Friday, January 27, 2012

Sailing away with my Sailor

Happy Friday Everyone!

I finished the first of the four princess feather blocks for my Jubilee Quilt.  There are 69 stuffed berries.  I've gotten the hang of them now and they are going much faster.


Part of my Jubilee year, includes celebrating 25 wonderful years with my husband.  We were married at the Chicago Yacht Club on a blustery, stormy night.

February 14, 1987 (yep, Valentine's Day)


February 14, 1997 - vow renewal


Andrew (10) and Hanna (4).  It was so fun to have them be part of it.


July 21, 2011 - Greek Island Cruise


We're going on a one week cruise - alone.  It's our first week long trip without our children since our honeymoon!

Here's what I'm taking to work on.   Berries, lots of berries...


I'm going to force myself to finish this on this cruise.  I only have 2 rows to go for heaven's sake!


Let's try it again.  Last summer I took my machine in while I was away and it was there 6 weeks and wasn't cleaned or fixed.  I took it to a different shop and have all the confidence that it will be.


And last but, never least, coco finally had some snow last Saturday to play in!


I'm gong where colorful umbrellas adorn the beaches and the drinks ;)

Hope you all have a fun week!

31 comments:

  1. How exciting and romantic to go on a cruise with only you two!! I'm sure you'll have a blast.

    Your first block of your Jubilee quilt is phenomenal!!

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  2. Your Jubilee block is simply beautiful. One question: Are the blue markings your quilting lines?

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  3. I agree, fabulous start on Jubilee! Have fun on your cruise.

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  4. Yippee!! Have a great time! I adore your little doll quilt - it will be fantastic to finish it. It is perfect for the doll bed. I LOVE your Jubilee quilt so far. The stuffed berries add such interesting texture - makes me want to give it a try.

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  5. Congratulations on your 25th anniversary, Barb. A romantic cruise sounds pretty darn good...I wish you happy times, and many more years together.

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  6. Congratulations on your 25th! The block looks great. Enjoy your sewing and vacation.

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  7. Your Jubilee block looks fantastic. Happy 25th... enjoy your cruise!

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  8. Happy Anniversary! Have lots and lots of fun!

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  9. It looks wonderful Wow love those berries.
    Congrats on 25. Enjoy your cruise!

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  10. I love the red fabric you are using. This will be a very special quilt!
    That snow came and went very quickly. It was 60 degrees here at 6am and thunderstorms later in the morning. Feels more like April than January.
    Enjoy your cruise!

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  11. Again, I'm jaw dropped by your projects! What type of marking tool are you using on the white background?

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  12. The Jubilee block looks perfect!
    Those pictures are adorable! Have a wonderful time on your cruise!

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  13. The Princess Feather quilt is going to be a beauty. I find it interesting that you have your design marked with the washout blue pen. I just recently started doing that on some of my applique. Why didn't I think of it long ago. I never liked marking a design with a pencil that is unlikely to wash out.

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  14. Congrats and how exciting! I'm so looking forward to the day when we take the trip away on our own...and I want a cruise (without the Italian Captain!)

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  15. Congrats on your very special year! I love seeing the pictures of you and your husband...you both look fab in each and every picture!

    Enjoy your trip :o)

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  16. Wow, That's a lot of cherries!
    Looks great.

    Have a wonderful blissful cruise and enjoy sipping a cocktail or two.

    Sue

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  17. It's so lovely to see those photos of your and your valentine :). It's so romantic!! A cruise sounds wonderful, and taking some sewing is the cherry on the cake. Your Princess Feathers quilt is so amazing! You seem to be getting through it really quickly! Coco looks as though she loves the snow!!

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  18. The Jubilee block looks wonderful. Have a great time on your cruise!

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  19. congratulations~!!~ you look like such a happy couple in every photo.
    i hope that you both enjoy your time together.

    one down and three to go on that jubilee beauty~!

    the tiny doll quilt is already a sweet little confection of a thing~! you're so close to the finish now.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  20. What a beautiful post, thank you for sharing, this sure is a big year for you all.
    Hope your machine is back soon and I love the quilt for the doll bed. I am still looking to find a doll bed and maybe I find one this year on my trip to the US.
    Yor quilt is coming along beautiful

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  21. Congratulations on your 25th anniversary. Isn't it a pleasure to look at your life and family spent with a wonderful partner? That jubilee quilt is looking fantastic. I love a quilt with lots of berries. I am wondering, too, if the blue lines are quilting lines.

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  22. Quick question, do you use scissors to cut out those circles? They look so perfect it left me wondering.

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  23. Wow your berries look great. You are getting a lot done!
    I love the pictures, doesn't it get you a little choked up?
    Have a wonderful time, I am so jealous, sand, sun and pretty umbrellas (I am assuming there are in a colorful drink?) sounds heavenly.

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  24. Wow! Glorious berries, glorious and sweet little dolly quilt and wishing you a glorious time on your cruise...warm sun sounds, well, just glorious!!

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  25. Happy 25 anniversary to you and your DH. Bon Voyage and have fun on your cruise.

    I love your berry fabric!

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  26. Happy weddinganniversary and enjoy the trip!!!!!! Your dog is beautiful, I also have a labrador, a black one, they are so sweet.....

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  27. Awwww, look at you two little lovebirds -- SO cute! I love all of your projects -- it's so fun to see them in progress. Have a wonderful time!

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  28. I am celebrating my 50th birthday in March (I also just celebrated my 25th anniversary). I love the idea of a Jubilee quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Such an impressive applique project, and it looks perfect.
    Enjoy your romantic trip, and do you really think you'll work on stitching? Keep us posted on your progress.
    Love the photos of you and your hubbie through the years.

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  30. What a great post! Where to start? That quilt is AMAZING! I love everything about it, the fabric, the berries, the princess feathers. How great to see pics of you and Mr. Barb through the years. :) I also love that doll quilt. I have a soft spot for tumbling blocks. I don't know why I haven't made one.

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  31. Love your jubilee quilt - and congratulations on 25 wonderful years together. Have fun on your cruise!

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