First off, I finished this quilt a few months ago for my grandson. This picture shows it unfinished, but he got it finished before he was born.
But there was something missing and I just couldn't put my finger on it.
And then I got this picture and realized that it needed this to improve the quilt.
And last Saturday I had my 50th birthday and had a party at my house. I had a great time and was so happy so many of my family and friends could join me in celebrating this milestone. I have a good life and am very thankful for all I have. My youngest sister couldn't be there but she sent this box of 50 leaf items. Since I was "leaf"ing my 40's behind.
It was like a treasure chest full of leaf goodness. (leaf cookies she bought and she made some too, a cookie cutter, a frame, a magnet, a necklace and earrings, chocolate bar shaped like a leave, a notebook, kitchen towels, a candle holder and candle, all individually wrapped in a a box.) In the background of the picture you can see a pile of fall fabrics. My Material Girls Friendship group ladies got together and put a basket of 1 yard pieces of fall fabrics (they each donated one yard) knowing how much I love fall and fall fabrics. I will make a leaf quilt with those fabrics. (Next year though.) I also received other very nice gifts which surprised me since I put no gifts on the invitation.
It took me two days to recover from the party. I think I had one too many margaritta's. It could have been the shots of tequila though. Not sure. :)
Thanks for looking.