Monday, May 21, 2018

Improv Quilting - and a Birthday

I have been slowing adding to the improv blocks that I am making. I have no idea what this will turn into, but I am having fun playing with it.

I took the original two and added an applique piece to the one on the left here so that the pink fabric "marries" the two pieces a bit better.

 In other news, my mother is having her eighty-err something birthday this week,  so we had a party for her this past Saturday.  We did it early to attempt to surprise her.  I am not sure if it worked or not. Ha ha. 
Besides making some roasted brussels sprouts for the meal, I also made a chocolate cake with a peanut butter/cream cheese filling.  I regret that I didn't take a photo.  I can assure you that it was delicious.  I did save a bit so that Mom can have a piece on her actual birthday.  She doesn't know about it, so that will be another surprise for her.
Here is a photo my niece took of me with Mom that afternoon.
Happy Birthday Mom!

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Jeanna said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom, Gene. She looks great! The cake does sound delish...hope you will share the recipe for the frosting.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

We had a large family party for my father in law's 80th birthday in December, and will have a small family party for my mother's 80th birthday in November. One more coming up next May. That cake sounds yummy. Recipe???

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your Mom!! And I'm with Jeanna and Cheryl - that peanut butter/cream cheese combo sounds YUMMY - I hope you will share the recipe - pretty please - ;))

Joyce Carter said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your mom. She looks wonderful.
I agree with the girls above. Would love it if you shared your recipe.

Pamela Arbour said...

Oh, it is so nice to have your mother with you to celebrate her birthday! What a blessing!

Angie said...

Just wanted to say it's so awesome that you're celebrating your mom's birthday! So awesome! She looks like she's so cool. She probably knew about the surprise before y'all did. :-). Have a great day!

Marlene said...

How awesome that your mom has a birthday cake baking boy. Is she the one who introduced you to baking?