Monday, September 12, 2011
Birthday Quilt Block
I for one will miss this time of the year. As soon as it's over I feel a small twinge of relief as the prep and execution is complete but there is a big swell of sadness as it really is my most favorite couple days of the year.
We had a gathering for some of the boy's school friends at the ice rink, and even some tiny 2-yr-olds got out there and scooted around on the ice. It was magical. My older son decided he can now skate without leaning on the 5 gallon buckets or clinging on the side of the wall. I was so proud.
All four grandparents were present and accounted for which was the icing on the cake of the entire event.
I made birthday signature blocks for them and will be adding them to the collection of blocks. On their 16th birthday I'll turn them all into a quilt to enjoy the history of all the celebrations of the past. I like to use a black size 05 pigma pen for the inking, and I iron on some freezer paper to the back for added stability.
The kids to came to the party were sent home with handmade goodie bags. I was so rushed to get everything together I didn't get a good photo of all 20+ of them together, but I will have to show them to you anyhow in a future post.