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I’m seeing the light at the end of the tunnel! Maybe one more teeny bit of sewing remains for the wedding – and I’m right on schedule, only 14 days to go!

I was not expecting it would be so hard to find suspenders for the ring “bear”! Of course, the only option was to make them. Thankfully, I found a tutorial that was quite helpful! Then came time to decide the color. Little Man wanted blue, and his mama wanted red. So I made a pair of each, sourcing fabric from the Stitcher’s Garden, the legendary hoard of hundreds of bolts tucked into a strip mall in Franklin.

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If you look close you’ll notice those aren’t proper sliders. I remembered bow tie sliders being hard to source, so it ought to have been no surprise that their suspenders-sized cousins were equally elusive. However, I think they’ll do just fine!

As all our groomsmen are in suspenders, I thought to put a clip back on their boutonnieres.

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The other corsages and boutonnieres have pin backs. I had so much fun sorting them out! Two weeks to go and they will be pinned on our honored family and friends!

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I just love how they all came together! Bright and sweet and cheerful! And Momma, if you’re reading this, you can guess which might be yours!

Can’t wait to celebrate with everyone soon!

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I’m woefully behind on my wedding sewing reports.

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For example, bow ties for the men and ring bearer were completed months ago.

I am giving myself grace to let things slide, though. Things more important than blogging have taken precedence. Case-in-point: the gown.

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No, I’m not going to reveal it until the wedding, but it’s finally complete! And let me tell you, it was worth every hour. I have only a few more handwork details to finish. Thankfully, I have plenty of time for that! (Forty days, to be precise!)

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Having completed my gown, I’m free to move onto much more forgiving projects – like my bridesmaid bouquets! I also have the silk and muslin scraps from my gown to put into my flowers. I am gleeful about these colors!

Still to do: flower girl’s dress and crown (measured her yesterday); bouquets; hanging “vines”; table decor. The list goes on. But I’m so excited as each piece is completed and the reality sinks in – y’all, I’m really getting married!

Sweet fiancé has been out of town these past two weeks and will not return until Friday. I’ve done as much wedding planning as I can without him, and for me that means sewing!

First I got to work on blocks for our guest book quilt.

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I need more white for the rest of the blocks, but thankfully there’s room in the budget for it!

Next I started stitching flowers. I used this tutorial for “dahlias” after tracking down a Pinterest image from (happy surprise!) a fellow Tennessean Rebecca Sower.

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I really love how these are coming together! They are bright and cheery and jubilant, and they will pop against the wedding whites and greys. I’m happy that they will last, too, without losing their color or shape the way fresh flowers do. And since I’m using scrap fabric, there’s little impact on the environment and virtually no waste! I have a plan for leaves, too, so that’s next up on my list!

I’m so thankful for the opportunity and ability to pour my creative heart into our wedding in “sew” many ways! As much as I dislike fiancé traveling without me, I’ve enjoyed getting a jump start on these things that make my heart sing!