What a beautiful month April is and how much I have been enjoying the colour and sunshine ....
Rosie has loved the wind in her hair ... but a trip to the doggie hairdresser seems desirable!
Dan and Gemma have been in France ... so it's been quiet here ... but Dan sent a message from Callais
Some lovely crafting moments ... I finished the baby jacket
This was a Debbie Bliss pattern but the border should have been knitted and then stitched on and that didn't appeal at all, so I had a try at crocheting a border and my first attempt at a picot edging. I enjoyed doing this and would certainly try it again. I really like mixing crochet with knitting and it is enjoyable, whereas I hate picking up and knitting.
I've also started another baby project in cross-stitch for a sampler .... you may recognize the subject ... won't reveal it till later ... but it is a really simple picture with some nice blocks of colour
Meanwhile I treated myself to a lovely new present from Fiona at marmaladerose.blogspot.uk, who apart from doing the most wonderful embroidery also makes wonderful items from vintage embroidery.
I absolutely love her. Here she is popping up with a cake I tried for the first time; lemon meringue cake - which was absolutely delicious and I could include the recipe if anyone is interested!
A weekend of treats finished with a trip to Holker Hall, lovely. The gardens were fabulous and a really interesting house. I find looking round historical places much more interesting than I used to and this was a lovely day out for all of us. Puts you in the mood for an historical film!
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