Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Easter

I was going to start with the description of this lovely spring day we were having - I woke up to sunshine and birdsong. When I ventured outside I discovered little green ears on my goosberry bush, which seems like a miracle every time. To see those dry twigs sprouting new leaves again is really amazing. But it is still March, and by the time I sat down to write this I realized it was snowing again. So the pleasant walk in the sunshine I had envisioned is not to be, it seems. I had better enjoy a cup of tea indoors then, among my own birds. I made these placemats for Easter last year, and they make a bright and cheerful addition to my breakfast table. The applique is done with freehand machine stitching and black thread, going around each part three times, which makes it sturdy enough for something which gets so little use. I like the cartoony quality on the back too.
Well, I will do some more sewing today before I venture outside - I really need to get some shopping done, and then I'm off to my mum's for dinner and to help her set up her new computer. The log cabin quilt is coming along nicely - there will be pictures later and I'm making a messenger bag for my sis, so it is not as if I haven't got anything to do indoors...

1 comment :

*karendianne. said...

Oh wow, these placemats are SO cute!

;) *karendianne.