Monday, 8 September 2014

Golden Days

 We have been having the most beautiful indian summer days here, misty mornings and then hot sunshine.........not summer, and not autumn but a few golden days in between..............
 ...........the autumn blanket i began during the indian summer last year is now complete......
 ................i added a pom pom trim all the way round to finish it off.......regular readers will know i loved adding pom pom edging to the ripple blankets i made...........i already had some of this darker multi pom pom trim in my stash and when i laid it on the blanket i knew i needed some more of it to really complete it................... was inspired by the bright berries, fruits and blue sky of the lake district last year.......
 ............this year too we have visited lots of lovely gardens, and last week went to one of our favourites where the potager was burgeoning with all kinds of vegetables and fruits in mellow colours......

 .............i love the canes and other structures in a kitchen garden and the decorative way the climbers twist and twine around them...............
 ...........there were masses of marigolds and other orange flowers like nasturtiums, and the bright colours of swiss chard mixed in with them created a lovely autumnal effect...............
               autumnal bunny just popping in, this is cinnamon............. fabrics to add to my stash.....kona cottons in gorgeous colours...........
..............and a new book on my shelf this week........the quilter's desk diary for 2015 is a colourful and practical organiser with beautiful quilting photos ........two of my projects are in it :) would make a lovely gift for a quilter and is available in book shops, on amazon or here.................
............thank you for visiting me here in my little bit of blogland, lovely is always a pleasure to see you, and to read your sweet comments is a real treat..............wishing you a happy crafty week filled with golden days................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxoooooooooooooxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Your new blanket is gorgeous - I love those colours. Is that a sewn on edging or did you crochet the pom pom edging?

  2. Such a lovely post - and the pom pom edging is absolutely perfect !
    Have a lovely week, Kate x

  3. Thank you Helen for the beautiful , colourful and inspiring photos of your work. I also was impressed by the pom pom edging . It gives this 'extra something' to the beautiful blanket.
    Have a nice, creative week , as always.
    My best ,
    Tina xxx

  4. Your colourful blanket will keep someone cozy once the autumn rains begin. The pompom edging looks like fun!
    Beautiful apples and flowers. Late summer is filled with delights.

  5. Gorgeous - I love your blanket and lovely photos as always thank you xx

  6. You've outdone yourself once again with a gorgeous blanket for Fall!
    I love the pompoms especially that they are all different colors.
    Cinnamon is so precious with her little hand knit sweater and that darling frock she's wearing under it. I feel like Alice in Wonderland when I visit your blog. Love the Quilter's Diary too!

  7. I love your new blanket! The pom on edging is original and cute.
    Have a nice week!

  8. Hi Helen, autumn really is just around the corner isn't it. Your late summer post is so cheering, such lovely photos. How lovely to see your own work in your diary. Take care xx

  9. Hello Helen! Love your wonderful photographs of the Autumnal gardens... they really are beautiful! Love your fabulous blanket with the pom pom trim.. really adds another dimension! :) xx

  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous blanket
    Julie xxxxxx

  11. This is the most glorious time of year, especially when we get a little sunshine. Your lovely blanket sums it up perfectly! I'd love to know what yarn you used.
    I always enjoy your posts and turn to them when I am in need of a little colour (which is often actually)! Thank you so much.


  12. Dear Helen,

    The garden you visited looks beautiful.It's still so full of flowers! What a joy to walk through it.

    Your blanket looks perfect. I like the pop pom edging! It finishes it finishes it off beautifully!

    Happy week!
    Madelief x

  13. Dear Helen, your blanket is awesome! It looks like ice cream, sweets and fun. A blanket that gives pleasure every time you look at it. I wouldn't dare to start a project like this! Have a nice evening, Viola

  14. Luscious pictures and such a delightful blanket - so very pretty ~

  15. Bravo for more beautiful projects completed, Helen! From blankets, to bunnies, to books, you continue to inspire me...I am off to crochet, then swim, then crochet... XX

  16. I'm in love with that pompom-edging :-)))

  17. Que lindo,você também crocheta.Boa semana Hellen.Beijo.Valéria.(Brasil).

  18. Love the colours today Helen! I just adore a garden full of of yellow and orange flowers!!
    The pom pom trim on your blanket is gorgeous. :)
    V x

  19. So wonderful to get back to blogging after my holiday and read your lovely post! I love the blanket, even your autumnal colours have a zesty edge like no other! My nasturtiums have such an intensity this years really vibrant hues of orange, I enjoy seeing yours, too! Chrissie x

  20. Hi Helen, bravo on the colorful blanket! The pompom edging makes it look so happy and fun! The garden you showed is awesome and I wish I had that pretty glass greenhouse in that one picture!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  21. Oh, your new blanket is just beautiful!! The colors are so pretty and warm! Glad you are enjoying some lovely sunny last days of summer!! Wishing you a sweet week Helen! xo Heather

  22. Hi Helen! You call this autumn blanket but I'm sure it gives you summer-thought during the winter! It's just adorable and the pom-pom ribbon is Super cute finish! All your photos are so beautiful! x Teje

  23. Wow, Helen! That blanket is gorgeous - and I love the pompoms around the edge!
    Enjoy the last bits of summeriness (the weather's been the same here for the past week or so - bliss)!!!

  24. Hi Helen! Just came across your blog and saw your wonderful blanket! Such lovely colours, they look great together. And those pompoms make it such fun!!!
    Your garden looks colourful, thanks for these pretty photos! And those fabrics have such nice shades - what will you make with them! I can see that you are a woman after my own heart, I also love colours!!! :)
    Enjoy your week!
    Ingrid xx

  25. the pom poms are to die for! adorable x

  26. the pom poms are to die for! adorable x

  27. Hallo Helen, deine Decke ist traumhaft schön geworden und die Bommeln am Rand gefallen mir sehr gut. Ein wunderschönen Garten hast du da besucht, richtig einladend, bunt und toll.
    Liebe Grüße Annerose

  28. What a lovely colourful post Helen. I love the pom pom edging on your beautiful blanket and the potager in the garden you visited looks wonderful. Have a great week.
    Jane x

  29. September is such a beautiful month - the new beginnings of a school year, changing colours of leaves & flower heads, cooler mornings & evenings...I do so love the changing of the seasons - I think I would struggle to live somewhere where it was warm all year round. Much as I'm enjoying this beautiful weather, I'm also looking forward to lighting up the log burner in the evening & snuggling under a blanket in front of the telly! Have a lovely week!

  30. Oh wow -- it's just gorgeous. You have such a great eye for color -- and those pompoms look fantastic!!/1

  31. I adore the richness of the autumn blanket and the pom pom trim gives a lovely touch. x

  32. Your blanket is beautiful! What a way to welcome fall. Love your blog .

  33. your blanket is a very happy one!!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

  34. Your autumn blanket is wonderful Helen, such lovely colours and the pom pom edging is the perfect finishing touch.
    Marianne x

  35. Helen , as ever a stunning piece of work.Did you sew the edging or did you crochet it on? It looks stunning

  36. Hi Helen, I'm going to look for this quilters desk diary, sounds like just the thing I need to be inspired and organized!! xo amy

  37. Your blanket is wonderful around with pom pom! and my favorite photo is the white basket full of fabric above the blanket crochet ... I love this photo, Helen!

    Today is the National Day of Catalonia, my country.
    At 17:14 hours in BARCELONA. We hope the world will listen us.
    There will be a V, with the following meaning:
    VOTE (votar in catalan) , WILL (voluntat in catalan) and VICTORY (victòria en catalan) .
    We, the Catalans, hopefully one day we can celebrate our Independence Day.
    Above all we are a peaceful people.
    Thans for sharing, Helen!
    Have a nice day!

  38. Helen, love your new crocheted blanket, and the pom-pom trim just completes it beautifully. The Quilter's Diary looks lovely, will look out for that. Cinnamon is really sweet too, and what a great name for her.

    Many thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, I appreciate them so much. I think a word to describe your style is 'Fresh'.It is always so crisp and clean and pretty in your corner. Have a lovely weekend, with love, Linda x

  39. Your crochet blanket is beautiful Helen..a really pretty mix of colours and I love the pompom edging!
    Cinnamon looks so sweet in her autumnal shades and how lovely to have two of your projects in your new quilters desk diary!
    The cottage garden is so lovely too x
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Susan x

  40. I love the pom pom blanket - what a happy thing to curl up under. The photo's of the potager are gorgeous too - that's what mine is supposed to look like but it is far from it this year!

  41. Haven't the last couple of weeks been lovely? Although I am back at work after the hols it is so nice to come home to a lovely evening!

    Love the blanket, so cosy for the autumn.


  42. Dear Helen,

    What a lovely blanket - and that pompom (I am a big fan!) edging is just perfect for it! And I am amazed by your garden: still so green and also colorful!

    Happy September!


  43. Dear Helen , your blanket very very very nice !I love the colors , the pom pom edging , everything is beautiful ! See you soon

  44. The blanket and bunny are so lovely.

  45. This year portuguese summer was very strang and unstable... I love your blanket and the cute pom pom trim.
    Hope you have a lovely week!
    Ana x


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