This past week has been a great relief. Our previous week of temperatures at 110 to 115 degrees has cooled down to lovely high 80's and low 90's. My ordeal with a dental root canal is over and the tooth seems to have calmed down and is behaving itself.I finished my September Garden Party Down Under BOM blocks this past week. Only 2 more months to go. Curio came back from the quilters this past week. I moved it up into a slot with another quilt to get it done as quickly as possible. We decided on feathers for the quilting and it really is just lovely quilting. Really like the 108" backing we selected for it too. I ended up having to move my sewing machine out to the dining table to sew the binding on. It is huge 78" by 90" so needed the extra space. Going to take a bit to get the handwork done on the binding.
We celebrated my birthday last Sunday. My youngest daughter's sister-in-law makes the most beautiful cakes and they are just absolutely delicious too. Received some very nice gifts as well. Between my daughters and granddaughter I received a 18 by 24 inch wool pressing mat, $75 in JoAnn's gift certificates, and $75 gift certificate at my very favorite local quilting store and several other lovely gift. too.
cake looks delish and lovely gifts too...more birthdays are always wonderful!ReplyDelete
The quilt is really stunning, and the texture of the quilting is so beautiful. Happy birthday!!ReplyDelete
A very happy birthday to you. Beautiful cake and you got some great gifts too. Love the bouquet of flowers!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday!!! Oh the feathers on that quilt are so scumptuous!!ReplyDelete
That cake looks to die for. Enjoy your gift cards and share pics of your haul! Inquiring minds and all that. :)ReplyDelete
I love this Garden block, very pretty. Beautiful quilting on Curio too, I hope we will see photos of the whole quilt after attaching the binding ;)ReplyDelete
Happy birthday! It looks like your family knows you very very well ;))
Thank you for sharing, and linking up!
Happy birthday, and what perfect birthday gifts! Oh that cake - it looks delicious. I love your Garden Party, and Curio looks amazing. Glad your tooth is better. Thank you for sharing with To Do Tuesday!ReplyDelete
happy B, beautiful gifts, the cake is indeed a piece of art and so is you quilt.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday! That cake certainly does look delicious. Curio is so gorgeous! Can't wait to see it complete with binding. Yep, that's a big one to wrestle under the machine! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, Donnalee! I love the feather quilting on your Curio and Garden Party is coming along beautifully. I so enjoy your appliqué projects! Glad your tooth has calmed down and isn't distracting you from your wonderful projects anymore!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday, Donnalee! Sounds like you had a wonderful time with loved ones!!! Wow, that quilting!!! Is it a pantograph or freehand feathers?ReplyDelete
Many hours of workReplyDelete
Happy Birthday! It's a gorgeous cake, and didn't you do well with such lovely gifts.ReplyDelete
Lovely to have Curio back. Now maybe with a bit cooler weather it won't be such a burden to stitch down the binding. Happy Birthday ! The cake is a masterpiece!!! The wool pressing mat is a great gift, as are the GC to favorite stores.ReplyDelete
You had me at cake!!! Wow - that is beautiful!!!! and your quilt is so lovely!!!ReplyDelete
Well, Happy Birthday to you! Sounds lovely. I hope you shared that cake. I'm not absolutely sure I would have!ReplyDelete