Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Cosy October

 Hello lovely readers.......here are some cosy october pictures today as we near the end of the month (already!)......i've been busy sewing with these very pretty old rose fabrics from tilda....above is my redwork berries pincushion......(pattern in my etsy shop link in sidebar)......
 ............and this is the beginning of a bow tie quilt which will have a checkerboard border too......
 ..........i wanted to use some bigger pieces to see the pretty fabrics properly....love these gorgeous shades of purples, pinks, creams, teals and reds.....
 .............i even found a bunch of supermarket flowers in similar colours to enjoy last week....
 ..........it's soup time here (well actually i love soup and make it all year round!).......
 .......but now it's pumpkin soup time :)............and this is my latest (and largest) fabric pumpkin.....
 ..............in the garden the cherry tree has shed its colourful leaves across the lawn.....more work for mr p at the weekend.....
 ............we cut the fuchsia bush back very hard last year and it loved it and has grown much bigger....
 ...........beautiful berries that are perfect for decorations in and out of the garden.....
 ........cottage garden view....plants are dying back but lots are green still and we have towering cosmos flowers.....i bought more tulips ....pink ones!...(i hope!) and need to plant them this weekend too.....
 .............cosy october means candle light, fire light, hot drinks and hand sewing......a log cabin block for my on going quilt in warm colours............and below some cosy decorations celebrating the season.......
............wishing you a very happy end of october dear readers.......hope you are having cosy crafty times and (if you celebrate it)...happy halloween.......thank you so much for visiting me here and for your kind comments which are such a treat to read.......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

12 comments:

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

I know, I cannot believe this month is almost over?!? It's one of my favorites. I made some fabric pumpkins from your pattern and they are cute! I'm sewing more and really enjoying it. I made Halloween pillowcases for the grands. Your fuchsia berries are beautiful! I love bittersweet too. Do you have that? I too am a soup lover and I could definitely live on soups, breads and salads. Love your log cabin and I wish we could get Tilda fabric here. Fat Quarter shop is carrying some of her buttons so I'm hoping maybe fabric next? Although there are so many beautiful fabrics out there in addition to Tilda.
Enjoy your Fall and Happy Halloween! Do you celebrate Halloween?

QuiltGram said...

The Bow Tie quilt is lovely with this fabric collection. Since I live in Maine, I didn’t know there is such a tree as your Fuchsia which is beautiful. We had heavy rain yesterday which always leads to tons of leaves on the ground. Our fall foliage was fantastic this year and for us it peaked around October 10th. Still have some bright yellow, gold, and even some brighter orange/rust leaves for color. Many homes have Burning Bush shrubs that are their height of flaming red right now. All of your pictures are beautiful to look at and thanks for posting.

Jacky H said...

You bow tie quilt is lovely fabric to dye for. The weather here in Worcester has just turned colder. The trees are getting ready to turn. I make soup all the time it is so satisfying with home made bread.
Thanks for sharing a snap shot into your crafting life.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Isn't it wonderful how some little shapes fit together into such a beautiful pattern .... I just love your bow tie quilt Helen!
Our cherry tree is dropping it leaves now too, keeps my hubby busy as well.
So many pretty autumnal images ... have a great halloween,
V x

Rhona said...

The bow tie quilt is lovely....always love your choice of fabrics!
Soup is wonderful all year round but particularly on a cold autumn (or winter!) day.
happy crafting!

Teresa Kasner said...

I love your handmade pumpkins and all the pretty colors and candles aglow. Your cottage garden is a delight in all seasons.

BooOOOoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo
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((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Christine B said...

Such a delightful array of sewing projects made with a very pretty range of fabrics! Beautiful! I love pumpkin soup too.... I think it is my favourite! Have a lovely week! Christine xx

Little Quiltsong said...

Such a beautiful October post - so many delightful pictures of your yard and pretty sewing projects. Couldn't believe my eyes with your huge Fuchsia bush. My parents loved their fuchsia plants and each year, I had to buy a hanging plant of this, to place on the corner of their covered porch entrance. To see a whole bush of them is just awesome!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at your beautiful photos you share. This is a lovely time of year and it is a reminder that we need to savor these last days, last months. They go by so quickly.
Thank you Helen for always inspiring me, and others. You really are a bright gem for a friend.

butterfly said...

Oh you bring in some wonderful colour in for Autumn .
So good to see before the Reds and greens that we will see soon.
Have a lovely sewing week.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Your log cabin colors and prints are lovely. Your yard looks charming. Happy November!

Jo said...

I love log cabin blocks so simple but such an optical illusion. Happy November. Jo x