Calling Houston …

15/12/2011 § 1 Comment

Christmas has landed!

christmas tree

and we’re Rockin’ around the Christmas tree!

Christmas robin

A warm welcome

Snowman family

well, some of us at least are taking things easy!  Belle is pacing herself ready for the big day!

Christmas collie!

My old quilt is in use again and I’ve decided to keep the snowflake cushion that took so many hours of hexi-crochet!

There may be snow by morning so Flora is just about to be tucked up in her hutch for the night, warm and snug.

Keep warm and be merry!

Adaliza x

It’s the most wonderful time …

12/12/2011 § 11 Comments

It’s the most wonderful time of the year
There’ll be much mistltoeing
And hearts will be glowing
When loved ones are near
It’s the most wonderful time of the year

It’s time to snuggle up under a cosy quilt and watch old films while the fire flickers and the Christmas tree twinkles …

Snowy Days quilt

Time to wish for a little bit of magic …

Snowy Days quilt

Time to add a bit of zing …

Lemons

Pomegranites

Oranges

and to support our local friends and shopkeepers …

Greengrocers

to wish our customers a Very Merry Christmas and thank them for their custom …

Cushions

My stall

This week is where my Christmas officially begins.  Lists are being scribbled – they will be lost!  The tree will be decorated and fussed over. Presents will be purchased, or made and lovingly wrapped when the sellotape reveals itself from it’s hiding place!  Cards will be written and delivered, where possible, by the Housework Fairy on his bike.  Pop over to Wendy’s Handmade Monday blogspot to see what everyone else has been up to.

There’s one more trip out to Winchester Art market next Sunday and then I’ll be on holiday!  I’m going to enjoy this week first though, full of Christmas preparations.  I hope it stays dry, unlike yesterday when we all got drenched in Winchester.  Alton on Saturday was buzzing with excited children and shoppers – great weather too – crisp and cold and sunny.

Have a good week …  it is the most wonderful time of the year!

Adaliza x

Friendship stars, log cabins and Christmas

03/12/2011 § Leave a comment

Yesterday I rediscovered some quilts that I made about 12 years ago …

Friendship Star quilt

King Size Friendship Star Quilt

Christmas Bricks

Christmas Bricks

Nothing like a lively check on the back!

Nothing like a lively check on the back!

Christmas Log Cabin

Christmas Log Cabin

They were all safely stacked away at the back of the airing cupboard – just waiting for me to have a good tidy up!  I used soft wool as wadding and the log cabin is backed with warm red fleece – just perfect for keeping knees warm in the winter!  They are all lightly hand-quilted and I can hardly believe that I made them.

I love the pattern on the log cabin – to tell the truth, I hadn’t even noticed the solid green pattern until I uploaded this photo!  Can’t remember whether it’s there by accident or design!  And all those tiny 1″ squares around the edges – hand cut in the days before my rotary cutter.

The huge Friendship Star is a real deep mid-winter quilt – it’s weighty due to the heavy wool wadding.  I reckon it could quite easily keep you warm and snug in an igloo! This one may be for sale tomorrow at the Vintage & Retro Market in Winchester.  Should it go, or should it stay?  Decisions, decisions …

Should I get up into the loft and fetch the Christmas decorations?  Should we go shopping to town or out for lunch, or for a stroll in the New Forest with the collies maybe?  Should I make more Christmas stockings or cushions?

I’ll just have another cuppa and stroke these quilts for a bit, while I decide …

Enjoy the weekend

Adaliza x

 

 

 

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