Tuesday, January 16, 2007

65 years

This weekend we attended Joe's grandparents' 65th wedding anniversary party. 65 years! What an amazing accomplishment.

In honor of their anniversary, I made them a patchwork pillow. Because I waited until 2 hours before the party to work on it (about the same time I came up with the idea), it didn't turn out quite how I would have liked. The quality of work suffered because of my rush.

I had rotary cutter problems. Well, actually Lera problems. The rotary cutter veered off and I cut some of the already-embroidered squares a little funky, resulting in not-level-not-squared-squares. I didn't have time to fix it. (See the date is not level.)

At the party, Mason was trying to rollerskate. He has been wanting to do this for so long. We don't have a place at our house for him to try. And cobblestone sidewalks certainly aren't safe or easy for little ones. One of Joe's sisters bungeed a pillow to Mason's bottom to cushion his repeated falls. Kudos for trying, little man!


laeroport said...

You sound like me - wait until 2 hours before to start something. And we're thinking about taking our Daisy Girl Scouts roller skating - so I'll need 8 pillows and 8 bungee cords?


Me, Myself and Sewing said...

I think your pillow looks great. I like the way the date is on a slant - makes it interesting. What a wonderful keepsake.

capello said...

i thought the embrodery stuff was scewed for a reason.

i think the pillow is really pretty!

Karyn said...

I love the pillow and I'm sure the recipients do as well!!! Very pretty!

Alicia A. said...

See you're supposed to say, "I did it that way on purpose." and then you find a nice, artistic reason to back it up.

What a cutie-patootie!

Angela said...

The pillow is a sweet and thoughtful gift! It's very pretty.
Pillow on the bum! ha ha ha :)

TinkerBlue said...

Love the pillow bungied to the boy! Do you think it would look weird if I did that next time we went ice skating?

And I thought the embroidery was slanted on purpose. I like it.

shirley said...

The pillow looks great!