My favorite rose of all is this soft climbing rose called "New Dawn' . I was given this rose by my aunt who is no longer with us. I have been able to pull this rose through every winter so far when the rest of the family has lost theirs to frost. I hope I can continue to do so. This rose is a soft shell pink climber that can grow 10 to 15 feet tall . It is also called The New Dawn, Everblooming Dr. W. Van Fleet rose. The fragrance from these roses are wonderful.
Roses and weddings go hand in hand. Congratulations to my mother and father, who have celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary this week and this blog is dedicated to them today. They are 95 and 93 years of age and have raised a family of 17 children with 16 still living. I know, I know, I come from strong genes and feel so fortunate.
Our quilt for today is a wedding quilt, that I have put together, for an upcoming wedding in August. It was a great way to use up my blue scraps. I don't have any particular name for this quilt although I have seen it done many times. It is 81"x 103" and is quilted in the all over pattern called Soft and Sweet. We did this quilt in a soft variegated thread with a mixtures of blue and pink. It is a lovely queen size quilt that any bride and groom would enjoy receiving . Congratulations to the Bride and Groom!
At this time of year, we get many of our wedding quilts to do. They make lovely , cherished gifts for brides and grooms and don't forget to label them. It will mean so much to the receivers, they will look at the label in years to come and remember who gave them the beautiful quilt.