Friday, 19 October 2012

Saying it with flowers.........

Good afternoon everyone..
Have you had a good week?
Misty autumnal mornings have been enjoyed here
but often they have turned dark and blustery as the days have progressed....
....not the best weather for crafting and taking photographs!
Lots of pretty flowers in jugs have definitely brightened up 
our house and spread a little cheeriness around the place..
they never fail to work their magic!
I'm loving my new fabrics too...
the floral design is from 
Liberty's  Bloomsbury Gardens
...such a beautiful collection.
and the second is 
Michael Miller's Little Elephants 
both purchased from a new favourite shop
~♥~
The gorgeous Liberty prints are inspiring me 
to make some pretty tea dresses!
I've always been a fan of their fabrics but
I'm suddenly in love with Liberty!
So tea dresses are now on my ever growing 'to-do' list...
It's good to dream though, isn't it?
My blocks have been sewn into rows and now the rows need to 
be sewn together making my quilt top complete
and ready for adding the border...
I did start rotating the blocks the wrong way for some reason...
(due to my terrible sense of direction I think!)
but I'm finally on the right road I'm happy to say.
I tried to take some pics of my progress yesterday but due to the 
terrible light the lovely strawberry reds
 were turning out very odd indeed developing a strange orangey tint
so will try again on a better day...the one above
was a quick click as I decided to give up and put my camera away
but strangely it was the best of my attempts...always the way
(must add the dress is on my mannequin and not me!
I don't dress like that when I'm working....
Ah....but I so like the idea!)
....and still I have to photograph my last quilt but it's so large that
I've now decided to try and photograph it in situ on the bed!
  ~♥~
Autumn Giveaway
Winners

as chosen by the
Random Number Generator
Winner of the 'Knit' Giveaway is
Winner of the 'Sew' Giveaway is
Congratulations ladies!

I shall be in touch Jacky....
and Rosy if you could email me  
through the contact page here
and your prizes will be in the post
  
Welcome..
to all new visitors to the tearoom
It really is so lovely to see you here!
I've tried to visit as many new blogs as possible
from the comments left but started to lose my way a bit
so would you call back if I've missed you?
I'd love to come visit you!
~♥~
and finally...
A heartfelt thank you to all friends old and new 
for taking the time to call by
and take part in the draw, for adding links
and for leaving such wonderful comments too!
I've had so much fun as always
and I'm feeling very lucky at this moment.
I only wish I had a gift for everyone
but there will be more Giveaways soon
and so Best of Luck for next time!
~♥~
Knitting and taking photographs
is the plan for next week
so fingers crossed for some bright autumnal days!

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Back soon!

51 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Congratulations to the two winners. Lovely flowers and fabrics, the colours all look good together. I look forward to seeing your knitting in the next post.

Denise said...

What a gorgeous blog you have! Denise from Coffeeerry Cottage

AshTreeCottage said...

I love all of the cheery colors and fabrics in your quilt. So pretty! I would love to know the color of that sweet chest of drawers on your side bar. Is in an Annie Sloan color? Have a wonderful weekend. I know I will because I will be dreaming of your sweet quilt!

Hugs from Idaho,
Susan and Bentley

Deborah said...

Well done to the lucky winners :) your beautiful bright photos are wonderful and have cheered my up.

Bee happy x

scrappyjacky said...

I'm so excited to win your giveaway.....thank you sooooo much.
Your quilt is looking beautiful......and I'm loving the colours of your new fabric.....so pretty.
Yes....autumn is definately here.....I do wish for more crisp and dry......and less wet and windy though.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Congrats to the two very lucky winners!
I agree with the bad light situation Susan, it is becoming extremely hard to get good photographs at the moment. Hopefully you'll be able to photograph your lovely quilts soon, so we can all see them. I just love that little elephant print fabric, so cute, I'll have to check out the new-to.me link.
Hope you have a fabulous weekend,
Vivienne x

Deborah said...

Your lovely photos always transport me to a happy place! I adore Liberty fabrics, too and bought fat quarters of most of the prints. Sew happy for the lucky winners!

Vicky Lovejoy said...

This post has really brightened up my day Susan, your photographs are beautiful!!
Congratulations to the lucky winners of your lovely giveaway and thank you so much for the opportunity to win your beautiful prizes!!
hugs
vicky ♥ ♥

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thanks so much Susan and Bentley...yes, I painted the drawers using Annie Sloan paint and the colour is Provence...X

Denise said...

Thank you so much.So happy to have you as a follower.I have be following you for a while now.Love your work and your style. Denise

Martina said...

These flowers are so pretty! They bring the feel of a summer morning back Susan! Congrats zo the winners, and a happy and sunny weekend to you! xx

Caroline said...

I love reading your blog Susan and your photos are always gorgeous :)
Congratulations to the lucky winners, have a lovely weekend.
Love Caroline xxx

millefeuilles said...

Hello inspiring Susan! How did you manage to take such beautiful, bright, and cheery pictures with the gloomy weather we've been enjoying?

First, a huge congratulation to the two winners; they must be jumping for joy tonight.

Thank you so much for pointing out the existence of the Liberty's Bloomsbury Garden collection. Juxtapose the name Bloomsburry with the noun garden and I feel very joyful indeed.

Have a peaceful and creative weekend Susan making pretty frocks in Liberty's fabric ;-)

Stephanie

Faith said...

Your fabrics are all so pretty, I wish I were a better sewer, I'm afraid it's all a bit slapdash with me, I certainly will never make a dressmaker!

I always like to see Nigella on the telly when she is dressed to the nines cooking, again not something I'd ever be any good at, I love cooking but if I put a ball gown on to do it, it would be disastrous!

Have a lovely weekend!

by Teresa said...

Congrats to the winners of your generous and very beautiful gifts! You are so sweet! I love your blog, it's so bright and cheerful. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jane said...

Well done to the winners Susan. I agree that today has been so dismal...it's a delight to visit your cheerful post. Your fabrics are gorgeous and the photos look fine to me. Have a lovely weekend,
Jane x

Sarah @ Chantille Fleur said...

Congratulations to the winners - you are both so lucky! What pretty parcels you will be receiving.
Here on the other side of the world we are experiencing a lovely warm Spring day. Love the photo of those flowers, so pretty!
Take care! xox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello there sweet Susan! Your world is always so bright and happy, I so love to come see you! HAVE A HAPPY AUTUMN DAY! Anita

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Such a beautiful post as always Susan. Congratulations to the winners.
Victoria xx

jacirascrap said...

Parabéns as vencedoras sortudas!!!! Bom final de semana...

patchworkandlace said...

Your pictures always look sp pretty ,love the colours xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Susan!

Thank you for coming over today! Now I am sitting here with a lovely cup of tea, enjoying once again your beautiful photos. I am designing and making some items for a local shop and I am having SO MUCH FUN! Enjoy your evening my dear, Anita

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Congrats to the winners :D

Some of the fabrics in your quilt look familiar Susan, I think I must have some stashed away. I bought some bits from Eclectic Maker recently, so I'll second your recommendation :) Can't wait to see what you have planned for your new purchases :D

Helen Philipps said...

Congratulations to the very lucky winners of your gorgeous giveaway! This post is so filled with beautiful pictures, Susan! I love all the delicious colours of your fabrics and threads, and such sweet flowers too.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Helen x

chris said...

Hi Susan,
even though i did not win i still class myself as a winner because i was very lucky to have found your site and beautiful patterns.
kindest regards
chris.

KC'sCourt! said...

Gorgeous colours to brighten up the winter
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you so much Chris...it's lovely to see you here too..Hope you are having a happy weekend..x

Jo said...

Susan, just looking at your beautiful photography lifts my spirit.
How do you manage to make your page sooooo pretty? It must take an age - well worth it though...
Jo. x

Jilly said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners of your fab give away. I'm not sure how I found the Tearoom, but it is very cosy and I'm sure I'll be back to visit!
Jilly

elaine vockins said...

Well done to the winners. I am loving this blog and enjoy reading all the like minded peoples comments. Such a beautiful site Susan. Looking forward to new pattern xx take care and have a lovely week all xx

elaine vockins said...

Well done to the winners. I am loving this blog and enjoy reading all the like minded peoples comments. Such a beautiful site Susan. Looking forward to new pattern xx take care and have a lovely week all xx

magie said...

Congrats to the winners :)
The flowers are just perfect to brighten up ones day..they are so pretty. I just love the liberty floral fabric..I may have to buy some of that pattern as well.
Have a lovely day today x
Magie

Fleur Cotton said...

I am so in agreement with you Susan over the bad light at the moment, just posted photos of my current ripply project and the light is terrible ... but your photos look lovely and light and cheerful...any tips!??

Hope you are having a lovely autumn.
Fleur xx

Ali said...

What lovely bright pictures! Such an antidote for the dreary weather!

Congratulations to your giveaway winners!

Ali x

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful blog always a joy to visit here the colours are so vibrant and beautiful as are your knitting patterns which i so enjoy creating.
Thank you so much for your inspiration & sharing it with us.

BeckyDe said...

Congratulations to the winners. What pretty flowers. Do you hand stitch your quilts or machine. I have lots of material that I would love to make a quilt out of..

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh,thank you so much!....I mostly use my sewing machine (which I love!)...but always like to hand stitch the binding as it's a much nicer finish...x

koralee said...

Really such pretty prints...just wish I could sew up a quilt as fast as you my friend. xo

Chenille Cottage said...

Warm congratulations to the two lucky winners! Mary Jane...You are so generous!
Each time I visit your blog it comes to me like a breath of fresh air. Your kindness, creativity and beautiful workmanship are an inspiration. How I love your soft choice of color and texture.
I hope you have a happy day, my sweet friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Crafty in the Med said...

Congratulations ladies .....lovely prizes!

keep well

Amanda :-)

Victoria said...

The colours in your post have brightened a grey day. x

Maria Glazacheva said...

Quelles jolie photos!! :0) Ils ont juste MAGNIFIQUE!!! :0)

Et aussi je suis votre nouveau membre!! :0)

Bonne journée!!!
xxx Maria xxx

BeckyDe said...

Thank you. I am going to have a go, if it turns out ok I will put pics up on my blog. I love reading your blog I don't always have time to comment, but I visit often to see what you have been up to. (now I sound like I'm stalking you) LOL. Take care. BeckyDe.

Margie said...

Gorgeous pastel post Susan, the liberty prints are absolutely lovely, congratulations to the lucky winner, I hope your enjoying autumn, I have missed blogging and reading your posts, it's good to be back, big hugs, Margie, x

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Your flowers are g o r g e o u s dear Susan! Have a happy Monday x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious Susan! Thank you for coming my way to say hello! I LOVE MY BRITISH FRIENDS! Oh how busy you must be my dear; I am feeling the pressure as well, trying my best to get my goods done from my Etsy shop, so you must be buzzing with plans for your next pattern! I look forward to seeing it when you post soon again!

Loving regards, Anita

Martina said...

Thank you for stopping by Susan! Your lovey flowers here brighten my day - so grey out here, i need LOTS of tea and chocolate ;)

Thoroughly Modern Me said...

Such beautiful colors. You always seem to have the perfect colored thread on your spools to coordinate with your flowers and fabric. Thanks for the jolt of color!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Sweet eye candies, thanks for sharing!

heibeni-bären said...

Hi Susan,
I'm new here and I love your blog :)
many kind regards from germany
nicole

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ah, thank you Nicole...I hope you enjoy your visit!...x