Monday, March 22, 2010

Here's the scoop...


It's been a good week.  I enjoyed my 35th birthday.  It is more meaningful to me than 30 for some reason.  I think I have more time for reflection now than I did when my kids were 2 and 1.   I think these years are a great mix of feeling young while having some life experience and self-acceptance as well.

I found some fun things at Target the other day.  I am on the Liberty of London bandwagon, especially the black, white and hot pink stuff!!!
I have finally finished my Authentic quilt top.




I like how it turned out.  I would have made a few different choices if I had access to all the fabric I wanted but I really tried to use only what I had.

Here is my big dilemma...It is a large throw.  I would love to do some fun quilting in the circle centers but I would be wrestling with it quite a bit.  I am so intrigued by long-arm quilting.  I have tried to find a "quilt it yourself" place to use a long arm and take a class but I have not found that yet.  Please leave me a comment if you have tried this yourself or if you have any ideas.

Yesterday we enjoyed the day with my husbands family.  We enjoyed this yummy creation for dessert.  My crafty sister in law made it from scratch!

Then we all goo goo and ga gad all afternoon.

7 comments:

angela said...

I love that quilt top! And using what you have is even better.

And that cake must have been fabulous. Glad you had a fun birthday celebration!

LeslieUnfinished said...

No suggestions on the quilting, just wanted to let you know that the quilt top is fabulous!

Jessica said...

you are so talented! happy belated birthday! that set at target is precious!!!
my dress? no, i got it years ago at goody's i believe? i wanted to be able to fit into it at easter, but yeah. . .i'm sitting here eating ice cream! don't think it's going to happen!

Anonymous said...

I love that quilt pattern. I have used it once and will definitely make it again as it's one of my favorite quilts. I don't have a longarm so I followed the hexagon pattern using my walking foot in each of the three hexagons per block- like an echo line. I think that it looks nice, but definitely a stencil in each center would be pretty too.

Deanna said...

the quilt top turned out absolutly beautiful!

Kristina said...

Happy belated birthday! The quilt turned out amazing, so cute!!!

jaybird said...

and it looks even better finished than i could have imagined!! nice job!