Monday, 6 April 2015

What's been happening?

I hope that you all had a great Easter Sunday and enjoyed whatever you were - or were not! - doing.  It was a quiet day for us, hubby did some gardening and I did some crafting.  It was very cold here over the weekend and very wet on Friday, today is much warmer and sunnier though - blue sky!  I remember one Easter as a child where we had enough snow to make a snowman.  At least it was warmer than that this year.


So, what has been happening.  Nothing thrilling.  There has been quite a lot of television watching, catching up on all of the shows that I have recorded.  There is still most of the season of Indian Summers to watch, all of Broadchurch, something called Arthur and George and all of Poldark.  Plus the new series of Vera started last night.  I have finished Mr Selfridge (well worth watching) and The Missing (very confusing, I didn't really enjoy it, perhaps I should have paid better attention?) and a few other things as well.  We also managed to clear through a lot of duplicate episodes of various "man" shows.  Thankfully.

On the crafting front things haven't been going so well.  My quilt and I still struggle on, the tying is nearly done and the next challenge will be how to edge it.  Simple and easy will be the answer.  In fact, rustic will be the answer!  I also accidentally started another crochet blanket.  I know, I know.  How do you accidentally start making a blanket.  Trust me, if you have a crochet addiction and it is too cold to garden then it is actually very easy. 


My other crochet project is still going, but very slowly.  The stitches are so tiny that it takes ages to do and I can only cross my eyes for a limited period to look at it. 


There was chocolate of course - only one of these bunnies belongs to me.  Lamb for Easter dinner and keylime pie - probably not made with actual real live key limes though - for dessert.  On Saturday we had breakfast for dinner and that was my favourite meal of the weekend dare I say it.


A friend and I went to a garden centre for lunch last week and we both "accidentally" egged each other into buying a Dicentra (Bleeding Heart).  Mine is waiting to go in the garden, I need to clear some weeds first...  I expect that my friend has already planted hers.  She is good like that. 



I think that is all I have to report.  Off to sort out the houseplants now.  I thought I was going to have a flower on my so called "seasonal cactus" for Easter, but it is still just a bud.


The Kalanchoes need some looking at and the Cyclamen needs planting outside having had a no watering accident.



The cactus is "so called" seasonal because that is the label that it had when I bought it for Christmas last year.  Why they could not call it a Christmas Cactus I don't know.  Perhaps it is because it also tries to flower at Easter!

Anyway, I digress.  I hope that you all have a good Easter!

Amy

42 comments:

  1. I like your crochet projects, but oh the tiny stitches must be hard. The bleeding heart is gorgeous.

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  2. We've had some beautiful weather yesterday and today, it's been lovely to get out in the garden and get some jobs done in between decorating the bedroom. It sounds like you've had a lot of catching up of tv programmes to do, I really enjoyed The Missing but it was a series that I had to concentrate on to keep up with what was happening. I'm loving Poldark, I taped last night's so I've still got that to watch.

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  3. I like friends who do that!!
    Jane x

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  4. Sounds like you had a lovely Easter! ;)

    I LOVE that delicate pink so crochet! SO pretty!! I can't wait to see what it will become.

    And that bleeding heart - I'm so in love. I totally want to plant one of those around our property. I had one at our old house and love it. Yours is so very pretty.

    My MIL has a beautiful flowering cactus she's had for years and still blooms beautifully like that each season.

    Have a wonderful week ahead Hon! xo

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  5. Easter was lovely as we had unexpected sunny warm weather in Chicago.!!!
    I am happy it is over. Somehow Lent and Easter overwhelm me most years. Christmas never overwhelms me....but Easter does. SO many rules, sorrows....I prefer the Birth of Christ.
    Your flowers are really beautiful. The crochet work is delightful

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  6. I've not seen such a red looking Bleeding Heart before, just the pink and white or the all white versions. Yours looks lovely :) I bought a teeny one recently but it's not ready to flower yet

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  7. Glad you had a nice Easter weekend ! Lovely photos ! Lovely photos , Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  8. I have quite a lot of those 'no water' accidents! I like the bleeding heart plant - will have to look it up to see how big it grows and then ... maybe if it's small I can find room for one.

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  9. I like your chrochet projects... and I remember too, like I as a child made a snow bunny in one year. And we were skating at ski...
    These golden bunnys are a especially lovely memory for me: I lived in the former GDR, where we had not such things, but my grandma from Western Germany in every year has send a box with golden bunnys. Never forgot that...
    With us is very cold too.

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  10. I totally understand how you can start a new blanket! Very easy to do - and it's looking lovely. I spent ages in the garden yesterday and have been able to enjoy it today. Hope you've had a good day too. x

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  11. Quiet weekend here too with craft and gardening. I'm loving Indian Summers and Poldark, and Arthur & George is very good too. Didn't watch the Missing tho. Love all your crochet work, as always xx

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  12. The crochet work is a real delight, beautiful, both projects and the bleeding heart is stunning.

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  13. Your bleeding heart plant is so beautiful! I've GOT to go get me one of those! Sounds like you had a nice Easter weekend. We also love breakfast for dinner. It's hard to beat EGGS!

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  14. We had a lovely Easter, yours sounds perfect. Love seeing all your projects - they are amazing. The Lindt chocolate bunnies are my favorite, and I am hoping some are still available at the stores (discounted now, LOL!).
    Have a wonderful week!

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  15. You sound like you've had a wonderful Easter and I totally get how you can accidentally start a new project. I love the dicentra since I saw one last year but the one I bought in the supermarket never came to anything. Hoping yours settles in well.
    Re: the no watering accident, you might want to go with my Mother's regime which was to tell plants threatening to wilt due to her sporadic watering that 'you can be replaced by plastic.....!'. Strangely it did work as her houseplants did far better than they ever should have.

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  16. oh I found the end of Missing impossibly frustrating........
    dinner for breakfast is my favourite thing xxx

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  17. What small crochet work! But it sounds like a good week x

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  18. The bleeding heart plant looks funny! I have never seen one of those before. Glad you had a lovely Easter. x

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  19. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...chocolate bunnies! All I can say about that is that if they were in MY house, they would be missing those ears!

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  20. Wow Amy your crochet work is just gorgeous. I love your chocolate bunnies and the flowers! Wishing you a nice week.
    Julie xo

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  21. My Christmas cactus is flowering at the moment, I don't think it knows what time of year it is! Glad you had a lovely Easter xx

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  22. Love the bleeding heart, gorgeous. Love the crochet blanket as well, you're doing well. It sounds like a lovely calm Easter, I'm glad you had such a good time. CJ xx

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  23. Your flowers are really pretty. I've never had a bleeding heart plant but I've always liked the look of them. Your hexagons look pretty. I like the colors you're using.

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  24. Loving that fine crochet Amy. I started another blanket as well, how does that happen??? See you next week. Jo x

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  25. Love your crochet pieces and yours flowers always are beautiful AMy!!

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  26. Well I for one am enjoying Poldark on Sunday evenings - sure you will to once you get round to viewing the series.

    Your crochet looks good, your houseplants too.

    Have a good week

    All the best Jan

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  27. Hi Amy....
    You are like me....need to be doing something with my hands....besides eating! Hahaha!
    Your Kalanchoe needs a good haircut, and will continue to bloom....
    Afghan looks very nice....interesting pattern....
    Enjoy your week....we are cold here!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  28. My small pink flowering Christmas cactus is in bloom here! They always bloom just before Christmas and then again around Easter. The larger cactus bloomed about a month ago (and now the poor thing is looking awful). The chocolate rabbits you have are the same rabbits I give to my kids, perfect size with delicious chocolate! It sounds like you've had a nice relaxing long weekend Amy. Mine was the same, and it ends tonight. Good luck with the last part of your quilt. I really like the soft colours you've chosen for your new accidental blanket ;)
    Wendy

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  29. Aren't the golden bunnies lovely? YUM!
    You're funny - accidentally starting more crochet! Ha!
    Take care! Yay for sunshine!

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  30. Your bleeding heart is a nice dark red variety, mine are more pink.. I'd like one like yours.. did you know they also come in pure white? Hmm.. need to go garden shopping. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  31. There you go again, Amy, making all those wonderful crochet items. I've been making dishcloths for giveaways.

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  32. I've heard of the accidental tourist, but and accidental crafter is new to me :-) But it is working for you! The blanket in progress is looking great and very promising.
    Amalia
    xo

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  33. Look at your works Amy!! Just so pretty!! And I so enjoyed seeing that bleeding heart.....we are so far behind as our tulips are just coming up. Sounded like a lovely Easter for you guys! Here is to an inspiring week!!! Nicole xo

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  34. You are so funny! I can't get past the part about accidentally starting a blanket. :)

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  35. The Lindt bunnies are the best! Enjoy it :) We just finished watching series 2 of broadchurch, so addictive.

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  36. Your 'accidental' blanket is very pretty! I started a shawl last year, very like your pink project, with tiny stitches that also made my eyes cross. I had to put it aside......maybe someday I will finish it! I just bought a dicentra, too. It is in a pot on my front porch until I also do some weeding. I keep missing 'Mr. Selfridge'. I might have to just buy the DVD! Hope you have some sunshine this week. xo Karen

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  37. beautiful photos, love love the chocolate bunnies and that crochet is so pretty!

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  38. HERMOSAS FLORES!!!
    Y ESE PUNTO DE HOJAS...
    SALUDITOS

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  39. Breakfast for dinner ? How should we interpret that ? Sleeping late ;-) ??
    Love your pink crochet work - Very pretty pattern !!
    I wish you a happy after-easter-week ;-) !

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  40. Glad that you had a good Easter Amy, it's funny how easily persuaded we are to part with our cash at these garden centres I'm just the same, I love bleeding hearts I have a pink one and a white one but no signs of life yet. Your crochet is looking lovely I'm looking forward to seeing your new blanket start. :) xx

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  41. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend and enjoy watching some great shows on TV. I must have a look at Mr. Selfridge once we're finished Foley's War, an excellent series. xx

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  42. Your weekend sounds about perfect. I love to have time to crochet, catch up on shows and of course eat chocolate!

    Hope you are having a fantastic week,
    Meredith

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