The new patio furniture arrived this week! We didn't even get the cushions unwrapped before it started to rain ~ and rained for two days! But today, the sun came out and I finally got out to unwrap the cushions and place everything where I wanted it it! Neighbor Kitty Tigger likes it too!
Along with the chairs, I got a new patio dining set with a big umbrella for shade! It's big enough to gather most of my kids around the table! The yard is getting close to ready for the wedding. The new little fence panels should keep people safe from the deep window well to the sewing room as well as the air conditioner.
The furniture sits where the pergola will eventually go. Funny ~ it was the pergola that started this whole big project, and yet it's the one thing that didn't get done! Tomorrow, Jonathan comes to help finish off the last of the work that needs done, including hauling away all the flagstone that I haven't needed!
I've been working inside as well. The bathroom was dearly in need of painting, which I finished this morning! So much brighter now that it's no longer a dingy beige! I still have a valance to sew for the window that matches the shower curtain and a small curtain to cover the cubby hole shelves in front of the toilet.
There have been wedding projects in the work as well. I painted this set of baskets this afternoon that we'll use on the serving tables.
This is the headpiece from my mother's veil from her wedding in 1955. It's the only thing we have left from her wedding and Jessie really wanted to use it. The pearls had darkened over the years, so I knew we'd have to replace them.
I finished it a few days ago. New white pearls and some slivery glass beads to brighten it up. We found the perfect fingertip veil to attach to it. If I have time, I'll add some of the silvery glass beads around it.
Now it has just the right amount of sparkle to go with Jessie's wedding gown! I can't wait to see both of them together and to see it all on Jessie!