Hello lovely lovelies♡ A lovely welcome to my little place on this Sunday morning. For those of you who were wondering if I had gone missing in action, indeed I did. Sometimes.....life just gets in the way. But....here I am once again beaming a little flowery and stitching joy, to you♡ For those of you who have emailed me to say that you were missing a little Sunday joyousness emanating from my little place....'your wish is my command'....though, you may well be sorry what you asked for. Mmm....a plethora of happy snaps, I'm afraid. =)
Autumn has waltzed in and with a magical paintbrush has begun to dab splashes of paint here and there in soft, rustic hues. There is the slightest hint the trees are beginning to change into their autumnal frocks; but it is the hydrangeas where autumn has wondrously transformed the summer colours into beautiful, autumnal hues. The summery shades have now morphed into those antiquey, vintage hues that hydrangeas are renowned for. Pale blue into the softest green, deep blue into wine, lilac and mauve into plum, maroon into currant.....just gorgeous♡ The hydrangeas I have left in the garden are beginning to brown with the cooler mornings, but the bucket loads I have picked to bring inside are beginning to transform into mellow shades. Oh, and sometimes, just sometimes there are those quiescent, mist cloaked, cool mornings with just a sense of sunshine filtering through the pearlescent sky. Again.....just gorgeous♡
All the blocks for my Skipping Along The Garden Path quilt have been finished. Yay oh Yay! Four hundred and thirty two little pentagons have been stitched in a garden path pattern. The blocks need to be stitched together but I will wait a while. I still have no thoughts as to whether I will add some little dresdens; or if I will just hand quilt 'stunning' quilting patterns in the centre of each ring. My tongue is firmly fixed in my cheek when I say "stunning" as I am truly not the world's best quilter. =) I will get back to you with what I decide upon....shall I?? =)
A little more quilting to Hydrangea Cobblestones has been done. My needle happily skipping around the border in a meandering fashion wherever it will. I am marking the lines as I go....so very relaxing. Later on this evening I will quilt some more, joining in with all the other lovely Sunday Slow Stitchers over at Kathy's lovely place.
so many pretty things at your house from the pretty quilting on the blue quilt to all your lovely flowers and your garden houseReplyDelete
Hello Kim, I also have been missing you. Understandable life does get in the way. The dusty hues of the hydrangea adds to their beauty in the Fall. Lovely floral pentagons and rings. You’ve made great progress. I look forward to seeing the quilting design for the centers. May you enjoy Mother’s Nature splashes of color and an afternoon with friends!ReplyDelete
Your garden looks amazing, Kim. Love seeing the varied hydrangea colors. Your quilt blocks look amazing. It seems like you whipped them up in no time. Have a wonderful day. Happy quilting.ReplyDelete
Your hydrangeas are drying into wonderful colours. Can’t wait to see what you decide on for your new quilt. I think your hand quilting is excellent. If my stitches were half as good I would be very happy. Have a great week.
Best wishes Kay c XX
Kay, let's just say that my hand quilting is improving with each quilt I fashion. =) Thank you though, for your sweet thoughts on my hand quilting. I am really happy with how the hydrangeas are drying into beautiful shades this year. Fingers crossed they will continue to do so. As always, your beautiful visit has delighted my day. Hoping your week will be a pleasant one. Kim XxDelete
Love the look of your blocks all hanging so happily on the line, waiting patiently for the next step in their evolution!ReplyDelete
Yes, Autumn has arrived, in fact our clocks went back one hour last night. Daylight saving is over till next year.
Life does indeed get in the way and it can't be helped one has to just go with the flow. So much beauty as always, I can never get over how lovely your hydrangeas are they must thrive in your soil and climate. It's lovely to see all your blocks hanging there awaiting their fate, I love how Jenny has said the next step in their evolution haha. Your quilt is looking lovely, enjoy your Sunday stitching. xxReplyDelete
It's always a pleasure visit your blog !ReplyDelete
Love your garden Kim ! Autumn brings unique colors and beauties...
Beautiful quilts hang outside and lying inside.
Have a lovely week !
Thanks for your visit !
I adore the first teapot photo. It looks like a piece of artwork and the hydrangeas in it have such gorgeous colors. I love your garden photos. Your garden path blocks look wonderful. Your meandering quilting reminds me of the flight of the butterflies that you are stitching on. It is perfect for that quilt and so pretty. It is such a pleasure to read you posts. Enjoy your afternoon tea with friends.ReplyDelete
Hi Sarah what a beautiful post ,you have the most amazing garden,I love the hydrangeas.ReplyDelete
Your quilt blocks are stunning ,lots of work in them my friend ,take care 💕🤍💕
Such beauty and happiness...Stunning tea set, gorgeous hydrangeas, Amazing hand quilting...Awwww, tea time at your fernery...Awesome! I am envyous, what a shame! Thank you for sharing my dear friend. Blessings.ReplyDelete
Maristella, I must say afternoon tea in the Fernery was delightful. The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 'Tis always a delight to beam a little beauty and happiness to your lovely place, lovely Maristella.Delete
Every single blog post you create is a joy to visit. All your photographs are a beauty to the eye.ReplyDelete
I love the pictures, the beautiful hydrangeas, your beautiful quilts and handicrafts, and how beautifully you arrange both quilts, porcelain tableware and other beautiful things you have. I wish you a wonderful new week in your beautiful garden. Happy stitching!
Your washing line is certainly filled with lots of loveliness! It's always a delight taking a trip around your garden. Hope you have a good week.ReplyDelete
Thank you for the sprinkle of joy! I love the idea of hand quilting in the centre of your blocks!ReplyDelete
Yes autumn might be marching in but your photos of colour warm everything up. I am very much waiting for the cooler weather, our summer was on going and extremely hot. I'm loving your patchwork blocks and your garden looks amazing. xReplyDelete
What a wonderful achievement those pentagon blocks are!! So beautiful.ReplyDelete
And those hydrangeas only get more lovely every day of Autumn don't they? ;)))
I hope my one bush comes back after cutting it drastically last year...It had attracted way too many bees and it is near our deck sitting area so my DH lopped it down (that was a sad moment!!;(((
I hope your Sunday is a restful one... hugs, Julierose
If your Skipping Along the Garden Path blocks were my project, I'd quilt nice designs. I think they would look lovely with your beauty EPP rings. Your Hydrangea quilt is lovely, so much fun to be quilting a happy quilt in your lovely garden home. Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Your hydrangeas are so beautiful, and you've caught lovely photos of them, Kim! It's so interesting to me how their colors change. I love seeing your Garden Path blocks hanging on the line! Sweet quilting on the cobblestone quilt, too - fun swirls. I'm glad to see your post today!ReplyDelete
Welcome back, Kim! I am amazed with the massive work on the quilt, but every single stitch was worth it because it looks fantastic!ReplyDelete
Your blocks look so pretty happy on the line.ReplyDelete
As always I love reading your post and seeing all your beautiful photos.
Thank you, Kim for these beauties. Have a wonderful new week.
I had missed you too, and was going to write and ask if you were okay. Glad you are back, love seeing your gorgeous flowers and quilts. I whacked my hydrangeas way back this year, as they were getting unwieldy. Don't know if I will get any blooms at all. I always love seeing your beautiful flowers and reading your delightful prose! Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
Ohhhh Kim te echaba de menos ¡¡cuantas ganas tenía de leerte de nuevo!! y de ver tus hortensias. Muchos BESICOS y feliz costura.ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Just lovely to read and peruse through your photos, Kim! And your quilt blocks look good just as quilt flags in your garden, if they never make it into a quilt!?! But of course they will as you are a moving train!ReplyDelete
It’s always such a delight to visit your gardens, both real and stitched. As you enter your garden respite, we enter our emergence. Your quilt blocks look beautiful and your hand quilting is lovely.ReplyDelete
Yay, good to "see" you again! Those blocks look amazing!ReplyDelete
I'm not surprised you're seeing a hint of autumn... we've just had our first crocuses appear. I enjoy watching the contrast of our seasons.
So enjoyed seeing the lovely Autumn colors you are enjoying.ReplyDelete
Your quilt blocks are looking fantastic, can't wait to see what you decide to do with them, I know anyway you chose it will look great!
I hope you enjoyed a lovely day with your friends!
Considering you proclaim to not be an expert quilter, your blocks look amazing! I love your garden, so much interest there.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to seeing the blocks joined together KimReplyDelete
What a treat it is again to visit your colorful world, Kim! Autumn may be approaching but it your gardens are still gifting you many blessings. And your quilts! So pretty! Wishing you another wonderful week, dear Kim! ZendaReplyDelete
Love the fine stitching on your "Hydrangea Cobblestones" quilt.ReplyDelete
Wonderful blocks you completed for your "Skipping Along the Garden Path" quilt.
Your gardens still look wonderful, Kim.
Hydrangeas are one of nature's wonders I think. It's always a surprise to see what colours they become in the autumn. Of course here in Canada they don't seem to be as vibrant as what you enjoy.ReplyDelete
Still dealing with snow flurries off and on here and the temps refuse to get much above freezing. I keep hoping for warmer days but looking back in my journal from the two previous years I was reminded that we had snow the end of April. Maybe, just maybe, this year will be different!
Always good to find you in my inbox Kim. Autumn mornings are just the best! Your hydrangeas are looking stunning, something we need to get for our new garden. The garden path blocks are looking lovely and I am looking forward to seeing them put together. Nothing wrong with your quilting from what I spy from here! Have a lovely week. xxReplyDelete
You always sprinkle happiness, Kim! I can see the softer glow of autumn coming into your pictures. Yay for your quilt blocks all lined up!! Stitching on your hydrangea quilt must bring joy to you. You always have some project going on in your happy place on earth!ReplyDelete
Most definitely a nice dose of stitching! The hydrangea cobblestones takes my breath away, those colors are so gorgeous. You can't even fool those of us who can at least appreciate handwork - we know you're an expert!ReplyDelete
I truly LOVE when you put your bits and pieces out on the clothes line---right in their element---and your connection with nature becomes so clear.ReplyDelete
Fabric gardens---with all the color and tactile touch of the real garden. Love all the shades of your Hydrageas..what a bumper crop! You are finishing up your growing season, and ours hasn't even started. Sigh, I can't wait for blooms---maybe in a month. Hugs, Sandi
Thank you for sharing all those gorgeous photos and all the flowers, too. I am not at all surprised that you've heard from others about not getting a blog posting. Truly, we all look forward to hearing from you and seeing such beauty in pictures. It's wonderful to see all the fall colors that have transformed the hydrangeas. Theer is just a bit of spring outside with crocuses that are blooming and tulips with their sweet growth popping up. Waiting to see the buds on the trees beginning to open which makes them so fuzzy looking. Your hand quilting is perfect in my eyes. You'd feel much the same if you saw 'mine'!! I'm eagerly waiting for the end of this quilt and it's hand-quilting!! Perhaps, I may be finished by the end of August. lolReplyDelete
Hydrangea Cobblestones is looking very cosy with the beautiful hand quilting. Your sewing room looks so inviting as does the Fernery. It is always a pleasure to visit your garden.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed another lovely visit to your garden! Your quilt is coming along ever so nicely. Soon, you might be able to sleep under it!ReplyDelete
Your pictures are magazine-worthy, and I think I spy some pink cosmos in that first picture:)ReplyDelete
I love your quilt blocks! They are beautiful. I'm sure you will come up with the perfect quilt pattern for them. What color thread are you considering? I'm no expert, but I'd chose something that would contrast with the gray, so people will be sure to see your hand quilting.
Your quilts and flowers are always so lovely! I am quite taken by the white flower tipped in red by your little girl statue, can you tell us what that is?ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Gertie for your beautiful words. The flower is a begonia, though I don't know the exact name of that particular flower. It is rather beautiful, isn't it? I went to a flower festival a few months ago and quite a few potted begonias came home with me. I simply could not resist the big, blousy flowers. Kim XxDelete
Oh, those hydrangeas are just stunning! Never seen so many varieties in one garden! And the quilt adds some artistic twist to it.ReplyDelete
Love me some autumnal hydrangeas, Alina. Oh, who am I kidding?? Love me a truckload of autumnal hydrangeas! =)Delete
Four hundred and thirty two little pentagons! Such a lot of work but those blocks look great and I'm looking forward to following the next stage in the making of this lovely quilt. You really are moving into Autumn and your garden is still looking wonderful. I always feel Autumn has a lovely vintage vibe and all those colours are beautiful :)ReplyDelete
Kim - it is not possible for there to be too many happy snaps of your garden! While autumn may be faintly painting your world, Spring has yet to bring much green here. But I can be patient! Enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, beautiful. I want your blue tea pot and cup. So many gorgeous flowers.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Sandy♡ The teapot and teacup are pretty, aren't they. Of late, I have been using my teapot, filling it with tea a lot. The colours and pattern cheer me up. =) Kim XxDelete
Oh well, looks like I missed your post... Your clothline is wonderful, I love the blocks. Pretty flowers all around ;) Enjoy quilting Hydrangea, your sunny spot inside looks very comfy.ReplyDelete
You always have such magical garden photos. Your Garden Path blocks turned out beautifully. The border quilting for Hydrangea works so well with the fabric. Hope you've gotten in lots of hand stitching this week.ReplyDelete
Photos of your garden always make me feel happy Kim. Those blocks look fabulous. I love hydrangeas but we don't seem to be able to grow them here. Maybe it's just us! LOL! xxReplyDelete