Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My Weekend & My Afghan!

What a great 3-day holiday weekend I can honestly say we just had!  (for the most part, at least!)  Saturday began quietly, as I continued to gradually take down the Christmas decorations, and later I baked some homemade custard and then a broccoli-corn bread recipe I've been wanting to try.  It came out good..  a nice variation for the typical plain old cornbread.

Dear Daughter came to dinner that night, after which we all watched a couple movies together...   Lots of laughs and lots of fun!

Now, before I forget, I'm ashamed at how long it took me to find time to post this, but I received a tag recently from Georgie, at Puddin' n Pie!  Hooray for happy mail!   We were in a Tag-A-Month Swap at Creations by Tee, and this is what she was so kind, and talented, to send me!

I absolutely LOVE this gorgeous tag, celebrating 2012, in Marie Antoinette style!  Thank you so much Georgie!  It's beautiful!   

Moving on to Sunday, it began with a bit of a snag, as I met with matter of slight disagreement with one of the other members of the congregation of our church.  One certainly hopes such things wouldn't happen in a house of worship; but it simply became necessary, in my mind, and after a fair amount of time, to defend myself in the matter...   Well, as I did so, as nicely as I knew how, it didn't turn out very well.  What can I do but hope the matter at hand will iron itself out; and hopefully, in time, there will be no hard feelings, right?... 

After leaving the church that day, Dear Daughter and I went to look for wedding gowns, and I was feeling MUCH better!  Oh my gosh, were the emotions running full-throttle that day, as my baby girl looked absolutely stunning in everything she tried on!  She does, in fact, have a favorite gown in mind already, but is taking some time to think about it...   to shop around a little still, and consider her options.

Monday was to be my day of rest.  I just put my own foot down, and was determined!  "I'm going to park myself on the couch, watch the movies I bought 2 MONTHS ago and haven't YET had time to watch, maybe light a candle, and I'm going to finish my afghan!!"

Time for just plain fun and relaxation is often hard to come by, and recently, I even journaled about it in my Book of Days.

I ended up watching two Audrey Hepburn movies, "Funny Face", and "Paris When it Sizzles";  and loved them both!...   and I finished my afghan!

I'm so happy with how it came out!  I love the colors, but now I'm just a little perplexed on how to place it on my bed...    I'm going to show a couple of photos, and if you could, any advice is welcome!

Tell me which way you think is best...

... or if perhaps, simply folded and off the bed is best?  I could do that too, as I'm even wondering if the pattern and/or colors are too much for the quilt I love in the first place?  Yes?  No?  I won't be offended, so be honest.  In fact, I'm still wondering if I should paint the headboard black?.. or white?  It is a quandry,  so please help me out, my talented friends!!

Well, much to do around here...  
And Dear Daughter is stopping by later! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today!