Monday, 6 January 2020

Happy New Year

 Happy New Year to all my lovely blog readers....here i am again after a very refreshing break....
 .............and beginning the year as i like to do with flowers, fabrics and quilts.....lots of projects in the pipeline and exciting creativity to look forward to as this fresh new year begins.....
 ...........this pretty bouquet of spring flowers was a gift from my daughter and they are so cheerful and uplifting.....and they have a gorgeous scent too because of the hyacinths....here they are with my bow tie quilt which is my current hand quilting project, perfect for evenings by the fire watching movies....
 ..........i've also been busy making log cabin blocks like the one below.....
 .............the violas have been growing in a pot in the greenhouse (luckily mr p remember to water them every now and then).....i love these sweet little flowers so much, and it was nice to pick a posy to enjoy indoors this week, in one of my favourite susie watson jugs.....................
 .............my log cabin making has now evolved into two quilts......the first will be the red white and blue one below........
............i have added strips of white round each block........... this one will be more airy in effect and the busy blocks kept separate....am hoping to add some textured quilting to the white areas this will create.............
 ..........i sorted out some scraps and found some more sweet ones to fussy cut......
 ..........lots to keep me busy .............more log cabin quilt pictures coming soon.....
 .............still loving the cosy winter days with firelight and candle light and time to read and sew.....but nice to see buds on the trees and to plan my garden for spring and summer, looking at seed catalogues and choosing plants for the cottage garden is such a great way to spend this quiet season...
...............wishing all my lovely readers health, happiness and creativity in 2020 and all through the new decade......thank you so much for joining me here in my little blog space......it's always a real pleasure to have your company and to read your sweet comments...........back soon xxxxxxxxxx

14 comments:

fernandez said...

apreciada helen feliz año para usted y su hermosa familia, mil gracias por compartir en un dia tan especial como hoy cuandolos catòlicos del mundo celebramos la epifania del Señor, al igual que usted tambien me gusta estar siempre ocupada en alguno de mis proyectos, verdaderamente nos ayudan a sentirnos bien sabiendo y sintiendo que estamos creando algo que le gustara a los demàs
feliz año
carmen

Jayne Honnold said...

Beautiful post! Beautiful pictures!Beautiful sentiments to begin my day! I always enjoy seeing what you are up to - you never disappoint!

busybusybeejay said...

Always love to read your blog.It brightens up,y day.

butterfly said...

What a lovely Spring looking post .
Love all the lovely colour's
I wish I could be friends with my sewing machine but we don't get on .
So I do more cross stitch .
Have a lovely peaceful week .

Jacky H said...

What a lovely blog to read when the days are so grey.
It brightens up my day. Your quilts look stunning.
The colours are so fresh.
I've got loads of hand sewing to do in the long evening.
Looking forward to see what projects you bring to the New Year.
Have a lovely week Helen.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Looking forward to seeing your new quilts take shape Helen .... and your lovely cottage garden too! :)
Love how your bow tie quilt matches your pretty flowers.
Wishing you many happy stitching days in 2020!!
V x

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Happy New Year Helen.
A fresh new year for more happy memories

Gracie Saylor said...

Happy New Year, Helen! It was lovely for me to have a catch up on your pretty posts today. I so admire your work! I enjoyed seeing the Violas you grew in your greenhouse in this post. I am happily surprised that I am still getting blossoms on the Dianthus plants on my patio and my hanging plants still have a few blooms on them as well...a mild winter at the base of Mt. Hood near Portland, Oregon. I hope the last phase of your new book preparation goes smoothly. Do you have a publishing date yet? xxxxxxxx

Teresa Kasner said...

Welcome back, Helen! We missed you! I enjoyed each and every image and the flowers were nice to see during this cold month. I love the bow tie quilt and the other one too. You are so skilled. Have a super week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Christine B said...

Happy New Year Helen! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year with your family. Love this beautiful post with the gorgeous flowers and the equally gorgeous quilts.... always so pretty and inspiring! Hope 2020 is a great year for you! Christine xx

Lorrie said...

You sound quite refreshed by your break and your projects are full of life and colour which is so needed at this time of year. I hope 2020 is a great one for you.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy New Year Helen!
Quilting and planning a garden, large or small, are perfect to spend time in winter .

Rhona said...

Wishing you a wonderful and creative new year too, Helen. Love your new quilts, and the flowers certainly brighten up the cold winter days.

Jo said...

Your week certainly looks refreshing. It always looks like it is summer in you blog! Lovely fabrics as ever. Jo x