This past week, my brother and sisters and I threw a big party to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday. It was a lot of work and we all helped. Our spouses helped a lot also. We invited cousins and relatives that she hadn't seen in many years. I was barely able to finish the quilt that I made for her in time. The pattern is called Lovely in Lavender by Debbie Beaves. Thanks to my friend, Marta, who machine quilted it for me and my friends, Sam, Marta, Marilyn and Mary Ann from quilt guild who helped me with the binding. Like I've said before....There are no better people in the world than quilters.
My mom loves reading and gardening. She also loves to do word searches. We had chicken salad sandwiches on croissants, salads and strawberry shortcake for dessert. We served nearly a hundred people. We enjoyed doing word searches and playing a few games of bingo. We ended the evening watching a video that my nieces put together for the occasion.