Happy Birthday Wallhanging

Happy Monday! Micah turned two on Friday (Sigh!). Even though it was a low-key birthday, we ended up celebrating his birthday twice and will celebrate it a third time next week when we meet up with my in-laws in Nova Scotia. He seemed delighted with all the attention, gifts and cake -- especially the cake!

Here's a photo of my little birthday monkey with his older brother Daniel:

Who doesn't love Smarties on their birthday cake?
And since I had it out, I thought I'd take a few photos of our Happy Birthday/Bonne Fête wallhanging that I made last year. When I found this Happy Birthday fabric a few years ago, I instantly knew what I wanted to do with it (love it when that happens!).


The letters and balloons are machine appliquéd with a blanket stitch and a thin satin stitch, respectively. The strings for the balloons are free motion quilted and the border is stipple quilted. We put it up for all of our birthdays now.


I have some more of the birthday fabric so I'm hoping to make another one -- this time I'll make the letters using a font that's similar to the font in the fabric. 

Things I'm thankful for today...

1. Patrick's Franglish - In describing my descent into the bowl of the Vortex at a local waterpark yesterday, he said to his friend, "Ma maman a landé on her head." It sounds more interesting the way he puts it than what actually happened. To translate, I went headfirst into the bowl of the Vortex instead of feet first. I'm fine and it was fun -- just not what you are supposed to do. :)
2. My sister and niece are coming to visit us tomorrow. Woo hoo! My sister is bringing a quilt with her that she's making for a friend. If munchkins sleep well, we're hoping to finish it up before she leaves.
3. Five more sleeps until vacation!

Have a great Monday!

4 comments:

  1. Yes we are coming! And, guess what we'll be doing besides quilting? That's right "Little Sister Bootcamp" is coming to town. Get ready Big Sister.

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  2. Ah, sis, I love your optimism! :)

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  3. Happy Birthday Micah little dude!!

    How wonderful that you sister quilts too, I wish mine did! We're on our second and final week of vacation, hope you have a great time, I love the east coast!

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