Blossom time & bluebells …

21/04/2017 § 2 Comments

Amaryllis, bluebells, tulips, apple blossom, cherry blossom – it’s all happening!

I ventured to Bath to snatch a couple of hours of ‘me time’ and to break up my recent journey to Wales.  The weather was wonderful and the clip clop of hooves as the horse-drawn taxi trotted by, made my visit even more special – I so love Bath.

The amaryllis – a surprise from my daughter, to welcome me back home – arrived in a massive box and the fat buds opened into the most magnificent blooms.

Apple blossom & bluebells – well, need I say more – sheer perfection.

And cushions – I’m on a cushion-making mission at the moment with some fairly large fairs looming this month and next.  I even treated myself to a new (but very old) sewing machine yesterday – one that loves doing freehand embroidery – so there’ll be some more cushion posts shortly.

The weather has been awesome.  A long dry spell for about a month has meant that the water butts I installed last year are in use most days for watering the seedlings in the greenhouse.  Ah Spring – such magic!

Enjoy everything, wherever you are.

Adaliza x

Daisy, Daisy …

22/04/2016 § 7 Comments

I’ve finished 2 quilts this week – Daisy was inspired by a Liberty print I treated myself to a week or so ago whilst visiting London.  I journeyed on the train and had a wonderful day – met J2 for lunch then went shopping (think fabrics & yarn, Berwick Street and Liberty’s plus a jaunt down Carnaby Street) – then a quick supper with daughter C when she finished work before trekking up to the Royal Albert Hall for the ClassicFM Live concert.

Royal Albert Hall ClassicFM live April 2016I so enjoyed it – amazing musicians and altogether an unforgettable day and a not-to-be forgotten display of flowers outside Liberty’s …


Liberty 5-Apr

Liberty flowers

My seat in the front row had 2 bags full of fabric & yarn stuffed underneath it and I always try to have some beautiful blooms on my kitchen table these days …

roses in my kitchen

So here’s the quilt called Daisy and that exquisite Liberty print …

Daisy Quilt by Adaliza

Daisy Quilt by Adaliza

Daisy Quilt by Adaliza

My jaunt to Carnaby Street meant that I could visit one of my favourite shops – Pylones – home came Fairy (a washing-up liquid fairy) who lives by the kitchen sink and Demelsa (a hugely amusing cheese grater) who lives just along the worktop by the cooking utensils …

fairy liquid Fairy

Demelsa cheese grater

In other kitchen news (I’m still waiting for a full kitchen Ta-Dah but the decorator won’t be here till next month) so it’ll have to wait, but look what I found in a local charity shop …

foxy ornament

How could I resist her?  Isn’t she wonderful – retro kitsch foxy face.

Back to quilts and the 2nd one that’s been finished …

Star Spangled Banner quilt by Adaliza

Star Spangled Banner by Adaliza

It spoke of New England colours, stars and stripes so I added a vivid scarlet starry border and called it
Star Spangled Banner!

Now Spring is definitely here and the garden is springing into life quite literally.  Yesterday, in warm sunshine I marched up and down the garden behind the lawn mower hopefully working off a few calories in the process.  I’m so pleased with the result – as seen from my studio today, in the rain!


What do you have planned for the weekend?  Enjoy yourselves whatever the weather.


PS – linking up with Finish it up Friday

PPS – I almost forgot to show you … the bluebells are in bloom – it MUST be SPRING!

bluebells apr-16

you can’t imagine how magical it is to step amongst thousands of bells – and the scent on a sunny morning is indescribable.


Beautiful Bluebells

06/05/2014 § 3 Comments






and a gentle walk along a country lane …





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