Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Dear Jane -again

When we went off to see the Quilt of Belonging we stopped into a nice little quilt store in Surrey, Wineberries. It is a store that I haven't been to in a long time because it is about an hour or longer away from my house. Well -- I was quite excited to see they have quite a Dear Jane section. The woman who sells the Bernina sewing machines is a "Janiac" she brought out her workbook for us to look through. I never got her name but I think she also posts on the Dear Jane digest. So of course I bought some fabric - I also bought the two rulers - something I was thinking of getting anyway.
So I have started another Dear Jane Block. This one has been a bit of a challenge with the curved pieces. I use the freezer paper and iron it onto the fabric and then mark a sewing and cutting line and then sew them together by hand.

I should be doing wedding stuff! I have a huge list of things to do - but I am slowly working my way down the list. Jim keeps saying -"I don't recall you being so anxious about our wedding" I don't recall that either. I'm not sure why - but there seems to be alot more details with this wedding of Ben and Jessica. Maybe because I am the mother of the bride and I just want her to have everything work out the way she want it but yet I am not planning the actual way it should be?? Not sure. Plus they live in Calgary and are planning most of it from a distance and then they will arrive next week -- and it is only 2 weeks away now.

She had decided she wanted to have a three tiered tray of cupcakes instead of a wedding cake - so I am going to make Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing and a strawberry cut in half to look like a heart. Actually - I am making the cupcakes this week and then I will freeze them and I will make the icing next week - Thurs or Fri and then the two women I have hired to help set out food and stuff on the day of the wedding will ice them and put on the strawberries. I think it will look lovely. Anyway enough wedding stuff it just gets me going! I think I will go work on my Dear Jane and procrastinate a little bit more. Posted by Picasa


  1. The Dear Jane sounds like just the "stress relief" you need. :)

  2. What a neat idea, cupcakes instead of cake. I can't wait to see a picture of this.

  3. Pam - I don't envy you with the wedding to work towards - you will need a little bit of diversion occasionally to keep you sane. The cup cakes idea sounds so sweet - especially the heart strawberries - I'm not sure what the tradition is in Northern America but in the UK we usually have a rich fruit cake with marzipan and then royal icing on it - fine if you like it but not everyone's cup of tea - having said that nowadays sometimes couples will have all the layers iced to look the same but have one layer either vanilla or chocolate sponge cake for those who can't abide rich fruit cake - me I'd eat any which is why I'm the size I am :o) never been known to refuse anything sweet yet!