Monday, August 22, 2011

Bridal Shower #3

Another fun thing to do when it's too hot to quilt is to see a bride to be receive a special quilt from her Grandmother.  No I'm not the Grandmother, I'm the Great Aunt.  My sister Dutchy is the Grandmother and she's the one who made this beautiful quilt for her Grand-daughter Lindsay. 

And you can see from the expression on Lindsay's face that she was very happy and touched by this special gift. 

I believe the pattern is the Tennessee Puzzle but I'm not certain.  This picture shows a close up of the border.  All of the fabrics are 1930's reproductions.  Aren't the colors beautiful? 

There was another tearful moments during the gift opening.  It was when she opened a gift from Great-Great-Aunt Doris.  It was a set of pillow cases embroidered by my mother Dolly, who is Lindsay's Great Grandmother and Doris' older sister.  My mom had made them for Aunt Doris and she wanted to pass them on to Lindsay.  We're all sentimental when it comes to these things and I know Lindsay will appreciate them.

Here's Aunt Doris on the right with her daughter Jenny on the left and Great Granddaughter Emily in the middle.

The whole shower was lovely.  It took place at The Fells an historic estate and gardens on Lake Sunapee in Newbury NH.  We sat up on the porch of the Main House overlooking the back gardens.  I would love to go back at some point and walk around a bit.  Here are some more pictures of the shower and the beautiful setting.

The wedding party sat with the bride under a canopy on the lawn.

There was even a wheel barrel full of tools for the groom, Joel.  Shown here with Lindsay's mom, Sharon.  It was his first - and (according to him) his last shower!

Here are Lindsay's Aunts, Tracy and Brenda, with Mt Sunapee in the background.

And the youngest attendee of the day, at 3 years old, was Kaylin.  She's Brenda's granddaugher and what a trooper.  It was a long day and the weather was hot and humid but she was as good as could be and just a bundle of joy. 

She and her mom, Jessie, always have the cutest outfits like the ones they're wearing here.  Jessie makes their outfits and has a new store on Esty.

All in all it was a lovely day of celebration with family and friends.  Thank you to all the people who worked so hard to put it all together.  Great job!

And we'll see you at the wedding in October.

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