Friday, 15 October 2021

Autumn Sewing

Hello everyone.....we're enjoying these autumn days very much and the colours are really inspiring me.....
........so here is a post showing some of my sewing.....this is an autumn version of my trip around the world cushion, made originally in soft lilac and red shades and white (pattern in my etsy shop link in sidebar) ......am loving it made in these warm autumn shades too....
..........and next is the autumn checkerboard quilt....a quick make using simple squares which is all about the colours and the textures.....
........this was hand quilted in the evenings when we stayed in the cotswolds so it will probably always remind me of being there......
.........the pumpkins came from last week's trip to the pumpkin fields......
.............texture and autumn colours........
............the quilt on the cottage garden white picket fence on a bright day......
............and below is my weekly quilt stack picture.....on the bench with a pumpkin.....because it's that time of year.....
............more pictures from my autumn week........chrysanths at the garden centre.......
............actually finding red spotted toadstools in the woods (hubby had already found them and took me back....but one was squashed by then and some were in the middle of gorse bushes!).....hubby took this pic and i love it.....
............on one of our local walks......bracken turning golden, leaves and berries against a beautiful blue sky......just loving autumn days as you can probably tell........lots more makes to show you soon.....
..........thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for the kind comments you leave me......wishing you happy autumn days and plenty of cosy crafty inspirations.......take care of yourselves lovelies........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 8 October 2021

Autumn

Hello again dear blog friends.......we are enjoying autumn days here in our little corner of the world.....
..........with lots of pumpkin themed making (more to show you soon) and autumn colours, cosy quilts, candles, falling leaves......
.....pottering in the potting shed, planting bulbs......
.........and gathering together our terracotta pots.......
.........below are two pictures of lovely old terracotta pots at daylesford farm in the cotswolds, taken last week......
..........these pots look lovely with or without plants in them i think......
...........fabric pumpkins are being made again here.......(the pattern for these easy little makes is in my etsy shop link in sidebar...and so is the pumpkin pincushion pattern at the top of this post).......
...........this morning we were up early and off to a local farm's pumpkin fields to pick our pumpkins for this year.....(we often visit claremont farm cafe and farm shop all year round too)......
.......the low sunshine made it feel very atmospheric.....it was muddy and so were the pumpkins....(hubby and i wore our wellies luckily).........
..........it was a lovely morning and we brought home a few pumpkins of the perfect size for us....not too big, not too small.....
...........beautiful autumn......loving it more and more.......below is a big fresh dahlia flower which greeted me on our arrival home from the cotswolds last week.....and there are four more buds on it too.....such a treat.....

 ...........thank you for popping in to see me here lovely readers and for your very kind comments.......wishing you a wonderful week ahead with all the autumn (or spring!) joys......take care and stay well lovelies..............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday, 2 October 2021

Cotswolds Days

Hello again dear readers.....here i am back again after our lovely break away in the beautiful cotswolds...we stayed just outside the pretty little town of burford (above).......
........and we were amazingly lucky with beautiful sunny weather for most of the week......the picture above is of an evening walk......
.........and this sunny scene is the day we visited lower slaughter.....cottages with hollyhocks....
..........and a working water mill.......
..........our cottage was old but very modern inside.......here's my weekly quilt stack picture.....
.........we went to daylesford organic farm which was beautiful and very inspiring.......
.........i took so many pictures there..........here are just a few.......
...........we also mooched around some antique shops and spied some vintage treasures.....
..........a bundle of fabric came home with me (might make one of my vintage tote bags with these) and we found a chunky, wide marmalade jar to add to my collection.....
............so many sweet cottages everywhere....pretty on pretty........
..........being away from home again was quite a change after so long being in and out of lockdown and it was very refreshing.........we walked a lot and it was so nice to see fresh scenes........

 .........such a treat to see these places under a blue sky too......and now we're home again, topped up with some new memories.......and suddenly autumn has arrived......

.......thank you for dropping by to my little blog world and for your kind comments........wishing you a happy october and happy autumn days.....take care lovelies...............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 17 September 2021

Pumpkin Pincushion

Hello dear readers and welcome to this week's blog with lots of autumn inspired pictures.....
........as regular readers know, i love making pincushions and having them around my home...they make such cute and useful ornaments.......
..........and here is a new one....a simple little pumpkin appliqué patchwork pincushion embellished with a little stitchery and lots of star buttons.......
..........it would make a lovely little gift for a stitching friend or for yourself of course....the pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar.........
...........here's a flowery quilt stack in my sewing room on a bright september day........
...........accompanied by some gorgeous seasonal flowers which my daughter surprised me with.....
........the flowers were from beards and daisies and we think they are beautiful.......
...........love the little plant stick.........and they were tied with two different shades of orange ribbons.......
..........flowers make me just as happy as fabrics do.......
.........there has been plenty of sewing going on here this week and i hope to get a few more things finished before the end of next week when we take a little break......
..........the brightest things in our garden today are the rowan berries.......always love to see them against a blue blue sky.......

 ............thank you so much for visiting me here lovely blog friends and for the kind comments you leave me..........next week i'll be away on a little trip and will be switching my computer off for a while so will take a little blog break.....but i'll take lots of pictures to share when i come back, and if you miss me you can still find me on instagram :)......... take care in the meantime lovelies...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 10 September 2021

Vintage Hearts and Wildflowers

Hello again dear readers.....here's my vintage hearts quilt finally finished.......
........it was made a while ago, and i decided to hand quilt it which was very enjoyable......
.........now it's finished and perfect for autumn.....though this past week we had a mini heatwave here and quilts weren't needed for a few days......
........i used many favourite scraps for both the patches and the appliqué hearts for this quilt, and chose ones with a vintage feel, or a vintage colour way ........
..........it was fun to make and now i'm hand quilting my next quilt....will show you that one soon....
...........a little basket of fabric pumpkins has appeared too ready for autumn......
.........both the pumpkin pattern and the vintage hearts quilt pattern can be found in my etsy shop link in sidebar.....
............my next set of pictures was taken at erdigg (a national trust property)........
.........these wildflower borders are so beautiful and inspiring to me.......
...........and below is another pretty wildflower mini meadow........so gorgeous to see, and we have bought  some wildflower seeds ready to try this ourselves next year........
.........during the very hot days this week we had some cooling walks by the sea and here is a picture of some rosehips growing at the cliff edge........the misty view beyond is hard to see but it was sea and sky on a very hot day........
........thank you for visiting me here and leaving me such kind comments dear blog friends.......hope your september is going well and wishing you happy days and crafty inspirations ..........keep safe lovelies......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx