My son's christmas quilt and my birthday gifts
I started this christmas quilt stitching for my son for over 3 years now. I was going to finish it in one year and it just got dragged on. I keep on changing my minds as far as what designs I want to stitch. I decide in September that it is time to get it done and have my friend to finish it as a christmas quilt for him. The total squares will be 25 and I will stitch 24 squares and have my friend to do some type of machine embroidary for the inital "M" in the middle.
I just finished stitching 4 more squares and they are from the new Prairie Schooler all button up:
If you are interested in looking at the squares I have stitched so far, you can click here. I still want to find more train and christmas tree patterns.
I finally took pictures of my birthday gifts from my stitching friends. I got a lot of great gifts . I did not take the pictures individually. I just took a few pictures in various groups. I got a gift certificate from stitching bits and bobs from Susan, NJ. A suprise gift from Cathy OH on the walnut wood hornbooks. I have been wanting to get those hornbooks for quite a while. I got 2 bourses, one from Maralyn in Australia (French design) and one from Sharon (JBW design) in Texas. They are so pretty. I got a very cute pinkeep (Trilogy design) stitching one over one from Angi in Italy. She is the expert in one over one stitching. Cathy OH also stitched me a cute Mill hill design and Sandy from UK stitched me a beautiful petite Needleroll. I got a surprise package from Julie with a Bent creek chart, ribbons , some DMC linen threads and a chinese character birthday card. I also got quite a few beautiful threads from Sharon (lots of Anchor threads), Angi (French silk threads) and Maralyn (Australian silk threads). I got a few stitching accessories and buttons fromSandy, Angi, Janet and Maralyn. A few flat quarters from Sandy and Janet. Cathy in New mexico made me a very pretty beaded scissor fob and sent me a few books with samplers, floral motif and finishing techniques. She still has another package on the way to me in October. A few other Birthday cards as well. Thank you so much for all the great gifts.
Here are the pictures:
I am going to be back on my Fall stitching #2 and the update will be next week around Friday. Thank you so much for all your comments. Have a great weekend.