Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bits & pieces

Yesterday my sweet daughter Kezzie had her birthday.
She was 33, and thinks that is the coolest age to be! I think we all need to have her attitude. :-)
I wasn't able to travel down to visit on her big day, but we'll be together next week, and I can't wait to get there and hug her tight!
I'd love it if you pray a big birthday blessing on my girl!
Now, just because it's a mother's prerogative to embarrass her children on special occasions, I am going to share with you a photo of Kezzie and I when she was only four months old...
Gorgeous memory, sweetheart. Love you, Kezzie. xxx
Last month I won a quilt contest at The Quilting Gallery (thank you to everyone who voted!), and I won some Weeks Works threads. They were the reason I finally decided to enter. Having never used them, and being an avid thread-of-any-kind enthusiast, I was really keen to stitch with them.
They arrived from Canada the other day, along with needles and a thread cutter.
Thank you to Valerie, from Pastimes Online, who donated my prize!
Hopefully in the next month or so I'll have some free time to play with them. 
Some lovely blog readers have emailed me photos of projects they have made using my designs, and I want to share this loveliness with you!
RAE ANN used my "Hugged by an Angel" stitchery to embellish a quilt block for her great niece...
Here is RAE ANN's beautiful completed quilt!
Do you remember this design of mine from last year's Christmas Issue of Elefantz HOME...
 I made a lot of little yo-yo's and stitched them over the centre of an old tea dyed doily, adding beads as I went...
The effect was really lovely! 
Well,  RAELENE took inspiration from that design, and covered a doily of her own in little yo-yo's for a welcome hanger. Isn't it pretty?!
Thank you for sending me your photos, girls!!
Tonight I am hand quilting one of the designs for Issue 14 of my magazine...
Not exactly sure how this will end up yet, but I have this large white frame that would look beautiful with this design inside. I'll decide once the quilting is done and show you tomorrow. 
Have a lovely day!
PS: My "Hugged by an Angel" design is still a free download HERE.


tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns a sua filha, muitas felicidades e bençãos.

Allie said...

Happy Birthday to beautiful Kezzie - love the baby picture, Jenny! And love what the girls have done with your designs. Congrats on your great win as well!!!!

Maria said...

Hope you had a great Birthday Kezzie. Both photos of Mum and daughter are lovely..

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

Happy birthday Kezzie.

Jenny, what a lovely way to showcase your designs. I really like that baby blanket - good job Rae Ann!

Christine M said...

Happy birthday to Kezzie. Enjoy trying out your new threads.

Robin in New Jersey said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Kezzie!

Your hair was a gorgeous color in that older picture, Jenny!

retdairyqueen said...

Just love that photo of you and Kezzie
My darling neice had her birthday yesterday too She turned 21

Grammasheri said...

Such a sweet picture of you and your daughter! Happy Birthday to Kezzie, and I pray for her to be blessed beyond measure!

Hugs to you both,

Carolyn Sullivan said...

I don't do a lot of hand work anymore, but would like to try this one. However I hit the button and it recycles back into the same post.... my email is i love your work also. Hand stitching is harder now though.