Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Lovely Pretty Things

A pink parcel landed on my doormat last week. What's this I thought it can only be something from one of you wonderful ladies in blog land. As it happened it was addressed to Emily, straight away I realised what it must be. I impatiently wait for 2 hrs and stop myself from having a peek inside and save it for Emily to open after pre school. She is just as excited as me to open her parcel and she ripped open the pink bag and tissue paper to find this............

a gorgeous mini quilt that I won in Sara's giveaway! I love Sara's work she makes all sorts of lovely things which you can find here at her blog All About Eden just look at the beautiful detail on her name and the pretty fabrics! Thank you Sara Emily love's it and so do I it has been all over the place in Emily's bedroom looking for the right spot to display it and we've settled for the wall above her bed.

These are my beautiful roses that Steven surprised my with on Valentines day I really wasn't expecting anything so they meant even more.

On Monday our back garden was awash with sunshine it felt wonderful it was warm enough for the kid's to play outside in the garden with no coat's and me and Steven sat and had our lunch outside, it felt good, really good, it gave us a taste of what's to come roll on Spring can't wait Just look at our first snowdrops so dainty and pretty. Keep catching a glimpse of them just outside the window don't you just love snowdrops?!

I've finally got my copy of this months Country Living I always see it first on blogs at those of who subscribe and think 'ooh that front cover does look good' and then I have to impatiently wait for my copy to appear on the shop shelf I really should get it on subscription as I have it every month anyway. I'm lovin this months copy mostly because of the article about having a home studio if you follow my blog you'll know that I've just completed mine down the garden and love the glimpse into Caroline Zoobs work space article.

Sorry the above photo is blurred the pink mug warmer is from another very talented lady at Pink- Petal-Designs I think she still sells them in her shop if you fancy one. I love mine it's only takes about 20 seconds to get from the house back door down to my garden studio but when it's freezing outside having my hands wrapped around my mug warmer with a mug of hot chocolate makes it much less of a bind!

The chocolate chip cookies I made this are from a recipe at the ever fabulous blog Attic 24 thanks you Lucy you said my family would thank you wholeheartedly for them and we do they are delicious and were very popular in our household made mine with some white chocolate chunks I had in. Tempted? Their seriously good! You can find the recipe here.

It is coming up to my blog being 1 yrs old in March so do pop back as I will be putting some goodies together and having a giveaway.


Shabby Chick said...

Hi Sarah

That mini quilt is lovely, I bet Emily loves it! The birds are so sweet.

I MUST get a CL subscription for my birthday! Though I think I will treat myself to it this month, Caroline Zoob is one of my idols so I have to have a look :)

Mel xxx

Surfer Rosa said...

I was unsure whether to leave a comment on your post or just open the door and holler as I'm in Hilton! It's nice to come across a 'local' blogger as everyone else seems to hail from far flung parts of the country. It's interesting to read about local places (I must get out to the Bottle Kiln as I love Fraiche!)

That is such a nice little quilt. i can scarcely sew in a straight line so am so impressed by her handiwork!

I'm also enjoying the warmer weather. I've noted from your other posts that we have the same garden table and chairs - lovely aren't they :-) we haven't yet braved dining outside but i did sit outside with a cup of tea and an 'Attic 24 cookie'on Wednesday - yes we've made them too.


Jackie said...

I have just found your blog and wanted to say hello! I love that little quilt - Sara's things are lovely. I love your blog and will be back for another visit soon - Jackie :O)

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

oh that mini quilt is gorgeous sara is very talented :-)
i need to make the biscuits again now (made them a few weeks ago) and of course eat one as its still warm from the oven ... yummy :-)
Lesley x

periwinkle said...

Love the mini quilt , I haven't made the cookies yet but I've made her banana bread dozens of times and thoroughly recommend it
lisa x

lou said...

White roses and snow drops are my favorite, so simple but so beautiful!
The mini quilt is gorgeous I would love to be able to make something like that.
Love Lou xxx

bekimarie said...

What a lucky little girl, the quilt is gorgeous!
I always have to wait for my CL and it's so frustrating when everyone else seems to have theirs, I did enyoy the workspace article this month.
Not tried Lucys cookies yet but have tried a few of her recipes, the butternut squash rissoto is delicious, Jack couldn't get enough of it.
Must look up those gorgeous mug warmers.
Take care
Beki xxx

Shabby Chick said...

Thanks v much Sarah, I will definitely be showing my progress in getting things made. Have to say I've played it safe so far and been using up bits and pieces but I think tonight or tomorrow I'll bite the bullet and try the new fabrics!

Mel xxx

Suzie Sews said...

Oh Oh I must get a cup warmer... what a great idea.lovley post

MelMel said...

What a lovely post!

Thank you for joining my pleased!

I gave up my CL save hoo!
I'm so temted tho because the issue you have looks fab!

Also the mug jacket is adorable!xxx

Fabric and Bags said...

Love the mini quilt, its so cute and your white roses are simple gorgeous!

Hope you're having a good week

mollycupcakes said...

Hello Sarah,
Thanks for joining in the heart swap and happy belated birthdya you your little Emily.
Can i be really cheeky and ask where did you get her bunting cups and plates from? I'd like to get some for Daisy's birthday in March.
Speak soon.
Catherine x

Attic24 said...

ooo its been a weeny while since i was here, an i am glad to pay you a visit!!
Glad you enjoyed the cookies, theya re somethin else aren't they? I've got another great baking recipe lined up for next week, its awesome..
I'm off to try catch up with your posts now, funny i did think of you when I read the caroline zoob article in CL.
Have a lovely day

MANOULOU said...

I am a French and I like crossing the ocean to come to see your blog and its miracles! Thank you for our eyes!

Aqeela said...

I must have found your blog through Attic24, im looking forward to reading more of it!

It must be a lovely feeling to recieve something from another blogger, i am yet to experience it but hopefully soon il enter into some kind of swap when one comes along!

Il be back again,

Aqeela xx

MaryPoppins said...

I lovvveee your style too :)

Thanks for the lovely comments, the quilt is gorgeous. I would love to make one from my DDs little dresses, though know I could never manage it, they are so beautiful too, you know pretty and girly, any simple ideas on what I could do, before the moths do their work :)


Lace hearts said...

What a lovely mini quilt - so pretty, and I also like the idea of the mug warmer. The cookie recipe sounds good - I'll have to head off to Attic 24 and try it out. Thank you.