Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Happy Spring, spring, spring!

Oh, the barnyard is busy in a regular tizzy,
And the obvious reason is because of the season
Ma Nature's lyrical, with her yearly miracle
Spring, Spring, Spring.
(Seven Brides for Seven Brothers)
Today is officially the first day of spring - and it certainly has been spring-like here in the UK.  Another mild, sunny day filled with birdsong and daffodils - I hope its been the same where you are.

I finished my french knitting project today too (inspired by Eline's WinterHuis).  I wound the knitted tube round and round a beehive shaped plastic honey bottle (empty of course), sticking it to the plastic with double sided tape.  I'll be able to fill the bottle with water and real flowers but for the photo I added some rather dusty silk anemones - just to get the effect. 

And the theme for today has definitely been anemones.  The retro anemone patterned tablecloth I recently won on ebay arrived this morning and I also found this lovely embroidery pattern when thumbing through a March 1954 Woman and Home magazine. I won't be able to send away for the embroidery transfer but with all the resources we have for reproducing images today its not beyond any crafter to copy an old pattern.  I bought the tablecloth to cut up into pieces for old fashioned peg bags but as usual I'm feeling rather loathe to take my scissors to it at the moment!


  1. I don't think I could cut into that table cloth after seeing it. I don't know. Looks lovely spread out I'll bet. Thanks for sharing the lovely spring daffodils. We are experiencing a very warm spring here in Colorado. This is the first time ever I have seen my bulb plants coming up this early. They are usually buried under snow until late April or May. The birds are singing beautifully out now too. Thanks for sharing everything!

  2. I love spring, I have a spring in my step today lol I understand your reluctance to cut into the table cloth, it's beautiful & as always, your knitting leaves me....envious!!!! ;) Have a great weekend Ann :)

  3. You never cease to amaze me with all your creative ideas Ann. I can see why you are reluctant to cut up the tablecloth!
    Carol x


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