Patchwork Asociacion Espanola

Yesterday we celebrated the girls of May birthdays with our annual lunch. In the past it has always been a very delightful day and this celebration was no different. Four of us have BD’s in May, Laura Wasilowski, Anne Lullie, Emily Parson and myself. Really any excuse to come together and eat and drink is good. Those in attendance who do not have May birthdays but are willing to celebrate were; Judy Coates Perez, Jane Sassaman, Barb Vlack, Ann Fahl and Trish Williams. Fun was had by all. I was having too much fun and didn’t take a picture, but I’m sure there are lots of pictures on the others blogs.

We laughed we eat we talked a lot. It was great.

My birthday present from Laura was a really wonderful surprise. Laura recently taught over in Spain. She returned with two great gifts for me, and I’m sure other stuff too. First was the magazine Patchwork Asociacion Espanola. I was a featured artist with a two page spread inside and my quilt “Woodland Treasures” featured on the back cover.



The second big surprise was my book “Fabric to Dye For” translated into Spanish.

What a trip that is to see your work in a foreign language.


Thanks for these fun birthday gifts. But the best gift of all was going to PA and being with my son and his wife as they baptized our precious new grandson Micah. Being a grandparent is the one of the biggest joys I have ever experienced.


The gown Micah is wearing is one that I made 26 years ago for our youngest son for his baptism. I made it with the thought in mind that it would become a family tradition. Megan was kind enough to ask if he could wear it, so my wish is coming true. It is smocked and has tatted lace on it that I made. It has a bonnet and booties but the bonnet was too big and the booties lasted all of a minute on his little feet. What a treasure it all is.

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