Hello. How are you all going?
I feel like I haven't been round here much recently, life has really become busy over the last few weeks, and I don't feel like I am giving anything the proper attention it deserves, including this sad, neglected blog! Really looking forward to the school holidays at the end of next week, hanging out for them actually.
In the mean time, Spring has sprung around these parts and my long awaited poppies are flowering beautifully. These have to be one of my favourite flowers, I never get sick of them, especially the pastel shades. I seem to be in luck this year with a fair percentage of pastels in the mix, not just yellows and orange. They do perk me up no end, happy days!
And much excitement, my cutting garden of tall freesias are also in bloom! Yay!
Last year I dug up a lot of my fressias that were scattered around all over the garden and planted them in a special bed so I could cut them for the house and try and give them a bit of special TLC. They were supposed to be a tall florist variety, but in the borders they didn't grow as tall as I liked, but in their cutting bed, Wow! I am getting some very tall stems 30 - 40cm, and really sturdy flowers spikes, I just love the scent of freesias, they are making the house smell so Spring like, just brilliant!
(And there are still lots coming up in the other parts of the garden, gotta love a multiplying bulb/corm?)
|So cheerful and super delicious smelly!|
I have also been doing a lot of baking, in fact I feel like I am rarely out of the kitchen these days!
My boys might be a bit fussy on the food front, but they seem to inhale the baked stuff that I make, I could easily bake every day and they would still be looking in the tins for biscuits and cakes, 1 or 2 batches don't seem to cut it any more!
|Really easy banana muffins, a current favourite of Max.|
Something exciting came for me in the mail this week, and I have to say I was waiting with great anticipation for this parcel, my first online yarny buy! And I wasn't disappointed! Look at all these lovely cottons I bought and such gorgeous colours! It was the colours that drew me to this yarn, it is really hard to find nice colours in 100% cotton locally, so I was very pleased with these.
I bought them from the lovely Yvonne at The Yvestown Shop. I am sure all you crafty ladies would know of Yvonne and her gorgeous blog, so much inspiration there! It was a great online shopping experience, I highly recommend it!
So these yarns have travelled half way round the world to end up here, and I am so happy with them! I have lots of ideas brewing for this lot, if I ever get time to settle at some crafty action, hopefully on the holidays.
So here are a few more pictures of the yarn, cause you can never have too much colour to brighten your day!
I really love some of the blues and this brilliant orange, and the bubblegum pink, and the grassy green, and .......well I love them all actually!!
Anyhoo, I'll be back with the next bit of the crochet along over the weekend, if i don't get too distracted by my new stash!
What have you been up to lately?http://www.yvestown.com/shop/