Monday, November 14, 2011

Design Wall Monday--Nov 14, 2011

On my design surface is my version of Flowers for Nana Girl, from Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Sensations. 

The sashing and rows came together pretty easily, which is always nice.

I hope to get both borders as easily--this is just a mock up.


Had a lovely weekend capped by going out to brunch Sunday to celebrate a birthday--mine!  Yep, today's the day I turn 50.  Hard to believe five decades are now behind me.  From left to right that's my son-in-law Chris, daughter Elaine, me, son Nick, my mom and dad, my mother-in-law Frances, and my hubby Grant.  Nick's girlfriend Alison took the photo.

Beyond the gate we were posed against was the Pacific and a beautiful view looking out to the Channel Islands, a national park. 

This mural in the lobby of the Embassy Suites hotel where we went for brunch depicts what it might have looked like a few hundred years ago when the Spanish were settling in the area. Not much different, really!  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

24 comments:

Denise :) said...

Happy birthday to you, Annie!!! I hope your day is SUPERB!! Your Flowers for Nana Girl quilt is beautiful -- it really makes me smile! Hugs!! :)

Darlene said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Annie!! Welcome to the 50's. :-)

Flowers for Nana Girl is beautiful.

Jan said...

Happy Birthday! Looks as if you had a wonderful celebration.

Judy D in WA said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope your day is very special.

I just got that book and cannot wait to make something. I love your flowers, esp. that pop of pink!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy, happy birthday, Annie! You quilt is superb, I hope your day is every bit as special as you are.

Jeanne said...

Happy Birthday!
I especially like the one pink flower :)
Jeanne

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a lovely day. The quilt is beautiful.

carol fun said...

Happy happy birthday - and many many more! I love this quilt - it makes me want to start cutting strips today- and I just might- LOL!

Michele said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Looks like you had a very special brunch :-) What a lovely picture of you and your family.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Annie - you will love your 50's I hope - I did. And in case you don't know, my heart melts a little every time I see a Flowers for Nana Girl quilt. Yours is wonderful - can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Shay said...

Happy Birthday Annie. I hope you had a lovely time and entered your 50's with a bang. I'm not too far behind!

Stephanie said...

Welcome to the "50" club! Happy Birthday. Your Nana's Girl quilt is very pretty.

Candace said...

Happy Birthday, Annie! The 50's were fantastic for me - I know you'll love them as much as I did! Beautiful family photo!
Cheers!

Marg said...

Happy Birthday Annie!
Love your Flowers for Nana Girl quilt, that pink flower is so cute in there.

Vivian said...

Such a good looking, happy family, and such a special day -- your reaching the big 50. Happy, happy birthday to you, my blogging friend and sister-in-transcription. I have no doubt you have a wonderful day of celebration.
The Flowers quilt looks great. I love sashing that adds to the design of the quilt, like this one. How special that Nana Girl herself wrote a comment.

Joan said...

Happy Birthday, Annie! I really enjoy your blog.
Joan

Belinda said...

Happy Birthday girlfriend!!!

Joyful Quilter said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a great day and a wonderful year!

Tazzie said...

Happy Birthday Annie, I'm so pleased you had a wonderful day!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Big Birthday! Not too painful, eh?!? So glad to see your family could be together to celebrate!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Happy Birthday, Annie! Sorry I'm late -- hope it was a good one. You have a beautiful family. Hope 50 is a good year for you. I'm right behind you. :-)

I love the pink block in your quilt. That's so sweet!

Stephanie D. said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Annie! Here's to the fifties being even more satisfying than the forties!

Heather said...

Love your quilt in progress. The borders look perfect! Hope you've made lots of progress this week. And belated happy birthday to you! Love the family photo. What a great looking group! :o)

Tanya said...

Flowers for Nana is beautiful! So is your family.