Monday, 8 October 2018

Autumn Brights

 Happy new week dear readers.....i hope it's a bright one for you.....
 ...........we've had some lovely autumn days here over the past week......perfect for finishing off the picket fence and even doing a little planting......
 ..........and some mushroom collecting......
 ..........love this cute pattern by vechernie posidelki...such quirky little mushrooms.... i want to make lots....
 ............gathering together some autumn decorations and a few flowers and berries....
 ...............choosing some quilts in autumn colours too.....
 .............the picket fence is finished, the little gate installed and painted...a big thank you to my lovely mr p for doing this for me (i did help by doing the painting but the construction was the main thing)..........and thank you to my lovely blog readers who gave me suggestions for flowers to plant in my new cottage garden....they will all be on my list and the ordering is about to begin......looking forward to a lot of pretty flowers next year.....
 ..........i went shopping with my elder daughter on friday and we had a quick look in m & s for snowberries but they didn't have any more.....
 .........then at the weekend in the garden centre i found this pretty checker berry plant......
 ............after enjoying it in the house for a while i'll plant it outside.........such pretty berries.....
 .............almost finished quilting the heartstrings quilt..........nearly up to the dotty border now which i plan to quilt some hearts in.....am using a hera marker instead of my usual quilting tape..........
..............i have a dear friend coming today and there is some butternut squash soup simmering in the aga ready for our lunch......we have a lot of catching up to do...........i also have a lot of catching up to with my blog friends and this will be the week now the fence painting is done!......thank you to everyone who visits me here and for all your kind comments .......wishing you all a wonderful week ahead with flowers and sunshine, and time to do the things you love...........back soon xxxxxxxxxx
 

15 comments:

Carole Williamson l said...

Just one word “ beautiful”
Love Carole from Rossendale xx

Christine B. said...

Always look forward to your lovely blog posts on a Monday Helen, they start the week off on a good note! Love your picket fence!! Christine xx

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

What a pretty little picket fence and I love your mushrooms, very cute xx

Jane said...

I've only recently added your blog to my list when I came across it. I love patchwork quilting although I haven't done any for a while. My love is knitting, although I learnt to crochet just this summer and that's my current passion LOL I made a blanket and now I'm making another! I think your blog is beautiful. I love the little collages and the vignette around your photos. I hope to get back into patchwork again soon and your blog is certainly inspiring :)

Mickie said...

Helen,
Another inspiring post this morning! I love the basket of pumpkins topped off with the little blackbird. Your heartstrings quilt is so sweet. As usual I envy how you are hand quilting it, so perfectly. The picket fence is awesome and will be just the ticket to frame all your flowers. Looking forward to seeing those pictures next spring and summer.
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie, Indiana USA

Sophie said...

Very beautiful!!!!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen, I'm just imagining all those pretty cottage garden plants behind that beautifully painted picket fence!! It's going to be wonderful!
Such pretty autumnal images ... I'm going to have to look out for that little plant, its berries are so beautiful.
Have a lovely week and enjoy your soup,
V x

Salty Pumpkin Art said...

Haopy New Fence! You and MrP did a wonderful job. The fence is charming.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

LOVE your box of Fall pretties... the little pumpkins, mushrooms and the little deer! Your fence is gorgeous and fun... what a lot of work painting it but it looks absolutely lovely. I can just picture next summer there already, with short and tall flowers adorning it. As always, love your post and its bright and cheery colors. I still have a photo sitting by my computer that I printed out last year of your fabric pumpkins sitting on a white shelf... as inspiration for me! I see some little ceramic mushrooms there.. now you can add your squishy fabric ones! But I have as yet to make any sweet little pumpkins! Maybe one day................ Marilyn

Gracie Saylor said...

Of all your pretty stitching I especially love your heartstrings quilt, Helen. I am just making a little progress on a crocheted baby blanket, but I'm grateful that my normally busy schedule was extra busy with five house showings last week! I have some Pansies I need to plant and managed to plant two mums and trim back the spent Hollyhocks. You inspire me with your garden plans. I hope you had a great visit with your friend. xxxx

Little Quiltsong said...

Another lovely post! I can almost smell that delicious soup on your stove top :)! We love our squash! Enjoyed seeing your new fence and beautiful crafts and flowers. Enjoy ordering your future flowers for your garden!

Rhona said...

I love those fabric mushrooms....must check out the pattern - I've been photographing lots of mushrooms recently so it would be wonderful to stitch some too! You hand quilting is amazing - you have so much patience to do this.

Teresa Kasner said...

Those little fabric mushrooms are adorable! You can make anything, can't you!? Bravo on the picket fenced cottage garden, what a delightful addition to your home. Your friend is a very lucky lady to get to come and spend time with you in your warm home and to share some soup with you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jacky H said...

What a lovely read you've really caught the Autumn feeling.
Mushrooms are so sweet .
Im looking forward to seeing your cottage garden next year.

Simone said...

I need a picket fence! It looks wonderful! Lovely autumnal decor, pumpkins, mushrooms and raven? Pretty berry plant. I will have to look out for it! x