Thursday, 25 April 2019

Belated Birthday post

As promised, a bit longer ago than I had intended, some shots from my amazing 60th birthday parties

The first party was my actual birthday and was celebrated with a wine tour in Osoyoos and Oliver, BC. It was such a great day, time with family and an old friend, tasting some great, new to me, wines.

My beautiful daughters at the last stop of the day

We had a really nice dinner out the night before, pictured here are again, my daughters, plus my sisters and a dear friend.

The weekend theme continued with this amazing cake!

My hubby had a party at home for me the following weekend...........more cake of course!

A group of wonderful friends (and a furry photo bomber) who helped me continue the celebration.
Birthdays that go on for a few weeks are the best!

Now for a few projects I have been working on. 

I won a charm pack of Tula fabrics at our guild retreat a couple of years ago and had always intended to do this with them. I chose to "make fabric", that will soon become a little zippered project bag

I've been in sweater knitting mode this year and this makes my third one!

I took a bit of time off the sweater to knit and felt this tote bag, quick and rewarding knit with bulky yarn. 

Made a bit of progress on my Laura Heine, The Dress, collage project. I added the borders to my background, which is all cut and fused from a fat quarter bundle. I added the Tula print border, then fused her down and added a few more applique bits. 

Once this is sandwiched, the suggested method of quilting is simply lines to secure everything. I think I will crosshatch this but not quilt her face. I have added some stitching to define some features and make them pop a bit more.

I cast on a new sweater last night and have a new hexie project prepped and ready to start so if you need me, I'll be in my chair watching movies..........