Thursday, November 4, 2010

Colourful Friday - Pink

There's a lot of pink around our place - not deliberate - just happened over a loooong period of time. Four rooms are painted various shades of pink and we "inherited" a bathroom with pink flowers in the wallpaper pattern. I love magenta/fuschia so it shows up a lot in the back garden.

Our Christmas tree in the family room from last year. The hubster and kidlets painted the walls and ceiling and laid the floor when I was on an extended visit to Scotland a few years ago. We are getting ready to redo the room. While I love the color of the walls they have been an absolute bear to try and decorate round :)

A gift I received in an exchange last year. She sits in my deep blue sewing room year round :)

One of a pair of children's galoshes I found abandoned in the grass on one of my walks earlier this summer.

Speaking of boots. We got some fairly decent snow last winter and I had to borrow my daughter's longer winter boots to go outside because I don't have any. There was a hard layer of frost on top of the snow which made it extra crunchy to walk on.

Our soon to be 18 year old daughter lives in a yellow and pink room of her own design (when she is not hanging out in her sister's pink, white and green room watching TV!!!) Teddy is waiting for her party to arrive :)

My absolute favorite quilt block. This is why I have decided to try and "walk the path" of quilting and embroidery together. I made it a few years ago, look at it often for inspiration,  and yesterday had an AHA moment about how to finally finish it.
(I'm posting my Friday blog early because of other commitments tomorrow.)


Karen said...

Hi Carol.
Isn't it interesting how particular colours can sneak into your home decorating without you consciously planning to have it all through the house.
I love the photo out on the snow. It looks so fresh and crisp. And, yes, I know, very cold!
I think the yellow and pink combination in your daughter's room looks great. So bright!
I love the combination of patchwork and embroidery too. I am still working on my blocks for Leanne's House Butterfly Garden.
Look forward to seeing lots more of your quilt blocks.
Have a wonderful pink Friday.

Narelle said...

Beautiful pink block Carol!
Great photos ... I totally forgot about the pink walls in one bedroom.

Robyn G. said...

All such wonderful photos too Carol.. gorgeous pinks!!!
Love all your pics...cute teddies and lovely blocks.
Love the embroidered flower block.. quilting and stitching is a fave mix of mine too.
Happy Pink Friday!!

Melody said...

Heaps of great pink things. I especially like the gumboots.

fairchildstreet said...

The pink gumboots would look lovely whilst out in the garden. Charmaine

Sue B said...

love the gum boots, very chic

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Your teddy is sitting in a pink room similar to what we coloured my sewing room...hope he had a good party!! Luv the sweet little girl cushion.

Bev C said...

Hello Carol,

Looks like Pink sneaked into your home while you weren't looking. Love your pink collection.
Happy In Pink Friday to you.

Lois said...

I too like patchwork and embroidery but am just beginning to use them. Your block was really pretty. All your photos were great. We will be 42 today and 26 tonight but no snow. Brr. Love Lois

Kay H said...

Love the pink wall. I too love to mix patchwork and embroidery. Happy pink day!!

Cathy said...

great pics - love your quilt block too - I can see why it is a fave

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your quilt is so pretty! I like the color pink although I don't ahve much of it around me.

Thank you for your visit to my blog for Outdor Wednesday!

Linda said...

I think your favorite quilt block is inspirational to me too! I know I ton of embroidery stitches - why haven't I thought to use them on my blocks? (thanks for the idea) It's very pretty! I just love it.