Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Giving Colour Away

Oh you poor, poor, little darlings in the snow who are craving colour right now. Have no fear, I am here.  For your eyes, and for your eyes only, I have hunted out some of the most delicious colours, just for you.

First up we have one of my very, very favourite paintings ever.  Isn't it magnificent?  No.2 was the clever artist and is it not worth framing?  I just wish teachers weren't so happy with the old stapler.  Still the colour manages to hide most of the holes.

Anyone for a lovely orange?  Mmmm this could be going a bit far.  Sorry if you are now in serious need of one.  I might have to bite into one in a min too!

Now how could you not wake up in a cherry mood when greated with this array of colour.  I just adore these bowls so much.  They have matching lids too and I do love mixing them up to add more colour.  Unfortunately it messes with No.4's brain and she forbids me to mix her green bowl and lid with another colour!

Spotty dotty buttons on spotty dotty fabric.  This would be one of my favourite fabrics of all time.  Oh yes, this is certainly something to cheer the winter blues away.

Peaches anyone?  Or maybe a peachy button instead?  Loving my pasta jars of buttons.

Stacks of red gingham, the ultimate of all fabrics of course!  Don't think I'll be running out of it any time soon.

An almost heart shaped strawberry, just for you... with love.  xxx

Children's toys are always filled with colour, and sweets in this case too.  Would you care for a lollipop or a drop?

OK on to a slightly more serious note.  I LOVE this quilt.  I love the fabrics.  I love the white sashing.  I love the simplicity.  I love the squares.  I really do absolutely LOVE it!  It's all about the fabrics, this quilt.  And fabrics are what I like.  I'm thinking this would be perfect for our bed. 

Yes thank you, I do remember I am still working on my Rainbow Strings Quilt.  And no I haven't done much work on it lately.  I've been busy actually, doing secret squirrel work on my swap.  Shhhh!  I finally stopped tossing around with ideas last night and cut into some very important fabric.  And I'm liking what it's becoming.  We are supposed to send something so very lovely that we would be tempted to keep it for ourselves.  Well I think I'm there and I WANT IT!  I'll be making two of these I guess!  Willeke (my swap partner) likes colour very much too, and I can tell you, she won't be disappointed in that area.

Happy Colour Day to you all!  Oh I hear it's Shrove Tuesday today.  Guess what I'll be making for pud tonight?  Go on, I'll give you three guesses.  Ha ha!!


janjan said...

Thank you for reminding me its pancake day, I always forget living in australia. So I guess its pancakes for after dinner, no lemons but lots of limes. Can I hold out for another 6 hours, might just do a batch now for lunch, just to make sure I remember the recipe right.


sallgood said...

I'm not in the snow, but in the grey and rainy Pacific Northwest... so THANK YOU for the fun color field trip!

VintageVicki said...

Thankyou for the burst of colour :)

I really like your daughters picture - definately one that would brighten up the dullest day.

Anonymous said...

Your daughter's painting is FABULOUS! :))) I love it , and also the lovely bowls and the dotty fabric .
Strawberry ? Oh.... what's that.....?
but there's hope, this morning the sun is shining and the snow is slowly disappearing ...

Lululiz said...

Great painting, definitely worth framing and displaying.

Anonymous said...

Hi - thanks for the glorious dose of colour. It does make me feel better knowing I'm not the only one without a craft room. Let's live in hope. P.S. do you think having one of the children adopted so I can have their room is a bit drastic? ;-)xx