Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Celebrate The Ones You Love

My dear sweet husband had a birthday on Monday.  
We went out the FD's farm for a cook out to celebrate.  
We had the best time! 
 I wish our middle daughter could have been there too but 
NC is quite far from MI and we will be seeing her this summer.  
Anyway here is a shot of all of us (sans me) enjoying our day.  
You can see that even Beep was joining in.


I did manage to snap a pic of our dog, Abbey too.  
She is terrified of the bird (who in all fairness, is constantly trying to kill her).


Hubby's favorite cake is angel food with strawberries and whipped cream.  
Store was out of angel food cake and strawberries.  
So I went to the bakery part of the store and the sign said "strawberry cake".  
I figured it was a strawberry flavored cake, but thought it was better than no cake and decided to ask.  Lo and behold, it was angel food cake with 
custard that has strawberries cut up in it and white butter cream frosting.  
Close enough!! 
 I bought a can of the spray whipped cream and called it good!! 
 The cake was amazing. 
 Everyone loved it (and they are picky cake eaters).  Beep and Abbey even got some of the frosting.


Lest you think I have not been sewing (and I have not done much) I did manage to get another Splendid Sampler block finished but I did it my way and not the way the block was originally done.

I think it turned out pretty cute!  The cat is a free pattern over on Jodi Ric Rack's blog.


A friend on Instagrm (prettylittlequilts) is working on a cross block that she wants to make to pay tribute to the same kind of thing done during WWI.  
She is being deployed and wants to make a similar quilt 
as to the one in the 1917 Modern Priscilla magazine. 
 Next year is the 100th anniversary and she is making this as a traveling quilt.  
She will be collecting signatures of troops and veterans from all over the world. 
 She asked for one or 2 of these cross blocks made out of Bonnie and Camille fabrics and white.
  It should be an amazing quilt when it is finished!  
If you like you can read about the original quilt here.  I can't wait to see it finished!


Linking up to Let's Bee Social

Have a wonderful day and happy sewing!

~XOP~



8 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

What a wonderful time you must have had with your family.... Looks relaxing and happy. And that cake? Delicious!!! The kitty block is so sweet and your cross blocks are very pretty.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

LOL I can thoroughly understand Abbey's fear. The neighbors used to have Peacocks that roamed the neighborhood. They loved to sit on the Ancient aunt and uncles front porch and stare through the windows at them. Cute blocks and your kitty block is fabulous too.

Judy in Michigan said...

Love to hear about your family and CAKE...great easy cake to keep in mind. Cute blocks. My dad was in WWI - 1st Michigan Cavalry.

Mari said...

What an adorable cat block! Good way to put your own stamp on someone else's pattern.

Lara B. said...

That looks like a fun birthday and a yummy cake for your husband! Perfect weather too.
I'm loving that little kitty block you made!

Amelia Mae :) said...

Hi !! I couldn't find where to comment for the baby faux chenille quilt you made... what size needle did you do? I'm in the process of making one now and havent had much luck with needles. ameliamaern@gmail.com thank you!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I love that adorable little kitty block and your website banner! Abbey is beautiful. What a fun birthday party and the cake looks delicious. A Very Happy Belated Birthday to your husband.

-Soma

Santee Bobbie said...

Love the kitty block, and of course any and all family sharing is happy.

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