Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Staying Home

 Hello again lovely readers......here are some beautiful pink blossom pictures to cheer us all up.....
 .............such a strange spring this year and we are social distancing and self isolating at home like many others while the corona virus rampages around the world......and yet in the garden and in the natural world all is beautiful, sunny, blossomy, blue skied and fresh........we have to enjoy these lovely moments......
 ..............here's my pink version of my heartstrings quilt (the pattern is available as a pdf in my etsy shop link in sidebar).....with lots of little added embellishments....
 .....like cross stitched initials, applique text ribbon, buttons.......
 .....ribbon tags sewn into the seams, my old favourite red running stitch sewn around the heart shapes.....
 .............and some yoyo or suffolk puff appliques...........  the colour pink means love and positivity, calm, compassion and nurture.....so it's an especially good colour for us now.............
 ..............i have been hand quilting a new quilt this week, and have started lots of other projects which keep me very absorbed.......along with reading and gardening........hubby and i have done more gardening in the past few days than we have in ages.........
 .................the greenhouse is scented with hyacinths............
 ..............i've potted lots of cuttings and sown lots of seeds in trays...........
 ................tulips in a bee jug left on the front doorstep on mother's day X.........
 ............and the intoxicating scent of this little hyacinth bed that i weeded this afternoon in the sunshine......these were all bulbs that we enjoyed in the house in previous years.....i just pop them into this bed when they are over for the season......
..............thank you for dropping by to see me here dear readers and for your kind comments.....i hope you are staying home, staying safe and keeping well.......sending much love, hope and positivity to you all............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

17 comments:

lil red hen said...

Your posts are always so filled with lovely colors! Soft colors and beautiful subjects: flowers and quilts. I enjoy them so much.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Love your beautiful quilt Helen ... and the meaning of pink is very apt at the moment.
Thank goodness the weather has been behaving itself and making gardening possible!!
Fingers crossed for more sunshine and for all this to be over soon.
Stay safe and well lovely,
V x

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Thank you for providing lovely, bright happiness in your posts for us to see and read. Oh my goodness, I love all of those extra embellishments on your heart quilt. It’s another beauty x

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Mother's Day!

The circles fabric in the thimble and wood spool is gorgeous.

tubakk said...

Thank you for bringing beauty into our hard days just now. Stay strong! greetings from Norway.

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Oh I just LOVE pink.. and those pink flowers are so heartwarming to me. I wish we had some color in our garden.. but not yet. We just had snow last week! I am looking forward to planting some color in my pots, as soon as the threat of frosts are over. Your heart quilt is so wonderful with all of the extras and goodies. It looks lovely draped over the white chair! White and pink - how much better can it get??!! Glad you and your family are all well. Hubby and I are staying home as usual - we are both kind of hermits anyway! Marilyn (Oregon)

De said...

Hello from USA,it has gotten a little scary here blogs like yours are always a ray of sunshine especially now. Waiting for some sunshine here in North Carolina to join you gardening. Be safe De

Linda said...

Thank you for sharing some beauty. I tthink we can all use it. I know I can. :-)

Lorrie said...

You have such a lovely aesthetic and this quilt is proof positive!

I do the same with bulbs enjoyed in the house - pop them into the garden where they bloom over and over.

Social distancing and staying at home here, too. Stay safe.

Teresa Kasner said...

Hello dear Helen, I'm glad you're staying safe and keeping happily occupied while doing so. We're doing similar here. I love hearts and pink so your quilt is like eye candy to me. I will enlarge them and look at them again after I leave my friendly comment here. Wishing you well and lets hope they find a vaccine sooner than they say. Our poor Earth and it's people . ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

butterfly said...

Another pretty post makes you feel so good being in the garden and having time to spend on our sewing .
Have a good week.

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful pictures - love seeing how Spring is bursting forth in the UK. Happy belated Mother's Day - I thought of you when I saw it mentioned on our calendars here at home. Enjoy your gardening. Your heart quilt is so pretty with all the different pinks in there.

pens and needles said...

Your blog is always a bright spot, warm and encouraging and hopeful. Thanks for continuing to be that for us, as we work through these sometimes-dark days.

Gayle Schnepp said...

All that pink is so uplifting! Thank you from Indiana, USA

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

What lovely flowers and the quilt...what can I say...it is beautiful especially with all the distinctive special touches you incorporate into it. Stay well!

Kc'sCourt said...

Gorgeous garden and beautiful quilts

Julie xxxx

Thimbleanna said...

Thank you for all your pretty PINK pictures to cheer us up! It's always so beautiful here in your space -- happiness that's definitely needed now. Happy Spring!