Monday, October 26, 2009

Busy weekend / Wedding Anniversary

October 25th was our wedding anniversary. :) 7 years since we got married. It was done in a jiffy - it took 20 minutes - at the Civil Status Office in Port Louis. None of us wanted a "3-days Indian wedding", which is very common here. Ever since that day I've been pestering DH to buy me/us flowers on our wedding day, but in vain. It took him 7 years to buy a bouquet of beautiful red roses! Aren't they lovely?! I love roses! He even bought me a pair of beautiful, silver earrings - and cakes! :) Could it be better?! :) It looks like Birre-Liten likes the roses too - or is he tired of the celebration?

In my previous post I mentioned "Nina's Mystery". (Sorry I did a typing mistake in that post - her blog is 9na's Smutthull). I got so addicted to those blocks/potholders that I made even more during the weekend. I intended to make a pair of potholders for my friend Johnny's mom in Norway, but again I thought the blocks became too beautiful for potholders, so I made four and turned them into a tablecloth! :) It was a bit difficult to find coordinating fabric to the scarlet red cardinals, but fortunate after diving into my Christmas stash, I did find something suitable. I didn't have enough of the dotted fabric, that's why I had to use something else for the binding. After all - it didn't turn out that bad - did it? :) It measures 28,5 inch square - 72,5 cm. Sorry about the color difference on these two photos... The original colors are nearer to the photo above than to the one below.

Birre-Liten tired of hunting cardinals? :))

Not only did I make the tablecloth during the weekend... I was in the right sewing mood! After having a look what was stored on the old ironing board - under tons of fabrics, I discovered the place mats and table mats I'm making for Johnny, as well as the zigzag quilt I started some months ago... I decided to quilt the mats, and thereafter trim them. I've left to do the binding now, but have to find some suitable fabric for that. Yesterday evening I added a border to the zigzag quilt and today I've added the three layers together and basted it. It's ready to be quilted. I'm really happy about all the sewing I did during the weekend! I love getting rid of UFO's!!! :))


The Heart of Paul said...

Happy Anniversary!

Janet C said...

Happy Anniversary and I bet your DH finally remembered the you love roses! May you have many, many more blissful years! :)

Unknown said...

Dear Astrid,
Happy Wedding Anniversary! Many happiest returns:)

Birre & roses look just cute.

Nettie said...

your quilting is beautiful! and love your kitty-cat;o))

Nettie said...

I am sorry: I also meant to say Congratulations on your anniversary and at last receiving red roses+!!

Sigrun said...

Gratulrerer med 7 års bryllupsdag! Og jammen har du vært flink og fått brukt blokkene du sydde i forbindelse med 9na's gåte. Kjempefin duk du har laget.