Monday, 12 November 2018

Homely

 Happy new week to all my lovely blog readers....hope it has begun well for you.......here i have not only been sorting out my studio but moving stuff about in the kitchen and having a little sort out there too......
 ............we are putting up some new shelves which will give me lots of new storage and look pretty too..........more about that soon............
 ...............and the studio sorting is gradually getting done but i'm still finding the 'throw or keep' decisions difficult and have put some stuff in boxes on the top floor for now ;) ....just until i decide for sure....
 ...........this is the desk in my studio where the ink, glue and paper crafting work takes place....it's a bit tidier now......
 .............as for my other love ...patchwork....well here is a new mini quilt made of bow tie blocks....
 ............i love these blocks and can't wait to make another......
 ...............also finished is my true blues feedsack fabrics star pillow.....more pics of this coming soon....
 ............cosy candlelight and the mini hearts quilt..........can you tell i'm in a cosy homely mood this week?......
 ...........in the greenhouse are bulbs ready to plant, and lots of seeds to sow for next spring....
 ...........molly and i planted lots of bulbs in the cottage garden this afternoon.....she thought my garden kneeler was a perfect little dog seat........
 ..........i love all the seasons, even winter...but i am looking forward to spring and seeing my new cottage garden filled with flowers......
.................i shall leave you today with some roses (from a flower shop) and some twinkly lights and candles to keep the homely feeling............thanks for visiting me here dear readers and for your sweet comments.... hope you have a happy week ahead with cosy crafty times.........back soon.................xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 5 November 2018

First Frost

 The days are shorter, the nights are drawing in and we have had our first frost here.....we began the week with halloween and pumpkins and ended it with fireworks and a lovely family bonfire party....
 ............and now i am beginning a big studio sort out..........with pixie girl here to help.....
 ...........and sweet molly to keep us company too.............so much to sort and discard....the junk certainly mounts up and with art stuff you can never be sure if you just might need it one day which makes the re organising even harder............
 ............there has been a crafty touch of christmas here the last couple of months.....a cross stitch design in the last issue of crafts beautiful..........and below my patchwork trees project in the new crafts beautiful christmas issue here.............these are fun to make and i loved adding the little stitches, buttons and bows to the finished patchwork..........
 .............below is a beautiful little snowy painting by my dear friend anne mackinnon...... the picture is now available as a set of christmas cards from the friends of the whitworth ......think i'll pop this in a frame for my studio wall.............
 ...............several of my quilty projects are nearly finished and i've done quite a lot of work on the carousel quilt...........sewing diamonds for one of the pretty borders..........
 .............joining the carousel wheels to the dotty background............and making yo yos for another of the borders..........the pattern is by everyday quilts and is a pleasure to sew............
 .............pretty flowers from my elder daughter to brighten up the studio during the sorting .........
 ..............and here is a quick photo of the shutter mirror this week reflecting our sitting room, red hydrangea drying in a jug and a few quilts there too.............
 ...............now we've had the first frost i moved the geraniums into the greenhouse, and the olive tree as well...........lots of bulbs have arrived for the cottage garden....just got to plant them all now ;).........
 ..............more little pixies here to help............back to my sorting out in a moment.........
...............thank you so much for dropping by to my little blog space dear readers and for your kind comments..........hope your november has begun well and wishing you warm and cosy times in the coming week................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx