Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Block Party?

Now we're well into May I was beginning to wonder why I hadn't received my Tag Square Bee blocks for March and April.  Then, lo and behold, through the door comes this beauty!  It's my April Block from Floh Stiche.  I asked for autumn colours and this certainly fits the bill.

The way the rota works meant that Floh Stiche was the recipient of my May block.  Blues of every kind was the colour scheme Floh requested and I had no trouble finding these. The spotty fabric is one I received in a recent scrap swap organised by Ali.

Speaking of swaps, I have to apologise to my swap partner  Mary Emmens for not posting about the lovely parcel she sent me in the second swap Ali arranged. Since I was having a major splurge on moving my stash out to my shed, the fabric got caught up with it all and I didn't get a photo. But if you link to Mary's post above you can see what she sent me.   She was also thoughtful enough to research from my blog what I would like and made sure some of the fabric was recycled!

My parcel (the photo of which I deleted, thinking I'd already posted it) went to Linnhe of Wee Mindings who makes cute bags and brooches.

OH and I went to the wedding on Saturday of a chap he has known since he was a boy (the chap was a boy, not OH!).  It was a civil ceremony, which we've only experienced once before (OH's brother) a long time ago, and, although all the trappings were present, the general 'feeling' was very different from a church wedding. Personally, I wouldn't feel truly married if it didn't take place in a church but I understand that a generation (or 2) has grown up without appreciating even the tradition of such an occasion never mind the religious aspect, and that they probably feel more comfortable in this setting.
It was a lovely day with a happy, friendly atmosphere - from the actual ceremony to the evening party.  The hotel where it was held is very popular for weddings - my photos don't really do it justice so if you want a true picture of the place take a look at the website.
The wedding reception tables - the general colour theme of this wedding was blue

The beautiful floral arrangements that lined the way to the registrar (is it called an aisle at a civil ceremony?) and were then put on the tables for the reception.
OH and I thoroughly enjoyed the day - from the brides tears to the funny speeches to the white chocolate fountain in the evening (sorry no pic).  It made a change after last weeks party, to relax and enjoy a function with someone else worrying about what was supposed to happen next!!

Bye for now
Teresa x


Little Green Doll said...

Love your April block, the combination of these fabrics looks very nice. I also love the block in blues, beautiful fabrics. :)

wayside wanderer said...

I am glad you got to enjoy someone else's planning this weekend! It looks like it was a beautiful occasion and how can you go wrong with a fountain of white chocolate??? =) And what beautiful blocks! One of these days I would like to try my hand at quilting.

Vintage Girl/Marivel said...

cute blocks,I love autumn colors ,too.
is a royal wedding?

gz said...

just fond you whilst pootling around fellow Welsh bloggers.
It may not have been a church, but still looks a special building.

Have you found forum? An online village really, much chat and sustainable living :-)
Just like any village!

Floh said...

I am glad, that you like the block I made for you! I love the one you made for me too!!