May 14, 2015

Finished Tribal Fire Helmet

Started May 1st 2015
Finished May 13th
Took 8 Days
Used 28ct Blue Evenweave
Threads are Threadworx 1090 and Needle Necessities 1611
Pattern from White Willow Stitching called Tribal Fire Helmet

It's done!!! I was able to get it all finished last night. I just love how the threads turned out. I'm glad I picked just a plain blue to do it on too. Now the focus is the helmet. Next week I'm going to finish it into a decorative pillow and next weekend I will give it to the new owners. We have this couple as friends. He is a fire fighter. We have really grown close over the past few years. When I saw this pattern I just knew I had to do it for them. 

Yesterday was my birthday. 36 years old! I feel old yet I know age is just a number. I keep thinking back to my high school years and I remember just wanting to be 19. I don't know why I just thought that was a good age to be. Now I'm 36. I sure wish I could slow life down a bit. Anyway I did exactly what made me happy yesterday. I stitched and watched scary movies haha. Since I'm on Facebook I know it tells you when you sign in that it's someones birthday. Still I have over 90 people take a moment and say Happy Birthday! Each one meant the world. For dinner we went to this delicious Japanese restaurant where they make your food on your table. It was DELICIOUS. We ate way too much and I'm okay to never eat again but it was fantastic. Plus it's so much fun watching them make it. Jeremiah of course loved it. We had been there before but we don't go except about once a year so it was very nice. I was spoiled with some goodies when we got home. A new t-shirt. This cute decorative lizard that lights up. Some fun cards. A new little duffel bag for when we travel. I was spoiled rotten. No stash cause seriously I don't need any right now haha. 

Now that I have finished the helmet I get to work on something else. My whole basket is yelling at me. Selkie says it's about time she come out to play. I missed completing my Mill Hill kit for last month so I need to do 2. They are both calling me. So I need to get off this computer and see what wins the fight.


  1. Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful time! As a high school student told me, "40 is the new 20." So, you're still quite young! :)
    The fire helmet turned out great! A pillow will be such a sweet gift. I smile when I see this piece, as it reminds me of my eldest when he was five-years-old and he said, "Mom, the police and firemen are the real super heroes."

  2. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

    The helmet looks great! The pale blue definitely makes the red and orange pop.

  3. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a wonderful day. 40 is indeed the new 20.
    Your fire helmet is amazing! I'm sure your friends will love it.
    Selkie Selkie Selkie!

  4. Beautiful finish and happy belated birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday to you!!:)
    Your fire helmet looks wonderful and bright!! I am sure your neighbours will be happy to receive it.

  6. Happy Birthday Katie. Congrats on the awesome finish.


  7. Happy birthday! I feel the same way around my birthdays even though I'm younger. Your stitching looks great and you got some awesome presents!

  8. What a thoughtful gift you've made, beautiful! Belated happy birthday to you. You're right, age is just a number (as my birthday is fast approaching too, haha). Had to chuckle when I read you like scary movies and enjoyed Japanese food, I love em too! But stitchy stash I'm still wanting more, haha. Hugs:)

    1. Thank you very much. That's funny about us liking the same stuff. I want more but I'm telling myself I can wait haha.

  9. Lovely finish!! And Happy Birthday!!!

  10. I feel like I blinked and you finished this! Your helmet looks great and those flosses are really awesome.

    Hooray for your birthday! May is the best month for birthdays anyway. No bias here. :b I think I would wish for more stashy things but like you said, I don't really need more haha.

  11. Hooray for your awesome finish! That looks fantastic and I'm sure they'll love it. Happy Birthday and I'm glad you had a great day!

  12. Congrats on your latest finish! I'm sure your friend will love it :) I never noticed it was stitched on a light blue fabric!! Lovely!
    Belated Happy Birthday!! I personally think the 30s are the best decade :) Looks like you had a fantastic day & received lovely gifts. xx

  13. Happy Belated Birthday!
    My 36th Birthday present was my son, he was born six days later even though he was due a week before my big day!
    The fire helmet looks great in the colours you've chosen, I'm sure your friend will love it.

  14. Your birthdays are close! Happy Belated Birthday kiddo! Great finish on the Tribal Helmet... I just got a tribal henna on my arm... I will blog about it soon!


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