Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Birthday

The girls celebrated my birthday by making me a homemade birthday cake complete with a fondant quilt.  Notice the spool of thread on top and row of buttons around the bottom edge?  They did that all by themselves.  The kitchen may never recover, but they had a great time doing it. 
My gift was a day in the sewing room which I used to make the rest of the Goose blocks for my next quilt.  Sashings are next.  The pattern, from Bonnie Hunter's Scraps and Shirttails II calls for 3.5 inch sets of the same units used to make the nine patches along with pinwheels as cornerstones.  I'm not sure about the cornerstones, but I'll get started on the sashings tomorrow after work.  We are required to go in for one day of post planing.  Even though I have finished everything on my list, I'll go do some tidying and such to avoid having to use a day of sick leave. 

14 comments:

Andee said...

Happy Birthday again...the girls made an awesome cake..hope it tasted as good as it looked!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! The expression on the girls' faces says it all!

Lynne said...

Happy birthday. The girls look pretty pleased with themselves!

Betty Lou said...

Happy Birthday, the girls did a great job with the cake, very creative. I really, really, really like your Goose in the Pond, maybe it's the colors, but it's great.

Candace said...

Happy Birthday and what a cake. A work of art made with love.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you got to do what you wanted to do for your birthday. The cake looks fantastic too!

Sue Daurio said...

Happy Birthday!! The girls did a GREAT job on the cake, how wonderful. Love the Goose blocks, I linger on that one every time I open the book.

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday. I hope the cake tasted as good as it looks.

Jan-Maree said...

Happy birthday and bless those girls. Love that quilt!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! What a very pretty cake they made.

Brenda said...

hope you had a yummy birthday!

vtquilter said...

Happy belated Birthday. Sounds like they gave you the perfect present - time to sew! Very good job on the cake girls! Mom taught you well.

Kate said...

Happy belated Birthday! What a great way to spend the day! Hope your post planning day went fast.

Ellen said...

Happy birthday to you! Great picture of the cake and your girls!!