Saturday, 6 October 2012

catching up

Hello lovely bloggy friends,if there are any of you out there who still follow me ,its been an age since my last post and im surprised i have any followers at all !! Im afraid i have neglected my blog and you all for too long and i must apologise I cant believe how fast time is passing and christmas seems to be creeping up very quickly so i have made a start on a few decorations already
Im planning to do a bit of decorating in the next couple of weeks ,the house is feeling a bit tatty and in need of a freshen up ,i admit to buying fairly cheap paint usually white these days ,the trouble is when you do one room it makes the other rooms look tatty too but im hoping for new windows soon as a lot of the frames are quite rotten and very drafty but it depends on the landlord
Been doing a spot of crochet too as winter is creeping up so time for snuggly blankets and hot water bottles
My siser who lives near Glastonbury recently got married ,it was a very homemade affair and really lovely ,we all contributed with food and drinks and me and my girls were busy baking beforehand
Lots of scrummy cakes
And i made little flower posies in these little china cups
Also been busy making patchwork quilts which i love even though they are very time consuming
Been taking a few housey shots too
And recently went to Meadowhall and look whats just opened
Cath kidston ,the shop was a lot smaller than the york store but equally as lovely ,i sneaked a few photos while i was in there ,naughty me !
Lovely i know although it has been a while since i bought anything for myself ,well thats all for now ,thankyou again for all your lovely messages and looking forward to visiting all your lovely blogs too ,much love francine x


  1. Hi, Francine! Although I love to see your colorfuly happy posts, I don't think anyone should ever have to appologize for not blogging often! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! That's my motto!

    I lov eall your colorful tins on your hutch- your housey pics! :)

  2. Your quilts are super! I've got decorating to do too! It's where you put all your stuff while you do it! Ada :)

  3. Your quilts and cushions are fabulous with gorgeous colours.
    I'm new to your blog, and there is no need to apologise for non blogging, as I am so happy to read your posts no mattter when.

    Your home is just fabulous, cosy and warm.

    I hope you get your new windows in soon.

  4. I think your house looks really lovely! The patchwork quilts are awesome and cosy looking!

  5. Oh Francine, your home is very lovely ... I could look at these pictures all day!

    Enjoy your Sunday ...

    Claire xxx

  6. everything is sooo amazingly beautiful!!!!!! <3

  7. Hello. Oh I love the cakes and flowers such great job :-) and quilts aaaahhhh wish I had enough time to make some:-) Hope one day I will when baby is a bit older and can play by him self for a bit

  8. Your home is full of such pretty things! Thanks for sharing :) I really like the tea cup flower posies you made for your Sister's wedding, what a lovely idea.
    Magie x

  9. Gorgeous catch up post! I love all the photos... so clean and happy looking! Perfect for these grey, foggy mornings :)

  10. Lovely to see you and your pretty home.Love the flowers I bet it was a very pretty wedding and near Glastonbury my favorite place, wonderful.Love Jill xx

  11. A lovely, pretty post as usual!
    I love your patchwork throws - patchwork is something I have avoided so far, even though I have been sewing for almost 50 years - too much fiddly cutting and straight sewing. BUT...I am warming to the lovely square patches of the gorgeous fabrics that are available - vintage or otherwise. Some of my soft furnishing students are making beautiful patchwork pieces - one for a Roman blind! So I am beginning to think I just might have a go.
    Your house is so lovely and girly - how do the men in your house cope with it? My 17yr old son always asks why everything has to be floral!!
    Looking forward to your next post xx

  12. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! What a lovely house you life in! I am impressed by the beautiful blankets, pillows and Christmas decorations you made. They look very pretty!

    Happy new week,

    Madelief x

  13. Welcome back, boy have you been busy. Such beautiful things you have created.

  14. I just love your home, your things that you make and that you have a new shop near you. I hope you don't think this is rude but how big is your house. It looks tiny. Don't get e wrong but I love the coziness. I love small homes. It's so fun to see inside yours with all it's color.

  15. Hi Francine,I loved catching up! I missed You! Love all of Your Christmassy makes and quilts are lovely.
    Your home is so pretty and I wish I lived there, how great you have a CK store near,loved the piccies. good luck with the decorating,take care,love julie xxxxx

  16. What can I say, am speechless at the loveliness of your cosy home, and your beautiful quilts, I do so like the colours.
    Your blog was a delight to read.



  18. Hello again,
    loVely to catch up with you and I really love all your Christmasy decorations!
    You home is a real treat for the eyes.
    Have a happy Monday.
    loVe Maria x

  19. I'm so glad you're back!
    Love the Christmas garlands. I'd like to make some garlands this year.
    That pink cakey photo has made me drool. I'm going to crave pink and sweet all day long now!!!

  20. Hi - no wonder you haven't blogged - you have been so busy! This is my first time back in blogland properly in 7 weeks. After my dog died I just couldn't think of anything to say. I am trying to get back to things now. Lily. xxx

  21. I love your work, so pretty. Pleased to see CK has opened up in Sheffield too, that's not too far from me when I take a trip back home x

  22. Hello Francine - lovey to see you back :)
    I love the china cup posies - will pinch that idea - lol!

  23. thank you :)))

    such a nice blog, now I'm a new follower :)

    xoxo, dana

  24. Ah, beautiful crochet and patchwork loveliness!...You have been so very busy...It's very funny painting your house in white, isn't it?...I always end up carrying on from room to room once I start!
    Hope you are having a lovely weekend,
    Susan x

  25. Oh my goodneess Francine, don't ever feel the need to apologize - at least not to me. I am never posting frequently enough, but I have to put my family and life outside of blogland first! We understand. Your posts are worth the wait anyhow!! I'm not surprised you loved my fabrics I am choosing to make the quilts, we have similar tastes! Take care and enjoy your lovely house and decorating. Thanks for visiting and leaving the nice comment.

  26. Oh those little hottie covers are just adorable! :0)

  27. Ooohhhhh! Me encanta tú blog, tu casa, tus cosas, me encanta todo.
    Desde España, Anna

  28. I've just come across your blog and it is one I will definitely be following. What beautiful photos and I am envious of all your crafts. Thank you for showing your beautiful and feminine home and what a wonderful idea with the china cups. Chel :)

  29. I'm still a follower and still love your blog!!! ;-) I've found myself blogging less and less these days too. So hard to fit in everything we love to do isn't it? I'm sure your followers understand.
    Love your 'housey' shots and your quilts are DEVINE!!!!!

    Have a great week lovely!
    Louise xx

  30. I love the colors in that last patchwork quilt and the hotwater bottle covers :-)

    x Lorraine x

  31. As you can see, I am a few weeks behind in blog land also. Your beautiful post is all the more enjoyable for the wait. Such beautiful georgeousness with all those lovely makes in such pretty fabrics and I always love seeing inside your home it's so scrummy. Blessings, Trills