Friday, November 16, 2007


AmandaJean from Crazy Mom Quilts decided to start a Quilt-A-Long, so I've decided to join. I've never done anything like this before, so I figured, why not? She's posting instructions to a different quilt block for 12 weeks. By the end I'm thinking that I should have enough to make a somewhat random lap sized quilt. Last night I went to JoAnn's to pick up some cheap additional fabric for the quilt. I want this quilt to be bright colors accenting a white background. Here's my rainbow selection. Maybe I went a little overboard...

Rainbow of colors

This morning I made my first block. It was relatively simple. So that's always nice.
Block #1

Monday, November 5, 2007

Under 200...

It's finally less than 200 days until my wedding! It seems like it is still forever away, but at least 199 sounds better than 200. :) I'm finding that I don't really enjoy wedding planning as much as I thought I would. I guess I didn't realize that it is a whole lot more than the big, white dress that I've been looking forward to wearings for... well, forever. I mean, you have to think about things like DJs and whether I want flowers between the layers of my cake or not. And let's be honest here, the amount of money that I'm paying for that cake is ridiculous, so of course I'm not exited about thinking of ways to make it even more expensive! Another thing that makes it difficult is that Shawn and I are equally unexcited about the wedding itself- we really just want to be married. We've decided to start praying for better attitudes towards the wedding. I mean, if you think about it, it's hard to be excited about something when all you think about is how much you have to do, how far away it is, and how ridiculous the price tag will be. So that's the new thing. We're going to be exited about this thing! :)

This past Friday I went bridesmaid dress shopping with my cousin who is my Matron of Honor. We had a good time. We found these great dresses.

Oh, the lampshade effect is so wonderful.

Looks like split pea soup in dress form.

Ok. So just kidding. After Thanksgiving we should have a real decision made. Maybe then I'll finally be able to answer the question "What are you colors?" after the 100th person asks!