Last weekend Paul and I travelled with my brothers family to my cousin Molly's wedding in MN. The wedding quilt gift was opened Fri. night when we were at their new home. She absolutely loved it as did her friends. She kept telling me all weekend how wonderful it was and how amazed she was with it. She couldn't wait to curl up in it. It was probably the most well received wedding quilt I've ever given. She had given me the t-shirts last summer, but she'd forgotten, so it was a complete and total surprise for her.
Tyler and Molly holding up the quilt.
The sign my brother made them. He's really awesome at welding/machine work so he made it for the newlyweds.
The wedding was held on the Empress riverboat on the St. Croix River. It rained for about 2 hours before the wedding, so instead of being on the top deck, the wedding was held on the bottom level. It was very contemporary and unique. Since we were family, we got to see the wedding ceremony.
After the ceremony, the skies cleared a bit and it wasn't raining, so we went up to the top deck and visited while the tables were set up for supper. We got to witness the rising of the bridge as we went under it. The bridge connects MN and WI. After supper there were severe thunderstorm warnings, so we turned around early. Then there was a tornado in Stillwater, so the coast guard kept us in the middle of the river until the danger passed.
It was a very fun weekend and really enjoyable with so much to do and see. I did make it to 2 quilt shops, the Quilt Cove in Eagan and Charolette's Web in Stillwater. I found a couple patterns, some thread, and a cute panel. Mom and I went and then met up with the rest of the family at Mall of America for lunch at Hooters.
This is my favorite picture of the weekend, my husband, holding the cutest girl in the worlds hand, so we could walk back to the parking lot before leaving.