Thursday, June 25, 2015

Biker lapping, Harley Davidson style.

Good afternoon, well a day off today and I had earmarked it for all my card orders.  How things change!
My hubby has the day off also, which doesn't happen very often.  As my youngest boy comes home for lunch, hubby announced he was taking me out for breakfast instead.  Yum.
We went to the lovely Allarburn Dairy shop and cafe and had a super big breakfast, still stuffed now.
I managed to buy a few bits and bobs, as you do and enjoyed a lovely morning out.

My cat was one of my projects that I have been working on that needed finishing, this is my other.

A lap quilt for my Dad.  I thought this would be much better to take to his bike rallies than a tartan blanket and it will take up no space at all in their motor home.

On the back instead of wadding I have used a grey fleece that matches the material.  I had wanted to use an orange but unfortunately my local shop didn't have enough available.  On the upside I actually think I prefer the grey for a man, it won't show the dirt either.  (Not that I'm saying my Dad gets dirty of course!)
I was talking to him recently and he had said when they're outside talking at these events you don't realise how cold it gets till you get moving, little does he know I have just the remedy for that!

I'm sure he will like it.  I have kept to a simple patchwork pattern as I quite like that and it is within my capabilities.  I do think quilting is a craft I would like to learn more of.
I can get lessons locally so I might have to look into it.  I've already had orders off my youngest son and husband for one each.
I'd also love to do a big traditional American style one for the bedroom but watch this might happen eventually!

Back to today and how about this little beauty....

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find the real mason jar ones over here but these are the next best thing.  It contains a homemade smoothie.  My youngest is the fussiest eater around and I am always battling with him to try different foods.  This week at school he has had health week, now they do this every year and every year they taste test health foods.  He normally hates it but this year he came home and now loves raisins and fruit smoothies made with apples, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries!  OMG I was so thrilled at the prospect I now have all of the above in the house and we had our first shot last night.  I think I had to close my jaw as he was drinking it saying how yummy it was.  Chuffed to bits, my wee man is growing up.

Back to today, only half a hour before school is out so I think I better try and get a couple of cards started.  That's all from me today, I'd love it if you fancied joining me with an oldie tomorrow as it's Friday, yet again, it comes around all to fast at the moment, don't you think? 


Rainey's Craft Room said...

A fabulous quilt for your dad, the material you used is great, my hubby used to own a Harley so he would love something like this too. I'm sure your dad will really appreciate it's usefulness and the time and love you have put in to making it for him.
I know where you are coming from with your youngest boy too, my daughter used to be just the same and meals consisted of the same foods over and over as she wouldn't try anything else. At least I can reassure you that he should grow out of it, she is 22 now and will eat most things.

Carol said...

You did a fabulous job with your Dad's quilt Erika, I just wouldn't have the patience! We've just got into green smoothies and now have one everyday for breakfast. Carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
that quilt is superb, and wonderfully created.
Your Dad is going to treasure it.
Such a very handy thing for him as you say.
What a lovely husband, and a very thoughtful one too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! your dad will love it wow !!! sure !
Have a super week-end ! Good weather here !!! yeah !

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika what a fabulous quilt, so perfect for your dad and so practially useful, he'll love it.
I've never taken to smoothies myself, I think it the texture but igf it gets you son to eat healthly that brilliant, hugs Kate x