Sunday, 5 February 2012

Hearts and Flowers

I expect lots of hearts will be being made and bought as valentine's day fast approaches ...of course i am making some too....but then i am always making hearts here for one reason or another ;-).....................
 .....this blue flowery one is a sewing themed one for someone who *hearts* sewing just as much as me....
....and as well as hearts we have some flowers today .....this week i was given some beautiful tulips by my elder daughter which were chosen specially for me by my little grandson Charlie :-)) ..... they have really brightened up the house which was rather grey on one or two days and absolutely freezing cold....or sunny and still  absolutely freezing cold....but while the rest of the uk is now out playing in the snow we haven't got any at all!! .....not a single flake...
 ....i eyed the sledges in the cellar today rather disappointedly :-( ......but never mind the good news is that here the temperatures have gone back up and i can remove at least one layer of rowan felted tweed cardigans and one woolly scarf........
 .....do you remember this little yellow home sweet home heart i showed here last year? i am going on a stitched heart hunt around the house (and potting shed) to collect them all together and hang them up for valentine's day.......
 ....the baby bunny heart here is my project in this month's Crafts Beautiful magazine...read more about it here.......the name Ruby is one i really like, it is also the nickname of one of my younger sisters x.....
 ......naming things is something i always enjoy, and i love the names of the quilt blocks in the Farmer's Wife Quilt book....here are two new ones i've made called Spool and Old Windmill..........
....and here is a quick picture of my cosy Spring Flowers blanket, still striping merrily along and keeping me cosy at the same time....it's always a good idea to hand sew a quilt or crochet a blanket when the weather is chilly isn't it?
Thank you for dropping by today, it's so lovely to see you.....i hope you are keeping warm if you live in the colder parts of the world...(or just right if in the warmer ones).....and that you have a wonderful, happy flowery week....back soon xxxxxxx

48 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

February is certainly the month for hearts! Your hearts are very pretty.
Love the pretty patchwork squares.
The blanket is very pretty too.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

notes of sincerity said...

I always love visiting you Helen. You have the prettiest of projects. Your spring stripe blanket is just precious. I posted a picture of my granny stripe that I also began. Don't you just love this pattern?? Will you crochet a border? What type of yarn are you using? Mine is 100% cotton but I think the next one will be so fun if it had a wool blend. :0)
hugs to you. Trish

MelMel said...

Stunning pictures!
I love the colours in the first heart!
Keep warm...tis very cold today!xxx

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

Love looking at all the wonderful things you make. The colours just cheer me up.

The Patchwork Heart said...

Your blanket is coming on a treat helen and so pretty, well done you! Yes I have been sitting under a patchwork quilt as I make my vintage hearts, with tulips too! Shame about our lack of snow!
Heather x

Pomona said...

Cold and snowy here, but very much warmed by your lovely vibrant pictures!

Pomona x

Becky J said...

This post is just packed with light and spring colours! I love your hearts, the blue flowery one is just lovely. No snow here in Cornwall either, but nice to have some milder temperatures.
I haven't picked up my crochet blanket for ages so I think a few rows may be due tonight - thanks for the reminder!
Becky x

My Little Home and Garden said...

I had heard about all of the snow that fell in the UK, except for your area, apparently!
The hearts and tulips are fabulous. As always, I love the happy colours in your post. Enjoy your Sunday.
-Karen

Knitting Nix said...

I love it all! My best are those beautiful tulips :)

harmony and rosie said...

Very cold here and I've just been having fun in the snow with the children. Your hearts remind me that it'll be Springtime very soon.
Keep warm under your lovely stripes!
Kate x

Ali said...

Great post with lovely photos so bright and cheery looking foward to seeing your collection of hearts xx

Annie said...

So many sweet hearts for sweethearts ... I'm sure you're right that homes across the land are busy with heart making just now :D

No snow here either, such a disappointment :(

xx Nicki (home bird)xx said...

Such a lovely bright Spring-like post. Love it. Your makes are beauts.

Where can I get some fabric tape with printed words on? I see a lot of it on the internet but have no idea where to buy or how to make. Any advice would be so appreciated.

Thanks

Nicki x

Jane said...

So much love in such a lovely post Helen. I love all these little hearts. We had about 2" of snow here and I must admit it as been fun. We have been out for a walk and it looked very pretty. It is warming up though and already a lot of it is melting.Let's hope it's clear for the rush hour in the morning ;0) Keep snug,
Jane x

crafts@home said...

What a busy post, I love all your hearts, and the gorgeous tulips chosen by your grandson, but I am sorry you haven't had any snow, despite the temperatures dropping so low, have a super week, filled with more hearts :)
Sue Xxx

A tale from toadstool house said...

Hi Helen ,I love your hearts,especially the one with the London stamp on. Your tulips are gorgeous too,have a lovely week ahead,xxx

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hi, Helen! Your post make me happy :o) The colors are spring-like and the flowers are beautiful :o) You help me feel myself much better now, seeing your pictures is such a treat for me :o) Thank you! Love your heart and the colorful blanket!
Take care
Natasha

moonstruckcreations said...

Such sweet and sugary colours!

Lots of snow here - just warming back up after a lovely walk.

Helenxx

sew said...

Just for a moment I thought that heart was for me as it has my initials on it!!
You are welcome to the snow which fell here overnight - the children have been having fun but not so the road users.
Love your blanket and your choice of colours.

Teje said...

Beautiful, Helen, beautiful! Your colours are like caramels, so sweet and lovely! You are expert with cute hearts and their tiny details! Portobello road ... I have been there!
I love your blocks, blanket and tulips are my favourites!
I wish you wonderful and sunny week! x Teje

Jooles said...

what a pretty post x
I LOVE your quiltblock, the colours are so beautiful.
We have slushy snow now! not so pretty. stay warm
love jooles x

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen, again you give us the gift of beautiful pastel colors and imaginative handcrafted treasures. I love visiting your blog.. you must be a very sweet person. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

bellaboo said...

Gorgeous colourful post as always...the Spring flowers blanket is totally scrumptious!:0)

Μαζί... KaPa said...

I love them....all of them!

Silvia said...

Bellissimi!!! I colori primaverili scaldano il cuore. Un bacio, Silvia

Madelief said...

Beautiful photo's Helen! Yours always make me smile. LOVE the colours of your flowers and fabric. I see you are a fan of Greengate too :-)

Happy new week!

Madelief x

Crafty Mermaid said...

Your tulips are lovely and your strippy blanket is really looking like a blanket!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Your hearts are always gorgeous Helen, I especially love the little bunny heart.
Your blanket is growing beautifully and as you say something cosy to make in chilly weather.
Like you the snow escaped us but I'm not sorry. Have a lovely new week,
Vivienne x

happy little cottage said...

Hi Helen! Happiness jumps off the pages of your blog! The tulips are so pretty, the hearts are so cheerful and the granny stripe is so sweet. I love visiting! Have a wonderful week! xoxo Debbie

BuTtOnZ said...

Loving your blog.... really nice xx

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

A gorgeous blanket. And those tulips, I feel thouroughly cheered!
xx
julie

Cindy said...

I love your hearts and that afgan is so pretty! I want to make one! Have a great week.

koralee said...

So pretty...you have inspired me to buy some flowers tomorrow....hugs for a blessed week. xoxox

Jenny said...

So many lovely hearts! I haven't got a copy of CB yet but your cross stitched heart looks beautiful, really looking forward to seeing it. And I must try some cross stitch this year sometime too! We had a little snow here, but not much at all, and luckily it melted over the weekend - quite glad, I'm not really a fan of it anymore, far too disruptive! Hoping that will be it now for Winter and spring will come along soon :) Your granny stripe is looking gorgeous too - though i still have crochet hook envy of your polka dot one! Have a lovely week xxx

dutch sisters said...

What a cheerful post! I love your hearts and that crochet blanket, such lovely colors!

Mia said...

Oh those beautiful flowers, little Charlie made such a great job choosing them for you :) And all those pretty hearts... A lovely post, Helen!

Happy sewing!

Yours,
Mia

Booty-licious! said...

Helen, You are the winner of my giveaway. Please let me know your address and I'll get your parcel in the post for you. congratulaions! another lovely post by the way. Katie xx

Simone said...

Fresh flowers and lovely fresh colours. It is most definitely the weather for doing crochet here! x

delia hornbook said...

We didn't get any snow here either in the South west well we had a light small fluffy but that was it. Its very cold though. Your flowers are lovely and so is your crochet blanket the colours are so pretty. Love your hearts the fabric you have used are lovely. dee x

claire said...

Funny you should post about hearts today as I took the one I won from you, out of the wardrobe this morning! Love the Ruby cross stitch one :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I just love your color pallet! Everything just looks so cheerful and calming at the same time. Love it!
Blessings,
Susie

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

oh I'm in love with your farmers wife blocks!! such gorgeous fabric choices. I think you may have inspired me to get on that badwagon! :D
Jessie, xo

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Helen...It's such a treat to call by and see you on such a cold Winter's day...I am suddenly feeling that Spring is on it's way!...Your hearts look so pretty and are made in some of my most favourite colours too and the bunny heart is especially lovely...Beautiful quilt blocks and such a pretty crochet blanket...sigh...everything so lovely as always...I'm running out of words today my friend!
Susan x
P.S Well done little Charlie on picking the prettiest ever pink tulips too!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Such a colorful and cheery post. I can always count on you for beauty and charm. Love the colors of the Spring blanket, it is so lovely. I bet you are finding quite a few hearts to decorate with...I have mine from you always decorating my home. Have a warm and cosy week. xoRobin❤

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, it is always a delight to visit your cheerful blog. Your hearts are lovely and I love the little Portobello post mark. The quilt blocks are delightful, and the blanket so pretty. I have been making hearts out of paper, but I am not sure how I am going to use them yet. Have a great week, love Linda x

Lori ann said...

helen you are amazing! how do you find time to make all these things? i love them all but that tiny cross stitch birth heart. oh my. LOVE that.
enjoy your week!

mrsSketchley said...

I'm so glad I found your blog...it is always full of the most prettiest amazing makes ever! I'm in love with the yellow home sweet home heart and your colourful stripy crochet blanket is adorable <3

Poppy said...

I’ve some how missed some of your posts again Helen.... stunning pictures and makes as always. I'm off to have another look, I might not even leave. ;)

Lou xxx