Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Wedding plans are going full force ahead. It is hard to believe we leave for Philly Friday. Thank God we have awesome neighbors and friends that are house sitting for us. Everything that we needed to receive prior to out trip has gotten to us :) So, we are left with packing and shipping a box with favors and programs that still need to be put together. I'm getting really excited now. Keep your fingers crossed that everything goes well. I will try to keep this updated until we go on our honeymoon. Then there is no access to the internet for a few days. I honestly can't wait !

First Quilt show

I was truly amazed at the quilts displayed at the Sharonville Creative Festival. One Artist imparticular caught my attention(Irena bluhm). She does whole cloth quilts and then colors them in with colored pencils. The coloring is set with textile medium and the quilt becomes washable. I was so excited by her quilts that I bought her book to try this merthod when I get back from the honeymoon. Here are some of her quilts:

Friday, June 25, 2010


After a rocky start to the week things are coming along nicely.

Monday night I got a call that my grandmother fell and broke her hip. She had surgery on Tuesday and is doing ok. We are waiting to see if she needs a transfusion today her hemoglobin is low.The doctors say it wil be a long haul but she should do ok.Josh and I will go visit her the saturday before the wedding. She won't be able to be at the wedding. I am pretty sad about that, but as they say the show must go on.

Tuesday I got a ups delivery from a dear friend. My friend Karen sent me the best tote bag. I thought I wanted one that said bride but would only be able to use that once. Well karen bought me one with my new Initials NJH so weird after 32 years to have a new name. Anyway I love love love the bag. Here is a picture of it:

We bought favor kits last night and program kits all for a total of $200.00 not bad at all. I had a coupon for Michaels and so it came out for favors and programs $2.00 per guest. Can't beat that !

I am getting really excited for our trip we leave 1 week from today !

My next blog will prob be sewing related as I am planning to go to a sewing / quilting expo today up in Ohio. I'll let you all know how that goes and hopefully get some good pictures.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sewing blog or wedding blog hmmm...

Ok so I decided to change this blog for the next month to cover everything going on for the wedding. It will serve as a place for me to keep my friends updated, as well as, somewhere I can vent. We leave for Philadelphia to stay with Josh's parents in ten days. It is hard to believe all the planning is about to be over and our day will be here. This past weekend we booked our limo, got all the final paperworked fed exed and Josh's parents booked the rehearsal dinner. That was a big chunk of what was left to do. Then yesterday, we bought our ringbearer his little tuxedo. Check it out :

My next big thing to do is get my dress back from the seamstress. She will be bringing it back this week and I pray everything is ok. After 3 days of calling I finally found someplace in NY that will steam my dress. Alot of places won't touch a wedding dress if they did not alter it. Who knew???????

We are left with deciding on what to do about programs, printing a few pictures and stuff out and buying a few last minute items like my bridal purse. Not so much to do but most is a little time consuming.

We have 25 people who have not yet responded to inites so we are in the process of contacting them as we have to give the hall a FINAL number on June 30th. I am hoping we get the responses soon so I can start on seating charts. Speaking of seating charts. We ordered place cards with our pictures on them and they are still not here :( Also our cake topper is somewhere in transit or production. These are the little things that are stressing me out. I was never a last minute person but all of a sudden everything is last minute because I am waiting on other people. That is enough to driveme crazy !!!

Thanks for listening to me vent :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010


Wow! with all the wedding planning I have severely neglected my blog. I have not done any sewing/quilting since the last week in May. That last week I whipped up a quick bag as a thank you for my matron of honor. She did an amazing job on my bridal shower. Here is a picture of that bag.

I still have 1 more bag to make this week as a gift. Then I intend to work on a bridal crazy tote. We leave for New jersey on July second. Hard to believe 2 weeks from tomorrow. Anyhow, I plan to keep everyone updated on the wedding activities on here and facebook. I will link my blog to facebook ( if I can figure that one out). This way everyone can join in the hysterical chaos that is sure to happen leading up to the wedding.

More later...