Looking back through last year's pictures, I notice I'm a tad early with my Easter tree this year! Impatience?
I selected a few choice branches from my lilac in the garden again and plonked them unceremoniously in a jug of water. The tight buds have already started to unfurl in the warmth and light of the lounge.
I do love a living and breathing Easter tree.
I feel sure one year I had a bunch of pussy willow in a jug but the furry buds (catkins?) gave me the heebie jeebies.
If you've been following me for a while, you may recognise a couple of favourite decorations adorning the branches.
There's Miss Buttercup who I bought from the lovely Jooles at Sew Sweet Violet ...
My Cath Kidston egg which, I think, originally had a soap in it ...
My lovely Gisela Graham bird ...
Be still my beating heart ...
Did you ever see such a pretty egg?
And there's not just one. Oh, no, no, there are three in the set and they're from Greengate. A little Easter gift to me from me!
I think the red one is my favourite. Or perhaps the blue. Maybe the green. No, definitely the red!
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my round crocheted cushion. Quite a number of people have asked me for a pattern so I'm writing up a sort of 'how to'. I hope to finish it tonight and will post it as soon as.
Before I go, Blondie daughter has joined the Girl Guides. She absolutely loves it! It's only her second meeting tonight and she has been asked to take some cakes for a sale. Ugh! As you know, this mummy doesn't DO cakes (remember this???) so I should like to take this opportunity to offer up a big thank you to whoever it was that first came up with the idea of ready-made fairy cakes, ready-made butter icing and stick on decorations!!!
Edited to add ... Blondie daughter has asked me to point out that she decorated the cakes by herself, on her own, with no involvement from me whatsoever. I wasn't even allowed in the room at the time. Didn't she do well?!