Friday, 30 May 2014

Beekeepers Quilt

Knitting honeycombs for my bee keepers quilt with left over sock

Lovely pink lillies, reduced in the supermarket...£1.80

Playing bubbles in the sunshine with my gorgeous granddaughter...priceless!!

I'll be doing an awful lot of knitting as I'll need hundreds of honeycombs to make a quilt, on second thoughts I might start off with a cushion!!

Happy Knitting
Lucey X

Friday, 16 May 2014

A Happy Sad Day

It should be a sad day today as it's the anniversary of the day we lost our lovely son in law Paul, but I don't like sad days so I remembered all the good, happy days we had with Paul as I pottered about in the garden. 

These little purple faces made me smile and I remembered when Paul brought me a huge bunch of lillies for looking after Dylan when he and Rachel had a night out,

and I smiled as I planted out these sweet peas from Sarah Raven, they're from the vintage silk sweet pea collection and highly scented

I smiled as I stitched a  bunting  from the lace on an old torn tablecloth to drape across the bike

and then I smiled some more as I run up a cushion cover from this lovely fabric that I got from Louise at Hope and Elvis.

I even smiled when I made a few more brooches from the abc puzzle from long ago and burned myself with the glue gun, ouch!!

And who wouldn't smile when the sun shines ALL day and you can sit and sew pretties on a new skirt!!

"Let's go fly a kite"

"woodland fairies"

I had fun arranging all my vintage goodies on the painted shelf that  I've been collecting, there's everything piled on there from china, glass, packets, tins and even ice cream tubs!! 

And I will be positively grinning as tonight I'm not putting a foot in the kitchen, I'm being taken out for tea, now that's what I call a "happy, sad day"

Lucey X

Friday, 9 May 2014


"The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady" is one of my favorite books and I try to read a page or two each night and the illustrations are so nice,
"change not a clout till May is out"
this is so true!!

I love this quote starting in May,

"A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay,
A swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon,
A swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly"

I was browsing through a magazine when  I saw a vintage shop advertised so me and a friend jumped in the car and set off to find it.

"My Vintage World"  wasn't hard to find once we found the street and the window was vintageness at it's very best!!
Look at that picnic hamper,

inside the  shop the dressers were full of plates,

the tables were groaning under the weight of china,

 and the cupboards were packed with kitchen ware, 
who remembers Vim scouring powder??

Tea trolleys, baskets, linen,

pretty brooches,

tea pots and  sugar bowls, does anyone still use these? I've seen them filled with candles and they look lovely burning away.

Little chairs, wooly blankets, bobbins of cotton in fact you name it and it was there. I could have bought the whole shop it was so lovely and the owner Catherine couldn't have been more helpful or friendly, I can't wait to go back.

That lovely Brexton picnic hamper just had to come home with me along with a few other goodies,

 I need another cup as one was missing, anyone got a spare?

and I got this lovely trio with lilly of the valley on, just right for a cuppa on a sunny May afternoon, a couple of reels of cotton and a packet of "snowfire" that says it "sooths and heals"...

My Vintage World,
Sowerby Road,
North Yorkshire

Lucey X