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Finishing Work and a Birthday Boy

Tonight I needed to turn in at least two small quilts for the High Fiber Diet show next month. Last week, I collaged a background of my hand dyed silks. Yesterday, I started adding Asian Textiles.


Today, I noticed some spots that needed more collaging and then I quilted it with simple curved lines in metallic gold. I stained a piece of bamboo with gold paint and here is the finished product.


And a closeup of the quilting.


The Indigo Aspen Moonlight piece got a silvery bamboo rod.



I would like to make a couple more pieces for the show. We shall see.

Today was Miles’ sixth birthday. M & M have no school this week, but Steph had to go to conferences with their teachers this morning. She dropped them off early. Here is Mia, looking so pretty in a brown outfit with a necklace and bracelet.


Here is Miles reading in what looks like a very uncomfortable position.


He was so excited to have a date with Grandma and Grandpa to go out to lunch and to pick out a birthday present at the Lego store. He could hardly contain himself.

Steph picked up Mia so that we could make it a really special time for Mr Milo. It took him all of 5 minutes to select a wonderful castle and pirate ship combo. We had lunch at the mall food court so that Milo could have one of his favorite meals: steamed rice and teriyaki chicken. He is reading one of the boxes and finishing his cookie, on the ride home.


When he got back to our house, he assembled the bonus set, with no help from Grandpa. I can’t believe how grown-up he is becoming. We keep thinking it can’t get any better with these kids, and then it does. We are truly enjoying the conversations that we have with them.

Tomorrow, we are all heading to the coast for a long Thanksgiving week-end at the beach. I don’t think we will have internet access. I may check in tomorrow if I have good news when I weigh in at WW. Now, I must go figure out what I still need to buy at the store for the finishing touches on our feast.

7 Responses to “Finishing Work and a Birthday Boy”

  1. Ravenhill says:

    Your work is gorgeous! Thank you for your comments. Always love to get to know others who appreciate japanese textiles.

  2. Judy says:

    Miles looks so grown up in that picture! Amazing!
    I absolutely love your collaged silk piece! Good Lord, that is yummy!!!
    Hope you all have/had a wonderful time at the beach.


  3. In today’s pictures I noticed that both of your grands look more mature. Suddenly.
    Happy Birthday, Milo.
    Have a good Thanksgiving and count your blessings.

  4. jenclair says:

    Love the Asian textile piece! Looks as if Miles had a wonderful birthday and that everyone else enjoyed it as well. Have a great Thanksgiving!

  5. Kathie says:

    The Asian textile piece is pure eye candy. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy the beach–we’re expecting 2 to 4 inches of snow tonight.

  6. Kristin L says:

    Happy Birthday to Miles! Sounds like a wonderfully productive day for all of you. Have a great holiday weekend!


  7. Jeannie says:

    The Aspen’s are beautiful and the Asian Textiles is so cheerful. Just what one enjoys looking at on a dark day. Milo will treasure the memories of today for years to come. What fun! Have a great time on the coast and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Cheers.