Monday, August 23, 2010

Lots Happening

My birthday was on August 20th and it was well celebrated.  My son came up from Moraga CA - SF area - and brought his two children with him.  As if that wasn't fun enough with Gab and Brad meeting the chickens and kitties, my daughters found a nice hotel that was having an outdoor concert on the back lawn overlooking the inlet.  We all went including Chubaca, the dog... had a glass of wine, danced and listened to old-timey tunes.  It was very classy and fun.

On my actual birthday, the next day, we had lunch at my dd's, then went to the pool where my son was staying and the kids swam and played while the adults sipped drinks and talked... at least the ones who weren't in the pool/spa did.  Then we attended ladies night at the casino... good dj music and some interesting dancing styles... not my usual evening entertainment and I didn't dance although my dd's did.  I had a great time.

To keep this entry somewhat quilt related, I brought back from my CA visit the quilt I made for my son in 2006 because it had been washed so many times that some of the triangles had come unstitched.  I want to repair them and now I'm wondering if I still have some of that same fabric left in my stash so I'll be hunting through the piles to find close matches if not the originals.  Doesn't that sound like fun?
As you can see, it's going to take a lot of clipping and hand-sewing to either replace the block or the half-square triangle.

Probably not so much fun for me.  I have a 1940's quilt that was given to me years ago because it needed repairs and I've yet to do anything to fix it.  Every time I pull it out, the repairs look insurmountable and back it goes into the closet. 

Maybe working to fix blocks on one of my own quilts will inspire me to work on the other one also.  haha  I can dream, can't I?

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful windmills and HSTs!! LOVE the vintage fabrics.

    Happy Belated Birthday!!