January 21, 2016

Poor lil’ neglected blog…

20160109_145717Life has swooshed by in such a blur, lately. I don’t find as much time to sit at my PC composing posts – but I am still making stuff. Right now I’m working on 3 major quilt UFOs in between “urgent” little projects such as this latest completed work:DSCN3555My sis got married a couple weeks ago. I made her “brooch bouquet” and the groom’s “broochonniere20160109_162954But this is not your average brooch bouquet, because Beth was not your average bride… Her baubles came from various stops along her life journey:DSCN3544a flag from Russia, a Georgian cross from her time spent in the vicinity of the Caucasus20160111_100038a locket from our grandmother (complete with pictures inside), rhinestone earrings from our other grandma…
The pieces were unified by affixing them to kanzashi flowers. But first I had to twist miles & miles of jewelry & florist wire. (I borrowed the hubs’ drill to save my fatigued hands!)20151230_113351You might notice an elk pin which was pilfered from belonged to the groom. The blue lights that were tucked amongst the blooms (& illuminated when the bride first walked up the aisle) were also in honor of his favorite color. DSCN3557
There are many more stories, but that is for another time… Winking smile
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