Friday, 8 August 2008

Catchin' up . . .

Last weekend we hosted a 25th anniversary party for my husband's sister and her hubby.

It just so happened that my mother-in-law, who had made the wedding cake 25 years ago, had frozen a piece of the cake that was not needed for the wedding. When we decided to do this party thing, she rooted around in the freezer and unwrapped it from it's many layers of protective coverings and researched with numerous people to find out if it would still be edible or not. The answer was "why not" and so she contacted a cake decorator and had it all done up for the anniversary.

What a look of shock on the happy couples' faces when they found out it was the actual cake from their wedding. PLUS it actually tasted not bad at all!

(Just a little side note: we were teasing the groom that he must have grown since the wedding because he doesn't really appear to that much different in height that his wife. Turns out that she was standing on the curb and he was standing on the street when this photo was taken - makes him look really short. Lesson to be learnt - watch out for those old pictures . . . they come back to haunt some of us!)

As an extra dessert, (just in case the old wedding cake didn't taste very good), I whipped up some of my cherry cheesecake tarts . . . someone really enjoyed licking of the beaters!

Now that I'm back to work there is not much going on as far as the quilting thing goes. Have the machine all set up to quilt this quilt . . .

and this one . . .

and this one.

Also borrowed a little Janome Jem Platinum 760 sewing machine to try out . . . that way I can still do some test sewing on some of the patterns I'm trying to write and also try and determine (and justify to my husband!) whether I could really use a second machine or not. If you have one, let me know what you think.

Off to Winnipeg this weekend so there'll be no sewing at my house - it'll all have to wait 'til I get back.

Have a great weekend everyone!

'til next time,

M.

3 comments:

Kim West said...

About the Janome; if you travel at all to sew, it is a great investment. I wasn't sure if I would use mine or not, but I use it at least 2-3 times a month. It is sure nice not to have to lug around a big machine and I bought a little cart to haul it with along with my supplies and it is really nice.

Marsha said...

Spoiled kitty! Cute picture!

Myra said...

I think that is the machine that a few of my friends cart around with them for outings. Much lighter to carry, and sews wonderfully... Their words.
Lovely idea with the cake! The big 25! Ours is next year... "Some days" I wonder if I can manage another 25!!! Yikes! 8-)
Happy stitchings! Looks like you have your work cut out for ya for the next while... 8-)