Monday, 30 April 2018

St Ives

 Back again from a lovely break in one of our most favourite places.........here's a view across the harbour from just outside the little house we stayed in......
 .............and here is a sight i always love...waves crashing on porthmeor beach.....
 ...........we had lovely views over porthminster beach and it was so lovely to stitch a bit of my hexie quilt in the sunny window with that view to look at too ......
 .............so peaceful and beautiful......we have loved st ives since childhood visits and it still has a special magic for us......
 .............a little while ago i finished my st ives quilt which i began after our last visit......it was quilted for me by the talented long arm quilter debbie holland.....i decided to take the quilt with us and to take some outdoor pictures of it in situ.....
 ..............this was not an easy thing to do what with the sea breezes and bright sunshine but we managed a couple :) .......
 ..............the one above was taken in the pretty little bedroom of the holiday house with its cute little green rocking chair........and the one below was on the soft golden sand of porthminster beach.....i will be writing about making this quilt which is a kind of memory quilt in a post soon....
 ..............there were spring flowers everywhere and i loved seeing them against the sea views...the flowers below are called three cornered leeks or snowflowers.....
 ............and on a walk up the coastal path we kept spying pretty views through the blossom....
 ...........one day we went to penzance so i could call at the sew and quilt shop there, run by jessie and robin.............i've known lovely jessie through blogging for years and it was so nice to meet her in person.....their shop is a pleasure to visit and of course i bought some fabric which i will show you soon.....their online shop is also full of beautiful fabrics, block of the month clubs, quilting and sewing tools and of course their famous and fabulous english paper pieces.......
 ..............love the little bundles of liberty and other quilting fabrics that jessie curates....
 ..........we had a lovely time wandering the tiny streets of st ives and we saw the exhibition of art inspired by virginia woolf's writing at tate st ives.......lots of smaller galleries to visit as well...
 ...........i love that cornish blue and the light here really is amazing which is why so many painters came here to work......
..............thank you for dropping by dear readers, it is always lovely to have your visits and to hear from you too.......wishing you all a happy, crafty week ahead..........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

18 comments:

Connie Teasley said...

What a lovely place to visit! You should be rested and relaxed. Beautiful quilt and your pictures are very inviting.

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful place to spend a holiday, thanks for sharing pictures with us. The St. Ives quilt is fascinating, can't wait to hear more about it.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

oh my Helen, those images are idyllic! Those blues!!!! Such a pretty place and perfect to photograph your quilt!
Looking forward to seeing your new quilt take shape, it's already looking beautiful.
Happy new week,
V x

Jacky H said...

What a lovely place to stay and recharge your batteries.
You quilt looks stunning especially been photograph in those surroundings
Thank you for sharing your lovely holiday with us.

Alison said...

Looks lovely...

Elizabethd said...

What a lovely holiday! Next time you come, do let me know and I will take you to another beautiful Patchwork shop near Truro.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your slice of wonderfully blessed beautiful planet Earth...
Glad you all enjoyed your stay and spring days...your Quilt is always a sparkling art...
Take care.

Jane said...

Such lovely photos Helen. I'm so glad you had a great holiday...and lots of sunshine too! Your quilt looked so at home with those fab views. Hugs xxx

busybusybeejay said...

What a fabulous quilt.I am looking forward to hearing the story behind it.

Pom Pom said...

St. Ives is so gorgeous! I really will visit it when I finally get to England. Ha!
Your quilt is fantastic! I love it.

Mickie said...

Helen,
What a glorious place to visit! I love reading about these villages and beaches in Rosamunde Pilcher's wonderful novels. Your photos are amazing and what a sweet little house to stay in with those awesome views. There is nothing better than to find a great fabric and quilt shop while on a holiday! Can't wait to see the fabric you purchased.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Mickie, Indiana USA

Studio Maywyn said...

Thank you for sharing you pictures! Beautiful quilt. The seaside there looks enchanting.

Teresa Kasner said...

Ohhhh.. Helen.. what a magical place! You captured some magnificent images of the place! I love your quilt and am going to go back over each photo again. Can you imagine living there full-time? We spent last week in Victoria BC, I posted lots of photos. Of the harbor, the Empress Hotel, the Butchart Gardens - on my blog. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a fab week ahead. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Cindy said...

Looks lovely! i would love to visit there. Add it to my very long list of places to visit if we ever get to England!

Gracie Saylor said...

This post is among my favorites, Helen. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely trip and your gorgeous work. As always you inspire me! xxxxxxxx

Lorrie said...

Your holiday getaway looks like it was a lovely time. Such pretty colours in sea and sky, as well as in the furnishings and store. Your quilt is so very pretty both inside and out. Happy May Day!

handmade by amalia said...

What a gorgeous place, so much charm. And now I really want a mint green rocking chair.
Amalia
xo

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