28 April 2013

Bridal Shower

Well Spring is finally making an appearance here in Michigan, it is so nice to see the sun back and for the rain to give us a break.  

Yesterday was the beginning of Little League and my oldest had two games the first day and they did really well and won both of them.  What a great way to start the season and give them that confidence to continue to do well.  

This year I have two cousins getting married, it has been a long time since we have had a wedding in our family.  The first bridal shower is today and I had to make part of my gift, last minute because that is just how things work out. I managed to make a grocery tote and some placemats for the new couple.  Actually finished the binding on the placemats yesterday at the double header.  

The bridal shower is food/kitchen related as they have been living together for a while.  We were asked to share some recipes and maybe get the gadgets/ingredients it take to prepare the dish.   Also my cousin is a big John Deere fan so the colors in there kitchen are green, yellow and brown.  So I had something to work with. 

My recipes are ones that we make in my family and are very tasty so I hope they like them.  I am sharing with them our Almost No Knead Bread and Belgium Beef and Onion Stew recipes.  Both are made using a dutch oven so of course I bought them a dutch oven.   I even picked one up in yellow to go with there kitchen. 

I made a tote to use a wrapping.  I just used some Premier Print Gotcha Twill  and lined it with some pretty vintage sheet.  I did not follow a pattern and am very happy with how it turned out.  That now I need to make one for me!  

I made four placemats using my stash.  I created a log cabin block and off set it to add some interest to the placemats.  I free motion quilted (FMQ) them just so I could have the practice.  I used the same fabric from the blocks to make the scrappy binding and to top it off I picked up some John Deere fabric from Joann's this week to use for the backing.  I hope the couple like what I have made them.  

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.  Thank you for stopping by.


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