Monday, 30 January 2017

Hexagons, Flowers and Treacle Market

 This week i have made a lot of paper pieced hexagons..............one of my favourite shapes to sew and piece...........i am making the classic grandmother's flower garden flowers this time......
 ............and i plan to applique them all onto a plain fabric background so there will be no need to make all those joining hexagons this time ;)..........
 .............these are quite small and very quick to make...also portable to take on trips......
 ...........i did fussy cut a few but most are just snipped randomly and sewn together.....
 ..............i am using a big mix of different fabrics but keeping to a similar range of colours.......
 .............this is such a good way to use up pretty little scraps of favourite fabrics too...........
 .............speaking of trips we went on a lovely visit to my younger daughter and son in law's home this weekend....so good to spend some time with them and to see our dear littlest grandson x......the picture below is of their stylish kitchen.......love those shelves.........
 ................we had an outing to treacle market in nearby macclesfield.........
 ............i had been wanting to go there for a long time and luckily this visit coincided with the last sunday in the month when the market is always held.......
 ..............it takes place in the cobbled marketplace and nearby streets and has 150 stalls of crafts, vintage finds, food and drink and of course flowers......can you see the trays of bellis daisies at the front of the picture above?......one of them came home with me.......
 ..........we all found a treat or two (even my mr p!)........and there were all kinds of interesting things to browse amongst..............i found some tiny vintage jelly moulds, a printer's tray, a vintage printed flour bag and of course my bellis flowers..........all of which i will photograph soon...........
 ..............the weather was very cold so there were not so many people there this time as there sometimes are apparently.......i look forward to going back again soon...............
.............thank you for dropping in here to see me dear readers..........thank you for all your lovely comments too............wishing you a happy crafty week ahead.................back soon xxxxxxxxxxx

42 comments:

Rhona said...

The market looks wonderful....although I think it might be dangerous for your wallet!!! Hope you had fun with your grandson.

PamKittyMorning said...

Oh I love the pictures of the market place. I might have to head to the nursery for pansies and primroses!

KC'sCourt! said...

I love Hexagon patchwork. The market looks interesting

Julie xxxxxxxx

Jacky H said...

What a lovely day you all had. I love the trays of spring flowers. Especially the African Violets.
I bet you had a good time browsing all of those market stall.
Can't wait to see what you do with your hexagons.
Have a lovely week.

Frances said...

Helen, I clicked over to the treacle market's website and saw even more pictures and even a video of what looks like a great place to visit (particularly in warm weather...just like our markets over here.)

That hexy patchwork is sending me more temptation. Thank you for keeping that wavelength alive.

I've almost finished my striped socks, and have done a bit of lunar new year card painting over the weekend, along with a long walk in Central Park...and, also keeping an eye of news developments that are less cheery.

xo

Kate said...

I enjoyed seeing the Treacle Market and your latest lovely project! How nice for you to spend time with your grandbaby.

Studio Maywyn said...

Thank you! The Treacle market does the winter heart good to see flowers for sale.

Wood Fairy said...

what a lovely market, I would love to go there one day. Your latest project is very pretty. Betty

Christine Barnsley said...

Love your beautiful scrap hexagons Helen.... so pretty! The market looks fabulous.... so many lovely stalls to browse through! Have a lovely week! Christine x

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

The market looks fab - how come its called the treacle market ? Do they sell a lot of treacle ?
Jillxo

Teje Karjalainen said...

Helen, your visit to your daughter and this adorable place sounds wonderful! I'm sure there are so many beautiful things to pick! Your finds sound fun! I admire always your sweet fabrics and cute projects! Everyday I want to sew by hand and I know I shouldn't put time for that now. At the moment I'm cleaning my sewing room - boring but always find some forgotten/lost things! Have a lovely week! x Teje

Jane said...

What a great vintage inspired market Helen, I wonder how the name came about? Your new hexies are beatiful, such pretty fabrics. Thank goodness it has warmed up a bit. Wasn't it cold last week! Enjoy the last few days of the month. Hugs xxx

Gisela Suski said...

Your blog is such a joy, love the flowers. I love doing hexies but never have time. I am knitting and cross stitching at the moment. Enjoy your week. I am blessed to do what I do.

Little Quiltsong said...

Such eye candy pics on your blog. I always think of you when I purchase a few flowers to brighten the inside of my house :) - especially in these cold snowy winter months!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time away visiting your daughter, SIL and little grandson. How wonderful is that market and you found lots of fabulous treasure!
Love, love, love your new little hexies!! :)
Have a greta week,
V x

Jennifer Hays said...

Your hexagons are looking great. I have always wanted to try paper-pieced sewing. I think it makes such a neat effect. The market looks lovely, I wish we had something like that here. Nice to see those bulbs growing already, spring is just around the corner. :)

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

The market sounds wonderful! Your daughter has a lovely kitchen xx

pens and needles said...

How beautiful! I had to google bellis daisies because I'd never heard of them. Evidently, they aren't grown in the New World. :) I love, love, love daisies so am sad to learn that this is one I won't be trying. Your markets are always filled with such attractive displays! Who could possibly have the strength to come away empty-handed? Your hexies are so pretty and make me want to pull out fabrics and make some. But I'm going to be strong and resist that urge and stick to my current project, the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. Did you finish yours? I'd love to see a finished photo! Hope you have a week as nice as your posts make me feel. :)

Brenda Pruitt said...

I paper-pieced a bunch of hexagons once. Can't figure out what happened to them!
Brenda

crazydazy said...

Looking forward to seeing the hexie quilt when you applique them. The market looks amazing....just my sortoff place.

Simone said...

Lovely hexagons! I would love to visit Treacle market - it sounds and looks wonderful. x

Lee said...

Hi Helen.Oh I Love Hexagons,so pretty,love the fabric.I Like that kitchen.Ooooh what a lovely name Treacle Market love it.It looks like there are lots of treasures to find.Happy Making.Hugs x

Rosa said...

The market looks fantastic and love your hexies,anyone is gorgeous!

I am said...

Hi Helen oh i love your hexies and boy those markets sure do sound like a lot of fun,i look forward to see what you bought,hope you have a wonderful day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a wonderful market to go to! I am so in awe of all the pretty things! Love your hexies too! Hugs!

Cindy said...

I would love to go to that market! Though I don't know if I would go in the winter:) You hexie flowers are so cute and makes me want to make some!

Gracie Saylor said...

Lovely stitching and shopping and visiting with your loved ones, Helen. Thanks for letting us see some of the beauty and creativity around you. We are told to expect a bit more wintery weather mid week here and I got a call this morning telling me of my brother-in-law's passing this morning, and yesterday would have been my husband's 72nd birthday...then the conflict about what is good and bad in our world leaves me feeling wounded and weary. Your post is a sweet encouragement to me. Thanks. xxxxxxxxxx

Annerose said...

Hallo Helen, das sieht echt nach einem sehr schönen Markt aus. Tolle Sachen. und deine Hexagons sind allerliest.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Bekki said...

That looks like a really nice market to visit. I live not too far away from Macclesfield but didn't know about the market. I love the baking tin in the background of one of your photos.

Sandies' Patch said...

My favourite hand piecing shape too.
I have little plastic baskets with so fa, 2 sizes of hexagons in, ready to piece together when the urge to sit quietly and stitch comes upon me!
Next hexies are going to be about 6-8 inches wide, to make it a quicker make hopefully!

Pat's Patch said...

Love grandmothers flower garden designs, and such pretty Hexie flowers. Treacle market is such a lovely quaint name, lovely to visit with family. Happy ask He!En XXX

Ali said...

Your hexies are gorgeous - I must dig mine out - I've only been trying to make enough to make a cushion cover for about 4 years lol - its a work in progress :-) The market looks amazing xx

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh Helen.. how nice to spend time with your daughter and your littlest darling. I love how your hexies are looking. And that market.. oh my goodness.. I saw so many things that I'd love to have. Lucky you! Can't wait to see your photos of the new treasures. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Lorrie said...

We do have Bellis Daisies in the New World. They were my grandmother's favourite flowers, my mother tells me. She passed away before I was born, but I think of her in the spring when they bloom here.
Your hexagons are so pretty. And the market. How lovely.

Amy at love made my home said...

What a lovely mix of hexies and going out and about. The market is lovely isn't it!

cristina said...

I love your hexagons, Helen! I do not know sewing and I think this is a delicate task! but you do all perfect! you've spent good time in this market so cute! I also wish you a very creative week, Helen! And I am hugely grateful for all your comments on my blog. I know you're very busy and I am very grateful you can spend a little time to visit my world. Many, many thanks once again!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Lovely, pretty hexagons Helen and the market place sound like a wonderful place to visit and browse...love the name too!
Hope you're having a good week,
Susan x

flowers on my table said...

Dear Helen, looking forward to seeing what you will do with your hexxie flowers. I have at long last started a quilt and mine is grandmother's flower garden too. I haven't done any for a while mind you, but it is enjoyable just stitching a little at a time. The 'Treacle Market' sounds great and I love the name! Love the white jugs with milk written on them. Glad you had a lovely time at your daughter's. Much love, Linda xx

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, thank you for your lovely comments. Glad you liked the cross stitched bookmark. I have now stitched it into a little quilted picture in honour of my Dad. Wishing you a very happy Friday. Love Linda xx

Gabri Ercole said...

Always magic colors im your works and beautiful flowers in ypur photoes...have a magic week end

20 North Ora said...

Sounds like a great weekend Helen! Your little hexagons are so sweet in those colors and patterns. Great job!

Have a great weekend.

Judy

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