Friday, October 07, 2011


Today is both my DH Warren, & my DS Brandon's birthday. Brandon is far away in Kwajelein, but Warren & I went to Girdwood, to the Double Musky for dinner to celebrate. The drive down the Seward Hwy is always beautiful.

There was an unusual sight in Turnagain Arm. 2 boats. I've never seen boats out there before. They just don't go up the Arm. It's  tides are dangerous, & there are spots that are shallow. I'm not sure what they were doing, but it was a strange sight to see boats there.

The bushes along the road were colorful.
We saved dessert for home. I made an Espresso Cheesecake, that was really good.

Other projects I've been working on are Tracy's quilt is on Lily right now (pictures later), &  dyeing some silk.
                     Below are some grapes I dyed, by the shibori wrap method that I learned from my friend Sandy Winfree.

This was the card I made for Warren.


mindy meyn said...

that cheesecake looks amazing!. I think the only time I've seen boats in the inlet...was when they were trying to rescue a beached whale. That looks so odd seeing 2 boats in there.
Love the quilt card.
Hope to see you tomorrow!
Happy birthday St. Warren!

Anita said...

Love all the little pieces you've been making lately with scenery. Happy B'day to Warren!

Delighted Hands said...

Great way to mark a birthday! The scenery is beautiful; the card is a great way to say I love you! The shibori dying-well I like the way the purple bumps fit in the design-I would leave it just like that!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello from Michigan. Your trip to Girdwood was lovely. Loved seeing the Mts. the Turnagain Arm and the Autumn colors. Your Birthday you created was perfect. The desert you made for his birthday cake looked very very yummie. Your dying projects also looked fantastic. Happy Autumn. Hugs Judy

Vicki W said...

Happy Birthday to Warren!

Steph said...

That cheesecake looks amazing!!!!! Happy Birthday to Warren.

Marsel said...

Love the grapes; the colors and textures are fascinating.

That cheesecake looks amazing!!! I'd love to have the recipe if you'd be willing to share it sometime.

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Happy Birthday Warren, your cake and card look wonderful!
I love the grape fabric Deb, how fun is that.

Allison Ann Aller said...

I Love that card you made!!!!
....also, I extolled that quilt of yours that I bought via the Alliance for American Quilts auction on my blog today...

Michelle Auer said...

You should throw those grapes on the front of a shirt! They could be like a grape bra! ;-) It might be cute!