And a rambling one, too.
Riona had asked about the story of my ugly wedding cake.
When we went to get the cake, I went to the local bakery. Their cakes were always so pretty. I ordered a simple cake with 4 tiers, using icing on two layers from one cake, which was round, and then icing from another cake, which was square. Buttercream frosting, nothing fancy. I didn't like the cake toppers they had, so bought one. I also requested calla lilies to match my bouquet.
This is what I got. Look closely at its majesty. You're gonna want to click on this!
Now, in truth, perhaps I was not quite clear enough, although I'm not sure how much clearer I could have been. There might be callas that look like pom-poms. Or squiggles. And perhaps it might be chic to drop a square on top of a circle. I'm sure one circle in an otherwise square cake might mean something posh . . . somewhere. And put pearls on the cake. I told Left-brain that is NOT the cake I ordered. I'm delightfully tacky, not straight-up . . . ugh . . . Had I know this, I would have gone with a white cake with coconut on top. Mom asked me if I wanted her to go talk to the bakery, she was mortified too, and I just said to let it go. Anyway, I ended up with Smith Island cake, so it all worked out in the end.
I'm in the newest issue of WOXS. The article is about Christmas decorations. Left-brain thought it was pretty cool.
I appreciate that they didn't hyphenate my name. It can be confusing, but I'm artsy like that.
I did bring stitching along this weekend. I wanted to work on some ornaments.
This is the Carousel chart from the November 2007 issue of Gift of Stitching. I love it!
This is from, I think, the 2009 November issue of TGOS. It's a pretty simple ornament, but pretty appropriate for anniversary stitching.
I really love the ornaments from TGOS. They are becoming something I look forward to as much as the JCS ornie issues.
I also got my very cute ornament from Martha. She sent me the witch hat ornament and the one with the shoes. I put them right on the tree!
And do you believe all I had to do to get that beauty was stitch this little guy?
He was not an easy stitch, but I am glad I got the chance to make him.
My dear friend Kathy made me this beautiful ornament and sent it to me. I am so lucky; the package had torn open, but it was there for me.
Isn't it pretty?
That's all for today. My camera got a workout!