All of that heat has done nothing but sap creativity and motivation of any sort. So my once quilting blog continues to suffer. The Princess and The Intended have taken up the slack for me though.
Earlier in the summer they found an online site that offered plans for making planter boxes that suit their gardening needs. The Princess found plans for a coffee table that she liked and The Intended got to work.
Here is the table after they tea-stained (yep, just like Momma tea stains her quilts) it. The Princess got quite a kick out that - I think she used to question my sanity with the tea dyeing of fabrics.
And here it is after it has been sealed and placed in their living room. Looks like it belongs in a catalog, wouldn't you say?
Wedding plans are all in place and things are starting to hit a fevered-pitch as the days click off on the calendar. There has been the first dress alteration appointment, a make-up trial and a hair trial.
Tomorrow is a bridal shower brunch with folks coming from all around the state. Her co-workers have also made plans for a shower later in the week. Another dress fitting is on the books. The boys all have their tuxes lined up, maid-of-honor is outfitted. Even I have a suitable dress and shoes to wear. The Intended was perhaps a little worried at one point - perhaps I joked one too many times that I was going to get a new white hoodie and a pair of jeans-my signature 'look'. Now we just X days on the calendar until the BIG day arrives.
Another way to mark time is to log just how much Larkin has grown.
We had a vet appointment on Monday. In three weeks, she had more than doubled in weight! She still seems a little on the small size for her age, but she will catch up and be running with the big dogs before we know it.