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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ken, my sisters and I, just delivered this wedding cake. My last wedding cake. I won't be doing any more. I have said it before, but mean it this time. I no longer have the stamina to do one, as the time it consumes, the wear it puts on my feet and my mind, not to mention my nerves are more than I can handle now. Yes I am very pleased with how it turned out, but one mishap after another had me broken down in tears. Thank God my sisters came to the last minute rescue to help with the final details. I never would have made it without them. I will resort now to simpler things, like my embroidery and crazy quilting. Things that bring me joy, peace and rest. Creating little things for my friends and family out of love, not obligation. I guess I'm just to old for the rat race kind of things, and will enjoy my quieter life! For the rest of today, I'm going to an open house, and the fireworks tonight, kick back, and go Ahhhhhhh.....

9 comments:

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

The cake is simply amazing and I can see that it took tons of time, love and effort..so I totally understand you're wanting to leave that behind. If something becomes too much of a chore, a drain, on you the very smartes thing is to leave it behind..good for you for knowing yoursefl so well and having the strength of conviction to follow-through. I imagine a cake to two when you are ready will be made - but on your terms.

OH, guess hwo found you wonderful Crazy Quilting sire...ME ME ME! I love seeing all you do and have done and I'm very please that you find joy in the giving, because I sure did enjoy the RECIEVING! Thank you again - everyone at work LVOED it (I broguht it for "show & tell"..an activity that I just started 'cos they all had to see it ;-D

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a gorgeous creation and what a lot of hard work to make something so wonderful so beautiful! Lovely lovely work of art and love!
Hugs,
Coralie

quiltingnana said...

the cake is so wonderful...I have great admiration for those who make such confections....

wendy said...

OH Excuse me...my mouth is still hanging open!!!!! THAT CAKE IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! You always pull thru and the results are always AWESOME! See ya tonight at the fireworks.

Diane said...

I can easily understand how you feel, Laurie. I'd be the same way. It sure was worth it, though, what a gorgeous cake. I love it! Diane

Kim said...

The cake looks wonderful!! I know how much work and stress decorating cakes are. I used to do them too, but I quit after carpal tunnel surgery. Enjoy your more restful activities you deserve it!

Pearl said...

You really do have a talent for cake decorating Laurie and it's a shame that you have to quit but it is understandable. God just has other plans for you, maybe just simply the Greatest Grandma and crazy quilter around. And of course the best friend ever!

Jayne said...

WOW Laurie! That is beautiful and so detailed! I can see why you'd rather not tackle cakes like this, but I am sure they were thrilled with it. :c)

Joyce said...

Beautiful cake but I totally understand how stressful making a wedding cake must be.
Joyce