For longer than I've known John, he's been a Vincent Van Gogh fan. One of the first places we had to visit when we arrived in Holland in 1978 was the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The relatives thought we were crazy when we rode there from Eindhoven on our motorbike. That sort of distance is nothing in Australia.
Quite by accident I came across this kit when shopping on-line for some other fabric - I knew John would love it, so I made this quilt for his 60th birthday present (along with a track day at Phillip Island, which will mean a trip to Victoria some time later in the year).
|"A Tribute to Vincent"|
His birthday was yesterday and we had a party at home for family and friends. I asked Elizabeth if she'd like to make her Dad's birthday cake and she used the photograph of John below (from 40 years ago) as her inspiration.
Such a fabulous cake - bottom layer is chocolate/ginger; middle layer is chocolate/guinness and top layer is chocolate fudge.
There has been so much going on in our lives lately. On 1 April John retired from work after 32 years driving coal trucks.