Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Autumn Colours

 Hello everyone.....it's been a beautiful autumn week here in my little bit of blogland....
 .........during my tidy up of the sewing room and the sorting of fabrics i found a lot of jellyroll strips.....and began using the warm, autumn coloured ones to cut a whole pile of 2 1/2 in squares....
 ..........these are being made into several different quilts....i made some nine patch scrappy blocks....
 .......here is my cutting table with some jellyroll cutting in progress.....
 .......and here is one of the autumn inspired quilt tops......an irish chain in soft warm shades....
 .......photographed in the garden on a warm september afternoon.......
 ...........some of the pretty self seeded poppies........
 ........am saving these for seeds and hoping to grow lots more in the cottage garden next year.......
 .........the days are shorter now and the mornings and evenings chilly......time to light the fire and the candles......and have my favourite autumn breakfast of porridge......
 ........still enjoying some glorious walks in the bright sunny afternoons......and spying berries in the hedgerows......
 ..........and making a few fabric pumpkins......love these atmospheric autumn days so much.....
..........thank you for dropping by lovely readers and for leaving me such kind comments......hope you are all safe and well and enjoying your autumn (or spring) wherever you may be.......take care lovelies..........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

September Sunshine

 Hello everyone....here we are with some little deer to show you today......
 ..........the pattern for these little critters is in my new book home sweet home sewing....
 ...........the flower bag pattern is in there too.....i do love fabric toys so i just had to include one here... my book - published by tuva publishing -  will be out soon and can be pre ordered on amazon....and a big thank you to everyone who has already done so xxx :)....
 ...........little deer in patchwork frocks.......on a rosy quilt.....
 ............it's been gloriously warm and sunny the last few days...perfect for social distance garden visits with friends and family.....it has felt very summery still but with touches of autumn too...like all the spiders webs....and spiders too....and turning leaves and ripening fruit......and some pumpkin decorations appearing in our house.....
 ..........oh and snowberries too....my daughter found these and bought some for me....we love them...
 .........here is my pink checkerboard quilt top newly finished with the outer striped border sewn on.....
 ........and ready for quilting now...or at least to be added to the quilting pile.....sweet pumpkin made from one of my favourite pam kitty morning fabrics......
 ........there will be more snowberry pictures before this season ends, i'm sure.....
 ........in the garden some things are fading, going to seed and being cut back....but some things are popping up and giving us a nice surprise......like this lovely poppy......
 ........i'm saving some seed from the smaller poppies that grew in the sweet pea patch to sow in the cottage garden.....and i'll leave you with a bunch of garden flowers...cosmos, poppies, white roses, daisies and sweet peas.....september flowers in the september sunshine....
.........thank you for dropping by to see me here dear readers and for your kind comments.....i love to hear from you and hope you are all keeping well and safe......wishing you an easy, peaceful week ahead with crafty times and sunny days.........take care lovelies.......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Summer's End

 Hello again lovely blog friends.....over the past week i have had to admit that summer is at an end....
 ........but here are some hexagons in summery shades to hold on to it a bit longer.....
 ........i found this piece of patchwork in my sewing room sort out and am going to make it into a bag.....am just quilting it at the moment......
 .......pretty fabric piles....these are some sweet japanese florals.....still sorting fabrics, ironing and folding here.....
 ..........meanwhile molly is happy dozing on a snuggly quilt all day.......
 .......this is a small set of book shelves which was left in the house when we moved in many years ago......it has been painted lots of times and i brought it down from the top floor this week to paint it again.....
 ........but first i put some quilts and other things on it........
 .............still lots of cherry tomatoes to harvest.......they taste so sweet and delicious.....
 ...........and i absolutely love walks at this time of year.....this is a regular walking place for us.....
 ........love seeing the rosehips appear among the hedgerow greenery and ivy......
 ...........and here's a view from the woodland path we were walking on across the fields to an old farm.....it's another lovely day today, sunny and bright with blue sky but also with that unmistakeable september chill in the air......
......thank you so much for dropping by to see me here dear readers....and for taking the time to leave a comment which i love to read.....i hope you are keeping safe and well......have a happy week with sunny days and plenty of crafty inspirations.....till next time take care lovelies........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

September

 First of all.....happy september dear blog friends.....amazing to think how fast the time has gone and here we are already at the end of summer........still enjoying a few sweet peas though....
 ..........and putting them in old marmalade and jam jars this week.......
 ..........here is another peek at my new book home sweet home sewing published by tuva publishing....available in a few weeks and it can be pre ordered on amazon.......this is the liberty circles cushion, designed to use up even the tiniest scraps of precious fabric....
 .........pretty book pages.....tuva books are always colourful and exciting......
 .........lots of liberty fabrics in my sewing room this week where i have been busy sorting out the fabric stash and the scrap bags......oh my what a big undertaking.......but slowly order is being restored....lots of sorting, ironing, folding and discovering too.....
 .........when i get bored with the sorting i do some sewing and have begun the patchwork below...
 .........this is a piece for the front of a new christmas stocking......
 .........and for a change from indoor things it's always nice to go for a potter in the greenhouse....
 ..........to tend the geraniums, pick some ripe tomatoes.......
 ...........or gather some green beans.......loving these late summer days and enjoying all the good things they bring.....but i can feel autumn is in the air and just around the corner.....the grandchildren are going back to school, they all have their new shoes, uniforms and stationery ready.... and our past routines will resume after many months....
.........thank you for dropping in to see me here lovely readers.....and for your sweet comments which i love to read....hope september brings you only good things..... wishing you all a happy week till next time....keep safe and well lovelies.......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Bags and Baskets

 Happy new week dear blog friends......we have lots of patchwork bag pictures to show today......
 .......and this is my new peg rail put up by my kind hubby after lots of indecision by me about where i wanted it......think we found the right spot :)......
 .........this little bag is a vintage charm style version of my drawstring bag in my etsy shop (link in sidebar).....
 .........you can make it look so different by using a mix of very dark and light fabrics for the squares, then sewing appliqué fabric roses on top here and there......
 ........and adding some buttons, beads and ribbon to make it special......
 ..........below is my vintage patchwork tote bag (no pattern yet), drawstring bag made with tilda fabrics, my vintage charm quilt and new french market basket......
 .......and some big pink hydrangeas too.......
 ........have been having a good time making these vintage style creations this year.....
 ........love these little quilts and have a much bigger one in the works now with many more roses...
 ..........here's a picture of our garden a few days ago.....lavender, agapanthus and day lilies....in the warm sunshine.....
 .......today it is blowing a gale and raining so not a bit like this.......but it might be nice again tomorrow......love these day lilies close up so pink and pretty with such interesting centres....
.........thank you for visiting me here and for the sweet comments you leave me.....they are so much appreciated.....wishing you all a wonderful week....hope you are keeping safe and well and enjoying some creative inspirations and some pretty flowers.......take care lovelies.......back soon xxxxxxxx