Monday, November 13, 2006

Getting to be that time of year again. Here are the results from efforts of a couple of years ago. Of course, they're all gone, now. Time to make more.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Here I am with my siblings. From left to right - Amy, Rusty, me and April (mother of the bride).

This is my brother-in-law, Al, with his "posse".

Sunday, November 05, 2006

And the flowers I initially made for Liza's cake became a little snack for Nedsel. These were the replacements and I wasn't nearly as happy with how they turned out. Isn't that how it goes? I made the first successful batch on a Saturday. I left them on the stove to dry. All that was left the next morning was a few stems. Nedsel even ate the silk stamens. Gaaaaa! How can you scold a cat with a face like this?

Here comes the bride in the necklace I made. She ended up not liking the dangly bits (well, they were a bit over the top) so I took them off.

Liza is, after all, a minimalist.

And here we have my mom, Mattie, and my oldest sister, April. I'm thinking they look like two little fall princesses. The fur belonged to my great Aunt Ola, the family milliner. She was an interesting person. We'll not go that direction now, however.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

At long last! Photos of the Royal Wedding!

Liza and Joe were married at Wintergreen Resort - Joe worked there up until he and Liza married. It's a beautiful place - up in the mountains in Central Virginia. On the way there we happened upon this strange little building which was built to look like a coffee pot. I want one in my backyard!

My brother, Rusty, and I played for the wedding. Since it was outdoors we didn't expect there would be any place to plug things in. There wasn't. And we were attempting to sit on a grade that was at least 30 degrees out of our favor. The wind was rather brisk that day, also. Our music kept blowing off the stands, and then the actual stands started blowing over. I ended up putting my music on the ground (well, we *were* sitting on that rather steep grade). Oh, and it was COOOOOOOOOLLLLDDDD! Well, we were at a ski resort, after all. Duh.

Here is my family along with the beautiful bride and handsome prince of a groom. Aren't they cuties?

This was my favorite of the black and white pics we took.

I was very happy with the way everything turned out. And now I can get back to somewhat more normalcy!