The title of this post might make you think that my recent lack of post was due to gardening but its not, especially as I don't have a garden.
Chez Celtic stitcher is still on full on wedding preparation mode. I finished making the wedding favours the other night and the green tissue that they were made of turned my fingers completely green. It took a fair bit of scrubbing to get the green dye off.
The wedding is 7 weeks on Saturday and I still have quite a few things that I have promised to do. Tomorrow should hopefully have a delivery from a bead shop with a few bits and pieces to make the jewellery that me and my fellow bridesmaids are wearing plus a few crystals for the dresses.
So in the next 7 weeks I have to make
4 sets of bracelets,earings and necklaces for bridesmaids
4 bridesmaids dress bodices to bead
1 brides dress to bead
4 bags to make for bridesmaids
placecards for each guest
some extra wedding invites to make
Plus I have one hen night to attend, Thankfully one of the other bridesmaids is organising that. My sister is fairly calm at present considering how close the wedding is but I'm sure she will get a little overexcited as her big day gets closer.
I did have some buttonholes to make for the male members of the wedding party but I made them up this afternoon. Rather than carnations, which are worn by a lot of other grooms, its traditional to wear white heather at a Scottish wedding. The ribbon is black watch tartan, which the male wedding party members are wearing.
The groom, best man and the groom's father are all English so wearing a kilt is going to be a new experience for them. My dad hasn't worn a kilt before either as its only been in the past 20 years that wearing a kilt has become popular again.
I seem to have a lot of half finished things around at the moment. Work has been pretty tiring and although I've been off work since Friday, I don't seem to have much energy to do anything other than wedding stuff and the minimum amount of housework. I have a small pile of stitching and knitting stuff that needs finishing bits done to them but the pile has been mostly untouched apart from some knitted flowers and leaves which I made in a class at Harrogate which I made into brooches.
Tomorrow I'm having a day of sewing, stitching and papercrafting I think. Friday I'm off for a few days away to meet up with a few of the UK based stitchers to have a GTG. I can't wait.