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, 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 use. She's delighted me every time!

This year’s birthday quilt is a Courthouse Steps Log Cabin, made from double pink fabrics and shirting prints, particular favorites of both Barb's and mine.

Each log measures ¾ inches

Of course, Barb included a surprise on the back of the quilt too. This time it‘s Parisien advertising labels ~ so pretty!

There were plenty of 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 my mouth whole. When Linda visited a few days later, she couldn't have known that the peppermint ice cream she brought for dessert would be used as a prop in a photo shoot (or that she‘d be enlisted as photographer).   

Thank you, dear friends, for indulging me so beautifully, so lovingly and so sweetly on my birthday. Your friendship enriches this tiny world I live in and makes it easier to face each day!


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

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

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


  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

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