Sunday, July 10, 2011

Family Celebrations

This week I did manage to finish off the fitted dress for our DD as well as another couple of skirts. I also had to finish a quilt for my new great-nephew. I've started to make quilts for my nephews and nieces when they have babies and I stitch the child's name on the quilt so of course each new baby will have to have their own quilt. I like to personalize them and as this little boy is named, Jhett, and his mother is a teacher, I used ABC fabric as well as fabric with planes. The parents were very pleased with the quilt and as you can see my brother is very happy with his first grand child. Jhett looked a bit worried with all the attention but I think he was due for a feed.
The reason for our family gathering was my older sister's special birthday. It was a lovely night spent catching up with family and friends and a special visit from one of my brothers who'd flown across the country to make the party after telling all of us he'd be unable to be there.
I did manage to finish off another QAYG quilt to donate before we left for the party, and that is shown on my other blog. Tomorrow I plan to get busy quilting again as soon as I catch up on my sleep. We had a very late night with all the talking and the time just flew so we only had a few hours sleep but it was worth it.
More tomorrow, Hugs, Jan Mac


Maria said...

So nice to spend time with the family.
Lovely quiltou made for Jhett

Lynne said...

What a lovely time in your family - special birthdays and new babies.