That’s me today, proud. Not like you’re thinking, not proud in a bad way. I am always proud of my kids but this is a special kind of proud today. My middle son(20) has always been an “old soul”, in that he is wise and mature beyond his years. He never ceases to amaze me, nor just crack me up with his one-of-a-kind “Bubba”-type humor. Last night he proposed to his girlfriend and she said YES!! We are so excited and happy for this young couple, as they begin their life journey. Her family is the best one could ask for for in-laws, they are simply amazing people and that makes us so very happy that he will become part of their family as well. We are more than happy to welcome her into our family, “officially”. No one could have asked for a better extended family, on both sides, that this couple will grow with. Here’s a pic of her engagement ring:
I have been working on a cathedral window quilt for them, but am so unhappy with it’s progress and outcome. So, time to scrap it and start a new one. Do y’all ever feel that way about a project? I do, especially when the image in my head is nothing close to what’s actually taking shape in the fabric(s). The problem with this one is the metallic fabrics for the window inserts. They are just horrible! Fraying all over the place and I just know it will not withstand the first wash, let alone many years of washing’s. So, back to the design board I go. I would really love to make the Double Wedding Ring for them, using all their fave colors. For her: Hunter Green/Mustard Yellow/Royal Purple and him: Teal. I think with different shades/values of each color coupled with some neutrals, it would look fabulous if done right. It would be sorta scrappy looking, at least in my head it is.
Anyways, just had to share our wonderful news with all y’all. Wow, a wedding. Still kinda catches my breath and brings a tear(of joy) to my eyes. He really is all grown up, how bittersweet it is. I am so very proud of you son, and overwhelmed with happiness for you both. I love you, “my lil man”.
Hope y’all enjoy your weekend, happy quilting!