on the East Coast we always used to stop and get Dunkin Donuts after church. It is a fond memory my brother obviously shares as well! We danced and shook our grove things and enjoyed being together. We had some nice family pictures we took so here is an update on my family. The only person missing was my eldest son, Matthias. He is in the middle of mid-term exams in college and didn't make it. 

This is Celia, my 19 year old daughter and her sweetheart Johnathan. He is truly a precious soul and a good thing for my daughter. I love these two young'uns! This is at our home as they headed out to the wedding!

This is my only sister Pascale with her beloved husband Brian. They live in Orange County. California and came for the wedding. Some more people for me to love!! 

 Here are my sweeties Eliah, the handsome dude and my daughter. Gotta love em!!

Here is my sweetie, Mike and of course myself! He doesn't get dressed up that often, but he sure looked good to me!! I love my Mikeypoo!!

Here is my brood, missing Matthias. Love the motion of this!!

Here is my sister with her son, Zechariah. He is 2 years old and soo much fun. He is a busy little bee. 

Sunday morning as I was getting ready to watch church, my youngest, Eliah, with his new pick-up truck was driving a pail of apples to his girlfriend's house when he ran off the road and did severe damage to his pick-up. His air bags deployed and how he did not roll his vehicle is a miracle. So it has been an emotional few days and we are giving thanks to our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for saving this boy and keeping him  safe and unharmed except for a few aches and pains. 

The Auto Body guy thinks it just might be totaled. Again, we are sooo thankful we did not lose a son. The truck axle is broken, the tire had to be chained to the frame to be able to haul it away. I will post pictures at a later time. Otherwise I have been sewing for bees. Here are some of my most recent blocks. 

Simply Solids Bee Blocks. This makes me think of stop lights! :)

Christmas presents blocks

Crown Royal front block for Nancy of C2C Bee

Back block for Nancy of Coast to Coast Bee

I made this apron and potholders for my Sister-in-law as a bridal shower gift she had at the end of September. 

Here is Elaine, the new bride at her shower with her apron!!!!

On October 1st I aged another year, I had quilt club that night and I got to enjoy a wonderful meal and margarita with my quilting buddies from my Wabasha Quilt Group!! Love these ladies. We have been together for quite a while now. 

Autumn is now here. Here I am outside of the Burlington Hotel Quilt Shop in Alma, Wisconsin. I took a a picture facing the Mississippi River this past Saturday morning. She had a fabric fondling party as a representative from Blank Fabrics was there. We were to pick our favorites to help her decide what to buy in the near future. 

One more picture of harvest time. Acorn squashes and they sure are tasty. Enjoy fall y'all!!!

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