My Saturday morning started out fairly normal. I did sleep in until 6:15. I know that's not sleeping in for many people, but it is for me! I had coffee with Dave before he went to work, and I had my Saturday morning phone call from Mom. Smooth sailing so far! But, as I was talking with Mom I realized how unhappy I was with the ring bearer's pillow I made for Tiffany. So, at 7:20 I started a new one. I was inspired by Melissa's post to do sort of a crazy patch with a rose pattern in the middle. By 9:00 I had a pillow top I liked... except the rose was kind of lost. It needed beading. The center of the rose was beaded by 11:00, but the outer petals of the rose didn't show up. I knew I didn't have time to bead them, but I did have time to embroider an outline stitch... no time to look up how to make a decent outline stitch, so I just started doing my own thing. Luckily, the bride doesn't embroider, so she doesn't know how poor my embroidery is! Embroidery finished by 12:00. Time to finish the pillow! I really should have done something more with the corners, but I didn't finish until 12:20 and I was still in my nightgown, hadn't eaten, and I needed to leave by 1:15! All's well that ends well! I arrived at the shower just in time, and Tiffany loved her gifts!
After the bridal shower, I hurried home, and Carol and I headed to my sister-in-law's house about 50 minutes away. Dave was helping with yard work... Karen has beautiful gardens! ...and we were invited for a cook-out. We laughed, and talked, sang oldies and jingles we remembered, ate delicious food, and got home about 11:00... way past my bedtime! I slept in again this morning... didn't get up until 6:00! ; )
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