Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sunny Sunday

Ian must have taken this picture of my baby today as I found it on my camera when I went to delete all my images. It's almost like he's saying - dog food - you expect me to eat dog food? Is that all there is????

Our city is host this weekend to Ribfest - Canada's largest! Restaurants from all over the U.S. and Canada compete in this annual event. It is held at our waterfront park and when you drive by, the smells are very enticing indeed - and I don't even like ribs.

I embroidered a couple of labels this weekend - one of them is for a christening gown. She gave me a 'very' small piece of silk to stitch it on and I had everything crossed the whole time it was stitching out as you just know when you have to get it right the first time, that is when your machine will screw up. Luckily it didn't but it reminded me again of how I could never do anything like that for a living. I would be a nervous wreck and I admire all you longarm quilters who take someone's masterpiece and enhance it even more. Of course, I also know you get a lot of tops that are less than masterpieces and they are probably even more challenging as the customer expects you to somehow take this quilt that is waving to the world and make it square and flat.

It's been a beautiful day here today so I'm going to go and catch the last rays of sun before it sets.


Mary said...

I agree with you about not quilting for a living. If something is going to go wrong it always seems to happen on someone else's quilt.

We had the wine you gave me in June this weekend - it's been sitting in the fridge waiting for a nice weekend when we were both at home and cooking dinner here. It was very good - thanks again!

Suzan said...

Wondering what machine you used to embroider the label? My sister has a Viking Designer II that just won't do anything that small.

Anonymous said...

Awww, what a sweet lil face! Dogs bring such joy to our lives. Enjoy the lovely weather!