I hope you're all enjoying a wonderful weekend!
It's been a crazy, busy week with only two weeks left now until Michelle's wedding! To be honest, I haven't had much chance to get too excited about it with so much on my plate at the moment. I've had Aaron back and forth to doctors over the past three weeks....he's been getting a few tests such as ultrasounds, X-rays, blood, urine etc. to try and find out what is causing a mystery burning pain in his abdomen....it comes and goes...can be mild or quite severe. What is it with the medical ailments this family has had over the past few months???
On top of that, I've been working on Michelle's wedding dress....and no, it wasn't a planned thing. Due to an unforeseen circumstance, Michelle decided to change the dress design with some added extras, so we picked up the unfinished dress from the dressmaker and I have been making the changes and sewing the dress over the past couple of weeks. It's been a scary process for me considering I haven't sewn a garment from scratch in over sixteen years. I used to do dressmaking for the whole family in my younger days until art found its way into my life and, thankfully, I hadn't lost the know-how. The dress is almost finished, at least to the point where we're no longer panicking and yesterday, I got teary-eyed seeing Michelle wearing it when she came over for a fitting.
Funny how things work out though because, as you know from a recent post, the termite repair guy was supposed to be coming back last week to get the sanding and painting done which would have been a huge hindrance to me working on the dress.....can you imagine trying to sew a wedding dress with sanding dust everywhere?!! As luck would have it, Bob phoned up to cancel because his van broke down suddenly the very morning he was due to come over....bad luck for him but good luck for us!
Remember the wedding tie box I started?
It's finished and just needs varnishing now.
Michelle wanted it to match the wedding invitations.
I think it turned out pretty close, wouldn't you agree?I traced and transferred the design to the box and painted it with acrylics.
Oh, did I also mention that I'm also making the top tier of the wedding cake?? Michelle is going with lower tiers of decorated cup-cakes and a fruit-cake with royal icing on top. Yes, I'm a very busy gal and you may not see much of me at all over the next couple of weeks so I hope you won't forget me in my absence.
I'll be thinking of you all though and will try to visit blogs when I can.
~ Love, light and peace ~