Thursday, 24 November 2011

Bed room turnaround so Sleep tight.

I'm showing you some more of my cottage today as I have finally got round to giving my bedroom a new look. I can't show you before as I forgot to take pictures, but here it is now.
My bed sits between these two tables, remember my cottage is 500 years old so all the floors are sloping in different directions, I'm lucky that these are almost level.
This is the quilt that I always use in winter. It has organic cotton wadding, so is a lovely weight.
I love needle turn applique and designed this cushion a few years ago. I finished quilting it sitting in the garden of a holiday villa in Crete, it always reminds me of  sitting under a lemon tree.

This little picture is a left over pansy from the cushion.

I love heart shaped cushions, this one is scented with French Lavender from Provence.

This is one of a series of '' Nine of Hearts '' quilts that I made several years ago, each embroidered heart has it's own quote.

Every girl needs a space to make herself ready to face the day.
This is mine!!

I found this pretty bowl for a £1 at a garage sale and filled it with Lavender and Roses. It smells divine.
Next to it is a picture of my Mum when she was in the Wrens in WW2.

Aren't these colours so pretty, Point shoes, roses and gorgeous scarves.

My pretty little chest, covered in roses, ( you realise now, I love anything with roses, ) above it a picture that was my Mothers favourite.

and finally the window seat with its view over my neighbours lovely garden.

Well thats my bedroom, my sanctuary at the end of the day, I can snuggle under my quilt with a good book and dream of tomorrows creations.

I'm working on a Christmas quilt so pop over to my other blog for a peak at my progress.

xox Angela.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

A Foggy Day in London.

My feet ache as I've walked for miles .............
Yesterday I met my daughter at London Bridge so that we could wander around Borough Market. It is a twice weekly market that is full of fabulous food from wonderful Artisans who travel from all over the UK and even from France with their wonderful wares.
Fabulous breads......

Wonderful chocolate.................
Yummy cakes...............

I bought lots of bread and cheese, for my supper  and  Oh!  just a small piece of cake.............

Then back out of the market with a delicious hot duck sandwich and more walking.

It was a very mild day but quite gloomy.

The Shard was lost in the fog...........
and Tower bridge was was just visible.

We walked along the Embankment and had a glass of wine sitting watching the Thames and all it's river traffic, then home with tired and sore feet.

Today was just for shopping!!!!!

I caught a bus to Stratford, home of the 2012 Olympic Village.
and also the biggest shopping centre I have ever seen, the amazing Westfield.
I felt a little overwhelmed by the sheer size of it so had to sit and have a Latte before I started shopping.

I've bought clothes,
had my eyebrows threaded,
had my nails buffed,
bought shoes,
and had some makeup applied.( bought some too,)

I had some fabulous Indian Street Food for lunch, followed later with two scoops of Italian Gelato for desert.

I'm home now with all my purchases, I'll be a new woman!!!

Time to sit and watch 'Strictly Come Dancing',
What a great Saturday, hope yours was too.
xox, Angela.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Walk around Walthamstow.

My son and his family live in Walthamstow in Londons East End.
There are lots of fabulous Victorian buildings mixed into a modern, vibrant, busy community. I love to walk and see the different cultures going about there daily lives amongst the very English streets.
One of my favourite walks goes past a wonderful old church.
Part of it's graveyard is modern and well kept and the rest is decaying beautifully.

 It is a quiet and peaceful place in the midst of the city hubbub.

Ancient stones and modern transport.

        Aging and tilting....not quite ready to fall over!!

This impressive family tomb dates from the 1700's, the words have nearly been worn away by the passage of time.

Round the corner is a great bakery that sells my favourite custard tarts, so I'm of for one of those and a coffee.
I'll show you more of London tomorrow.

xox Angela.