Hi everyone! I'm back from my short trip to Kuwait. Whew - it was such a busy weekend! I barely had any time to catch my breath when I got back, either, because I had to go back to work the next morning.
So, since my family is mixed (my mother's American, my father's Arab), we like to mix up the wedding traditions. We had a very typically American bridal shower, with games and presents and cake. And the next day we had what we call a "milcha," the signing of the marriage license. This is always a very big deal in any Arab household, since it means you're officially married, even though the wedding isn't for another couple of months. We did this same combination for my marriage too, and it's always so much fun to get both sides of our cultures involved!
I didn't get a whole lot of stitching done, since we spent most of the time running around getting the house prepared every day for the parties. I did take Bent Creek's Land of Liberty Zipper (given to me in a recent exchange with Shirlee), since it's a kit and I didn't have to put together the materials to take with me. I got a good start on it, I think:
The fabric provided is Wichelt Imports 18-count Natural linen, which feels like stitching through burlap (not necessarily a bad thing - it's got a great effect!), and the threads are DMC pearl cotton.
I'm really enjoying stitching this up. I've always been a big fan of Bent Creek's designs, though for some reason I've never had the opportunity to stitch one. One of my favorites is this Zipper:
This must be out of production or something, because I can't find it anywhere. If someone has it, even as a pattern in a used kit, let me know - I'd be willing to buy it or have an exchange for it!
Anyway, I think I've rambled on enough for today. There's a little less than a week left before my second-year blogoversary giveaway, so if you haven't signed up yet, go here!
Good to be back,