More sad news and wedding progress...

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I received, what I hope is, the last of the bad news I will hear in a while. Yesterday morning we lost my Grandmother. It shouldn't have come as a shock, as she has been slipping away for a while now, but I certainly wasn't expecting that phone call. We already miss her smile and her warmth. She really was one of those people who made this world a little nicer to be a part of. We will get to say our final "Goodbye's" on Friday, but she will live on forever in the books she published, such as Outhouses and Apple Pies, in her detailed ink drawings, and in the lives of the many people she touched.

Yesterday, despite the bad news in the morning, my cousin and best friend and my mom and I went out to do some wedding shopping, and purchased my wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses. Somehow it felt right to embark on this venture (for real), to start something new with the passing of my grandmother. I know she would have wanted it and I am so sad I won't be able to share one of the most important days of my life with her.

Today, Dan and I purchased our invitations, and started (and completed!) one of the many crafty projects I have planned for the wedding:

Our table numbers! We will still need to get a large frame to do the names and numbers on it, but these will sit on each of the tables. I think they are so pretty and they were so fun to do; my fingers are black with ink from our stamp pad.

This whole week has been extremely exhausting. Between the thought of losing my father, actually losing my grandmother, temporarily losing my sewing machine, and maybe getting laid off from my job, I'm not sure how much more bad I can take! I am glad we were able to take time to focus on the wedding to even out all the bad with the good. I even found a photographer who totally gets the look we are going for and is very, very reasonably priced.

I am going to work tomorrow, then will need to take the rest of the week off, as I am helping my aunt prepare some things for the funeral... I also just need time to catch up on sewing - I have one more order to fill plus my giveaway, then I will be caught up and hopefully in store for a week of good after this week of bad.


  1. oh sarah, i'm so sorry! even when you know something is coming, it doesn't make it any easier. but i think you were absolutely right to carry on with dress shopping, i'm sure your grandmother was watching and smiling at you.

    (ooooh and i love the table numbers!!)

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your grandmother and the stressful time you have been going through. This too shall pass. Happy times are on their way. Beautiful table numbers! They are romantic/vintagy and a great idea!

  3. Sarah, I'm sorry to hear about your grandmother. Sometimes it seems like life is stacked against us but you have such a positive attitude. Please don't feel any pressure to send off that package - you have so much on your plate. Take care:)


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