Friday, 24 June 2022

Garden Days

Hello dear readers......this week has been full of sunny days and the scent of roses.....
..........each day i've been dead heading the roses and bringing a few indoors to enjoy.....also sitting in the garden enjoying the sweet scents, and sewing hearts for my new colourful vintage style heartstrings quilt (the original quilt pattern is in red white and blue and can be found in my etsy shop link in sidebar).....
........it's been wonderful drying weather for the washing.......below is the emma bridgewater tea towel that i just had to have especially because of the words on the fourth line up from the bottom........
........coffee in the garden.......cherry chains quilt....(pattern also in my etsy shop)......
.........when we were in wales we visited the beautiful historic house at plas newydd.......as it was temporarily shrouded in scaffolding i took this photo from a distance :).......
...........beautiful views of the hills all around and wonderful topiary shapes in the garden....
...........and nature's gardens - the hedgerows -  are full of gorgeous wild roses and honeysuckle......
..........back to our own garden again and below is one of our most prolific flowering roses, the kitftsgate rose which grows over the little arbour.......
.........candy pink rose in front of the potting shed.......
.........and a nice jugful in the sewing room........
.........sewing more hearts this evening as this new quilt slowly grows.........

 ...........thank you for visiting me here lovely readers and for your kind comments and messages....wishing you a wonderful sunny week ahead with flowers, happy times and crafty inspirations.......take care lovelies.........peace and love.........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 17 June 2022

Summer Days

Hello lovely readers........it's a very hot day here and has been a very sunny week.......here is one of my old favourite summer quilts called the flower market quilt......
.........the little drawstring bag below is new, made from a piece of postage stamp patchwork using lots of pretty scraps ......the pattern is the dottie drawstring bag in my etsy shop link in sidebar.......
.....you can find the pretty cords and stops in lots of colours at rose garden patchwork online.....
........these little bags are very useful for all kinds of storage and popping in a bigger bag when you need to keep things tidily together.......also great for toys or sewing things......and they make lovely gifts in themselves, or with a small gift inside......
..........we were in wales earlier this week.......this picture was taken on the bridge in llangollen....
............and we enjoyed a walk beside the canal too.......the canal boat here takes tourists on a horse drawn boat trip along the waterway........so peaceful and beautiful........
........love these old stone bridges.......
.....we always love a tea room........
........and some traditional barge painting.......
..........lots of wild roses growing in the hedgerows..........
.....so enjoying these summer days and making the most of the sunshine........will leave you with a last view of this simple colourful summer patchwork .........
.....thank you so much for dropping by to see me here dear readers........and for your kind comments and messages....such a treat :)........wishing you happy sunny days and crafty inspirations........take care lovelies ............peace and love.............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 10 June 2022

Cherries and Roses

Hello dear readers......it's been a colourful week here as all the flowers are beginning to bloom....and here is my freshly finished cherry chains quilt too......
...........this is a very summery design using the irish chain layout with cherry appliqués in the white spaces......gorgeously longarm machine quilted for me by debbie holland.......
.....we'll be using this quilt for summer picnics and on summer evenings .......
.........had to take some pictures of it in the garden of course.......and the pattern is now in my etsy shop link in sidebar........
...........one of my jubilee weekend quilt stacks with monty the sugar mouse.......
.........and the potting shed with some red white and blue quilts and bunting......we enjoyed all the jubilee celebrations very much and it seems a shame to take all the lovely bunting down......
.........as well as celebrating with red white and blue quilts i've been picking roses every day.....now is the time to enjoy them and photograph them and i want to make the most of these beauties.......
.........some of our roses are old ones which were here when we moved in many years ago....some are newer, planted by us.....i usually forget the names after a while though ;).......
.....i just love them......the colours and the gorgeous scents......how the fragrance can fill a room, but delicately and naturally.......and i love seeing roses on my quilts.....sometimes i appliqué fabric ones too as with the vintage charm quilts......
........the candy pink rose here is one of my favourites for it's bright colour.......
..........thanks to my husband for training the roses and giving them lots of tlc....they are all growing well this year........plenty more to enjoy....lots of buds on the rose below......
..........thank you for visiting me here lovely readers and for your kind comments....so lovely to hear from you......wishing you a happy week with flowers, sunshine and crafty inspirations......take care lovelies.....love and peace.....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 3 June 2022

Jubilee

Hello lovely readers....just popping in from our jubilee weekend celebrations with a blog post......
.........this is my finished jubilee quilt.....in a vintage style using mainly lovely lewis and irene jubilee fabrics with lots of low volume ones.......the pattern is my heartstrings quilt but with fewer hearts used......(pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar)........i used waste canvas to cross stitch my little jubilee pincushion sampler style pattern in the centre of the quilt.....
..........this will be a unique souvenir quilt and reminder of this special time......amazing to think that our wonderful queen has reigned for 70 years and so lovely that she can celebrate her platinum jubilee with so many cheering crowds.........love to see the tradition and pageantry....and the joyfulness after such hard times......
.........the roses are all opening now and everywhere is looking beautiful......
.......i've also had a lovely time creating little jubilee keepsakes in the form of cross stitch pincushion ornaments and many people have made their own gorgeous versions.......the patterns for these are also in my etsy shop........
..........and of course we had to have cakes for our celebrations........these are my small grandchildren's favourites and i love the jubilee cake toppers so much :) ......
.......a little peek into our garden below.........flowers are burgeoning........
..........the wisteria has been wonderful this spring and is now twining among the roses on the trellis.....
..........and here are the side door roses in bloom against a bright blue sky.........

 ...........thank you for dropping in to see me here dear readers........thank you too for leaving me sweet comments and messages.........i hope you are having a feel-good weekend and enjoying happy times......take care lovelies.............love and peace................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 27 May 2022

Home and Garden

Hello again dear readers on a sunny and slightly blustery day in my little corner of the uk.....
........some pictures today from around my home and garden......spending lots of time in and out of the garden at the moment, and bringing lots of flowers into the house to enjoy.......
.........love to see the lush green beyond the windows, now dotted with flower colours.....
.........cosy beds with quilts and books......and some flower posies too......
.....the quilt here is my lucky fish quilt...pattern in my etsy shop link in sidebar......
........thanks to careful nurturing by my hubby we have lovely wisteria tumbling down the back of the house this year......and mingling with the soft pink roses......
..........more pretty roses from the front garden this time, and after some thinning out and cutting back of other shrubs the pale pink rose there has emerged with many more flowers this year......
.........here's the mother's day clematis i planted a few weeks ago next to the obelisk.....
..........and a view between the adorable bells daisies.......
....to celebrate world bee day last week i released this beehive cushion pattern.......
......and to celebrate the royal jubilee i added this little cross stitch corgi pincushion to the jubilee collection.....both patterns are in my etsy shop link in sidebar.....
.......thank you so much for dropping by to my little blogspace dear readers....and thank you for your lovely comments and kind messages too...it's always a pleasure to hear from you.......wishing you happy days with flowers and sunshine and crafty inspirations.......take care lovelies........love and peace.......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx