Friday 22 December 2023

Merry Christmas

Hello again dear readers..........we are full of christmas cheer here.......everywhere has been decorated, the festive quilts are all out..........gifts are wrapped, food is bought and put away ready for Christmas Day.....
.........this quilt is my christmas version of my heartstrings quilt and i was pleased to get it finished in time.......it was hand quilted on cosy evenings by the fire........
...........i love all my heartstrings quilts as i use fabrics i love in each one and have lots of variety.....right now this one is my favourite :)........
.........below is the brass bed with an irish chain quilt and a christmas vintage charm quilt.......
........love all the vintage style fabrics in this and the rose appliqu├ęs.........
..........this year's christmas styling has been all about santa mugs for me.........
.......so cute, colourful and vintage/retro...........they look nice with all the things i make in festive colours.....like my house cushion.......
........patchwork stockings are hanging up again here this year.......
............and here is the little top floor bedroom all christmassy with santa signs, gifts, a cherry pie quilt....
........twinkling lights and of course a santa mug...........all the quilts shown in this post, and the stocking and the cushion are patterns which can be found in my etsy shop link in sidebar.......
..........thank you for dropping by to see me here again dear readers............here are the bunnies and mice sending a festive greeting.......

 ..............wishing you all a very merry christmas and happy holidays dear blog friends...........sending you much love and peace this christmas time.............back soon (after a little xmas break!) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday 15 December 2023

Festive Red and White

Hello again dear readers..........we are full of christmas cheer here with a whole host of red and white festivity to share.......
.........here are my jingle bell houses made into a garland and hanging up on the dresser........
..........with some of my christmas china, including new santa mugs........... 
...........another recent red and white make is this big heart ...........the patterns for the big heart and the button houses can be found in my etsy shop link in sidebar.......
..........i've always loved the timeless appeal of red and white textiles and love to include this look in my work..........
........the big heart is easy to make and uses just a few strips of fabric so it's perfect for scrap busting......
.........this is now hanging up in our pink lounge on a white painted corner cupboard..........
...........a few more simple small hearts that i made to put on a little tree...............
...........they look sweet plain but then i added buttons and liked them even more.........
.........getting all the candles and candlesticks out ready to distribute around the house......
..........checked off all my present lists this week.......just making food lists now as we are hosting christmas dinner this year........looking forward to it very much.........
..........thank you for dropping by dear readers and for your kind comments and messages........so lovely to hear from you........hope your december is going well............take care lovelies..............peace and love...........................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday 8 December 2023

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like............

Christmas.......yes it really is.....and welcome dear readers to my little festive bit of blogland today...
........earlier this year i painted these carved wooden bookshelves we've had for years....i chose cooking apple green and when the paint was dry stacked some quilts on them.......now they have been decorated in christmas style......with red and white quilts and vintage santa mugs and other festive decorations like my little patchwork bird (pattern in my etsy shop link in sidebar)................
.........thanks to a spell of icy frosty weather i was able to take some wintry quilt pictures.....
.........on the cottage garden picket fence.......
.........with a weak winter sun shining and freezing temperatures.......
.........i hung up the spinning tops quilt (pattern in my etsy shop as before)........
.......styled with a berry wreath and a christmas tree in a pot........
.........and then back into the warmth of the house for a nice hot drink in a santa mug........
........although wildlife photography is not my forte :)) i had to include this picture of a beautiful little robin that i took on a walk.......such an emblem of christmas here in the uk.........
..........we've put up all our christmas trees and here is a glimpse of the red and white decorated tree in the sitting room in front of the quilt cupboard....
........one more shot of my merry santa shelves........having fun tidying and decorating the house ready for the family being here soon........still lots to do but i started early this year so hope to be fully organised ;)............

 ...........thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for your very kind comments and messages....it's always a treat to hear from you.....wishing you happy holidays and a happy christmas countdown........take care lovelies.....................peace and love....................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday 1 December 2023

Happy December

Hello again dear readers....happy december everyone........here we have the latest finished version of the peppermint trees quilt.....
..........the pattern for the original quilt is in my etsy shop link in sidebar.....this year i made a new version with pink trees as well as green ones....and a tree in every block instead of alternate ones....... 
......it's fun to play around with patterns and create different quilts by just changing a few elements......
........this was hand quilted and is very soft and snuggly....perfect for these very chilly december days.....
.........regular readers may remember pixie girl from years gone by.......she's very large and rather sweet and don't tell the other pixies but she's my favourite.......
.........more sewing for this festive time.........patchwork hearts made from sweet liberty fabric scraps......
.........love how these little prints look together.......the patchwork hearts pattern is also in my etsy shop as before......these little hearts can be scented with drops of christmas fragranced oil, or tied onto a gift for a special look......
...........we had a beautiful frosty walk yesterday up a country lane near farmland.....here is a little cottage peeking through the frosty holly.........
..........molly looked at the camera for me ;)..........
........the very old church tower and lots of frosty ivy.........
........one more peppermint trees quilt view........we certainly need our quilts at the moment........it's another bright but freezing day again with ice and frost......
..........thank you for dropping by to my little blog space dear readers and thank you so much for your kind comments and messages.....it's always a joy to hear from you......wishing you a happy start to december wherever in the world you are.....and if you're in the chillier parts like me, keep cosy.........take care lovelies.............peace and love.........................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday 24 November 2023

Christmas Stitching

Hello dear readers.......we have some festive photos today of things i've been making.....
.....first is this big heart made with red white and green fabrics for a christmas feel.......
.........the pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar.......as is the pentagon ball pattern below......
.............shown here on a stack of christmas quilts ..........
......the pentagon ball can be sewn by hand or machine and is a good way to use up favourite scraps....
...........here are lots of my cross stitch seed packet designs.......
..........i've been storing them in a wooden seedling tray.........they make cute gifts......
.........you can also mat the design on card stock to make little postcards or to hang as bunting......
..........last week i took this picture of actual seed packets at the botanical gardens shop.......love the little sign........
..........it's almost time to get out all the festive decorations......just a few things are appearing now......the main decorating happens here after my hubby's birthday at the end of november.......
..........one more view of my christmas heart.........

 ........thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for your kind words and messages.........wishing you a happy week ahead enjoying the festive feelings as we arrive in december........take care lovelies............ peace and love..................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx