Friday, July 22, 2011

End of the Week Update

Yesterday was our forty-fourth wedding anniversary, and we went out to dinner at a wonderful restaurant, Blackfish.  It is not inexpensive.  However, the food is delicious and original and the presentation is exquisite.  In case you live Near Philadelphia and are looking for a place to go for a special occasion, you might want to take a look at Blackfish's menu and give it serious consideration.

On the quilting front, I picked up Argyle, Anyone? from the machine quilter and, as always, Mary Ellen did a spectacular job, using variegated thread that seemed to contain all of the fabric colors.  I got the binding machined on and began the handstitching yesterday and it should be done in just a few days, at which point a photo will be shared.  It's a nice quilt to be working on and the 60" square is a nice size for a quilt.

I also got all of those circles-on-freezer-paper starched and pressed and have even completed the applique of the first one and begun the second.  This is my current portable project, and I'm kind of liking the applique.  I don't think it is something I'm going to want to pursue on any kind of a grand scale, but it is nice to know I can [sort of] do it.

The other new technique I wanted to attempt this summer is paper piecing.  Once we get into August, I'll get serious about that.  Speaking of getting into August, before July is over, I need to finish up the in-exchange-for-a-cow projects, make Anya's PIF, and mail out the charm packs to the winners.  Bear with me, friends.  I'm on "summer time" when the livin' is easy . . . .


6 comments:

Susan said...

Congratulations to you and Joe on your anniversary! Blackfish is practically in our backyard but I've only eaten there twice. We went for their lobster tasting at the beginning of July and it was terrific as well as a great price for three courses and dessert. I would also highly recommend it to all those in the Philadelphia area.

Juliann said...

Happy Anniversary! I am gearing up for a Friday Night Sew-In - hoping to finish up a few things in my sewing room tonight. Summer is just too short :(

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy Anniversary to you and Joe. Doggie bag for BB?

Janet O. said...

I knew it--you like applique! That's how it starts. And there is no end in sight! : )
Congrats on your anniversary.

Mary said...

Well, an end of the week Happy Anniversary to you. 45 years. My, My.

And I can't wait to see Argyle II.

Denise in PA said...

Happy Anniversary! Blackfish looks wonderful (I checked out their menu) I had never heard of it before, but then we don't get to Conshy very often. Mary Ellen does do a great job, doesn't she? I know her mom well. I've been toying with the idea of doing some paper piecing myself. I've seen some incredible Judy Neimeyer designs that I'd like to do