Thursday, May 22, 2014

Jibber Jabber

Spring always brings a lot of activity within the family unit...and one of my cousin's daughters got married last weekend in Toronto...have you ever seen a more beautiful bride!!!  Just like the Sisters Mountains that I look at every morning they are Faith, Hope, Charity (the photo is actually Charity, mom, Faith and Hope.)  My cousin and his wife have been ministers and missionaries their entire adult life and the children grew up attending international schools.  Hard to believe that so much time has passed!

I was in Sew Many Quilts on Monday to purchase some Transfer Eze when I discovered this book.  What a fantastic find...the funny thing is Anne and Blogless Sandy have been doing a quilt each month since January from this book...duhhhh!  As soon as I got back to town I stopped by XPress in Sisters and had them spiral bind it because I knew I would be using this book A LOT!

By spiral binding a book it will lay open and is easier to use.  You wouldn't want to do this with every quilt book...just the ones that you will need to reference a "Around The Block."  They also put a clear plastic cover on the front and back...all this for the price of $5!!!

I did it...and I know the photo doesn't do it justice but I finished the ring bearer pillow!!!!  The bride had sent me a photo off of Pinterest and it was similar but I added the sashiko stitching on the top half.  Feels good to have this done!  The wedding quilt and ring bearers pillow are in the mail...hip hip hurrah!!!

Today is going to be a pamper day...facial, hair...and massage...well, I have to admit the massage is more medicinal that relaxing...but, it keeps me and my back out of a surgeons office :)  Hope your Thursday is a good one!
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