As you can imagine, and as those of you have been Mother of the Bride already know, it takes a while to come back to earth after a wedding. First and foremost you need a rest, time to catch up with friends, and then there are jobs that have to be done. I have taken The Dress to the dry cleaners, and when we get reliable weather I shall have to hand wash the bolero jacket and dry it outside. The veil could do with a gentle wash too, as could the underskirt. I think I'll be brave with the underskirt and shove it in the washing machine. It's either that or the bath. Unfortunately we have really bad drying weather at the moment. I had washing hanging out all day earlier this week, and I swear it was damper when it came in than when I put it out, and it hadn't even rained.
A more colourful job I have ahead of me is sorting out how to keep the sugar flowers that went on top of the wedding cake. As you can see, they are far too beautiful to eat. The cake was made by Donna, who was recommended to us by a friend, and as you can see on her website, her cakes are absolutely amazing. I asked her to make some flowers to go on top of the cake, and sent her photos of flowers that were going to be used in the bouquet so she could aim for matching colours. She did a fantastic job, even making tiny little yellow tansies, a flower she had never made before. If stored properly the sugar flowers should last for years. I have managed to buy a display dome that I hope will be suitable, and I shall have to work out the best way to arrange the flowers. Lets hope I don't break them!
As for sewing, I have picked up a needle again, at long last. After doing some repair jobs on clothes, I am now finishing off a dress that I started over five years ago. All I need to do is stitch the hem and bind the armholes. Then I can start on the wedding quilt!
Now for the linky. Next week I shall be hosting the linky here - it's Andrée's turn to have a week off.
Here goes for Week 354:-
Many thanks to Kathleen for linking up last time to show her Alpha Animals quilt. If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
1. Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.
2. Link back to this post in your own post.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.