Before May slips away, however, we celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary! It seems like only yesterday that we were walking down the aisle, saying our "I do's" and starting our new life together. I'd do it all again in a moment. It has been a fabulous fifty years.
Now, fifty years later, our eldest granddaughter will be walking down the aisle and starting her new life as a wife. It has been a busy few weeks of preparation for it. I've altered three bridesmaid dresses, made the veil and the flower girl dress, all fun and creative sewing.
June is my month as the bee queen in our Gridster Bee. The block I have chosen is called Star String and is found at Wombat Quilts. My first blocks arrived from Nancy (IG @patchworkbreeze). From the looks of these, this is going to be such a fun month.
More non quilting sewing included making a linen stole for a dear priest friend of ours who is celebrating his Silver Jubilee next week. I wanted to use the metallic threads in the embroidery machine, but I know how difficult they can be, especially at high speeds. I used the Superior metallic threads and I had NO problem at all with them. I have used them in quilting with great success too. If you haven't used them before, I highly recommend them.
I actually made it reversible so he can use it when he celebrates his Golden Jubilee. The front side is in silver and the back is in gold. It has been a standing joke between us so I am sure he will get a chuckle when he sees it.
I did manage to finish the last three blocks for the BlooM SAL. Hopefully, I will have time to get the sashing sewn in place and get them all sewn together soon.
The month of May has been so unseasonably cold for us, but some of the spring growth continues in the garden. The epiphylliums are blooming and are always showstoppers.
A pineapple has set in the pineapple garden too. This plant is about three years old now. I start my plants by using the tops of the pineapples that we eat.
Momma tortoise laid her eggs despite the cold weather.
A final picture...….I was at our daughter's home watching the little ones earlier this week. This little guy had no fear of the vacuum and loved to have the girls use it on him.