Monday, July 23, 2012

Birthday prophecy






And I did! Yesterday I had a great birthday that included a walk to our local 'village' to check out the Show 'n Shine...




I love the vintage car paint colours, especially all of the blues. Red is always a winner on an old pick up truck, though.



Die valve cap, Ford F100


A very special birthday event was a family visit by Krista (lolablueocean). We met online because we have the same name and we're also buds with Krista (spottedstonestudio) for the same reason. Krista, her husband and two charming children visited for 4 days. She gave an excellent slide show and talk to the VMQG about longarm quilting and I organized an informal workshop so she could teach us how to free piece funky flowers.

Free pieced flowers with lolablueocean


The guys golfed and mountain biked and T babysat so the four of us could go out for a birthday dinner. Here we are on the pier in North Vancouver with the city across the harbour in the background.





Finally, last night my SIL hosted a fabulous Thai food/beach-themed dinner party complete with a decadent gluten-free chocolate cake that contained a POUND of dark chocolate! (made by our Dutch cousin Rox)! It was such a great weekend!!

Life has been very full since my kids finished school for the summer but I wanted to give you the heads up that an informal quilt along will start here soon. I'm going to show you how I pieced my Blackbird quilt using Denyse Schmidt's Proverbial Quilt pattern. I've got sponsors lined up and goodies from Denyse so stay tuned!!

27 comments:

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday, late but heartfelt. I would love to piece some letters like your wonderful quilt, I guess I should buy the pattern.

Jennifer said...

Happiest of birthdays, Kristen, albeit belated. But who knew? Not me. Looks as though you had a wonderful day - may your year continue to be great.

Chimo,
Jennifer

Heather D. said...

Happy birthday! A fellow July birthday mate, mine is on the 31st. :) Looks like fun times in Vancouver.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Glad you had a good birthday! Belated wishes!

Kara-Kara Pumpkineater said...

Oh, it all sounds lovely! Happy belated birthday, friend! :)

twirlymama said...

So glad it was splendid! I think you are having a pretty magical summer so far!! :D

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday. It sounds like it was a great time too.

paulette said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Krista!! It looks like you celebrated in style complete with chocolate cake!!
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CitricSugar said...

Happy birthday!

I don't think I have any friends named Carly... But I'm okay with that, I think. I like pretending that my name is more unique than it is. haha!

Pétra said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day Happy Belated Birthday!!

Dianne said...

Looks like fun times Krista, so happy you had a great birthday!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Happy belated birthday, Krista! Sounds like a great day!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Happy belated birthday Krista!!!

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!
I’m in love with those free pieced flowers!

Flying Blind... said...

Happy belated Birthday old gal!
Sounds like great fun xxx

Couple of pics not showing :(

Danielle said...

Happybirthday my dear! So nice that you and Krista W could get together! She and I were in a bee together and also did a mini swap. Her quilting is to die for. I'm so looking forward to the proverbial quilt along. Xxx

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Happy, happy birthday! Glad you had such a fun day! You're getting better, like a fine wine!

Quilthaze said...

Happy Birthday in retrospect! So glad you had fun with friends and family.

MulticoloredPieces said...

I will add my birthday wishes to all of the above (sounds like it was a great celebration) and I must say that the Canadian National Canthem is very amusing!
best, nadia

PinkGranny said...

I'm glad you had a great birthday! July is a terrific month for a birthday. Happy Belated Birthday Krista.

Elsa said...

Oh, Happy Birthday (late but still good). Looks like it was a fun day ~ I love vintage cars too ~ just something about the design and color of them.
Excited about the quilt along too ~

Carol Browne said...

Happy belated! Hey, I just may join the quilt along. Exciting!

Carol Browne said...

Happy belated! Hey, I just may join the quilt along. Exciting!

karen said...

Happy Birthday!! - Thanks again for the workshop and making the arrangements for Krista W to come up and present to the VMQG

Michele Pacey said...

Happy belated birthday to you Krista! Sounds like you've got some pretty awesome stuff coming up. What fun!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Fabulous pictures! Looks like your birthday was special.

And I'm excited about the quilt-along. I have been wanting to make that quilt like forever!

Katy Cameron said...

Belated happy birthday, sounds like you had a fab time :o)

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday for the other day. I also follow another blogger called Kristastitched. I had only ever met one Krista before "meeting" you all online! She was of Greek descent. Is it a European name?