Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wedding date gets closer

Come September, my son is getting married. Where has the time gone? Hard to believe he is old enough to be out on his own and taking a wife!! He arrived home from Las Vegas on the 11th after placing 884 out of 7000. Although he did not finish in the money, we were proud of him getting as far as he did. Now, back to his regular job!

My daughter and I are hosting a bridal shower this weekend for his fiancé Stephanie. Favors have been purchased, games planned, and all my favorite people will be there to celebrate. For once, I don't have to worry about the weather.

Haven't had much time to hook as this last week seems to have been devoted to invitations, menus, flowers, and schedules. It has been fun though, and we are looking forward to a wonderful day come this September.

My husband and I are off to Boston next week to visit my daughter and see her new apartment. Hope to visit the aquarium while we are there and also stop in at the Old North Church where Paul Revere began his ride during the Revolutionary War. We'll top that off with a dinner in the North End, famous for its Italian restaurants.

Then back home to Saratoga. The thoroughbred racetrack opens on Wednesday, the 29th of July for its 146th season (I think! The track was closed during WWII for two seasons.) We so look forward to the horses coming to town. My husband and I are both lucky to have backstretch passes that allow us seeing the goings on behind the scenes.

Hope to post more soon about my garden rug.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Garden Rug Update #2

Well, the original garden rug pattern is finally done! 14 years in the making! I could leave it the way it is, but I want to add a border. I'm also going to add the words "Dad's Garden" to the top of it. My father was a master vegetable gardener, and I'd like this rug to pay homage to that fact.

I fiddled around in Adobe Illustrator trying out different type fonts. I was able to print out, to size, the words. Illustrator allowed me to take the original font and "fatten" up the letters. Unfortunately, I am unable to show the lettering.

Will post a picture as soon as I get started on the border and the lettering.

World Series of Poker update: my son is still playing! If he makes it through Saturday, he'll win at least $21,000!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

Hope all of you have a wonderful fourth of July weekend! If the rain holds off, we are looking forward to a picnic at the lake and fireworks in the City Park in the evening.

Both of my kids are in Las Vegas. My son is competing in the World Series of Poker starting today. He won a spot in the tournament in April, and we are all keeping are fingers crossed that he does well. My daughter and her boyfriend along with my son's fiancé are all there to cheer him on. Can't image what kind of fireworks they'll get to see on Saturday night!

Here is a photo of my only patriotic rug. American Cigar was completed a few years ago and is a design by George Kahnle.