One of my customers wanted an easel for her 104 granddaddy, who I didn't know. She told me he was country and wanted a tractor and cow included. She sent a note saying it fit his personality and style perfectly!
Of course, preparation for lots of fall weddings is underway and several wedding orders have been made and shipped out to brides across the country.
This one is burnt orange and jade (light turquoise / aqua).
Traffic one morning! Not my cows (thank goodness), but I thought they made a pretty morning picture!
Camo, orange, turquoise, tan, and white burlap, lace, and feather bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, and headbands.
A first peek at one of my new pillows that will be available soon!
I'm a self taught seamstress and I don't know much about trouble shooting when things mess up. I hope you all have a friend that you can send this picture to and in one text message, she can tell you what to try and you get back to sewing immediately! Thank goodness for Angea, because I just knew my sewing machine was messed up bad. (P.S. She said rethread the machine and change needles. I had recently broke a needle and must have had something wrong with new needle.)
It had been a couple years since I had made any church flowers. When I left the flower shop in town, I hadn't intended to do fresh flowers anymore. By request, I had started doing a few special events and I ran into one of my former customers at one. She was upset that I hadn't called her and let her know I was doing fresh flowers occasionally and wanted me to do her church arrangement this year, in honor of her mother's birthday. We didn't even have to discuss what she wanted, I already knew her favorites- all pink roses, gladiolus, and stargazer lilies.
A personalized wedding album.
The rain has been good for the flowers! My lantana is blooming pretty again and is over 6 feet tall.
This week was Gilmer Homecoming and mums and garters are a big thing in the south. I did several school spirit items and delivered to the schools. Here's a few different ones I made this week. I'm
curious, do you celebrate homecoming and have mums in your area?
Between everything else, we are working hard to get ready for our Yamboree and Backwood's Marketplace booths. I'm making some wooden signs. Several are painted on each side and have a similar word on the reverse side.
And prop my feet up for a little while!