Sunday, February 20, 2011

Friday Night Sew In And Wedding Preparations

I love being motivated by Heidi and Bobbi with the Friday Night Sew In!
But this past Friday I didn't get much done in the way of sewing projects.
I did work on several crocheted red dishcloths this past week so I am hoping that
they will count as my sew in project even though Friday night I was busy with other things.

Our friends Gayle & Bruce were getting married
yesterday so Friday night
I was washing strawberries for the reception.

Then I dipped and dipped and dipped some more!
Friday Night I was pooped!!!
I am not the only one that had a part in this.
The groom's sisters were working on other things
to make this wedding special too.

Gayle had requested my little meringue cookies too.
So I fixed these.  I learned from a couple of different people that
these cookies are also called "Forget me Nots" and also
"Ressurection cookies".  I was also told that you can add nuts to them.
I will have to try that.

I made about 150 dipped strawberries and
 150 meringue cookies for the wedding.

After I dipped the strawberries in the chocolate, I let them cool
and then I dipped them again in white chocolate. 
I thought they turned out pretty good.

"Sweet Hunter" said the house smelled like a bakery.
He got to eat all the rejects and lick the chocolate bowl.
He is so spoiled!!

I love doing things like this.
It is a lot of fun but a lot of work.

This is how the strawberries looked at my house
before going into the refrigerator.

This is just a few pictures of parts of the wedding.
I want to wait until the Bride and Groom get back
from their honeymoon before posting more pictures.
I took 335 pictures!!!

This was a small wedding but it was beautiful.
A lot of friends & family made this a very special day!
Isn't the cake beautiful?
It was as delicious as it was pretty.

This basket is what we fixed up for the Bride and Groom to take with them on their honeymoon.
It has lots of goodies in it.  I made them some homemade Cinnamon Sugar Bread and homemade margarine (not butter) to go with it.  My blogging friend Angela shared the bread recipe with me.  It is delicious!!! There is sugar cookies, chicken salad tarts, lemon drops, caramels, dipped strawberries, dipped pretzels, meringue cookies, and wedding cake in the basket.  We even included some instant coffee for the groom and hot chocolate mix that "Big sis" made for the Bride.  I hope they enjoy it all.  We all enjoyed putting it together for them.

And I can't leave without showing you this magazine. 
My Sweet Mother gave me a subscription to this magazine for my birthday.
I absolutely love it.  Thank you Mom!
And guess what?  A blogging friend Jeannie B. is featured on page 68!!!!
I feel so priviliged because I feel like I know her in real life!!!!
Oh how I wish I could learn everything this woman knows. 
She is so gifted.
Congrats Jeannie B.!
Today I am thankful beginnings!


Anonymous said...

How pretty and delicious your treats for the wedding look! Congrats and best wishes to the love birds.
The magazine looks like a good one and how nice that your friend is featured.
Hope you have a good week.

Amelia said...

Love from you to your friends in the preparations of the strawberries and the meringue cookies. The food basket filled with tasty sounding food - such a delight for them.

Have a great week!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

My daughter's wedding is March 12, Oklahoma City if you want you can deliuver some of those beauties there!
How nice of you to make all those for your friends. They are very blessed. I can't wait for pictures.

Rhonda said...

looks like it was just a beautiful wedding and such a nice way to start their lives together.
Your homemade treats look so pretty and the silver really makes the table lookd wonderful

best wishes to the newlyweds

Heidi said...

I love weddings!! What an awesome friend you are.

Love Bears All Things said...

It all looks so good and I know the couple appreciated it.
Mama Bear

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a sweet friend you are to make all those tasty treats. I'm sure everyone enjoyed them.

Susannah said... lovely the wedding must have been. The dipped strawberries take forever...but they are so good. Have you ever heard of dipping orange slices? They are very good, too.

I love your dish cloths, Val.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful person you are, both inside and out. I am sure that all your work was very much appreciated. Everything looks wonderful.

Granny said...

See, I told ya the strawberries would turn out great. They look delicious.

I'm off to check out the cinnamon bread. I love anythign cinnamon.

Needled Mom said...

It looks like it was a beautiful wedding, Val. I'll bet you were pooped after all that work.

I get that magaizine. I will have to check out pg. 68.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Maria said...

Your wedding treats look delicious. That is very thoughful of you to help a friend.
The wedding cake is gorgeous.

Angela said...

Wow Val, You had a busy weekend. Your strawberries and cookies looked yummy. Your friends are so blessed to have you for a friend. The reception table looked nice also. Can't wait to see more pictures

Midlife Mom said...

Y.U.M.M.Y! Those sure look good! Did you dip the strawberries in regular chocolate chips melted or another kind of chocolate? You are a sweet friend to do all of that for the wedding! That basket of goodies made my mouth water too, what a great idea! What a blessing you were to that new married couple!

Great magazine, you will enjoy it! Aren't Mom's great?!!!!!!!! xoxox

Scottish Nanna said...

What A nice Friend you Are I am Hungry now looking At all That Goodies I like doing things Like that too..
Hugs Mary.