Sunday, 19 August 2012

Seaside

                                             Just back from a lovely time at the seaside.......
..................we went to the isle of anglesey as mr p was sailing his boat in the annual menai straits regatta.....we stayed as usual in the pretty little seaside town of beaumaris where we met up with sailing friends for parties, drinks and meals  and it was fun...........and the family came and stayed with us which was fun too........
.....i love the little houses and shops painted in ice cream colours , and i loved the new signs outside the gorgeous janet bell gallery (as well as the things inside it )........
.........a tranquil postcard showing puffin island and penmon lighthouse......the puffin island race is mr p's favourite one of all..................
.............i just had to show you these adorable seaside blocks that fee of chipper nelly made for me, they have several different 'looks' depending which sides you show which is very clever.....you can find chipper nelly here....we had some lovely making memories times with charlie and daisy..........
.........going crab reeling, playing on the beach with buckets and spades, paddling, collecting shells, eating ice creams..i will always remember daisy running off along the newly refurbished pier, her little two year old legs going amazingly fast..........
....and charlie opening the shutters in our bedroom first thing in the morning and announcing happily 'blue sky'....obviously very important to check when you are at the english seaside ;)...........
...........some crafty things to show you.....here are two new farmer's wife blocks on the left is whirlpool and on the right storm signal.........i asked mr p if there were any whirlpools in the straits and he said yes, one of the boats in the regatta got caught in one and went round in circle for half an hour before sailing out of it......and though it was very windy sometimes luckily there was no storm signal..............
.....i did a little bit of crochet while away and my daughter brought hers so we managed a little bit of crafting one evening...........this is a new cushion i made recently, inspired by the white border crochet blanket that i'm still making..............
...........this is the back of it......i loved making the great big granny square...........now i'm home to lots of new work, an order of lovely fabrics and lots of inspiration...........and my giveaway gifts are almost finished so look out for it sooooon................thanks for visiting here.......have a lovely week.....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

52 comments:

Cindy said...

Sounds like a wonderful time! I love all things seaside, lighthouses, sandy beaches, and little shops. Those blocks are very cute and look nice with your lovely crafts.

Ms. Redo said...

I am in love with your hearts, as always! So glad you all had a great time at the sea, and the children and friends. Your granny pillow is gorgeous, as is every single thing you do :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Hi Helen lovely to have you back with us! So glad you had a lovely family time at the seaside, it does looks such a pretty place.:)
Love all your lovely crochet and patchwork and of course Fee's beautiful blocks!
Vivienne x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Ooh, now I always like 'hearty' things but these seaside hearts are delicious Helen!
As are Fee's blocks.

Beaumaris has to be one of my favourite places, it's a day trip away for us. I've never thought to visit the regatta though.

marigold jam said...

Looks like a lovely place to visit. Your crochet and other things are lovely as always.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I have finally set my knitting needles to clicking once again; thank you for all of the pictorial inspiration to create. Your holiday sounds like it was a wonderful one, Helen.
-Karen

KC'sCourt! said...

That holiday sounds the most idyllic, wish I was there too! I love Seaside colours especially the reds and blues. Love that cushion, and the beautiful hearts.
Julie xxxxxxxxxxxx

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Welcome home sounds like a wondrful time! Your farmer's wife blocks are so pretty! I also love your granny square crochet cushion!! We have some lighthouse pictures from our vacation in Maine, it is our favorite place to visit.

busybusybeejay said...

Beaumaris is one of our favourite places.I love the Janet Bell gallery and have some framed cards in our bathroom.Lovely to hear you had a good holiday and some decent weather.It is always better there than here in Flintshire,not that far away.We have been tempted in the past to buy a mobile home there but never took the plunge.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Welcome back, glad you had such a fab time! You've created some lovely childhood memories for the little ones! Ada :)

Tangled Sweetpea said...

So pleased you had a wonderful time. Beaumaris looks absolutely beautiful, I adore Janet's work. Your blocks from Fee are so lovely and I'm loving your crochet, gorgeous colours!
Victoria xx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Helen,

Lovely summertime post and I enjoyed seeing all the amazing colour of your pretty creations.
Love the sweet seaside heart.

Happy new week
Hugs
Carolyn

Teje Karjalainen said...

Helen, sounds like you had really wonderful time in that beautiful place! You have today lovely light blue colour - my for ever favourite! Those hearts are just adorable and your quilt blocks make me want to start something with white and blue! Have a lovely week! x Teje

Blueberry Heart said...

ooh, just gorgeous! looks a beautiful place and pleased you had a lovely time - great, great pics!
BH x

Pomona said...

Glad you had such a good holiday. I love your pictures too!

Pomona x

Grayseasailor said...

Thanks for taking us along on a bit of your seaside holiday, Helen! I love your use of white in your designs...uplifting...enlightening :) I ordered some Janet Bell cards...to share them with others, but so far only those who visit my living room can enjoy them because I have them all lined up in a display that transports me to the sea every time I look upon them.
Blessings to you and yours,
Gracie x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen,
Nice to see you back and to see you had such a wonderful time, with the family too. I'm back too and getting back to normal! Love all your seaside crafts in the first and second pictures. Lovely crocheted pillow too. The two new patchwork squares are great. I actually ordered that book from amazon the other day and am so excited to receive it! It's hard to believe it's mid August, they are selling mums (flowers) here already!!
Loved visiting, xoRobin❤

Sam I Am...... said...

How precious are all those vintage images and your cross stitch and crochet is lovely as usual. It sounds like a great time was had by all! I'm not a water person...I like to sit on beach with a nice drink and watch! LOL! They had water spouts on Lake Michigan in the States this weekend and boats are warned because they're like tornadoes except on the water. Do you have those there? Scary and whirlpools too!
Fee's blocks are always super too.
My future project list has that Farmer's Wife quilt on it...I love those blocks and especially your colors for them.
And did I hear you're having a drawing? I can't wait! Have a great week!

AshTreeCottage said...

Everything is so precious and I love that granny square cushion!!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Helen! So happy you had a wonderful time by the sea!! I adore that heart with the mini bunting, so cute!! xoxo Debbie

Naturally Carol said...

The world does seem a happier place with a bit of blue sky..and very important for holidays! I love your seaside theme today.

vintage grey said...

Looks like you had a wonderful and beautiful vacation!! Love your seaside block, and cushions!! So pretty! Have a lovely week Helen! xo Heather

Jooles said...

Oooooh how lovely to beside the eat hobby your husband seaside....looks beautiful, so glad you had a fab time x
What a great hobby your husband has!
happy new week
love jooles x

Simone said...

A fresh, crisp post. I haven't got to the seaside for the third year running. Your descriptions make me yearn to get away! Lovely cushions.x

delia hornbook said...

aahh it sounds like you had a wonderful time and the children now have more lovely childhood memories to hold dear. Loving your cushion the colours are so pretty and so are your patchwork blocks. Enjoy your week, dee x

cupcakejojo said...

Ahhh I love the photos in this post! Gorgeousness!!!

Jo x

my4lilgirls said...

Hi Helen sounds like you had the best time with family & friends :)
Love your beautiful new cushion, I have one on the go also, hope to finish soon!!!!!!
Have a great week
Karen x

Alessandra said...

It seems that you had a lovely time at the seaside: good!!
Welcome back, xxxx Alessandra

Frances said...

Your seaside photographs and commentary are so wonderful, you've allowed me the luxury of imagining that I had a mini vacation myself.

Many thanks!

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Welcome back. I am happy to hear you had a good time in Anglesey. Beaumaris sounds like a lovely visit. It must have been nice meeting up with friends and family.

Your new crocheted pillow looks beautiful!

Happy new week!

Madelief x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Welcome back Helen!...I love your seasidey post and especially your hearts...the colours are so fresh and cheery...
Your crochet is so pretty too...still on my list to learn Helen...maybe one day!
Hope you are having a happy week,
Susan x
P.S Love Fee's blocks and your Farmer's wife blocks too...all so lovely!

harmony and rosie said...

Just lovely. I'm glad you had a good break x

by Teresa said...

I loved hearing about your seaside trip. I would dearly LOVE to see a photo of the boat your husband sailed on. I am a sailor and would just adore seeing what kind of boat he sailed on and photo of the race. I'm glad you enjoyed my blog post of our lake trip. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

A tale from toadstool house said...

Good to have you back Helen,lovely piccies as always. Love the crochet and quilting,Xxxx

Rhona said...

Great seaside pics! Glad you had a good break. Lovely cushion - fantastic colours!

Linda O said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time, Anglesey looks such a lovely place.
Your cross stitch hearts are so pretty and I love all of the seaside colours in the photos.
Great blocks and crochet, I really must try them some time soon!!!
Love Linda O xxx

serendipity said...

Anglesey sounds wonderful. Glad you had a lovely time.

claire said...

Sounds like a lovely holiday. We had our honeymoon in Angelsea, so happy memories of Beaumauris and Penom Point.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Just the names of the places you mentioned sound so very lovely. Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. Our trip was good, thought I would have enjoyed cooler temperatures. We did have lots of blue sky which is unusual as Germany had lots of rain in June and July. Everyone kept telling us how lucky we were. I visited a couple of fabric shops while there and thought about you ... I love fabric, but don't sew. You would have seen all the possible projects in all that lovely material. :) Wishing you a great rest of the week. Tammy

trish said...

Welcome home. :o) What a lovely time you must have had. So refreshing. Your crochet pillows are adorable. I am swooning over your gingham rug and adorable tins beside the white chair. So adorable!!
I am meandering through blogs and always love visiting you. :o)

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oh I do love to be beside the seaside, all that lovely fresh sea air :-) We have pootled down to the seaside recently too, I must pop the photos on my blog. Loving your new creations , those crochet cushions are such lovely colours! x

Siobhán said...

It sounds like a lovely holiday! We went to north Wales on our honeymoon--I loved it! Beautiful crochet and quilt blocks. The colors are lovely.

elizabeth durkan said...

The crochet cushions are beautiful I am working on a big grranny now amongst other things!

Maria Glazacheva said...

Bonjour Helen!!
Comment c`est jolie vos fotos!! :O) J`adore !!! Et j`adore sur tout votres ceores que vous avait fait!! :O) Et j`adore sur tout la couleure des diffent tissures vous avait tres bien choisie!! :O)
Bonne semaine!! Et merci beaucoup de vos doux commentaires que vous avait lessait chez moi!!! :O)
xxx Maria xxx

Maria Glazacheva said...

Bonjour Helen!!
Comment c`est jolie vos fotos!! :O) J`adore !!! Et j`adore sur tout votres ceores que vous avait fait!! :O) Et j`adore sur tout la couleure des diffent tissures vous avait tres bien choisie!! :O)
Bonne semaine!! Et merci beaucoup de vos doux commentaires que vous avait lessait chez moi!!! :O)
xxx Maria xxx

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Jane said...

Hi Helen good to see you home again from your lovely seaside trip. It sounds great fun. Loving all your sea themed photos and I see you bought one of the tin retro buckets, fab aren't they. It sounds fun to crochet with your daughter...enjoy.
Jane x

Mia said...

I loved reading this post, Helen, as I have my hands full of work (still at least a week very very very busy), and after that I am having a break, and wish to be this happy after it. And after it to be just like you: inspired, full of ideas... Thank you for giving me hope :)

Yours,
Mia

Linda said...

What a pretty Giveaway, please count me in. Loved the posts with your mix of gardens and crafts and colour.

Janet said...

So sorry to have missed you Helen, I had a feeling we would bump no each other but alas it didn't happen sadly. Let me know next year as I would love a cuppa with you xxx

Kay said...

Wow Penmon Point brings back a lot of memories ..... we used to go to Anglesey every year on holiday and it was a most magical place. I love your blog. Kind Regards Kay

Mike said...

The framed artwork of the fabric sail box is the cutest thing I've seen all day. The pictures you made are also beyond amazing.