Saturday 1 May 2010
Today was Rebecca's wedding shower, so I finally get to post the pictures of their quilt. The theme for this quilt is based on their favourite things. Three of the squares areMcKenna Ryan' Out and About series patterns. The beagle is an adaptation of a stained glass pattern by http://chantalstainedglass.50megs.com/. The rest are silhouettes that I designed from pictures of Rebecca and Matt, or from free images of the internet. In between all the blocks are fabrics, cut into 3 inch squares, also representing their favourite things. Shopping for these fabrics was almost as fun as doing the quilt itself. Most of them came from http://www.equilter.com/ .There are a lot of pictures here, since it is hard to see the whole thing at once. Both Becca and Matt were very pleased with the quilt. I think I saw a tear or 2 in my daughter's eyes. I know there were in mine. We had a good time at the shower, and then were able to have dinner and a good visit with Noel and Laurie, as well as with Matt and Becca. I have decided one of the best things about having adult children, is when they cook for Mom and Dad. We had a wonderful barbeque over at Matt's apartment, and Matt and Becca did all the cooking. Scott and I, and Noel and Laurie, got to relax, watch them be host and hostess. Steaks, and baked potatoes, and grilled sweet peppers, and cole slaw. Yummmmm. We got to rummage through their gifts, always a good time, and help decide what could go where. I love being a parent, and I love being able to love my children by marriage. God is good.