Crazy busy in life but wonderfully happy, I seem to be on a rollercoaster dashing from one thing to another mostly enjoying myself but at other times totally befuddled and unsure of what I am about. This week however has been a crystal clear week with many many positives. Grab a coffee and spend a little time with me...
Woke up full of energy and to a glorious spring morning. Took one look at the fence panels in the garden and realised they needed some TLC, an unexpected four to five hours later and I had painted the fences back to green. Very satisfied. Just look at the colour springing up around, happy days.
|Newly painted fences|
|Spring has sprung|
|Painted fences make a good backdrop|
|Various crochet edges for class|
The best thing of all about Tuesday was that I finally managed to make it to an evening knitting group that takes place in a pub! What fun, being surrounded by like minded people in an English pub. We took over the corner and out came all our yarn in various colours and in various states of progress. Bare with me here and let me explain the hour before arrival at said knitting pub. Note the word knitting... I am still knitting my Arne and Carlos baubles and enjoying them, so felt that as I can now knit them almost with my eyes shut that this would be a good thing to take along, I could knit and natter and hopefully do both coherently. PROBLEM, two of my dpn were missing, I searched everywhere for them and realised time was running out, shouting at the family to help me look, (they can never find their own things so why I thought they might be able to help me, is still a mystery,) but I was flying around the house to no avail. So, no knitting for knitting club meant that I had to resort to crochet. Didn't want to take
|Tapestry crochet is reversible|
|The beginnings of Eric|
Work took over most of the day but it was highly successful and I felt I made some headway, always a good thing. I came home to find my daughter in bed, asleep recovering from her operation being kept company by her cat. Wherever Ella is, Pip is not far behind. My heart melted. Precious moments.
|Love is...having your cat with you when you are ill|
Today the crochet ladies voted this Simnel cake the best of all the weeks... Its a fruit cake but really moist and inside there is a very thin layer of marzipan and a thin layer on the top too, with 11 marzipan balls representing the disciples. 11 as Judas was not to be included. To see a full and really interesting history of simnel cake just follow the link here
|Really moist fruit cake|
|Simnel cake in the sun|
|Easter cake with crocheted Easter bunnies|
I used this recipe but adapted it. here Instead of soaking the fruit for 2 nights, I did not leave enough time for this I soaked my fruit overnight. Again, I did not have the liquid required and used mango juice instead. I also ensure that my marzipan layers are thin, so that actually those that do not like marzipan have been converted and will eat my simnel cake! In my oven the cake only takes 1 hour and 50 minutes.
I have woken up to another glorious spring day here in the South of the UK and the world is my oyster and I have decided to spring clean my wardrobe. If you do not hear from me for a while I am buried under the mess but will resurface perhaps sometime after Easter. Have a wonderful break and hope the sun is shining for you wherever you are.
I am joining in with Amy and sharing my five days of the week with you with her
Five on Friday post.
♥ Have a great Easter ♥