Thursday, 7 July 2011

Sew Stripy

I love all the summer stripes around at the moment - from bright deck chairs and striped bunting, to my own favourite stripy tops, I love the summery brightness and freshness of StRiPeS sooo much! I took pictures this week of some of the stripy sewing I've done, both a while ago and more recently. I've been working on a  commission which involves stripes too which is why I've been loving them more than ever......
 ...I love the red and white patch in this little quilt - it makes me think of punch and judy shows on the sands..
....a stripy summer heart for a rose lover, on a piece of birthday wrapping paper combining florals and stripes
....and some more little summery hearts - another winning combination for me has always been this chalky blue and white stripe it always makes me think of beach huts and the seaside.....
 ...I have been finishing up some summer projects this week, which involves lots of paperwork as in writing instructions, checking charts and templates, making out invoices and so on at my computer, rather than sewing in  the garden which is the bit I like best....lots of cups of tea helps, especially in a stripy mug...
 ...I am packing my bags today (with plenty of stripy tee shirts) as we are heading off on a short trip - partly business (a design meeting) and then for a relaxing few days away...so I will be taking a blog break...
I have already packed my camera and my wool....In the meantime, thank you for dropping by to see me here in my little bit of blogland, and  I hope you enjoy lots of happy, lazy hazy days of summer until I return. Back in a little while xxxxx

38 comments:

Alix said...

It may be raining outside, but when I see that you have put up a new post on my Blogger dashboard, I know that there will be some sunshine in my life! Thanks for another cheery post - I love stripes too! Have a pleasant break and look forward to seeing what the wool is turned into!
x

Poppy said...

It is piddling down here, but after looking at this post I feel like summer has returned. BEAUTIFUL!
A big kiss and a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you too!

Lou xxx

Jooles said...

gorgeous stripy lovelinesss... i love the blue and white stripes, so fresh.
It is important to get your priorities right when packing!!
have a lovey break
j x

Helen said...

I agree - it may be raining but your pictures are certainly summery and cheery!

Loving the stripes and the colours. Enjoy your break (and hope the meeting goes well too!)

marigold jam said...

Lots of lovely things as always - your colour palette is so pretty. Have a good break and see you again soon I hope.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..I really enjoy seeing the little cushion you've made out of the blue striped 'flower sugar'. I bought the pink and loved using it and the blue is just as pretty! Enjoy your summer days.

Annie said...

Stripes like these really are summer aren't they - stripey deckchairs and windbreaks on the beach, stripey sticks of seaside rock, and the stripes on the helter-skelter at the funfair are the essence of my childhood summers.

Enjoy your break :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Always summer on your blog Helen, despite the rotten weather outside!!
I just love the blue and white stripes heart with the little boat. I think blue and white stripes are my favourite, I love Cornish ware bowls.
Have a lovely break,
Vivienne x

Hazel said...

Have a lovely time away! x

summerfete said...

Yep loving the stripes too.

No sewing today, painting the woodwork :(

Clare

millefeuilles said...

Helen, have a wonderful summer break! We shall look forward to seeing you back in Blogland soonish...

I love your hearts; it's the details that make someting special, don't you think?

crafts@home said...

What a lovely stripy, summery post, it's lovely to see that hearts can be included into sewing at any time of year :) I bet you can't wait to get away, away from the computer and off out with your wools and hooks :) Remember to take lots of summery photos of where you visit, have a great break :)
Sue Xxx

Mandy said...

Loving your stripes! Enjoy your break! :)

Country Girl said...

A lovely stripey post - I am a bit of a stripe addict myself!

angelasweby said...

Helen, hi
I have only just come across your via via a very strange route :-) But, I am thrilled to have found it. I've always been a huge fan of yours and have all your cross stitch books. Your blog is like a breath of fresh air and I will definitely be a regular visitor.
Angela
www.picturetrail.com/angelasweby

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I just love all your stripy goodness. Have a wonderful little break.

harmony and rosie said...

Another stripes fan here, there's no better way to bring in a little of that Summer that seems to have disappeared. I got thoroughly drenched today!

Enjoy your break x

Sandie said...

Nice makes, enjoy your little break, safe journies.

Sandie xx

carrad said...

Just loving your stripy hearts. They look so very summery, which is just what I need to look at instead of the flippin' horrible rainy weather outside! xx

KC'sCourt! said...

I just love those stripes!
Julie xxxxxxx

Jane said...

I too love all the summer designs around Helen. Your fabrics and gorgeous makes are so "beach hut", I can almost smell the sea. Enjoy your break and see you very soon,
Jane x

Pomona said...

Lovely pictures, as ever - I particularly like the top cushion. Have a nice break!

Pomona x

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

I LOVE your hearts. In fact, I love your whole blog. I found you through the article at Cozy Little House.

debbie said...

Have a wonderful trip!

The summer hearts are so sweet, especially the one with the bunting ♥

Jenny said...

oooh some lovely stripey goodness, can't beat it! Love the blue and white stripe, is very summery! Hope you have a lovely weekend away, and manage to get some crochet done too ;) can't wait to see how you're getting on xxx

Bayside Rose said...

Hi Helen,
I have just popped across from Brenda at Cozy Little House. Loving your blog. May just have to follow.

Pam

Teje said...

Hi Helen! Every photos is so beautiful and I just love your sweet hearts! They are so lovely and makes me want to do hearts, too!
Have a lovely time on your trip!
xxx Teje

My Little Home and Garden said...

I thought I would pay another little visit and "follow" you. Your blog is lovely!

flowers on my table said...

I love the freshness of stripes too. Have a sucessful trip and a happy relaxing time too. I shall look forward to your return, love Linda x

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Love your stripy hearts Helen....blue and white is one of my favourite combinations....
Wishing you a lovely Summer break...hope the sun shines for you....
Susan x

Gill said...

Have a good time Helen.I shall miss you as you are my first blog of the day now, I love it! So fresh and summery. Hope you are heading down SW as its lovely here at the moment, lots of sunshine. Gill x

AshTreeCottage said...

I came over from Brenda's blog and how happy I am that I did! I love, love, love your blog!!! You are so very creative. I am your newest follower and if I could follow you more than once, I would. Stop by and visit me when you get a chance, I will be thrilled to have you!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

June said...

What a beautiful blog Helen! All your crafts are making me smile!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Always such lovely and pretty images and creations to be found in your corner of the world. Have a great trip. Best wishes, Tammy

sylviesgarden said...

Super pretty post as always Helen!
I hope you have a fabulous break.
x

do you mind if i knit said...

The fabric on that first cushion is beautiful, it just makes me feel happy looking at it! What a lovely stripy post. I am a little biased towards stripes anyway, so this is my cuppa. Lovely! Vanessa xxx

gillyflower said...

Love all your stripey prettiness here - the hearts are gorgeous!
Hope you have a great trip Helen!
Am having a giveaway on my blog, do pop over and enter!
Gill xx

Mia said...

I love stripes, Helen, and yours are just so pretty, full of summer and sunshine! Have a wonderful trip and I'll see you here later again!

Sunshine from Finland again!

Yours,
Mia