And here is my fussy cut Friday star using a Saltwater by Tula Pink fabric. I copied eefs Needle -- she used the red version of the fabric.
No stitching done since Thursday, for a very good reason. On Friday, our family, along with all our extended family, descended on Cincinnati for a very special event.
There was the gang, all together again. Us,
my father and stepmother,
my sister and BIL,
my nephew (my niece is at music camp, and sadly couldn't come) (and of course that's my father and the boy child),
my two half brothers,
the middle half brother (with my nephew and the boy child), and the younger half brother,
and of course, my oldest half brother with his beautiful wife (here as his future wife).
These pics were taken at the rehearsal dinner, which was pretty amazing. Saturday was the wedding itself.
It's a bit blurry, but there's the happy couple with my two other half brothers and my father and stepmother.
Here is the happy couple being photographed before the wedding.
|photo by the girl child|
Waiting for the wedding.
The wedding was wonderful. It took place at the Cincinnati Art Museum. The wedding itself was outdoors, and the reception was inside.
My stepmother painted the lantern, which had the couple's names on it. My father seems to be drawn to women who are artists. (Both my mother and my stepmother were/are artists.)
We had a lovely dinner at the reception
followed by a bit of dancing. Lots of rock and a slow dance or two. I got to dance with my sweet father type and also with my boy child. Girl child got to dance with my father, boy child got to dance with my stepmother, -- we all got to dance and have fun!
|girl child dancing with a motionless boy child. Father type, sister and nephew watching.|
Sunday we flew home again. Boy child flew back with my sister and BIL as he had flying out to the wedding. He's still working in Boston for the summer, so flew back to Boston. Girl child flew back with us, but we had to drop her off at the subway so she could go into NYC for some tango followed by the ride home on the train to NJ. So it's just the two old folks at home once again.
I did get one book from a lovely used book store while in Cincinnati. It's an old salad recipe book from the Heinz Company, dated 1925. It was worth the price just for the vintage pictures, inside and on the cover.
And while at the airport in Cincinnati, I found these lovelies for the ride home.
I'd heard of Goo Goo Clusters as being a Southern delicacy, so I just had to try one. I split it with girl child -- we both approve! (They don't exist in New York, sadly.)
Oh, and a funny thing happened at the airport. We needed to get from one end of the terminal to another to get to the car. Father type asked this airport official for directions -- he was leaning against an electric go cart. And he said he could drive us!! Wow!
It was so much fun!
Mia was extremely happy to see us home again. Although she did have to give me her complaints about being left alone for the weekend by mewling for a long time before she would welcome me back.
|Don't worry -- Mia is always closely supervised around plastic bags....|
Thanks for stopping by and saying hi. I hope everyone has a great week.