Saturday, August 09, 2008

Fifteen Years and Still Counting



Yesterday, Roger and I celebrated our 15th anniversary. My gift to him was this little quilt (it's about 10x13) and I had such fun making it.

I converted a wedding photo into a brown monotone, and then printed it on silk. (I used Jacquard's pre-treated inkjet silk sheets for the first time --very easy to use.) Then I had fun layering this little composition and doing simple quilting.

We got married on 8/8 -- and I stitched two infinity symbols which just happen to be sideways 8's. And the three mother of pearl buttons are for our family of 3. It was a simple little thing but very fun to make and Roger loves it.

To celebrate, we went out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, Zin. We had wonderful food, a great bottle of wine (Raymond Burr's 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon, to be precise) and then came home to watch the amazing opening ceremonies to the Olympics. It was wonderful to talk about how it showed important aspects of Chinese culture, heritage, and history with Caroline.

It was a lovely day.

7 comments:

Tine said...

Congratulations! The quilt is so beautiful and so special!

Françoise said...

Congratulations!

Ms. Jan said...

Lovely quilt Diane, and great choice of wines....Happy Anniversary!

Sleen said...

H a p p y A n n i v e r s a r y !!!

Celine

~Angie said...

Happy Anniversary! Wonderful idea of making a picture quilt of your wedding day photo!

Rayna said...

What a lovely way to celebrate, Diane. The quilt is a great idea and I love the sepia. Wishing you many more 15-year segments together.

Terry said...

Belated happy anniversary! The little quilt is perfect and how cute is that wedding picture?! You look like the prettiest, happiest bride ever.