Monday, September 17, 2007

Out with the knitted baby blanket

Over the last couple years I have knitted many, many baby blankets. Don't get me wrong I have enjoyed each and every one, but it was time to move on to something new. Plus I was sitting around at home without a job and I needed something to focus on.

Therefore I decided that Baby Landsbaum was going to get a baby quilt instead of a knitted baby blanket. I started it about a month ago...but of course, as soon as I started it life decided to get busy.

Amazingly I was able to finish it just a few hours before the baby shower started. (Whew!) It was my very first complete quilt, start to finish. I machine quilted it and the binding was finished by hand. I must say I really loved the end result and I was almost sad to see it go...but I know it will be in a good home with a great family and I will get to visit it often.

The pattern was from Denyse Schmidt Quilts.

From one Sara(h) Veety to another...

Happy Birthday Sistah!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

It's Official

I have accepted a job offer from a commercial interior design firm in St. Louis.


I have really been blessed this year and I want the universe to know how grateful I am. Things could not have worked out better...

While I struggled with being unemployed this summer it gave me time to coordinate and enjoy my wedding and honeymoon; it gave me an entire summer off to enjoy my new husband and spend time with my friends; and it gave me time to think about what I really wanted out of my new career.

I could not have asked for a better opportunity. I will be working in a beautiful office with really lovely people and doing work that I'm proud of. (Eventually I'll be designing in the field of Senior Living).

I start on Monday!

I HUGE shout out to my dear friend Karen who made this all possible for me by giving me someone to contact. I owe you BIG TIME!!

And thanks to everyone that listened to me worry and stress over the last three months (especially Andrew...). I couldn't have done it without your love and support. XXOO

Monday, September 03, 2007

Wedding Extravaganza 2

We are back from our wedding weekend in Charlotte. It was a long weekend of manicures, motorcycles, food, family and dancing! It was so nice to get a chance to visit with Andrew's family since we didn't get a chance at our own wedding.

Matt and Elena got married in the sweetest little church.
Here is the beautiful bride with her Grandmother who came all the
way from Romania for the wedding.

Here is the groom (my brother-in-law) with his parents.

At the reception the "cousin's" table wasted no time ordering rounds of shots. Once the dance floor opened it was non-stop dancing, shaking and singing! I had a total blast and let loose. I got several comments the next day about my dancing skills. I guess Andrew's family really hasn't seen me "party" before. (I was sober, of course... I had one beer and one glass of champagne).
I can't wait for a cousin reunion!