Friday, 17 September 2021

Pumpkin Pincushion

Hello dear readers and welcome to this week's blog with lots of autumn inspired pictures.....
........as regular readers know, i love making pincushions and having them around my home...they make such cute and useful ornaments.......
..........and here is a new one....a simple little pumpkin appliqué patchwork pincushion embellished with a little stitchery and lots of star buttons.......
..........it would make a lovely little gift for a stitching friend or for yourself of course....the pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar.........
...........here's a flowery quilt stack in my sewing room on a bright september day........
...........accompanied by some gorgeous seasonal flowers which my daughter surprised me with.....
........the flowers were from beards and daisies and we think they are beautiful.......
...........love the little plant stick.........and they were tied with two different shades of orange ribbons.......
..........flowers make me just as happy as fabrics do.......
.........there has been plenty of sewing going on here this week and i hope to get a few more things finished before the end of next week when we take a little break......
..........the brightest things in our garden today are the rowan berries.......always love to see them against a blue blue sky.......

 ............thank you so much for visiting me here lovely blog friends and for the kind comments you leave me..........next week i'll be away on a little trip and will be switching my computer off for a while so will take a little blog break.....but i'll take lots of pictures to share when i come back, and if you miss me you can still find me on instagram :)......... take care in the meantime lovelies...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 10 September 2021

Vintage Hearts and Wildflowers

Hello again dear readers.....here's my vintage hearts quilt finally finished.......
........it was made a while ago, and i decided to hand quilt it which was very enjoyable......
.........now it's finished and perfect for autumn.....though this past week we had a mini heatwave here and quilts weren't needed for a few days......
........i used many favourite scraps for both the patches and the appliqué hearts for this quilt, and chose ones with a vintage feel, or a vintage colour way ........
..........it was fun to make and now i'm hand quilting my next quilt....will show you that one soon....
...........a little basket of fabric pumpkins has appeared too ready for autumn......
.........both the pumpkin pattern and the vintage hearts quilt pattern can be found in my etsy shop link in sidebar.....
............my next set of pictures was taken at erdigg (a national trust property)........
.........these wildflower borders are so beautiful and inspiring to me.......
...........and below is another pretty wildflower mini meadow........so gorgeous to see, and we have bought  some wildflower seeds ready to try this ourselves next year........
.........during the very hot days this week we had some cooling walks by the sea and here is a picture of some rosehips growing at the cliff edge........the misty view beyond is hard to see but it was sea and sky on a very hot day........
........thank you for visiting me here and leaving me such kind comments dear blog friends.......hope your september is going well and wishing you happy days and crafty inspirations ..........keep safe lovelies......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 3 September 2021

September

Hello again dear readers....and happy september everyone.....here are some pictures from the potting shed....
...........the blue vintage bucket filled with some garden flowers ready for the house.....
.........and a quilt stack.......wonderful changing light and low sun.....bright and golden, then grey and pale.....september is the most nostalgic month for me and i love all the little hints of autumn....
.........the potting shed still has some flowers around it......though these dahlias have been nibbled both on the leaves and around the edges of the petals (probably by slugs and snails).....and here is one of our greedy garden visitors ....squirrel nutkin....tucking into a big juicy plum......
...........this is one of the new clematis we have just planted........
.........and here is my blackberries pincushion made with embroidery, seed beads and patchwork.....
......i loved making this and the pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar....
.......... berries and rosehips in the hedgerow on one of our favourite walks......
.........always love to see berries (and blossoms) against blue sky.......such a joy every year...
..........grateful to be in this peaceful place, enjoying nature and the timelessness.....
.......quiet ponies grazing in a field.......and below a vase of delicious roses and sweet peas......
.........thank you for popping in here to my little blog world lovely readers......and thank you for your kind comments.....it's so good to hear from you.........wishing you a happy new month....keep well lovelies...back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 27 August 2021

Red and White

Hello everyone.....summer has returned to our little patch this week....and i finished this nautical inspired lucky fish quilt too.....
........i loved sewing this and it was quick to put together though i lingered over the hand quilting and binding.....so it has been a work in progress for quite a long time....
.........it's very soft and snuggly....perfect for chilly beachy august evenings.........
.........the little fish are appliquéd and the template is included in the pattern which is available now in my etsy shop link in sidebar......
........below is a little bit of up cycling......a garden folding plant stand painted and recycled to use as a quilt ladder.....and displaying some red and white quilts this week too.....
......cannot have too many quilts....and cannot have too many red and white ones....must sew another one soon....
..........red and white china always appeals to me too....this is the red and white greengate jug that i love.....
.......last week we bought a new floribunda rose with a delicious perfume.....here it is against the white picket fence.....
.....we also went on a lovely picnic and outing to errdig country house and park in north wales.....
.........where we saw these fascinating red and white dahlias........looking like they had been partly painted....or made from two colours of crepe paper......
.........there were lots of other lovely flower pictures taken too but i'll show you those another time....

 .....today is warm and sunny again and it will soon be time for a cup of tea in the garden......thank you for dropping by dear readers and for the very kind comments you leave...it's always a pleasure to hear from you.......wishing you a happy week ahead......stay well and take care lovelies.......back soon xxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 20 August 2021

August Garden Days

Hello again dear readers......we are still picking sweet peas here and still loving them......
.........they are perfect for the kind of arrangements i like....simple ones in pretty little pottery jugs or small glass vases......
.........it hasn't been very summery weather though so i took some pictures to remind us it really is still summer time here......strawberries and flower posies on a vintage charm quilt......
............the flowers have been amazing this summer and we are planning even more for next year.....
.........love the glass beehive honey jar my daughter gave me.....it will have some honey in it soon.....
..........below is some of our homegrown rhubarb, destined for a crumble with lashings of custard....
.........and one of the big dahlias we managed to grow......
...........in the pink for this week's quilt stack........
...........and one more picture of a big dahlia flower sent to you with love.........
..........the garden is a colourful tangle of sweet peas, sunflowers, dahlias, asters and perennials.....on sunny warm days it is drowsy with bees and on rainy days the flowers are covered in raindrops and really perk up......
..........thank you for coming to see me here lovely blog friends....it's always a treat to hear from you too.....hope you are enjoying these fast flying august days and all the joys of the late summer season.....take care lovelies.......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx