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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The quietness of a summer's day...

The soft fragrance of nearby evergreens drift through the open window as I sit in my chair...the outside calls me and a slow moving applique project that I have been playing with is set aside.

After the busyness of the wedding preparations and all the wonderful festivities, the days have slowed their pace - we have seen the Summer Soltice arrive and depart and try not to think that the days will grow shorter as they make their way towards another season. For now, the warmth and quietness of late June satisfies the soul and the pleasures of the gardens welcome us.


Last week, 4 of us attended the International Quilt Show in Chicago...

As in this amazing quilt, there were quilters from all over...

...it was nice visiting the vendors, but we all agreed that the show seemed somewhat "flat" with little to really grab our attention. From another perspective, it could also mean we each have enough in our own stashes to last 8 lifetimes - LOL

The next day, we toured the lush gardens at Northwinds in Burlington, Wisconsin....one of the pond areas and little waterfalls - so soothing...

Antique booths offered up a variety of vintage or repurposed items - from garden art....

...to a sweet little child's bench and chair set - the little chairs had drawers tucked in below the seats...and all hand painted...

Another delightful way to spend a quiet summer day...

Wishing each of you a time for quietness this week...

Pat




 

Friday, June 14, 2013

I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille...

Have had some requests for a closer view of The Wedding Quilt - so here goes...

Each strip was cut at 1 1/4" and sewn to 3/4" .

A special thanks to Jan of Rusty Thimble for all the lovely feathers she did using her long-arm machine.

I chose to not include a border for 2 reasons - most of the time when making Log Cabin quilts, traditional barn raising settings is what I go for. Early log cabin quilts typically did not have borders.

Secondly - and I know you will appreciate my ability to Plan Ahead....cough, cough. There was not enough fabric left...when Jena and I shopped for the fabric in Anchorage last summer, I only knew it would be log cabin in design and we bought everything left on the bolt. So there you have it ! LOL That's my story and I am sticking to it!

This was presented to them on the morning of May 31st - just a little quiet family time before everyone arrived prior to a busy day of company, rehearsal and dinner.

And now the quilt is winging its way to Alaska - it was a joy to make and every stitch is filled with love for them.

Pat

 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Wedding by the pond.....

It is said that if it rains on your wedding day, your life will be filled with blessings. There was a good old fashioned downpour after the ceremony that brought enough blessings for our David and Jena that will last ten lifetimes and more!
Want to share just a few images of this day that was filled with abundant happiness...
Just before the guests started to arrive - we are ready!

The gorgeous (and delicious!) wedding cake - carefully covered in tulle....

The wedding party - all 3 ladies in buttercup yellow from Wisconsin and Jena, David and the groomsmen from Alaska...

 

 

 

 

 

 

TheWedding Quilt....

All is growing more quiet around Taylorsoutback...family and friends have returned to their homes or are flying back to their respective coasts. We each carry on our memories and images...Whenever I hear Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli sing The Prayer, it will take me to a beautiful day in June when the Processional began and we were all together to witness the marriage of our son David and his Jena, whom we now proudly and lovingly know as our daughter (in-law)...