wow, radio silence here! I've been on the east coast for the past few weeks, spending time with my family and getting ready for the wedding. I've not been super crafty – getting caught up on some knitting, casting some other projects aside for good, and eating many desserts. I think I'll take a separate post for my favorite dessert photos. And thrift scores!
I wanted to share this photo. My almost-mother-in-law drove all the way from Ohio to give me this quilt last weekend. She made it herself, and handquilted the whole thing. It's amazing! I was shocked to receive such an amazing, thoughtful, generous gift. I had so wanted a quilt to honor the occasion of my wedding. My paternal grandmother, who passed away when I was 19 was a great quilter. She tried to show me, but I only ever sewed a few scraps together. Hey, I was 6. I did make a few blankets for my Barbies. Now I'm sewing for Blythes. I guess I haven't changed much! Anyway, I resolved that I would just learn quilting, and while I still am working on that skill, it is such a relief to me that I won't have to learn before I get married! The quilt I was planning in my head would have been a white background (to go with more colors) and probably some floral motif in mostly blue and white fabrics. To receive a quilt like this, so much like the quilt of my dreams, is just such an honor. I feel so grateful for my future husband's family. Oh, she also is having a lady from her neighborhood embroider our names and wedding date on some additional fabric so I can then add it to the quilt. I am just so thrilled and grateful.