Happy New Years Eve! everyone!!! thought I would take you down memory lane..This is a photo taken of us on December 29th 1985..Hence the big 80's hair..and look at that makeup..I was wearing individual false eyelashes...what a huge pain those were... This photo was taken 2 days before we got married..so if you did your math right..today is our 24th anniversary...4pm Utah time to be exact...I worked that day and got off at 3pm..rushed home freshened up my makeup..(like I needed too..)...lol..but I had to get rid of the shiny nose girls...changed clothes..got our best man and matron of honor and her little 2 year old and headed off to the JP's to get married.. Oh I was so nervous as I didn't want to kiss Mike in front of people..my girlfriends little girl was running all over the room..I wouldn't look Mike in the face when he said his vows to me...otherwise I was going to bust out laughing from embarassment..oh those were the days indeed...we called our parents to let them know what was going on as to why I wouldn't be coming home that night..and my mom thought it was an april fools joke..no lie..his mom couldn't be bothered as she was watching T.V..so we headed to my matron of honors house to play games and bring in the new year..Well we did..we left the guys behind to watch their 2 year old and Jill and I put on wigs and had a horn and went driving around blowing it and yelling happy new year..so that is how we spent our wedding night..very unconventional I must say...but we had fun..We did have a church wedding that January 18th 1986 for the immediate family and my girlfriend threw me a shower..we went on our honeymoon for a week all over washington, oregon, california, and lake tahoe and back to utah..we had a great time..would love to retrace that trip again someday... Mike is working today so I am going to sew and then cook us a fabulous dinner of a peach glazed ham, garlic smashed potatoes and a spinach strata..need to figure out something for dessert..Netflix is sending us Julie and Julia,..so we will watch that and then bring in the new year..;) our neighbors can't make it..so it is us and the fur babys..which is fine by me..safe and snug and cozy at home..just the way I like it..:)
Ah I think I just found where I will be looking for a dessert at ...I went to Joanns yesterday to pick up my machine that was on order..and I picked up a few more things..I got this gooseberry cookbook at 50% off..(had a coupon)..I am not one to buy cookbooks.but going through it..they had simple easy dishes..and who doesn't love comfort food...will share recipes from it from time to time..might just be the dessert one..;)
I also picked up some brown felt to make coffee cozys with..and some fabric that I will use some of it to make seam binding with ...can't wait to try out my new machine..the middle fabric with the paws will go on a jacket I make for my mother in law for her birthday with her dog embroidered on it..and that will be the trim around the jacket...
christmas stuff was 70% off so got a set of blocks for me and my little sister..I know where these will go next year, in my new cabinets..:)
they had their halloween trims clearanced and then another 50% off the clearance..couldn't pass that up...
Here is the new machine, it irons the fabric as you slid it through the hole and folds it in the 1/2 inch that I need..there are more acccessories not included that I can get down the road..different sizes for the bias tape..I did get more pipe binding for pillows and some valentines ribbon too..oh and velcro for the cozys..
I also picked up these thread holder carrier thing-a-majigs...they are always falling off onto the floor and what a paint to put them all back in again..so getting more organized..:)
Ah saving the best for last!!!! I did a swap with my good pal Angie of "Love the Prim Look" and I made her a hat and scarf set for her mother in law..and she made me a stove cover...I have wanted one of these for so long...after seeing everyone elses and it was on my doorstep yesterday...what a way to end the old year..I love it..didn't she do a great job..:)..I couldn't wait to decorate it up...well that is it for me..I hope you all out there in blogland have a most wonderful new years tonight and all the best for the new year ahead...lets hope it is better then this year..and remember don't drink and drive...be smart people...I have had a wonderful time in blogging..(I am hooked) and love reading all about you and what you are up too..I have met so many great and giving gals out there in blogland..and hope to make more friends in the New year!!! Take care and have a Great time!!!Oh and See you all next year!!! (I just love using that line)...always gets a giggle from me..:)
Love you all!!!