Wednesday, October 14, 2009

50th anniversary card

Alright, I know I'm a slacker....I just get so easily distracted! I'm just sure this can't be entirely my fault....genetics or something :-P Anyway, I have been working very hard on this quilt that I will continue teasing you with. It is very large and therefore difficult to quilt. I took the ragged square quilt that she posted on crazy mom quilts, and basically made it 72 blocks instead of 30....I must be insane! 3 days later I am 1/3 done the quilting part and hopefully another 1/3 will get done today. I am pretty excited for it to be done so I can just sit and stare at it for hours while considering how freaking proud of myself I will be a good day. And then I will proceed to make baby size blankets for a while haha.

Anyway, on to the good stuff. About a week and a half ago (October 2 to be exact) my grandparents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. I feel super lucky that I have been able to see both sets of my grandparents reach that huge milestone in their lives and relationships and I find it really inspiring. I can only hope that I will reach that point still as much in love as ever. In honor of the event I decided to make a card for them with a collage of pictures from their years together. Starting with the wedding they were both in when they started dating (2 years earlier...but it started it all) and continuing to include pictures of them, their children and grandchildren through the years. I could tell as we all sat at dinner honoring them and silently thanking them for....well our existence, that they are proud of the family they have created. I thought it would be nice to post the card....and show off my mildly impressive photoshop skills (at least I like to think they are).

It's a little hard to see, but you get the idea. I am still doing a bit of digital scrapbooking, but not as much as I might like. Soon I hope to start working on a wedding scrapbook and ultimately I'd like to make a physical one and a digital one. Who knows how long that will take. But there you have it. And now I am off to another full day of quilting :)

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