Sunday, April 19, 2009

Countdown to Wedding

I may be away for a bit since Colin and Chelsea's wedding is next week. Being the mother of the groom and far away from the hoopla has meant that I have not been very involved...and I am not complaining!!! 

My dress is at the cleaners being pressed, my shoes and handbag are ready and all I have to do is pack. That can be a chore since we don't know what we will be doing during our downtime other than making airport runs when all the relatives arrive. We will just go with the flow. Hopefully the weather will cooperate.

I am looking forward to having a daughter-in-law since I have raised only sons. It will be nice to not be the only girl in this Patterson clan. Now on to the packing!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

I LOVE threads and fabric and color and fiber and beads...well, as you can see, the list goes on and on and on. I started organizing my threads recently.

  Someone suggested that I sort things by color. Having been a counted thread embroiderer most of my life, I had sorted everything by number. This system was no longer working for me because I was no longer using patterns designed by someone else. 

Starting was easy but there were those odd colors that defied catagorizing (is this a word???-spell check doesn't think so) like the blue green or green blue. But all in all, it works well for me. I also did this with my beads. 

The problem with beads is that they need to be contained within the containers that house each color. I am still trying to find a system that will work for the beads. Anyone have any ideas that have worked for them? I would love to hear about what works for you.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Two Weeks To Go

Two weeks until THE WEDDING. Yes, my eldest son will tie the knot with his lovely bride. It has been hard on us since we are in New Jersey and he is in Ohio...where the wedding will be...but we are excited. Needless to say, I have been busy shopping for a dress (found it last weekend) and now need shoes and a handbag to go with it!