Monday, 11 January 2010

Finishes and a teen

Helen and Fiona joined me on Saturday for a bit of stitching. It's always lovely to catch up with friends.
Sorry but no pics, we were too busy chatting.
I started a cover for my work diary and finished it on Sunday. It was inspired my Marg Low's gorgeous journal covers.

I also put the finishing touches on another little sewing bag
and I have to mention "Happy Birthday" to my DS who turned 13 recently. I organised a surprise birthday party and a sleepover with 5 of his friends. They had a great time playing basketball, throwing water bombs and playing computer games. It was a long 24 hours for me with lots of food preparation and cleaning up but it was worth the look on his face when we all yelled out "SURPRISE!"
So he's now a teen, a 6 foot tall one too, he's taller than me now so apart from my dog, Lucy, I'm now known as the short one :-(
They grow up too fast, enjoy every minute of them while they're babies.
One thing I do love is that I still get cuddles :-)

20 comments:

Sew Useful Designs said...

Two gorgeous finishes, Jo! :-)

Happy birthday to your DS, sounds like he had a great time at his surprise party! Water bombs... oh yeah... bring it on!! :-) When my DS was younger and we lived in a two-storey house in England it has been known that we'd pop a water bomb out of the upstairs window when DH was in the garden standing beneath! What fun! ... well, DS and I thought so anyway!

I'm rambling! Much love to you darling!

Vikki xoxo

Jeanette said...

Hi Jo, was a bit worried when i clicked onto you page. I wondered who's blog i had wandered onto until i scrolled further & found your blog about renovating. Love the bag & journal cover. Hugs, Jeanette.

teresa said...

Happy birthday to your son... sounds like a lot of fun. Love your journal cover and sewing bag. Your OPAM finishes for the month are already impressive xx

Linda said...

Love your journal cover and bag. Is that a BH's design? Boys are wonderful when it comes to the cuddle department, probably more so than girls.

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday L!!
You're such a neat Mum Jo. Good on ya... the best place they can be is with mates.

Love what you're doing... as usual.

Susan In Texas said...

Your work diary is lovely. I wish I had one like that 8) Happy birthday to your DS. My goodness he going to be TALL if he's a 6-footer at 13!

Happy stitching,
Susan
http://www.susanintexas.blogspot.com

Fiona said...

And he is a very handsome teen :) The diary looks great ! Too good to take to work XXX

Julie said...

Happy birthday teenager. Hoping I still get cuddles when mine grow up too, thats just lovely.

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

Wow seems like you are off and running in 2010 with some lovely sewing projects already. I am also planning a new journal/diary cover but mine unfortunately is still in my head. Well done on the new look for your blog.

Kerri said...

Your journal cover looks great. I have been going to make one every day but haven't got organised yet.

A big happy birthday to the big teenager. They do grow up to quick. And what a great mum to do a surprise party.

Sarah said...

Good on you Jo - what a great mum to do that for him...

Love the finished items!

Stina said...

Hey!!! Lovely change at the blog..:o)
Love the new little bag... CUTE..:o)

sewkalico said...

Wow 13! I bet you don't know where the time went!
Great sewing (as usual!!)

clare's craftroom said...

Wow what beautiful finishes Jo , just lovely ! Our kids grow much too quickly my son is 14 and I'm lucky I still get cuddles too !

Sandi said...

Happy birthday to your teenager, sounds like you organised a fantastic party for him.
A great start to the year with some lovely projects finished already.

Sue-Anne said...

Wow 6 foot tall at 13! You're a brave mum to have all those boys for 24 hours. Did they eat you out of house and home? Your diary cover is lovely.

Micki said...

I love your journal cover. Can you recommend me a pattern? I would love to make one.
Micki

Kris said...

It is amazing when your child eclipses you! Two of my sons are so tall it feels weird standing next to them! Happy Birthday!

Handmade said...

That's a super sweet little sewing bag!

Cath Ü said...

Love your journal cover and that little sewing bag is just divine...
Cath Ü