Monday, June 19, 2006

Table Runner and Family


Here's Mickey, (my mom) holding up a table runner I made for her. This was done before I got the Janome, so the quilting was straight or gently curved lines (around the grapes) that I could do with my old machine. For this one, I'd laid out masking tape on the top, and stitched in the 'gap' between the rows of tape. :)


For Mother's Day, I'd made her the set of 8 cloth napkins you see on the bottom of the picture. This is the underside of the table runner. If you look between the rungs of the chair back, you can just see the pinkish mauve color the walls are painted in Mickey and Fred's dining room - that's what I'd tried to match for the table set.

My family tries to get together for major holidays. Here's the three Dads we honored for Father's Day yesterday, Fred, Sean, (my nephew), Bob (my older brother). I tried to post Sunday, but blogger was busy and wouldn't let me.

While we were together on Sunday for Father's Day, we also celebrated a couple of birthdays. Here's my Mom and Bob. Bob was only an hour or two away from sharing a June birthday with Mom. I'm not sure how much Mom could influence her impending delivery, but she said she was determined he'd have a birthday of his own!


Another set of birthdays - here's Fred and Kelly (my niece-in-law, married to Mike, my other nephew). We blew out the candle and lit it again for them... a recycled cake :) We had two cakes anyway; carrot and angelfood, along with a pan of brownies. We certainly didn't need a cake for each person! Kelly's real birthday is in a couple of days.


Sean's daughter Randi (my grandniece) made and iced this angelfood cake for her dad for Father's Day. He had to hide his eyes for the surprise - She loved the idea that the strawberries had made the whipped cream slightly pink.

12 comments:

The Calico Cat said...

Sounds like a good tiime was had by all. So much going on, noone could be unhappy. That angel food cake looks real good.

quiltpixie said...

the table runner is wonderful. The pink is so bright and cheery

anne bebbington said...

What lovely family moments - how nice you could all be together :o)

Finn said...

Very nice stitching projects Jane..*VBS* And your mom sure looks happy with her new goodies!!
Great that your family can get together for the holidays. Sometimes distance is a real killjoy in that department. YOu'll have to tell your grandniece that her cake looks yummy!!!

Tracey said...

What a nice time you had with your family! Love the smiles! :oD

Judy said...

Great work Jane! You look like you have such a nice family, and Mom looks happy with all her presents!

Linda_J said...

What a wonderful time you must have all had!

Lily said...

What a great idea with the masking tape! LOL that must've been a tad labour intensive. Hope it didn't mark your fabric with sticky stuff!

Look at those cakes! Yum :)

YankeeQuilter said...

Sounds like my kind of party - two cakes and brownies! Your Mom looks really happy with her gift...congrats.
Siobhan

Dawn said...

Oh what wonderful family memories and gifts fro your mom! You made me hungry!

Hanne said...

Looks like much fun and much cake :-) Lovely table runner + napkins. Your machine quilting looks good too. I guess you know www.quiltmaker.com has a lot of machine quilting patterns on their website, for free ?

Laurie said...

Sure looks like your family has a ton of fun! Ya just can't beat family!
Hugs
Laurie

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