It’s been a while since I discussed the wedding.
On August…I wrote about cutting out my daughter’s wedding dress. If you remember, I briefly mentioned that I was ‘injured’ in May, I’ll admit, I skipped a few details. I had a broken right patella and left humerus. Those fractures left me unable to drive, sew, sit and stand for any length of time for six weeks. And the recovery was not instant, it has taken weeks and weeks of therapy to get my range of motion back. I’m almost there! Needless to say, I felt the pressure of the impending wedding over the summer months. But I made the deadlines and the bride looked beautiful. And, most importantly, she loved it!
In upcoming blogs, I will share the details of making the dress and adding the personal details such as an embroidered ribbon stitched to the hem of the lining documenting the couple’s names, wedding date and location and a label stitched to the waistline with an heirloom ring from her paternal grandmother.
The couple was set on a destination wedding and chose Kauai as the location. Hawaii was lovely, truly magical. We had a small group of family – twelve in all – who made the trip. Playing in the surf and relaxing for five days in the warm sun was a delightful way to wrap a wedding ceremony with love and memories. I enjoyed greeting each morning’s sunrise from this perch.
I have never seen my daughter as happy as she was on her wedding day. As her mother, it was the most comforting moment. You can see for yourself how happy she is. My husband Pete and I shared a moment of joy with the happy couple right after they exchanged vows.
Once back in Texas, we braced ourselves for the next event where 80 guests- friends and family – joined us to celebrate the nuptials. With just ten days between our return from Hawaii and the reception, it was a whirlwind. We had a blast, danced the night away and saw the couple off under a shower of sparkling lights.
After it was all over, I felt like this:
Here’s your assignment this week:
Have you ever felt a moment of relief like this? Leave us a comment telling us how you celebrated a big accomplishment and one of you will be randomly selected to win a $20 gift card to Designs in Machine Embroidery!
The winner of the last assignment answered the following question:
Do you stitch for charity? and if so what items do you stitch?. We’ll pick a random winner here next Wednesday. If we pick your name, we’ll set you up with a Be the Difference Foundation design pack!
The winner is:
Sara Redner: “I joined the Church quilters group to send quilts to underprivileged countries. Also, after a friend going through cancer treatments was given a hat at the clinic, several of us have gotten hat patterns to make hats for the clinic.”