Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Southern Advocate

Yesterday I attended an Academic Honors Convocation at UAH in Huntsville, AL where my son Joseph received two awards--one was the Outstanding Classical Studies Award and the other was the Dr. John Rison Jones Ward in Southern History sponsored by the Huntsville Madison County Historical Society. Can you tell I'm a proud Mom? Joseph is a very gifted historian and writer, and will be giving a lecture on April 15 at the Huntsville Public Library on I.D.W. Cobb, a North Alabama Confederate soldier. You may visit his blog at Southern Advocate

Monday, April 6, 2009

April Wedding

On Friday and Saturday, I had the privilege of helping to arrange flowers for a wedding for a girl in our church. It was held in a beautiful old historical building in our city, which is rented out for special occasions. The wedding was held on Saturday, April 4; it was held at 5:00 PM, and was a cool, lovely spring evening. Here are some pictures I took after the flowers were completed; I thought you might enjoy seeing them and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Poodle Pink Pom Pom Paris Apartment Pincushions

Well it has been a while since my last post, but I thought you might be interested to see some of the things I've been working on. The latest pincushions were inspired by this 1950's poodle. They evolved into very girly frou-frou designs, and are accented with vintage brooches. These can be seen on the Etsy website. Did I get carried away with the pink and black fabrics? They just reminded me of the rockin 1950s! I need to stop so not to reveal anymore about eras that I remember.

The cat pincushion was for my niece's birthday, and seemed appropriate, since she is sometimes a little mischievous, but also a true girly girl!