Saturday, September 15, 2012


It's HOT!  We had a longer than normal period of monsoonal moisture and heat in August.  No sooner did that dry up than we moved into Santa Ana season.  A quick check of the weather forecast tells me that relief is on the way.  Today's predicted high is 96.  Monday the high is predicted at 76.  I will celebrate on Monday - right now it's too hot for anything but a celebratory ice cube.
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.

21 comments:

Loris said...

The coffee table turned out great! The Intended will definitely be a 'keeper' :-) Hope the wedding preparation stage is finding everyone is happy spirits. It will be a worthy celebration.
Larkin sure has that golden look..a knowing look of how adorable she is. I love seeing her grow.
It's cool here in Cambria. No sign of Santa Ana's yet.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful coffee table! And beautiful hair trial. Good to know all preparations are going smoothly for the big X! Larkin is sooo cute.

IzzyR said...

OMG !!! I remember what wedding plans are like. 5 yrs ago yesterday my one and only son got married, it was happy chaos all around..Good luck on that . Coffee table is awesome ! I have been looking at chunky coffee tables at Pottery Barn , man they are expensive. Izzy R

Guðrún said...

The table is great, I wouldn´t mind having one in my living room. When is the big day?

Kathie said...

How exciting. Can you believe the date is almost here? Larkin is just adorable.
Kathie

WoolenSails said...

I love that table, what site did she find the plans on?
I need one for a side table with a shelf to put our laptops on and room for other things, so need to find plans that I like.

Larkin is really growing and she is a beauty.

Debbie

Hogan's Adventure said...

Larkin is growing, has she lost her hair? Our 4.5 month old lost hers and now its coming back, so sweet, what joy they bring.

Angie said...

Wow, that coffee table is gorgeous---Between the table, the gorgeous puppy and a gorgeous bride, things are really bubbling around your house, girlfriend. :D Enjoy!

Texan said...

Larkin is adorable! She can come run with Keeper LOL, he is very good with other animals and would not rough house her though he is the size of a small elephant now LOL :O). Sounds like your busy busy with wedding stuff :O)

Kelly Ann said...

Great table...beautiful hair...stinkin' cute puppy..a well rounded blog post...:~)

Sharon said...

Wow, the table looks like it's from Restoration Hardware! Great job. Wishing you a month full of fabulous times with the wedding, her hair looks lovely.

sewprimitive karen said...

The coffee table turned out very nice, oo, their room is so pretty. Couches from....? Precious Larkin, what a doll face.

Dawn said...

Yes, that coffee table is fabulous - great skill.
Enjoy your company and the showers. How fun when it all comes together and you can enjoy.
Keep cool 'cause you are cool ;-)

Colleen said...

First of all.. is Larkin ever adorable! And second, I hope you have a wonderful family wedding. Very exciting!

Candace said...

The Intended sounds SO perfect, Libby! The Princess caught the perfect catch! Love the hair - she will be stunning on her wedding day! Larkin really has grown - and just looks so sweet!
Cheers!

Linnie Quilts said...

LOVE her hair like that ... just beautiful. WHEN is the wedding day; I must have missed that posting. The coffee table is terrific and The Intended did a good job ... definitely an asset and fit for the family! My sister has two Goldens who are on the "smaller" side ... sometimes a female will be that way ... nothing wrong with that ... makes them all the more special! Great pics and thanks for sharing!

MARCIE said...

Love that table! How nice to have a clever man around the house! Busy days of preparation for you all. Best wishes to the Princess and to you too!

IzzyR said...

I hopped back on the blog horse !!
http://rusticmodernquilter.blogspot.com/

Neomed said...



Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on NEOMED

Hogan's Adventure said...

Larkin has really grown, our Lucy is 5 months and 42 pounds, they could be twins!!!!

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