Monday 18 June 2012

Happy Colours

Hello Lovelies,
 I love this time of year for it's long days and abundance of colour. Mother nature is at her best , despite the rain . These few Anemones , picked from the garden are just stunning with a bit of snow-in-summer. It's only a tiny posy , but what a pop of colour....just gorgeous......makes me happier than a big ,shop bought, bunch :0)

I'm also happy to see these Lupin seeds, that I only planted a week ago , are already beginning to grow. These will hopefully add lots of colour to my garden next summer......

Yesterday was Fathers Day in the U.K. and my eldest made his Dad a yummy sponge cake. He did ice and decorate it , but I just loved how it looked ,and smelt,when it came out of the oven............

Such a stunning Golden colour

 I finally got around to hanging up a Sunburst granny heart I made to test the pattern I shared with you lovelies. This one is made from cotton yarn and I chose pastel colours for a change. I love the added buttons and beads ..........

It's simply hanging from a picture hook  .

My Happy hexagons have been turning into Happy flowers.......

I'm enjoying the simple hand sewing involved and choosing nice combinations of pattern and colour.

Here they are pushed together...........

Lots of bright,happy colours 

I'm still not sure what I'm making here..I have an idea that I think is great , then I change my mind altogether. 
Any suggestions would be appreciated . One thing I'm pretty sure it wont be is a full size quilt. I'm not brave enough to try that yet and I'm not looking for something that takes months to do....I've too many other things I want to make :0)
Jacquie x


  1. hello Jacquie
    Lots and Lots of splashes of colour all round in your post can't beat nature's colours, can you and like yourself I love a posy of freshly picked flowers. The cake looks yummy and yes another glorious colour. your granny heart is great...draws attention and the beads that special touch...I am wondering if I can do something like that for my grand-daughter's window...but three I think and you mind?

    Amanda :-)

  2. I love your colors with the flowers and your crafts...

  3. I also love this time! the heart is very nicel I hope you have a good day!

  4. Such a colourful post :) What about using the hexagons to make a small quilt for one of your nieces to use on her teddies/dolls? I seem to remember you thrifting a small doll's bed sometime ago - I might have missed anything you did with that, but it would be a cute addition!
    Jones x

  5. love your flowers and your big heart!! Right now I'm preparing a bunting with some of your hearts (thank you a lot for the tutorial!) and some little yarn dolls!!! When ready, I'll show it to you, ok?
    xxx Alessandra

  6. hello lovely, such a beautiful post, bright and cheery- sure lifted my spirits. we've had sunshine today, but at 3pm it rains again!! got a bit wet!.

  7. Love your blog! Been using your crochet tutorials recently and just finished my first giant granny with your double 'v' border. Thanks so much!!

    Cute hexagons! Maybe you could make a cushion?

    Gemma xXx

  8. Such vibrant anemones!
    The hexi's look wonderful, they'd make a nice soft bag that could be popped into your handbag and used when out and about.
    I'm sure daddy loved his homemade special cake.

  9. Oh It's coming out just lovely... Just make it into a table runner... that would be nice!!

  10. I love anemones - I had them in my wedding bouquet. I love the beads and button on your heart; they are really pretty. Lily. xxx

  11. Hi Jacquie, what beautiful, bright colours all through your post! I'm hoping the sun might come out soon and that it doesn't just skip summer all together. Why don't you make a cushion cover with your gorgeous fabric? That's what I did with my stripy knitting that I didn't know what to make with. I'm giving it away to one of my readers right now, so if you want to have a nosy, pop over to my blog and check it out. I just love those anemones by the way!
    Alice :)

  12. Your son's cake looks delicious, lucky Dad. I love how your hexagons are coming along, how about some hexagon shaped cushions. Ali x

  13. Such pretty flowers Jacquie! And I love your crochet heart, gorgeous colours!
    Victoria xx

  14. Liking the look of that heart - looks simple enough even for my to master - I must print out the instructions :)

    The hexies are looking lovely - cushion sounds a good idea unless you've the patience for a quilt?

  15. i dont know where to begin...the photo of your anemones is amazing!i love the colours!!!! the crochet heart is way too so gonna try your pattern and your hexagons look amazing put together!!!why would a quilt take you too long time to make??? you already have a big piece of it ready...but then i know nothing about quilting :/
    good luck with your Lupins..hope they grow fast and big :))

  16. Thank you for the lovely Heart pattern! You can look at my blog and see what I've made of it so far!!! Have a nice summer!

  17. Such prettiness on your post today! Love your hexagons! what about making a table runner or a mini wall quilt? Can't wait to see what you do! xo Heather

  18. I loved these colorful flowers, can I steal the idea for my bedroom? :D


  19. My great-grandmother was a quilter, and her favorite pattern was called granny's flower garden. It consisted of the flower blocks you've made with white hexagon pieces in between them--lovely!

  20. Oooh, such pretty bright colors all around you! Your hexagons are looking wonderful; a pillow, maybe?? Thank you for sharing the heart pattern.

  21. First of all, I really love your blog!
    Second, Lupins are very nice, but the snails also like them a lot., they can eat a Lupin away within a day. So be aware of the snails!

  22. What a happy post :D

    I once made a really nice project bag from hexies, a long time ago, it got lost in a move, in fact I'm very tempted to make another.

  23. Now lupins are my very favourite cottage garden flower- and yours look like a super mix!
    And that cake?!! I can almost smell it coming out of the oven- nothing beats that homemade cake aroma!
    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  24. Isn't nature beautiful.....the flowers are perfect. Stunning colors. I have seen some hexi quilts where it was a plain background, white or cream, and the hexi's were sewn in groups all over the plain material, then machine quilted, they look stunning.
    Your son is a better cake baker than me, bless him.
    xx Sandi

  25. Hello - I hope you don't mind me asking, but are you still going to write out the pattern for those lovely crocheted sailing boats that you created earlier this year?
    I would love to make some myself as they are so delightful.
    Thanks in advance!
    (and I do enjoy reading your blog!0

    1. Hi , I'm hoping to find some time to share a written pattern soonish...a few people have asked and it's on my to do list :0)
      Jacquie x

    2. That's briliant - thank you!

  26. What gorgeous anemones, their colours are so stunning!
    I love your Sunburst granny heart with buttons and beads. Such a pretty colour combination too!

  27. love the heart and tge hexies are looking great. a large floor cushion or small throw maybe. im into yoyos or suffolk puffs but im cheating, using a yoyo maker. sewing them onto cushion fronts. blessings, trills:-)

  28. WHat is NOT to love about hexies!!! Lovely!
    ♥ Annette ♥


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