Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Merry and Bright Stitchery

 Happy December dear readers......'tis the season for some bright and festive sewing..........here is the applique berry pot block being hand quilted.........
 ............and one of my favourite English paper pieced stars made into an ornament.....
 ...........lots of starry twinkle lights here too to add to the festive feel.......
 ............a few weeks ago my elder daughter and i went to a blogger event at inspirations......it was a gorgeous evening with so much to see and enjoy on every kind of christmas theme beautifully laid out and inspiring......i loved the pink nutcracker :).......
 ..............and it's where i got my reindeer rd sign too which i showed you recently.....more of this (and snowman avenue) when i put the signs up in our house!......
 ............here's a little deer inspired log cabin block to add to my work in progress quilt....
 ...........after a couple of weeks of dull, wet and dreary weather we were blessed at the weekend with a bright and frosty day......
 ............we walked by the sea in our little town......
 ................here's molly (glad of her naturally woolly coat as it was freezing despite the sunshine)...
 ..........also at the weekend we got out the decorations, put up the outside christmas lights and dressed the two trees....a small red and white in the sitting room and a bigger one with pastel colours in the lounge (as i do each year)......lots of help from mr p, my daughter and grand daughter made it all quite quick and easy :) ......we had some tea and mince pies after to celebrate the season....
 ...........and a final sewing project is this little drawstring bag made from the pattern in my etsy shop but with smaller squares..........such a nice way to hold a gift and then reuse it i think......
...........that's my busy festive stitchery week.....now i have begun a new english paper pieced red star quilt...hope to have some progress on it soon .......wishing you a wonderful week ahead with happy cosy crafty times.........thanks for dropping by to see me here and for your sweet comments dear blog friends......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Little Cherries Quilt

 Hello again dear readers.....here is the finished and photographed little cherries quilt.....
 ............i have made a set of three little fruit quilts and this is the third and final one.....
...........i loved using the soft green tilda fabrics with pale lecien neutrals and  then the little bright cherries popping out...........
 ............it makes a nice lap quilt or cot quilt.........
 ..........a couple of garden pictures before it became too wet and muddy.....
 ............and one in the potting shed........
 .............here are the little fruit quilts together...plums, apples and cherries.......the pdf patterns are in my etsy shop link in sidebar.......
 ...........little flower posy from last week still going strong.........we had such a rainy weekend but between the rain we walked around this old cheshire village.....
 .............love these black and white houses.........such a grey sky and dull light .....
 ..............lots of berries and even some flowers still in bloom.....and damp fallen leaves everywhere....
 ............and at home the pixie girl is back again.......we are getting out the christmas decorations ready for december's arrival......off to do some more festive sewing now................
................thanks so much for your visit here lovely readers and your kind comments..........hope you have a wonderful week ahead with lots of cosy crafty inspirations..........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 18 November 2019

Pinwheels and Flowers

 Welcome to my little blog space dear readers on a cold and wintry november day...........
 ............here are some pictures of my freshly long arm quilted pinwheels quilt...........
 .............it arrived back this week and i am very pleased with it....love how debbie holland quilted the circles which really make the pinwheels swirl.............
 ............also this week i was given some lovely red and white flowers ..........
 ..........which i divided into posies in different jugs.........love the effect of red berries and white china...
 ..............my studio and sewing room just became festive.....especially as i was gathering things together for photo shoots of toys and quilts..............
 ............the sugar mouse pattern (medium sized, the same as the sugar bunny but slightly shorter due to her ears!) is now in my etsy shop link in sidebar.....
 .............lovely little brocante milking stool makes a nice prop for displays....and i still love my red and white greengate jug......
 ..............little doll quilt and susie watson jug filled with red and white floral snippets..........
 .............the latest log cabin block for the ongoing quilt is a festive one...........
 ....love these lewis and irene fabrics especially the little soldiers................and finally one more pinwheel picture with a sign i couldn't resist buying...........think it will be very useful for my december decorating :).............
..............thanks for dropping by lovely blog friends and for your sweet comments which i always enjoy reading...............wishing you a wonderful cosy and happy week ahead...back soon xxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Festive

 Happy new week dear readers......feeling a bit festive here and using some lovely red and green fabrics for this new applique house and garden cushion......this was inspired by the quilt that i had published in australian patchwork and quilting a couple of years ago.....
 ...........i'm having a fun time adding little elements to this and doing lots of hand quilting.....trying out broderie perse and using the sweet birds from some lovely tilda fabrics.....
 ..........it's cold and windy here and definitely time for cosy quilts and cups of hot tea.....my old red and white checkerboard quilt is always a favourite.....
 ............taking some festive photos of my makes ready for christmas shopping..... the tiny mouse looks cute peeking out of the top of my red patchwork stocking....
 ...........and here are the tiny bunny and tiny mouse together..........(patterns in my etsy shop link in sidebar)...........
 .............at the weekend my daughter and i went to the little christmas brocante in burton village, cheshire...............here are some quick snaps to give the general effect....it was very christmassy and lovely......
 ..........i did find some treasures and meet some lovely people....more pictures soon.....
 .............outside the sky was blue and the sun was shining after a huge downpour the previous day.....
 ............the woods are soaked with all the rain........
 ..........and the holly berries are gleaming...........
 ............in my studio....here is a work basket filled with tiny animals..........and below is a corner of my desk where i am drawing templates and writing patterns.............
...........thank you for dropping in to see me here lovely readers...and for your kind comments......wishing you a wonderful week ahead with happy days and crafty inspirations.......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

November

 Happy new week dear readers and happy november too..........on a bright day last week i took some quilty photos in the garden and in the potting shed............
 ............these are the three little fruit quilts i made this year......
 .............apples, plums and cherries were the inspiration for them.......
 .............and i also did a little bit of halloween inspired sewing too.........
 ............the spider web block in black and white.............
 ..............made into a coaster............below are some of this year's fabric pumpkins and gingham birds.......
 ..............we had a lovely family firework party at the weekend too..........
 ..............and lots of beautiful autumn walks...........below is my walk through the park to our little seaside town where i shop and go to the post office......
 ...........i've been trying to finish lots of works in progress and managed to complete this pinwheel quilt top last week.....it will be longarm quilted for me soon..........
 .............and also ready for the coming festive season is a new little mouse......tiny mouse is very tiny indeed.....
 ..........she can be used as a decoration or a toy......a cute little tree ornament or a stocking filler.....the pattern is in my etsy shop now link in sidebar...............off to do some more work now....but maybe a cup of tea first...........
..........thank you for dropping by lovely readers and for your kind comments.....it's always a pleasure to hear from you.......i hope you have a great november and lots of cosy crafty times......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx