Friday, 23 July 2021

Summer Brights

Hello again dear readers.........it's been VERY hot, sunny and bright since i last wrote my blog....actually we've had a heatwave all week.....tonight is cooler though.....here is my red and white checkerboard quilt matching the red poppies......
......this quilt is one of my very favourites.......the simple pattern is in my etsy shop.......
........sunshine and poppies and pretty fabrics.....an old blue bucket too.....
.........some of our garden seating is in the shade and that's where you'd find me in the afternoons, sewing english paper pieced patchwork......in the mornings we walked on the beach with molly our dog and enjoyed some cooling sea air and refreshing salt water.....
.......lots of poppies have grown up next to the sweet peas.....i love how poppies literally just pop up...
...........i sewed a little summer inspired patchwork bag......this is from my dottie drawstring bag pattern also in my etsy shop...link in sidebar....
..........love these bright summer colours this week :).......poppies, zinnias and nasturtiums.....
............some sweet japanese fabrics, scraps and belle and boo summer designs inspired this bag....
.....with cords and stops...all from rose garden patchwork.......
.........a nice little bag to give as a summer gift (or to contain a gift)......and to keep tiny toys or treasures in...
..........or maybe some fabric fish......children love these little fish....and i like them too for summer decorations.....
.........thank you for dropping by to my little bit of blogland lovely readers.....and thank you for your kind comments.......wishing you a wonderful weekend and a happy week ahead......keep well lovelies.....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 16 July 2021

Sweet Flowers

Hello again lovely readers......it's a hot and sunny day here in our little corner of the uk....and we are loving all the flowers.........especially the delicious sweet peas........
..........and i've been sewing some gorgeous hexies from liberty floral fabrics........
..........this dear little cup was a birthday gift.....perfect for tiny posies.....it's from sussex lustreware.....
..........below is my weekly quilt stack......floral quilts on a rustic stool next to the sweet peas.....
..........and then i cut the latest crop of sweet peas...........here they are in my lovely mother in law's flower gathering basket.....
.........then they were arranged in different containers and dotted around the house to scent the rooms.....
........we had an outing to ness botanic gardens which is where the next few pictures were taken.....
........this is the stunning wildflower bed......so gorgeous in the bright sunshine.....
........it was a beautiful day with deep blue sky too.....people are emerging from lockdown......and planes flying across the blue again......
.........the gardens are a joy to walk around and it was very refreshing to be able to visit there again.....
...........and i'll leave you with one more sweet pea picture....because we need to enjoy them while we can....off to sew some more liberty hexies now in the shade.....

 ........thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for your kind comments.......wishing you a happy week with sunshine and sweet flowers......take care and keep well lovelies......back soon xxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 9 July 2021

Cottage Garden

Today we are in the cottage garden......and here is my cottage garden quilt too.....
........a bucket of sweet peas to enjoy......gorgeous scent and love all the colours.....
.......i love to photograph my quilts on the picket fence......the cottage garden is full of flowers now, lots of tall frothy ones too like lupins, delphiniums, campanula and ammi magus.......
.......also a lot of rose campion has self seeded which looks pretty but i will have to pull a few out soon or it will take over.......
........a small wigwam of bright sweet peas next to the picket fence......
..........and here are some everlasting sweet peas which stay in the ground and grow back but have no scent....they are bright and colourful though and prolific too......
...........white roses climbing next to the arbour....they smell so sweet......
..........and pink roses.......lots of them....
.....arranging flowers last weekend when we had two birthday celebrations here, my younger daughter's and mine......so wonderful to see my lovely family again.......
.......flower power....crazy daisies grown from seed, a packet i picked up because i remembered them from childhood....super bright and neon.....
........one more cottage garden quilt picture....this pattern is in my shop, link in sidebar......the fabrics are all tilda and kona white solid.....looking through the flowers below in true cottage garden style....lots of busy views and lots more flowers to show another time,,,,,,

 .......thank you for dropping by dear readers and thank you so much for your sweet comments....it's always such a pleasure to hear from you......have a happy, sunny, flowery week and take care lovelies.....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 2 July 2021

Happy July

Happy July lovely readers......we are celebrating the new month with lots of flowers today.....first here on the vintage style bench is my vintage hearts cushion made with rosy florals and patches of sky blue.....
.......surrounded by summer garden flowers.....foxgloves, cranesbill, nepeta, lavender and roses.....
.......and here's a big bunch of gorgeous sweet peas......
........sweet peas from sarah raven are growing sturdily up the wigwam......
.........and in the cottage garden this rose is in full flower....it's called you're beautiful......
............lots of blooms in the cottage garden....something new to see each day.....
...........a bunch of cottage flowers in a vintage jug on a stack of vintage style quilts.....
........love these soft florals all year round but especially with real flowers in summer......
.........here's the tilda apple butter version of my pentagon ball matching the flowers.....the patterns for this, for the vintage hearts cushion and the vintage charm quilt can all be found as pdf's in my etsy shop, link in sidebar .....
..........besides enjoying the garden flowers we've also been loving the wildflowers on our walks.....hedgerows burgeoning with wild roses are such a joy to see, especially with blue sky....
.......and gorgeous wild honeysuckle.......such perfect flowers and delicious scent.......i shall leave you with one more sweet pea view for today.......looking forward to many more to come......

 ......thank you for dropping by to see me here dear readers......you can also find me on instagram in between my blog posts too......thank you for your kind comments which i really appreciate.... wishing you a happy sunny july with plenty of flowers and crafty inspirations.......take care lovelies....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 25 June 2021

Summer Projects

Hello again dear readers....greetings from my very rainy bit of the world today.....but still we have some bright and summery projects to share......
..........my dottie drawstring bag is an easy pattern to make in lots of different fabrics, both scraps and larger pieces....and here i've added a little cherry appliqué too......
.........the lining is a pretty fruit print in green.....
.......and the backing is the same print in pink......fabrics, cords and stops from rose garden patchwork online, and the little bag pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar......
...........also new to my shop and filled with summer colour is my flower pots quilt.......
........this was a fun make....and i fancy sewing another one...maybe in vintage colours.......
........the beginning of the week was warm and sunny and we had lots of lovely garden times.....
..........enjoying the daily surprises as new flowers open......
..........and watching birds, butterflies and bees among them.......
........the sweet peas have been growing so well and are a joy to have indoors next to my work table in little vases and jugs......
........earlier in the season we popped tiny nasturtiums in here and there and now it's fun to see them flowering.....we also have a row of sunflowers gradually growing taller......love this time of year so much and we need the rain for the flowers.......but hope the sun comes out again soon ;)........

 ..........thank you for dropping by to see me here dear blog friends....and a big thank you for your kind comments........wishing you a happy week ahead with sunny days and crafty times.......take care lovelies..............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx