Friday, May 2, 2014

hello..anyone still there?

Hello Stitching Friends.

It seems I have not been a good blogger this Spring.  I feel that my mojo for blogging and attending our stitch group gatherings has left me.  I need to get back on the bandwagon!

The big wedding day in our family has come and gone.  But, I have to say, the day was glorious!  The weather cooperated as well.  It was windy, and a little chilly, but overall not bad for this Spring!!

I have some pictures to share.  So, I hope I won't bore you with some wedding pictures.

Here is Holly and her Dad, making their way to the bridge for the start of the ceremony.

Here is the wedding couple saying their vows.  We had a last minute change of plans, on Thursday, we found out the person that was to conduct the ceremony couldn't do it.  So, Holly's brother, David agreed to become a certified online minister, and he conducted the ceremony for them.  He did a great job.  Their vows were very touching.  I noticed in a few of the pictures David was having trouble keeping his composure.  Many of the rest of us had tears leaking....!  What can I say?  It's easy to cry at weddings!  Holly and Joe have know each other since she was in high school, dated and then broke up, but last year got back together.  So, they had an interesting road in their journey together, but I am glad it all came together for them with a happy ending.

This last picture is of the flower girl, daughter of a friend of Holly's, and the ring bearer, son of another friend of Holly's.  They were adorable.  They both did a good job.  The flower girl's Mom, carried her, while helping her drop rose petals.  The ring bearer also did a good job! 

A good friend of ours did the photography for us.  He took a ton of pictures, I have to do some work with them selecting which ones to share with family, and which ones we want to print. 

I hope I haven't bored you too much with wedding details.  Next post I promise to have some stitching pictures to share. 

I have been doing some stitching.  I finished the Spring sampler by Little House Needleworks, and have moved onto the Summer sampler by LHN as well. 

Hope you are all having a good Spring.  Spring-like weather has been very elusive here in Illinois this year.  Many days with below average temps.  I am sure being Illinois, we will skip temperate days of Spring and move right into Summer....

Happy Stitching!



  1. Best wishes to the newlyweds! Thank you for sharing pictures of their day special!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Robin in Virginia

  2. Lots of best wishes for the couple ..
    Hugs x

  3. What a lovely and happy event Melody. Pretty bride, charming setting, lovely flowers, adorable children. Blessing to the new couple!

  4. Not bored at all! I love seeing wedding photos. A lovely couple and such cute little attendants!

  5. I'm so glad you shared some wedding pictures with us! I love weddings. A lovely lovely couple! Congratulations to them!

  6. Thanks so much for sharing the lovely wedding photos with us, Melody! So glad the day was nice for them... Wishing the happy couple many, many wonderful years together!

  7. Very sweet wedding pictures! All the best to the happy couple! Your stitching mojo will return once you've recovered from all the wedding busyness. :)

  8. Beautiful photos of the happy couple!! Wishing them all the happiness in the world!! Hugs!