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.
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.
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!!