Saturday, February 13, 2016

- Lucky 13

I finished Melissa's birthday gift on deadline, just as Don predicted ...

Patch #44 (revised 2/17/2016)

so today's patch was made from the same blue/green/gray linen as her birthday gift and will be stitched later (as most of the February patches will be since I've been preoccupied with the birthday project.)

Since we're in St Louis, I arranged the first thirteen patches of the month in an arch over the weather weeks, which are really starting to add up ...


Birthday cookies (hearts, race cars, planes and trains) have been baked and decorated with expert assistance from 3 year old Jackson ...


and a sponge cake awaits assembly into a strawberry trifle, long Melissa's birthday cake of choice. You can read more about it and get a glimpse of Meliss here:  http://imgoingtotexas.blogspot.com/2009/08/just-trifle.html

2 comments:

Marti said...

Happy Birthday to Melissa, heartfelt and heart filled no less, with cookies and strawberry trifle. How lovely that you and Don are there to celebrate. Loved the photos of the impishly adorable boys and how fitting that they are in orange and blue jammies, just like your Southwest patches. In one of your earlier posts, you had mentioned making homemade meatballs and I envisioned a meatball patch!

Liz Ackert said...

Belated thanks (now that we're home). And I'm thinking a strawberry patch might be easier to pull off than a meatball (ha!)