Monday 25 July 2011

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!


  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.

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

  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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