Since U Been Gone: PR WEEKEND!

Well, more like since I’ve been gone.  But, apparently I have Kelly on the brain today.

I went to Pattern Review Weekend!

I had a horrible, no good very bad stay at the Congress Plaza Hotel (which they refunded me part of what I paid when I emailed them about it, so that’s something), but besides that, it was pretty awesome!  I really want to go again next year already (NYC!!!!).

Thanks to my sweet Mr. 5 for having a boys weekend with Mr. Cheeks and making it all possible.  <3

I took photos at really random times, and none that are well framed of people (and if you see one of you that you want taken down, just let me know!), so this is going to be a lot of text.  Sorrrrrry.

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Asheville and Beyond

First of all, thanks for all of your lovely comments about my dress!  :)  Now to take the opportunity to tell you about our mini vacation + C’s wedding.

We hopped in the car (a little later than we meant to, due to me finishing the sash for the dress) and drove from Madison (south central Wisconsin) to Asheville (Western North Carolina) in one day.  I didn’t get a photo of us getting started, but here’s one a couple of hours in at an Illinois interstate oasis, where Mr. 5 snapped a pic of me for Me-Made-May:

#mmm13 Day 12:  May 16th

It took us 15 hours with stops (or was that 14 hours with a 1 hour time difference?  Either way, it was a long day), but we made it to our destination in one piece.

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Knitting, Sewing, Uncategorized


You wouldn’t know it, based on my sporadic updates, but I’ve actually been gone for the last few days.  Mr. 5 and I took almost a week off of work and ventured down to beautiful Eureka Springs, Arkansas to see a very good friend of mine tie the knot!

I like to call it the “Door County of the Ozarks” but that’s only helpful if you live in Wisconsin or surrounding states and are familiar with the reference.

Here are a few choice photos from the main event:

DSCF3516Ceremony at Thorncrown Chapel


DSCF3560The scenic reception site

DSCF3586The beautiful bride and me!

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