Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Mother-of-the-Groom Ensemble Needs Artful Finishing Touches
June is the month for weddings and we'll have a groom in the family this year! Our son John is getting married at the end of the month. We're heading to San Francisco in two weeks for the joyous event.
It will be an afternoon wedding in a park. I expect many of the guests will dress casually. However, the bride will wear a traditional long white gown.
That put me in a quandary about what the mother-of-the-groom should wear until I learned that our son will wear - que sorpresa! - a traditional Mexican guayabera shirt.
[If you've been a follower for a while, you may recall that Chris and I "retired" to Mexico 16 years ago. Retirement didn't work out; but Mexico did.]
But, back to the wedding ... since John will wear a guayabera (which is traditionally quite formal in Mexico, even while modern Western fashion has taken a firm hold), I thought I could go more casual as well.
I shared the start of my outfit in this month’s newsletter over the weekend. Since you don't all get the newsletter here it is again.
It's a work in process. I'd like to make a bracelet to match the pretty multicolor necklace, IF I can find all the beads I need here in rural Mexico. No easy task.
Good News – Bad News
The good news is I completed the outfit. The bad news is it's not with the bracelet I had in mind.
Ta-da – here's the final touch to my mother-of-the groom ensemble. Yesterday I fell and broke my elbow. The cast is from shoulder to fingers. It's SO important to immobilize the elbow so that I'll have full function after the break heals.
I wish June could come over and paint a matching bracelet on my cast like the beautiful Henna Tattoos she did for her daughter a few years ago.
Then I'd love to have Deb paint one of her Whimsical Mermaids on the forearm.
Wouldn't that be cool? I know the cast alone will be a conversation starter, but how much more fun if it were an artful one as well!
In the meantime, I'm taking on the challenge of carrying out my normal activities with my non-dominant hand. It's interesting but slow.
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