Thursday, August 10, 2006

Idle Hooks

Since yesterday my crochet hooks have been idle.  That's a rarity around here.  Silent hooks.  And even more rare, they will not be picked up again for several more days.  And it's all for a good reason!

I've exchanged my hooks for a spatula.  To quote Florence Henderson (known for her roll on the Brady Bunch television program) "I'm cooking with Crisco" -- well, actually I'm not cooking.  I'm baking.  And baking.  And baking.  Then I'll be doing some major icing ... I figure about 20 pounds worth!

When I'm done there will be a magnificent wedding cake for my niece and nephew-to-be.  Actually, based on early (American?) tradition, there will be two cakes.  A bride cake and a groom cake.

The wedding will take place on Saturday and will incorporate the five elements that embrace the natural world: wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
(You can learn more about this here)

Besides being very excited for my wonderful niece & nephew's-to-be upcoming nuptials, I'm interested to see how the five elements work together.   You see, besides witnessing the union of these two great people, this will also be a learning experience for me too -- I hope to use the experience as a launching pad of inspiration for the International Freeform Fiberart Guild's latest challenge.  Click here to see last year's challenge
(note: I did not participate in that challenge, but do check it out as the pieces are incredible!)

3 comments:

wipforever said...

You will have to explain more about the type of wedding they are having, Dee.  Sounds interesting!

So, you decorate cakes as well?????  I've always wanted to take a class in that.  Hmmmm...I wonder if the craft store still offers them.....

anyhow, of course, we're looking forward to photos from you!  Everyone likes to "ooooooo" and "ahhhhhh" over a wedding ANYTHING!!!  

Did Florence Henderson cook with Crisco or was is Wesson Oil?

Looks like a cute couple there!  My blessings to them on their upcoming marriage!  

Psssssst.....and you HONESTLY did NOT crochet anything for the bride?????

Love and hugs,
Sheila

astaryth said...

Oh, they are such a handsome couple! Give them my good wishes please!

notyourkimmy said...

i just wanted to tell you that you are amazing and are one of the many textile artists on the internet that have really been inspiring me lately, keep up the good work