Friday Photo Challenge

Today’s’ theme for the Friday Photo Challenge organised by Postcard from Gibraltar should be fairly easy for me as it’s purple, my favourite colour! I have purple in the garden, in our home and in my wardrobe…so a bit of a warning, I have LOTS of purple photos!!

I have lots of purple flowers in the garden, many in my Amber and Amethyst garden.

This isΒ  my current Travelling Sketchbook for the Embroiderers Guild, the cover embroidery is one I stitched at the Knitting and Stitching show a couple of years ago on the Rowandean stand. The wool embroidery was from a mini workshop held at my Embroiderers Guild.

My pride and joy!! This is my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt wilst it was being pieced, I’m now hand quilting it. The quilt is in a lovely palette of soft purples and greens.

Heln wanted a colourful elephant quilt last year, so there were a lot of purples, pinks and blues. The elephants did look cute!

My Flower Lattice (my other pride and joy!!)Β  also include some purple stitching, the diamond with hydrangeas and wisteria was one of my favourites.

This chair is where I sit to hand quilt my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt. I went to an upholstery class about fifteen years ago and this was the last item I tackled. It was an old chair left in the house when we bought it, very shabby but very comfortable. I stripped it down to the frame, padded it with horsehair and recovered it in a gorgeous plum fabric. I still love it.DSC_0006

Catbells…I do seem to squeeze Catbells into an awful lot of these photo challenges! These were the embroideries I stitched for the Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook which travelled the world for it’s entries.

I seem to have made a few purple quilts too! These are ones I gave as presents, though I’m collecting them back at the moment as I’ve a talk to do at my Embroiderers Guild in November about my quilts, it was quite scary to count up just how many I’ve made over the years!!

A few from my wardrobe in various shades of purple.

My sewing room, I have to admit it hasn’t looked this tidy since, in fact my daughter just looked over my shoulder and laughed, she said ‘ Is that what it looks like when it’s tidy!!’

So there’s my 50 shades of purple! Do follow the link to Postcard from Gibraltar to see lots more purple.


About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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9 Responses to Friday Photo Challenge

  1. tinaor says:

    So much purple – how fab!

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  2. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Purple is perfect. I enjoyed all of your photos. You are so talented with a needle.

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  3. Shasta says:

    So many diffeent pretty shades of purple. It is my favorite color too!

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  4. I love purple too 😍 My dreamcar is a purple Jeep Wrangler 😜
    You do have some lovely creations here…I think my favorite is the chair πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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  5. anne54 says:

    Such a wonderful array of purple brings a song to my heart. And I thought the Catbells embroidery looked familiar. It was a lovely addition to the Travelling Sketchbook. (Wasn’t that fun?)

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  6. wybrow1966 says:

    What a lot of wonderful makes – love the chair and seeing your sewing space!

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  7. Oh my goodness I love purple! So many beautiful images – enjoyed looking through this post!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Kate says:

    Purple is my favourite colour too! I love your purple chair, it looks like a great place to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea.

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