Rosie already has two quilts made by me, a Christmas one and a 21st birthday one.
Today she is the owner of a spring chicken quilt.
I carefully selected and cut out all the pieces.
Then sewed them all together
The spring chickens were appliquéd onto the quilt, all twelve of them.
And one suspect looking cat
A special birthday message was sewn onto the back of the quilt.
And here is the finished gift, in all its birthday, spring, and easter loveliness. Spot the cat.
It could be used to drape over the back of a chair, to keep you cosy in this weird cold weather we are having, as a spring table cover, or just stacked up with a few other quilts and blankets to create a nice bit of colour in your room.
I prefer to use my quilts rather than keep them as precious not to be touched items, that way they get a nice antique used look, and are enjoyed.
I hope you like it Rosie, and have a lovely birthday with all good things.
I love wall stickers, my favourite ones are word phrases, check out this one newly installed in my kitchen. If you like this sort of thing then I have a treat for you, you can get 10% off your order. All you have to do is click here choose your wall sticker, then give the very lovely and super efficient people at deluxe wall stickers a call on 0121 3733047 mention the Karen Barclay blog and place your order (please do not place it on ebay the offer only stands if you ring them) They are open monday-friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Do you remember my other wall sticker?
Our new baby! I feel a cake coming on or a scrummy loaf of sour dough bread!
Just realised we chose a floor to match our cat Treacle!
Some of my inspirational cooker hood magnets, remember I like word phrases all over the house.
My very special cooker hood magnet, visit www.millfalls.com to see why! Put it on your bucket list to visit, this is your U.K ambassador speaking! E-mail me for more info, and to wet your appetite click here for some of my Mill Falls pictures.
Let me know if you order a wall sticker, better still send me a picture once you have put it in place, they are very easy to apply you just need a bit of confidence and patience, you will receive full fitting instructions with your order.
This afternoon summer appeared in my garden very briefly, everywhere looks very green and lush after all the rain, my Bee houses are weathering nicely as are my frogs!
A certain furry creature was busy looking for birds, frogs or really anything she could catch.
And yes once again I make no excuses for posting more pictures of tulips, some quite clearly think they are roses, which brings me neatly to the fact that my David Austin heritage rose is covered in buds and looking very promising for the weeks to come.