Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day of rest

 If you are going to the City Quilter event for the Quilters take Manhattan 
you will see the finished product there.

12 Years ago today, Hubby and I wed on the lawn, here at our house... 
I can't believe it's been 12 years. (16 in total...Time flies when you are having fun! )
We celebrated by having this lazy day! ;-)

Happy Anniversary 



We had a nice lazy day today. Went out for lunch with my family, then Hubby, very sweetly,
 took Boo to see the Harry Potter movie...  I'm not a fan of the Harry Potter movies... They put me straight to I stayed home and did some hand work on the above little piece.

I was sitting by the pool sewing, and I hear ," scratch scratch scratch",
I look up and there is a TURTLE trying to climb out of the pool!  
His nails were scratching the walls! Poor thing!
I ran over, he ducked inside and bobbed up and down in his little shell in the water...
he he!
I picked him and and set him off in the woods so the dogs wouldn't bother him.

I was about to jump in the pool too! Wouldn't that have been a nice surprise to 
find I had a swimming buddy! LOL!

I got out the signature blocks and laid them outside on the deck so I could see how many I had,
 and work out the arrangement.
I have the rows sewn together, next I lad them on my bed to see what will happen in between... 
It will be pretty simple I think... the Column fabric in between, and then I will work on a 
really nice border to go all around...

They look good already just laying on the quilt I have! I will only need borders down the
 left and right sides. Maybe some squares on point...
Can you see the quilt will go right to the floor! 6 rows of 16 blocks each.
More of a bed spread really!

Hope your Sunday was a cool lazy one!
What were you doing today?


  1. Happy Anniversary to you both, Victoria! May you have many blessings & years to come.

    Love the colorful quilt design.

    TTFN ~

  2. Happy Anniversary, Victoria! I hope Hubby and Boo enjoyed Harry Potter...just got back from my 2nd viewing :-) .

  3. Happy Anniversary and many more! Your signature quilt is going to be terrific. I second the motion on nodding off during Harry Potter. I couldn't get through the first one.

  4. Happy Anniversary! And wishing you both many, many more!

  5. Happy Anniversary! Your signature quilt looks great... It is huge. You sure are a stranger to lap quilt size...

  6. Happy Anniversary again. No Harry Potter for me either. You are going to have another smashing "bedspread" with those signature blocks!

  7. Happy Anniversary to you both!!
    The siggie blocks are awesome and will make a lovely quilt.
    Happy sewing!

  8. Happy Anniversary! I really like that you included your Dalmatian in the picture. Ours always has to be in the middle of whatever we are doing.

  9. Wishing you and Michael the best of Anniversaries! You two are both wonderful people and so terrific for each other. Wishing you many, many, more years of happiness!! The signature quilt is looking just fabulous!! Looking forward to seeing you soon.

  10. Victoria - your wedding photo is just gorgeous - what a simply beautiful and elegant dress! Gorgeous. Congratulations. Kate

  11. Congrats on your day today. I hope you have many more years together!
    You are going to have a spectacular siggy quilt, I love it! Today I celebrated (late) my b-day with my sister, we finally had summer, blue skies, high 70's, convertible sportscar (hers)and a drive down the WA coast and lunch overlooking the water, it was a great day!

  12. Happy Anniversary! I wish you both many more!

  13. Happy, Happy Anniversary! And so many more. The picture of you two on your wedding day is so sweet. May you always be so much in love. oxox

  14. Happy Anniversary Victoria!! Such a lvoely pic of ya'll with the dalmatian:)

    The quilt is coming along nicely:)

    P.S. My son would have been glad to take that turtle off your hands;)

  15. Congratulations Victoria and hubby! Your gown is sensational .. we celebrate our 14th in 3 weeks, I keep wondering where the time has gone but then remember we've moved about 6 times in there .. no wonder. Enjoy your day.

  16. Congratulations to you both! What a perfect match you are, too. Best wishes always.

  17. Best wishes to you both~thanks for sharing your lovely pics with us! :) ain't love grand?

  18. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby! Your wedding photo is beautiful, you both look so happy (which is sort of the point!). Wishing you many, many more happy days together!
    I am so excited to see the signature quilt finished :)

  19. I love your wedding photo Victoria!
    Wishing you many more happy years!

    You sure have some great quilty 'stuff n things' going on over here!
    I 'approve' of EVERYTHING!! HA!

    As for Harry Potter, I haven't read not one book or seen any of the movies, they just never seemed to interest me!

  20. Happy Anniversary! Your sig block quilt looks fabulous.

  21. Happy Anniversary. I'm with you on the HP movies although I've never actually fallen asleep. those siggy blocks look so fabulous together!!!

  22. Happy anniversary...I love your hand stitching on the quilt, embroidery is almost a meditation for me. Love the story about the turtle in the pool! PS You don't know how good you just made me feel...I thought I was the only person in the world that didn't get on the H. Potter bandwagon.

  23. Happy Anniversary. Sweet wedding picture. Love your hand work. So much better than Harry Potter. The siggy quilt is going to be gorgeous!


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