Available to spend in August: $30.00
What I spent: $0.00
Amount carried to September: $30.00
September allowance: $25.00
Amount earned for finishes : $12.00
What I can spend in Sept: $67.00
Well, what a month! You won't believe this, but we had another wedding this month. I have some photos and you can see them in just a minute. But first....
I finished the fourth PS Santa from Old World Santas. Ever since I started using Instagram, my brothers and sisters have been "claiming" my finishes, so I think these are all spoken for. Maybe. If they're nice to me. (I'm joking. It's the least I can do after asking them to traipse all over creation to attend my kids' weddings.)
Isn't this next one cute? It's a kit from SummerHouse Stitchworkes. The thing about it I couldn't resist was the wooden nickel. When my kids played baseball and soccer, wooden nickels were like gold. See, at each game one of us moms or dads would go to the concession stand and buy a stack of wooden nickels for our team. Then at the end of the game, the kids would each get a wooden nickel (worth 50 big cents!), clutch them in their little hands and run over to buy a bag of popcorn or some Sour Patch Kids or a can of pop. Win or lose, that run to the concession stand was joyful. So you can see why I loved the wooden nickel in this kit.
And here's my last finish. You saw that I bought this last month for Newlywed Couple #1. I've changed the fabric though. Black or dark grey would have looked great, but this blue matches their camper and having some glittery and opalescent accents makes it even better. I'll finish it pretty soon...you can see that I've found some nice backing fabric and trim. Now I just need to decide if I want to finish it flat or pillow shaped.
OK, so last weekend our son got married! This wedding was very small and intimate, but it was just as beautiful and sweet and special as our daughter's larger wedding.
We had a gorgeous evening wedding at a small winery in Northern Georgia. Honestly, the weather was cool and dry and ideal...not what you'd expect for an August wedding in Georgia. So the kids had their marriage ceremony there, and then we spent a little bit of time in the winery tasting room for some wonderful wines and delicious cheese, bread and jam. Like a small cocktail party.
Then we took a short drive to yet another winery for a delicious meal and more wine. Then back home for wedding cake. It was a lovely, lovely wedding.
So, two weddings in two months. Both children are happy. And as a result, my family has two wonderful new children. I'll tell you...I feel like I'm livin' the dream!