Sunday, May 27, 2012

~ winning stuff & beautiful stuff ~

On the day I left for the campground, I received in the mail my prize that I won from a giveaway that Madeleine of 'Yarn Madness' hosted.  Along with the 'Crazy Zauberball', she also sent me 2 large decorative buttons and a bar of spiced vanilla soap.  I love everything Madeleine - thank you very much.  :)


During my 2 1/2 days at the campground, this is all I could manage to crochet:

And the reason is because I was very busy crafting other things with my sisters Teri and Laura.  Here are a couple things I worked on:

We also crafted some fancy candleholders and a Unity candle.  Unfortunately, we didn't get pictures of them.

My sister Teri (she's the blonde standing up) had already crafted the veil and a very pretty flower arrangement before Laura (the one kneeling) and I arrived. 

All of this work was for Laura's son Spencer and his new wife Berlyn.  They were married in a small ceremony at my sister Julie's campsite on Saturday.  And I have to give props to Julie and her husband Frankie - they cooked up the most delicious food - and there was plenty of it.  There was shrimp, chicken, hamburgers, hot-dogs, chicken salad, potato salad, mac and cheese, pasta salad, green beans, cut corn, and corn-on-the-cob (I think I might be forgetting a couple things), and I'll tell you what - I think I gained 5 pounds just standing there looking at everything.  There was also plenty of drinks and we certainly needed that - it was quite hot outside.  

All-in-all, it was a lovely ceremony and a lovely day - and here is the lovely couple:

Mr. & Mrs. Spencer Hayden

Now if you'll excuse me - I have to go take a nap.  :)     
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  1. Sounds like a great time. I love weddings like this one--like it's more personal with the family coming together to make the day special. Best wishes to the couple and a nice nap for you. :)

  2. How sweet! They look very happy, too. Congratulations and Best Wishes!

    Renee :)

  3. What beautiful flowers and veil - really stunniing! And what a lovely couple too. Here's to a wonderful wedded life ahead of them. :)

  4. Yay! I'm glad it arrived safely! ^.^
    Gorgeous hooks in your previous post!

  5. wow i love the veil and the candle holder very pretty. Nice couple..sweet dreams

  6. How nice. I love the Crazy Zauberball yarn!

  7. Dear Debi, You have very nice and talented sisters like you. I like your family so much... All of you are so sweetheart... Best warm wishes...

  8. A nap well-deserved! Congratulations to the happy couple!!!♥

  9. Thank you all so much for your kind comments and well wishes - I will pass them on to the bride and groom. :)

  10. Now that's the best kind of wedding. So many folks go into debt to create a fairytale moment in time. I think having a small ceremony with family and friends is the way to go. Sounds like it was wonderful. I see your sisters are just as crafty as you are! Have a great week. Tammy

  11. Lovely pictures. Well wishes for the newlyweds.

  12. Best wishes to the newlyweds! My sil Chris' brother has a daughter also named Berlyn. Such a lovely name. You and your sisters made some crafty things and the veil could have come right out of a bridal shop, and look at the 3 of you helping to make the couple's day so special. When my daughter married her husband there was no catering bill, everyone brought a covered dish and I never saw so much food. The simpler the better, why start out a marriage so far in debt that there is a struggle to pay that bill when you can use the $ for the things you really need.
    Your new crochet project is another winner. I can't wait to see what happens with that.
    Have a good week.
    Susanne :)

  13. Congratulations :)) a lovely idea to be married at the holiday park.. :))

  14. Thanks ladies. The wedding was beautiful and simple - everyone chipped in where they could to help keep the price down. Like ya'll said - there's no sense in going into debt.


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