Tag Archive | Wedding

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

I by no means am in the elite stitchers group called Quilters.  However, I love quilts.  In days gone by, women made their own quilts out of necessity, and many girls learned basic stitching and piecing by creating sampler blocks.  Fabrics were often leftover scraps from garments or cotton sacks.

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Times have changed, and quilts can be purchased in most variety stores. With the array of colorful fabrics the possibilities for a beautiful quilt are endless.  Many home quilters no longer stitch by hand, but rather by machine.

With a house full of boys, my dream was to make my only daughter a double wedding ring quilt for her wedding present.  With the assistance of a true quilter, my sister in-law Jean, fabric was selected.  I chose 14 different colors and prints to create a scrappy patchwork look so it could be used with any bedroom color scheme.

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The process of cutting the many fabric pieces took much longer than I anticipated, and I wondered if I’d ever get started sewing.

Finally, the day came when I began piecing the arcs together.

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Since my daughter was on the other side of the world teaching school in Russia, I was able to work without her knowing.  However, once again, this piecing took longer than I thought.  Daughter got engaged and is now married, and the quilt is not finished.  I should have started 5 years ago!! I did manage to surprise her though.  I wrapped the assembled quilt top and gave it to her at a bridal shower.

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Only two steps are left: quilting and binding.  Tuesday, I dusted off my quilt frames, sandwiched the back, batting and top and wrapped the quilt onto the frames.

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My sewing room/bedroom is the perfect width for the quilt frames!

I know it will take quite awhile to put in all the tiny hand stitches, but when the final one is in I’ll be sure to post a picture of the completed quilt. In the meantime, if you have an itch to stitch, come on over. I’m sure the fellowship would do us good. Plus, twice as many stitches would be put in.

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2012 Glimpses of Blessings

2012 has been a year that I have intentionally looked for, took notice of, and gave God praise for His abundant blessings. It was not a year perfect in every way, yett even in the difficult times God was ever present. I welcome 2013 and can’t wait to see what God has in store. To God be the Glory!

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Twas the Night Before [Christmas] Wedding

Twas the night before Christmas Wedding when all through the church
Everything was in place every step was rehearsed.
The lights were hung by the rafters with care
In hopes that Thomas Albert soon would be there.

The Bride was home all snug in her bed
While visions of ‘I Dos’ danced in her head.
Dad’s suit was all pressed along with my dress
And as Parents of the Bride we’re trying not to be stressed.

When out in the garage there arose such a clatter,
I ran down the stairs to see what was the matter.
The Brothers were there planning out a surprise
For the Bride and her Groom on their most special night.

I went up to my bed, but could not fall asleep.
I tossed and I turned then counted some sheep.
Instead of wasting time I decided to pray
And ask my Heavenly Father to bless the Wedding Day.

“Dear God, you gave this Daughter to me
To love and hold and teach her of Thee.
Now you are asking me to let her go
To a land far away with the man she loves so.

I’ve prayed and prayed since she was li’l
For a man who loves You and seeks Your will,
To love her and cherish, lead and provide
And Thomas is the one for this Precious Bride.

Give me the courage to set her free
To become the wife you’ve designed her to be
To submit to him as unto You
And to be his helper in all they do.

As dawn is dawning, please pave the way
For the most beautiful and blessed Wedding Day.
May you, God, be glorified in all that’s said and done
So all guests may see that You’re Number One.”

Today, I do not lose a Daughter, but rather, I gain another Son. I love you both!
Start the music and let the ceremony begin!