Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Round and Round

Over the weekend, I was invited to a very fun birthday party! The birthday girl, who turned three, wore a beautiful crown, made by her mommy, and blew out candles on a cake topped with a carousel.
 Besides being good at crown making, Maelie's mommy is also very creative in the party planning department. Look at all of this cuteness!
 The kids all got to drink their choice of flavored milk from these adorable bottles made by drilling holes in the top of Starbuck's frappachino lids and inserting candy striped straws.  (I'm going to have to steal this idea for my next party...or anytime!)
Anything would taste good using one of these straws!
Once the gifts were opened and the cupcakes, popcorn and candy were eaten, we all headed to the park to join Maelie in one of her favorite activities....riding on a carousel.
 Why ride a horse when there's a camel or even a chicken sporting a saddle? Maelie, you really know how to keep us entertained!
 Meanwhile, back home, I'm busy going round and round on a quilting challenge for the KC Modern Quilt Guild. Here are some of my parts....
 And here is my inspiration. There were nine different Kandinsky paintings to choose from and we are to make a wall hanging size quilt inspired by our chosen piece of art.
 Of course, we have had 3 months to work on this and yet, once again, I've waited till the last minute. I guess I must work best under pressure!
Stay tuned. It's got to be done by Thursday, one way or the other!


  1. My son has that Kandinsky print on his wall!! Your interpretation of it looks incredible!! And what a fun party you had!

  2. Looks like a great birthday party. I like the red-theme as well as the bottles idea. What a clever mom Maelie has! Your Kandinsky is looking wonderful! I agree that you seem to work best under pressure. It will be great to see your Thursday finish.

  3. OMG! I can't wait to see your challenge! It is looking amazing! The birthday party looks like a very good time. I love the running chicken!!! hee hee

  4. Such a sweet birthday girl :). Can't wait to see your challenge - it looks kind of complicted to be done by Thursday. How big is it?

  5. I'm glad you got some good pics of her! It seems she never stands still long enough for me to get one! Thanks for coming - it was a lot of fun!! (And Kandinsky is one of my favs...can't wait to see what it looks like!)

  6. Wow, I'm amazed at the parties these young mothers plan...so much fun. Aaron was lucky that he got cake!

    Intriguing inspiration.

  7. What a fabulous challenge!