Monday, May 14, 2007

The Birthday Quilt


I finished the birthday quilt in time! And sewed the last few stitches of the binding in place that afternoon, in amongst the deadlines for work, phew, I hate cutting things that close. I didn't have time to cut all the loose threads from the back, but I don't think Kristy noticed. She was quite thrilled when she opened the quilt up and saw it, and the first thing she did was to wrap herself in it! So although I neglected to get a picture of the entire quilt, I did get this picture of Kristy, looking very warm and cozy with her new quilt.

Here is a picture of the birthday girl with Carrie and her ice cream cake.


And a picture of Kristy and Nick, in her new sweater, pink of course!

I hope everyone who celebrated Mother's Day yesterday had a wonderful day. I was wonderfully spoiled by my kids and Carrie cooked one of my favourite dinners for me, a Rachel Ray recipe, Greek-a-tiki chicken. yum-O! Hubby and I went shopping and we streeeeetched his income tax refund quite a bit and ordered a new living room sofa, brown leather, and two wing back chairs. The couch will actually arrive tomorrow, but the chairs not for several weeks, as we had to special order those. How's that for a Mother's Day gift?!?! I had actually hoped we would be able to repaint the living room first, but when they said they had a couch in stock, I wasn't about to say no.

And a Happy Dance - I finished up my latest Prairie Schooler block ~ Y is for Yarn:

16 comments:

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Wendy, the small piece of birthday quilt looks gorgeous...and the recipient...estatic! As to your Mother's Day, wow! I hope the wait for the 2 chairs is a short one! Will that be your new stitching chair?

Have a great week!

Isabelle said...

Congrats on finishing the quilt on time! (I hate the binding part).
Glad you had such a great mother's day - you deserved it!

xstitch.nl said...

Yes, by the look on Kristy's face, you made the perfect quilt for her!! And on time.., I knew you would! You're on a roll... the PS looks great too.

Barbara said...

What wonderfully happy pictures! And I love that PS finish!

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilt - it looks beautiful and Kirsty looks very snug in it!

Mary Ann said...

Such nice pictures from Kristy's birthday. The quilt looks lovely. The PS piece looks great!

Carol said...

Beautiful quilt! Lucky Kristy!!

BeckySC said...

Beautiful quilt :) Congratulations, Wendy :)

stitcherw said...

The quilt looks beautiful, and she looks thrilled with it. Glad you had such a fun day. Y for Yarn turned out adorable, congrats on your two lovely finishes.
Sue

Anita said...

The quilt is just so beautiful. Wow, you had a great mother's day with all the shopping and new furniture. The PS piece is darling.

Margaret said...

Kristy looks cozy and so very happy with her beautiful quilt!!
Your "mom" girls are very pretty and what a wonderful tribute to you. That's quite some MD gift Wendy - hope the chairs arrive soon.
Love your latest finish - a sweet design.

Michelle said...

Glad you got the quilt finished in time! Your PS block turned out cute!

Michele said...

What a great mother's day you had! and I love that birthday quilt, look very comfy!

Nice finish too :)

Lana said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I love your blog! I'm new here, but I am puttin gyou in my google reader,a nd will visit often! I like your Y is for Yarn finish too! very cute!

Anne S said...

Your birthday quilt turned out beautifully - and the recipient obviously loves it to death! :D

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Very lovely quilt, Wendy!! I'm still trying to finish my daughter, Jessica's, because she's requested "2 more borders, Mom!" :p
Love what you did with yours..
Hugs,
Deb