Sunday, October 22, 2006

Phew, blogger has let me in! Tried to post yesterday, but it wasn't having any of it. Not much to report, really, it's been a busy week workwise so all I've done is some blanket stitch on my wallhanging. But ... another member of the family has been at work. This is my boy and his first ever quilt which he pieced and quilted by himself (with me sitting next to him) and I put the binding on. He likes sewing very much, and has already started on his second, bigger quilt. The idea of ordering fabrics with trucks and cars on is very appealing to him.

This week the kids are off school for half-term so we are going away again - this time to Florence. I spent a couple of months in Florence and Rome when I was at university studying Art History but this is the first time I have been back there and I'm really looking forward to it.

19 comments:

dot said...

He looks like a very happy quilter. What a sweet picture.

Clare said...

One dead chuffed little boy!

Yet another person going to Italy! Have a great time.

Libby said...

He's done a great job and looks so pleased. Have fun on your trip -- lots of photos *s*

anne bebbington said...

what a pair of handsomes - your boy and his quilt. Have a fab time in Florence - another place on my to-see list

Nancy said...

Congratulations on the new quilter in the family. He did a great job!

Have fun on your vacation. Wish it was me!

McIrish Annie said...

Another one for the ranks!! He and his quilt are adorable.. You are all world travelers!! have a great time in florence. I am definitely jealous!

Anonymous said...

YAY!

DubiQuilts said...

Your son and his quilt is wonderful.

Blogger has been a mess for me too.

Have a great trip.

Linda_J said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of quilting, young man! Have a great time on your trip!

Simonetta said...

Your boy promises good things with the quilt, it is very good!!! Has a lot of fun in Italy,Fiona :)))

Screen Door said...

Have fun on your trip. You live in a great part of the world....so close to so many wonderful places.

Judy said...

Good for him, he looks so pround of his little quilt! I'd love to have anyone interested to learn!

Good going, job well done!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

that photo is precious - you must print it out and frame it to put in your sewing room!~ You can tell by the huge grin on his face that he is "sew" proud of his quilt. Great Job!!! ~Bonnie

Ali Honey said...

Congratulations that man! Great little quilt.

Have a lovely time in Florence.

Lois R. said...

How great! What a nice quilt he has made. Congratulations to him!

YankeeQuilter said...

Florence sounds wonderful! Your little guy looks so proud of his quilt...and he should be!
Siobhan

Finn said...

Hi Fiona, yes Blogger has been having quite the set of tantrums lately. Can't open the comments, won't let us post, can't find the server, I've heard it all, I think...LOL
Love the sweet little guy and his first quilt. It's very impressive..please tell him for me. Looks very nice and neatly done. How exciting to get to spend that time with him..*VBS* Have a great holiday, Hugs, Finn

Hedgehog said...

What a cute, proud, young quilter! Have a great and safe trip.

Shelina said...

Your son did a great job on the quilt! And so smart of you to start with a small project.