Tuesday, 24 September 2019

September Sewing

 Hello dear readers......hope you have had a good start to your week.....here there has been lots of sewing going on as well as lots of pattern writing and template drawing.....
 ...........i showed this little toadstool pillow last autumn when i had fun making up my applique pillow pattern in some of my favourite fabrics with added surface embroidery stitches and vintage buttons..... i love working this way and seeing how the texture develops.....the pattern for this is now in my etsy shop (link in side bar).....
 ...............still adding cute little log cabin blocks to the growing stack......
 ............and it's the time of year when i make some new lavender sachets.....
 ....this year i've made some with the new tilda tea towel stripes and filled them with lavender i dried from the garden.....the bunches are hung up to dry in the linen cupboard, and the sachets are later tucked in there among the sheets....
 ............hand quilting my little cherries quilt is a very relaxing and peaceful way to spend some stitching time......
 ...........i'm trying out a new hoop i've just bought...it's smooth and chunky and works well though my sewing is much slower than it is without.....
 ...........we went to the garden centre last week to buy some tulip bulbs for the cottage garden....i bought two packets of pink ones and have planted them this week.....also just had to buy a tray of bellis daisies......
 ............and some violas too.....these are so pretty..........
 ...........we visited our local botanic gardens at the weekend and here are some of the many beautiful sorbus berries..........the leaves haven't turned here yet though some are just beginning to....we have had some glorious bright sunny blue sky autumn days..........
 ...........finally i know it's a bit early to be showing christmas designs but  just wanted to let folks know that my red patchwork christmas stocking design is also now available as a pattern in my etsy shop (link in sidebar) and  we all need to get on with our festive sewing in good time :)......
...........thank you so much for dropping by to see me here dear readers and for the kind comments you leave me....i do appreciate them very much......wishing you a wonderful september week wherever you may be.........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

9 comments:

Rhona said...

Your lavender sachets look wonderful...I adore the scent of lavender...as long as it isn't the artificial stuff! :)
Your patchwork stocking is gorgeous, love the little pom-pom detail.
Have a wonderful week, Helen!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Beautiful stitching as always ... those little lavender pouches are so pretty!
Lovely little 'Helen' daisies ... I planted some little violas this week too, they always look like sweet little faces to me!
Have a great week, we had beautiful warm sunshine here this afternoon, so it will probably be with you tomorrow!!
V x

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Oh so pretty..... am kind of "into" Christmas early this year for some reason. Love the Christmas patchwork stocking.. you've been busy in your Etsy shop! I just bought you pattern for the fabric pumpkins... every day I tell myself "I'm going to MAKE some of those pumpkins!" and so far I haven't. Yardwork is taking precedence as getting ready for winter and cold weather already and having to put things away, cover things, do a last mowing, etc. I sure hope I can make some pumpkins before too long as I want them for Fall.... or I may end up having to have Christmas pumpkins! Everything is so cheerful as always! Marilyn

Lorrie said...

Your lavender sachets are so pretty, as is that lovely cherry quilt. The fabrics are wonderful. Have a good week.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You are so talented, Helen, and it is always a joy to see your creations. I do love hearts; your lavender sachets are lovely. I really wish it would cool off here. 111 F today. Summer doesn't want to end. I'm so ready to start planting, walking and see flowers bloom again. Have a good rest of the week.

Teresa Kasner said...

What a cute little mushroom pillow! You're such a talented designer. That cherry quilt just thrills me. And the hand quilting is the ultimate. Cute little pots of flowers you have and the chicken-wire cache pot.. cute! And what a perfect stocking.. I bet that will be going to one of those sweet little grandchildren of yours! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Christine B said...

Love your little toadstool cushion Helen and your cherries quilt is gorgeous! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

Radka said...

Ahhhh, lots of prettiness is going here :-)
xx

marmarel said...

Lavender sachets, I made them years ago. Lovely colors and fabrics!
Greetings from Marijke