Thursday, April 28, 2011

Frosty mornings = sunny days

Frost on the grass, frost on the deck railing, but a lovely sunny day has followed, as it usually does after a frost.  There is a chill in the air and I think the temperature for today will climb to about 12, WOW! - winter is surely on its way now.  Yesterday was one of those gloomy, grey, cold days where  no matter what I did, my hands were still cold and I found it hard to hold the needle and stitch away.

So off to the kitchen to bake seemed the right idea, and some biscuits and neenish tarts made their way into the tins.  It is years since I made neenish tarts and with a little more practice and time I think I could get a more even job with the icing.

I have lots of stitching to do but I sometimes find it hard to work at night,  so I have found the perfect thing to do- making hexagons.  My piles are growing but I must get on to finishing some other things before the end of the month as well.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Wishes

To you all

When I was looking at images on line, I just couldn't resist the cuteness of these bunnies, and the promise of the new life they remind us of at Easter time.
                                        Have a lovely day

Great news for us here in the South, the Highlanders have just beaten the Crusaders!  Woo-hoo!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Another Year Gone

Well another year has passed me by, they seem to go so quickly these days.  When we were growing up the years seemed so much longer. 
This is the first time my birthday has fallen on Good Friday,  so it has been a quiet day spent with the family -  we did enjoy some nice blue cod for tea and instead of making the traditional hot cross buns for today, I made cinnamon scrolls instead ( from one of Bill Granger's cookbooks) 
I did spend some time spent tacking hexagons and enjoying the sun shining.  My family surprised me with a lovely new camera so I'm hoping that the quality and quantity of my photos should improve dramatically.  The battery is on charge so it should be all systems go tomorrow.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Where has the sunshine gone??

 After 4 miserable, grey, wet days I thought we were in for a change today as it looked like the sun was finally going to put in an appearance- not so unfortunately.  I know one should be grateful for the rain but we have now had enough, as the grass is fast turning into a bog down one side of the house.  Maybe we will see the sun tomorrow.   

There are lots of hexagons being sewn on The Vignette Hexagon Quilt Blog.  I have joined in the fun and while it took a while to decide on what fabrics to use I think I may have found some to try out.  I may have chosen not only the fabrics but also who will get the finished product as both my girls like the choices so far.

I saw a posting about Gramma Pie over at Too Many Eggs blog- it's something I remember Mum making many years ago for my nana.  Having not seen gramma for a long time, I tried it with some pumpkin and it didn't turn out too bad.  I even did the pastry as a lattice on top like mum used to.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The end of daylight saving

The Gleditsia with the last
of its leaves
The last day of daylight saving- the mornings have been getting darker and some of the trees in the garden are losing their leaves, while others still have flowers on them.  Winter can't be too far round the corner, but for now I will just enjoy the sunshine that today has brought.
I have a finish for April already- a new pegbag- not overly exciting but necessary, as the old one had had its day.