Monday, July 23, 2007

The Wedding Shower

There was a wedding shower Saturday night. After having seven grandsons and one granddaughter (Thank You, Lord), the first one has finally embarked on the path to matrimony. At last, some females to offset the testerone around here. It was the most unusual shower I have ever attended. It was held in a Bead Store! We all were given $10.00 to start picking out beads to make a bracelet or a necklace with help from the staff. Then, we played the usual wedding shower games (at which I absolutely stink). There were lovely fresh fruits to dip in a fondue pot of chocolate, and cheese cubes, BBQ meatballs, petite fours and punch. After the fun and games, my new almost grand-daughter-in-law opened up some really great presents. Invitations had specified a particular time of day to buy a gift. Since I was 9:00 to midnight, I stayed away from Victoria's Secret.and gave her one of my king sized quilts. Here it is --- thrown over a queen size bed, so I know there is lots of room for a king. I think her mother wanted it, but I hope Laura likes it. (She is a real cutie)The fabrics are all batiks from India ,I think) and they cost an arm and leg. I have at least three other quilts waiting for someone to marry, but I have to finish four more before I am allowed to die. If I would stop playing on the computer with all you lovely bloggers and I could knock them out in half the time, but I'm not going to---I love you guys!


Carine said...

personally I think the quilt is quite a wonderful, beautiful gift! Just perfect-lots of love obviously went into it and should be treasured for hopefully a lifetime.

Loving Annie said...

Oh Kacey, that quilt is GORGEOUS !!!!!
I wish you did them for sale !
I would hire you immediately to make me one with stars in various shades of pale blue to royal blue to peacock blue !!!!!

It sounds like a wonderful shower, very unique and fun !

How nice everyone has gooten married. I wish them much happiness, and lovely, healthy, babies !

*cyber smiles and hugs*
Loving Annie

Big Dave T said...

My mother-in-law made us a quilt very much like the one pictured, with the Pennsylvania Dutch influence. But it's beginning to fall apart from use now and my wife's mom isn't around to make us another one. And the talent didn't get passed on to the missus.

Weddings and wedding showers seem to have a more creative bent nowadays. My son is going to Jamaica for his girlfriend's sister's wedding, my wife is invited to a luau (sp?) wedding shower, etc.

Matty said...

You make wonderful quilts!Absolutely gorgeous! I bet these quilts would cost a fortune if you tried to buy one. your children are all so fortunate to have a quilt made by you.
Take your time on the other've got loads of time.
And congratulations on winning the Schmooze award!

Summer said...

i hope she keeps it for good!

Loving Annie said...

Good Sunday morning the 29th to you Kacey !
Just came by to say hello and see what was new with you !
Today is "thank-you's" on my blog, and you are mentioned with a link !
*cyber hugs and smiles*
Loving Annie

Lisa said...

That quilt is just beautiful. What a nice shower...I'm a little confused about the time to buy a gift? I'm guessing something you would use between 9 and midnight?

BTW, I hate to sound selfish, but I love blogging with you as well...and I do understand about the time considerations!

Cathy said...

Kacey, I think that is the best gift you could ever give her.If someone had given me a handmade quilt at my wedding shower, I would have cherished it forever. Beautiful!

The party sounds like a lot of fun and unique.

Paul @ Elders Tribune said...

I like the pattern on the quilt. The wedding shower is very creative and sounds like you've had a lot of fun!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

it is just lovely! i hope she doesn't put it in the washing machine. did you give her instructions? the reason i ask? many years ago as a young bride i washed one, sigh...

smiles, bee