Wednesday, April 22, 2009

where to begin?!

...well Easter is as good a place as any I spose! Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend!
My mantelpiece

The girls egg cosy bunnies that I knitted for them (do you know how hard it is to find plain egg cups anywhere?)

and getting into the season I wore my bluebird socks...and decided to try and break in my new pretty shoes...ohhhhh the pain...don't I look attractive? No?

And of course we have had lots of this;

beautiful blue skies and sunshine...this pic went a bit wrong, I was trying to snap a lovely little robin sat in the tree, and as the shutter clicked, so he buggered off lol! He had kept me so entertained while I was in the garden sowing some seeds, the most beautiful singing, then I upset him by trying to get a photo *sigh*

Of course the weather has brought out lots of these...

I HATE it when they buzz right by my ear, and even worse, I hate wasps getting stuck in my hair like one did yesterday *shudder*
Then the babies made their grand entrance into the big wide world of the pond! They had overwintered in there and as it was a hard winter I wasn't sure if any would have made it.

Unfortunately I have had some problems with the pond over the last week or so, some of the babies haven't made it, along with one of my older goldies :(
Spring has a lot to answer for, the fish all start getting active but their immune systems are still trying to build back up from overwintering, along with the general bacteria levels of the pond, of course the babies still don't have much of an immune system yet so they suffered the most :(
My latest layout for ATF I chose to do Simba's first time in the garden ever, all the way back in 2002. Maybe we will get enough warmer weather for him to venture out there this year!

Been doing lots of hand sewing, mostly because my beloved vintage singer that I use for everything is broked *sobs*
I am really hankering after an embroidery machine at the moment, they are so expensive, but I really want one! Any experience/advice most welcome :)

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Love your bunnies GP .... know what you mean about the sewing machine .. I have an old New Home that was just about to die on me when a neighbour inherited a 2 year old Bernina from her late mother-in-law. She doesn't sew and let me have it for £40 ... when I checked the current RRP is was £795. I would never have been able to afford a new one so was ecstatic and I have to say it is a good machine, does some fancy stitches and that's good enough for me (can just about cope with straight lines!). The Bernina website describes it as the workhorse of sewing machines and it hasn't changed in design for 10 years. I am sure you will find a new old faithful soon.