Saturday, May 31, 2008

A good day

Isn't this a gorgeous sky? Keith and I went for a long walk this morning to visit the Basilica and Loring Park and then back home to work a bit. I'm almost finished quilting the green double 4 patch quilt and it should be ready to bind tomorrow. We had some afternoon storms and I captured this photo after the rain stopped.

I had a surprise before we left - a flower delivery - a present for my birthday from Keith. I think I confused everyone with a previous post - I'm feeling sorry for myself in advance - my birthday is Monday and that's when he'll be gone.

Finally, I tried some ribbon embroidery tonight for the first time. I'm still fascinated with crazy quilting although I'm only reading about it right now. I decided that I could practice some embroidery on postcards until I had time to start a crazy quilt project. Hopefully I'll improve with some practice!

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Anonymous said...

That's amazing for a first time try. It's really nice.


Karol-Ann said...

Looks great! I like crazy patchwork, ut have never done any yet.
And to think I nearly wished you a belated birthday LOL. You will have a good one, I'm sure!

Fiesta said...

Mary happy birthday!

Candace said...

The sunset is beautiful, and the flowers are very pretty. I hope that you keep to your plan to treat yourself tomorrow. The quilting store and lunch sound like a nice birthday plan. I have never done ribbon embroidery, but yours looks great. The flower almost looks real. Have a happy birthday.

mamaspark said...

The ribbon work is beautiful! Can't wait to see more. I don't know much about crazy quilts, obviously they used that on them right? LOL, showing my lack of knowledge!! The flowers are beautiful too!

Darcie said...

LOVE the postcard, Mary! Well done. I love it when I see someone using a very age old technique in a new, contemporary twist. It's lovely!

You have a wonerful day tomorrow! I'll be thinking of you!!! So're not "alone!" Make it good! ;-)

Elaine Adair said...

Happy, Happy Monday Birthday, Mary. Hope your day goes extra fine!