Who would have imagined a wedding would have so many loose ends?
Tally for the last few days:
- Bought plane tickets for honeymoon
- Started wedding registry at Amazon.com (oops, should have done that earlier!)
- Arranged for wedding-hairdo flowers (gardenias and small orchids)
- Sent out some late invitations
- Finished another 22 bookmarks
- Bought and reading two guidebooks on Vancouver/Victoria
- Asked two people to speak at wedding
- Started arranging details of rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and two dinners preceding wedding
And there’s still a lot to do! Hotel and rental car for the honeymoon, finalizing the wedding ceremony (including writing the wedding vows!), writing the wedding program, tallying RSVPs and following up with people who haven’t yet replied, reading through Vancouver guidebooks, arranging childcare for people who need it…the list goes on and on. Unbelievable.
Fortunately, we do still have a month to the wedding, and it’s not unmanageable – being a project manager by profession, I’m naturally pretty organized. I’m tempted to make up a schedule in Microsoft Project, but I think that would be overkill – so I’m doing a set of checklists for pre-wedding preparation instead. I think that will help avoid drama the week before the wedding.
At any rate, despite the pre-wedding whirlwind, I have not been entirely idle fiber-wise – I finished dyeing another 44 skeins in the last few days, and will do more soon. I’m also starting my study of tapestry on Saturday, with Christine Laffer, a tapestry artist in San Jose. She and I had a preliminary meeting last weekend, and as I suspected, there’s a LOT more to tapestry than was covered (or even hinted at) in the book I was reading. So I’ll be delighted to start working with tapestry.
Meanwhile, I will leave you with another nice photo of my dyed samples: