Sunday, November 28, 2010

This and That

Last spring I did some extensive machine embroidery on a friend's hand made bedspread. It turned out beautifully. She decorates beautiful cakes and we agreed upon an exchange: the work on her bedspread for one of her cakes.

Last night was our monthly card group. She brought my birthday cake to the monthly gathering to celebrate my birthday.

Unfortuately, the photo does not do it justice. It was a lovely patchwork quilt hand-painted complete with fabric design in marzipan. The cake was a lemon poppyseed with a raspberry, white chocolate, whip cream filling. Needless to say it was delicious. I have never eaten such a large piece of cake in my entire life. Thank you, PearlAnn.

I love the way this yarn is self-striping. I have never worked with yarn that had such a definite stripe. This one is in shades of purples, blues and tans. Absolutely gorgeous.

I also got some in shades of teals and greens - it is stunning on the skein. I'm trying to decide how to use it.

I have 4 more mug rug gifts to make. Our luncheon is on the 8th. I should be able to be finished and get them wrapped.

One of our LQS is going out of business. I think it may be time for a trip over there to see is anything is left.

Hugs to all - Marie


  1. Happy Birthday Marie! The cake looks and sounds yummy! How nice that it is quilted!

    I love that yarn. I need to get some!

  2. Happy Birthday.
    Such a special birthday cake I'm sure it'll be long remembered. To be brought from your memories for many, years to come.
    What yarn is this? Looks interesting.
    I am back knitting after a long time.
    Again, Happy Birthday, Marie.

  3. Happy, Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday To YOOOOOUUUUUUUU!

    Hope you have a wonderful one!


  4. Happy Birthday Chiquita! That cake is lovely...did you save me a piece? Wow, you are doing the knitting thing like crazy. I envy you that talent :)

  5. Happy Birthday dear friend!!! That cake is truly amazing! Wish I could knit....

  6. You are a birthday girl! Happy Birthday! A very nice cake.
    The yarn is fascinating.
    Are you talking about Plain and Simple. My husband and I are going Tuesday.

  7. Happy Birthday Marie.
    What a lovley friend to have made you a nice b/cake.
    Hope you had a great day.

  8. Happy Birthday, sweet friend. What a darling cake to celebrate with ... sounds deelish! Hope your day was as beautiful as you ...

    Have a beautiful holiday week ~
    TTFN ~ Birthday hugs, Marydon

  9. Happy Birthday! That cake must have looked amazing - wouldn't want to cut it and spoil it :)


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