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.