Today i'm linking upto TGIFF which is also hosting Octoberquest2 for us to finish off wip's or bits during October.
I'm showing you something I started on Wednesday, when my aunt was here last month, she showed me this wreath and it looked fairly simple and effective, it's country style which always goes down well here in France, DH couldn't believe I was finishing a Christmas project during the 2nd week of October.... be prepared that's my motto.
On Wednesday I began cutting out the shapes,
Today I cuddled under the quilt doing the perle thread embroidery bit, a little time on sewing machine and with the glue gun later... and Ta dahhhh
I need a little D ring or to sew an o ring on so we can actually hang it up and not use a drawing pin lol....
When I was tidying up after, I decided to get and make the first block of the diamonds in the rough quilt from Quilters world, I'm going to use light solids and low volumes for the backgrounds and scraps for the diamonds. If I do one now and again I won't get bored with it and also will have different scraps to use. You never know I might get to make more than the 42 I had planned and go upto the 90 block quilt.
And now for the awwww mummy moment, There's a school thing where you buy a little bracelet for 3 euros and 50cts or something goes towards the school fund to help pay for the trips out and stuff. I usually buy them one each but this year DS came to me and said he wanted to buy his sister one for her birthday next Friday and he went and got his pocket money.
Anyway, great excitement because it came in a pretty polka dot envelope and he went to the playroom to hide it, asked for some privacy because he wanted to write a note. I spied it today and have to say his little note brought a tear to my eye and a lump in my throat.
Excuse his spelling, he struggles with english words and he usually only writes in French, he reads English books but tends to spell the words as he says them and birfday is how I say it with my cockney accent lol...
This is what it says
For my lovely sister Amelia,you care for me and you love me and you do try hiding it but I know you will be loving me forever. This present is not only for your birthday and to pay back the love you give me. Happy birthday Jacques.
Isn't that too cute, for a 9 year old, he is a caring, very protective brother but yes, punches and kicks her and they get on each others nerves but deep down, he understands her like no one else does.
Have a great weekend, I'm footballing again tomorrow *sigh* but also off to our patchwork expo, so will bring back some photos