Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Birthday Pressies & Rowan’s flag quilt finished!!!

flowers from emma

Emma gave me these beautiful flowers.

vw

From Paul, you’re never too old for Lego, I hope!!!

book
Some entertainment from Paul & Rowan. Paul says this book is BIG at the moment, I don’t know anything about it.

I’m pleased to have the Coronation St 70’s collection, I have the 60’s & 80’s, now I can fill the gap.

from emma

Goodies from Emma to spoil myself.

metal hanger

This cute little hanger from Emma is actually made from vintage tin moulding.

owl

& a cute little owl for my owl collection.

for RowanFinally finished!!!! I was actually making this for Rowan’s 15th birthday. I’m afraid as always my hand quilting was my downfall. That & the fact that he didn’t like one of the flags I’d included, so it got put aside. A few weeks ago I decided to finish it for his 16th birthday. I changed the block he didn’t like & with a combination of hand & machine quilting I finished it, yesterday, the 17th, only 2 days overdue.

The background is actually a small red spot, it looks pink in the pic. I’m trying to master big stitch quilting & I have to say I enjoy it so much more than traditional quilting. I used white candlewicking cotton & Milford Mercer crochet cotton size 40. The only difficulty I found was threading the fecking needle!!!! Next time I’m at Spotlight I will look for a needle with a bigger eye!!!

6 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

So many godies there and no you are never to old for Lego. Enjoy the book, I'm on the third one.

De said...

Love the Lego! Great idea.. The flag quilt is fantastic...what a great finish.

Mary Ann said...

Happy Belated Birthday! That Lego set is amazing...I showed it to my son and he's jealous:) I love your quilt. Great idea for a boy.

Linda said...

A belated happy birthday, Jan! Looks like you were well treated. 50 Shades of Grey" is quite controversial and based on what I've heard about it, I wouldn't pick it up for a read. Do let us know what you think of it.

Susie said...

The quilt is fantastic - hope he liked it. Lovely gifts. (50 shades - over rated, look past all the mumbo jumbo and see the love story inside it....hehehe).. have fun.

joan said...

That ceramic blue owl is adorable. Where did you find him?