J. spent most of his Monday birthday tinkering on this excavator.
Our weather has been moody--rather grey and blustery.
The birthday celebrant in our household gets to choose a favorite meal.
J.'s dessert never varies: pineapple upside down cake with whipped cream.
This was preceded by roast beef cooked with onion and garden carrots in the crock pot, baked potatoes, and a layered salad of lettuce, green peas, cucumber, tomato and shredded cheese.
The family next door arrived with a gift card for our favorite Cafe on the Square--and a huge custom made cookie which I thought came from the cafe bakery, but was in fact created by Matt.
G.'s b-day today--I always feel she gets cheated a bit--the leftover cake sort of thing.
She is battling a cold, so didn't want a special meal until she can enjoy it more.
She is posing here with her new quilt.
I retrieved it from the quilter today and rushed to apply the binding.
The quilt is more of a success than I anticipated.
The machine quilter does a decent job, she used a nice grade of fabric for the backing.
I prefer a cotton batting and to choose my own "lining"--but the price is good, so I think I will have some utilitarian 'scrap quilts' finished there.
I'm not enthused to think that every quilt I make from now on would have this stitching pattern--its the only one the quilt lady offers.
With this project completed I can focus on the joys of my fabric stash until time to garden again.