What have lemons got to do with Easter I hear you ask! Well it was this lovely bright yellow net that inspired me to make this Easter card for you.
I have used some of the bright yellow fabric I received this week as part of my swap along with some other bits and bobs and a couple of scraps of the lemon net!
A couple of little plastic bunnies in the same colours - cute eh?!!
And a yellow ribbon to finish it off. Happy Easter to you all!
I decided against making a simnel cake this year - I'd only eat too much of it and then wonder why I had gained weight - but I did make some hot cross buns. I was in a rush though and instead of making pastry or piped paste crosses I simply slashed crosses on mine - bit of a swiz but no doubt they will taste the same. (Postscript - they did - they were very very good!)
This afternoon in between the showers I went across to the woods in front of our house and picked some twigs for my Easter decoration
What do you think - gives the Christmas tree a run for its money perhaps?
I just had to take a photo of the primroses on our bank - a real breath of Spring aren't they?
My pots outside the front door were also looking very colourful in the sunshine
Aren't these a fabulous colour?
I leave you with a ta da moment- you may remember way back in the summer last year when I was a very new blogger I told you about the patchwork lessons I was attending? Well I made 4 blocks and gave up deciding that life was too short to spend it doing something that didn't really grab me. I knew I would never live long enough to make a quilt but surely a few cushion covers wouldn't be too difficult? Well I have had those 4 blocks hanging about ever since but this week I finally finished one of them -so ta da!!!
I even managed to figure out how to do buttonholes on my machine - now I have had that machine for about 25 years so wouldn't you have thought I'd have learned how to do them before now?! Still I felt well pleased with my self and "went to bed less stupid that night" as the French would say (where we might use the phrase "to learn something new every day"). I also noticed when trawling through the handbook - does anyone read their handbooks before starting off or are you all like me and can't wait to get started and only refer to the handbook when you get stuck?! - that for sewing leather I should have used the roller foot so no wonder my leather sewing didn't go too well!! Again something new learned and I will now be able to have another go at the leather bag.
Have a good weekend and I'll be back next week.