This is certainly a Happy weekend. Yesterday was Happy Valentine's Day, today is Happy Flag Day and tomorrow, is Happy Family Day.
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Valentine's Day yesterday. My husband and I spent the day with our two little baby granddaughters and their parents. Today will be more of the same.
Fifty years ago, on this day, Canada officially got its own flag. The flag we now have. There were three designs that were voted on and the single red maple leaf bordered with two red stripes won. I will not go into the history of the design since this site has done it so well.
I have been busy quilting.
I wanted to get this finished by today. I am giving it to my little twin granddaughters who have very Canadian names: Mackenzie and Severn. I really was hoping that on the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian flag, I could give them a little version of the flag. I'd rather spend the time with them than getting this quilted on time.
I'm sure they will understand, later in life, if I am a day or two late.
As you can see, I did put this little 12" X 24" quilt on my floor frame. I know it's overkill for a small quilt but I am comfortable with it and it suits me. It wouldn't fit well in a hoop anyway and I didn't want to baste the heck out of it which is what I do when I don't use a hoop or a frame. Putting this on the frame was much less work and took less time.
This is the backing fabric.
I'm having tea with my eldest grandson, Luc, this morning. His little brother, Patric, has been seen walking with his hands behind his back too. We don't know who else in the family does this.
Luc lives way across the country and I don't get to see him or his little brother as often as I would like.
But there's always skype and there's always photos - and then, of course, there's always my mugs.
The other mug has little Patric's photo.
Tomorrow is Family Day here in Ontario and it is a statutory holiday. Stores, banks and schools will be closed. I am hoping to finish the quilt tomorrow. It certainly is a weekend full of Happy.
I hope your weekend is too.