Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Birthday Treats

What’s sweeter on a birthday than cake and ice cream? How about a new doll quilt from my friend Barb!



I’ve mentioned before about our tradition of swapping doll quilts on birthdays. Half the fun is the anticipation, knowing exactly what the gift will be, yet trying to guess which pattern and fabrics Barb will surprise me with.

This year’s quilt is a Courthouse Steps Log Cabin, made from double pinks and shirting prints that both Barb and I love.


The pastel fabrics and very feminine look make it a unique addition to my collection of little quilts. I just love it!



Each little log measures ¾”.



Of course, there’s always a surprise on the back of the quilt too. This time it‘s Parisian advertising labels ~ so pretty!



There were birthday treats from other friends as well. Terri baked a tray of mini cupcakes, using this classic Chicago restaurant recipe. They were moist, light, and way too easy to pop into your mouth whole. Kathy delivered a delicious comfort food dinner, and when Linda visited a few days later, she couldn't have known that the peppermint ice cream she brought would be used as a prop in a photo shoot (or that she‘d be enlisted as photographer).   


Thank you, dear friends, for all you do to make my little world a pleasant one. Wishing you lots of sweet things, Diane

5 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday. what sweet friends you have. wonderful quilt too!

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  2. Very nice post...glad to see you posting again. Everything is just lovely:)

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  3. happy birthday~!
    the photography in this post is delicious~!!~
    and lucky you to receive that sweet little pink confection from Barb.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  4. I'm happy you liked the little pink quilt. Wish I had been there for the cupcakes and peppermint ice cream - yum!
    Was great catching up with you
    xx

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  5. oh what a darling little quilt :))) cheers...Marian

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