My brother and his wife celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary next weekend. Since their children gave them a vacation on Mackinac Island as a gift, I brought their gift from me to them yesterday. Hubby and I took them out to dinner and I gave them a quilt. Since Mike and Marilyn have moved to their new home they have been quite interested in birds. I hand dyed the sky material and got the shape of the tree from the Master Gardeners book "How to trim a pear tree." I appliques the blossoms on and almost 30 different birds. I worked on the project for 3 years. Back 40 years ago I got together with one of my girlfriends and introduced my brother to her cousin. That was a good thing to do.