Saturday, 23 April 2011

St George's Day and Easter

      Happy St George's Day     

It is a little disappointing that we do not celebrate this day, not necessarily with a Bank Holiday but we don't even go the pub like the Irish do for St Patrick :( We welcome and enjoy many cultures in our society and we enjoy many celebrations from many religions/beliefs - so why do we ignore our own :( we can't moan about losing our identity if we do nothing to show we care.  

Happy Easter

Tomorrow is Easter Day - a day to celebrate in many ways for many people.  We are having all the family round for dinner and we'll be exchanges eggs. I have put up our Easter Tree, this is usually at the caravan but this year we are home for Easter and the tree is a very special one. My Grandmother's tree had to be dug up from our front when we had the drive done and although I love the drive it was a little upsetting. We've saved a few cuttings which may grow if Ruby stops chewing them and we also saved one of the branches. Our Easter Tree thisyear is Grandma's Tree and I'm sure will be for any future Easters we have at home.

Easter Tree
I have finished Dusty's RR - I didn't quite finish in Wales as I had no 3774 but it's alldone now and looks lovely. It's for the 2011 Needlecraft Haven RR and we only have one more posting until the Robin's arrive home.
Dusty's RR
And today is Opening Day for the Needlecraft Haven Spring Bookmark Exchange. I won't show you the one I sent as I want to make sure my partner has received and opened it, but here is the gorgeous bookmark stitched for me by Kate - it's Spring by Glory Be.

Spring Bookmark stitched by Kate
Because we're at home this Easter we are doing the back garden. Nothing too major but lots of tidying  up. Today we have been to B & Q and boughts the tools and a few bits we need and then popped to Wickes where we bought a new back gate (not on the original shopping list but hey ho) DH is fitting it now and I'm inside keeping Ruby quiet until it's all secure - good reason to be blogging eh??

Have a great St George's Day and a fabulous Easter - blessings to all xx x 


  1. Happy Easter to you to Clare.
    I find it difficult to enthuse about St George, so many real English saints to choose from and we are meant to celebrate a Turkish one, doesn't make sense to me, but it is Shakespeare's birthday, and I think that is worth celebrating.
    Your bookmark is gorgeous and I love the Easter tree.

  2. Happy St George's Day and Easter. I think we should celebrate more. I noticed the TV presenters didn't wear roses today. Lovely book mark received. Your Easter tree is great.

  3. I love your Easter Tree, I have some eggs which go up at Christmas and I always forget at Easter. Looking forward to seeing all the bookmarks Kate has done you proud.

  4. Lovely bookmark you received in the exchange.

    A lovely senitmental branch, it looks really lovely.


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