Saturday, 26 March 2016

Happy Easter

Quite early this year and certainly not yet spring like weather but Easter is upon us. It's a strange time of year for us as when the children were younger we always went away with my Dad. We've visited many places over the years with the last ten years having Easter at our caravan.

But things change and life moves on - Dad is no longer with us and the children are now grown ups. We no longer have our caravan (there was no point in keeping it as we very rarely went just the two of us) and so this year we are home.

Our daughter has come up from Wales for the weekend - we actually saw her house whilst watching the Cardiff Half Marathon on TV today! Our son is working but we do see him a little in the day.

Our house is ready for Easter - I've decorated my twisted hazelnut branch saved from my Grandmother's tree with eggs, the mantle is Easter themed and I have a lovely vase of daffodils.

Our Easter Branch with eggs and nests
Easter mantle
Vase of daffodils
I made Mum and Keith a Simnel Cake for Easter, it's a traditional cake for Easter with marzipan balls - one for each of Jesus' disciples but not Judas.

Simnel Cake 
I have just one new stitching piece to share as I have finally completed January Joyful World - my slow start is due to a fabric change and no stitching for a week or so.

Still on the frame but finished 
Thank you for calling by and I wish you all a Happy Easter :-) 


Vickie said...

Sounds like lovely plans for Easter. Your Easter mantle is gorgeous. So glad you got Joyful World's January done now. :)

rosey175 said...

What a gorgeous vase of daffodils! :D And your mantle is just perfect with all the decorations.

The cake looks delicious. I have not heard of a sinmel cake before.

Justine said...

Happy Easter! I love your Easter mantel, the egg tree is so pretty and I really like the March stitch too.

Christine said...

Lovely decorations Clare and the cake looks delicious.
Happy Easter

Maggee said...

Loved seeing the Easter decorations in your house, and that lovely bunch of Daffodils! Have a Blessed Day!

FlashinScissors said...

Happy Easter Clare,

A lovely post! I enjoyed the little peeks of your house, garden and your gorgeous stitching!

Best wishes,
Barbara xx

Lainey said...

Lovely Easter decorations Clare. Your stitched piece looks lovely. Happy Easter x

KimM said...

I hope your Easter was a happy one. Your stitching and decorations are beautiful.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Happy Easter, Clare. Your Easter preparations/decorations are lovely.

geeky Heather said...

Beautiful decorations....I hope you had a lovely Easter! The only reason I am "on track" with the Joyful World SAL is that I skipped straight to April! =) Congratulations on the finish.

Brigitte said...

Very nice Easter decoration, these daffodils are a dream. And a cake with marzipan balls on top, even the look is delicious :)

Julie said...

Fabulous simnel cake and didn't your Easter mantel look so welcoming.