Sunday, 25 October 2009


Has anyone else been invaded by ladybirds? This year there seems to be thousands of them. One wall of the house today was a seething mass of red and black bodies scurrying here and there. The air was filled with them to, all of whom had a death wish and were dive bombing my coffee cup, eughh!
That said, it has been a beautiful day here at the Fairyglade. Blue skies, birds singing and soft breezes. Spring in the air.....VERY disconcerting for the time of year I must say.

Haven't been feeling myself recently, but today gave me a bit of a boost and I managed some reasonable photographs of the projects that have kept me occupied during my malaise. Do you want to see?.......................

First up some patchwork cushion fronts, at least that is what I think they will become. I attended a workshop last Saturday with the wonderful Jane, who is the fount of all knowledge of patchworky things. She makes it so effortless, that event a numpty like me can make things like this.

This is a variation of the Nine Patch for those of you who might be interested. Just need to back them and buy some cushion pads.

Then there is my tea cosy. Just had to make one after seeing the lovely pictures in Jane Brocket's book. Am half way through a second one, but that is for another post. Not bad for a first attempt methinks!

Some sweet little xmas birdies complete with crochet flower wings..

And finally, this.....

Not quite finished yet, but nearly. Just need to quilt and back with some halloweeny orange gingham and it will become a wall hanging. I made a few last year for swaps etc and never kept one for myself. So made another one just for me.

Well, that's all for now folks, short and sweet. Hope you all have a lovely week.

Dev x


marigold jam said...

Gosh you've been busy. Love the Christmas patchwork cushions. I have tired patchwork and find it really difficult so am very impressed!


Cathy said...

You are the busy bee! Everything is so beautiful. I'm feeling even more of a slug after seeing so many pretty things.

Tabiboo said...

'Gosh' busy, busy, busy and all such lovely makes.

Have a lovely week,

Nina x

A Country Girl said...

You're right about the ladybirds - they've been mentioned on Autumnwatch.
Love your xmas birdies - very sweet!

Alhana said...

Lovely cushions and birds! You did a great job, also with the tea cosy. :-D

a mermaids purse said...

hehe yes i hear through the grape vine that essex has been invaded by the spotted beasties, we have had no invasion in the west country, well not on my patch anyways ;0)x love your blog!! especially those wonderful halloween pumpkins on the banner! fab-u-tastical!!;0)x
such wonderful creations u have here! all the fab cushions! and that tea cosy is beautiful!!
you are a busy little bee ;0)xx
xx kazzy xx
p.s the raindeer on my blanket are not clear in my piccy sorry-- there are four centre squares and in them are raindeer--hidden by my scatter cushions hehe xx