He is the first of many boys in our family not to be born in March although he was due on 25.03.15. I think the little chap got quite comfy in there and nodded off.
He is a little brother to Ella and a great nephew to me.
His dad Gareth & mum Natalie have just finished decorating his nursery in their new home which will be filling up with lovely presents for him as we speak.
It’ll be interesting to see what his big sis thinks of him now he has finally arrived. She was very much looking forward to his arrival but I suspect that sharing mum & dad won’t quite have the appeal she thought.
We will visit in a few weeks when things have calmed down and the exhausting flow of well wishers of the first few days has ebbed away.
It’s very exciting and since it has corresponded with me finally finishing the Jungle Chums blanket, it seems a fitting welcome present. I popped it in the post with a few cuddly jungle toys to adorn his newly ready nursery room and hope he enjoys it.
My progress with the jungle chums blanket I started for Bertie quite some time ago is slow but I am gradually getting there.
Work is constantly busy and because it stays at our house, I only get to work on it at weekends. Recently there has been no time and we have had visitors so there hasn’t been much sewing for me.
tiger and banana tree ready to appliqué into place
There are 7 squares completed and 5 more to go before I can attach and appliqué them to the main green cover. The finish will be plain backed, a brown edge and then I will hand quilt the spaces between the animal blocks.
If I were doing it again, I’d probably do it a bit differently and make it more like the patchwork of Max’s blanket or Henry’s blanket with the appliqué squares forming the middle of each repeat. I am attaching the animal squares by appliquéing them to the blanket so I will have to get my edges spot on.
I love the characters, especially the lion (who has also become a favourite cushion for little boys like Jack and Arthur), the tiger and the elephant.
the leopard waiting to get his spots
I’m hopeful that my next blog about this will be it completed!!
Whilst it isn’t quite the four corners of the globe, the places that my bunting has gone are pretty far away. To date they are hanging in nurseries in Canada, new zealand, ireland, Australia & Brazil.
letter ‘O’ flag
This little collection of flags are going to make the 2nd in canada so far.
pink ‘L’ flag
I love making bunting and I have missed doing it so I was delighted to be asked to rustle up something for a little granddaughter Lola Mae.
flags on bias
I have another commission for bunting that will be needed in August. Without knowing whether this little one will be a boy or a girl or indeed what their name will be, I can’t even make a start. Except that I do know it has to be green.