Monday, 28 March 2016

Easter Time

 This is one of my favourite times of the year....i love the spring, easter decorations, the colours and the flowers and the sun shining .............it has been bright and sunny as well as rainy and windy this easter weekend....we all put our sweaters back on when saturday dawned grey and chilly after a warm and sunny good friday......
 ..............here is a little flowery crochet garland i made for my easter shelves this year.....
 .............the flowers were made from leftover yarn scraps and i made a long green chain to hang them on......
 ..............on good friday i spent some time pottering in the greenhouse, tending to my plants and watering the newly sprung seedlings in there............lolly the bunny was there too keeping me company and wearing her beloved easter dress..............
 ..............the little watering can here belonged to my mum and i think of her whenever i use it......she loved growing flowers and plants too.............
 ................my elder daughter and son in law hosted our family easter party this year at their (recently moved to) lovely home......my daughter found lots of colourful decorations like the paper hanging easter eggs here.............the children had an egg hunt in their new garden, and we all admired the frogs and frog spawn in the pond, the newly painted garden shed (with bunting) and the spring flowers and blossom trees..........
 ............the table filled with easter cakes and little daisy choosing one....in her other hand she held a red lead with molly (our little woolly dog) at the other end of it...........daisy and molly are very best friends...........
 ..................sarah's mini egg chocolate crispy cakes......one of my favourite treats.............
 ...............there are spring flowers everywhere this week...........pink tulips and hyacinths on the shelves.............pink tulips on the kitchen table............
 ..................and snippets of flowers from the garden being arranged in little glass bottles...........
 ..............the sun is peeking out again here today and we are going for a long walk soon followed later by a roast dinner.........
................thank you for all your kind and thoughtful easter wishes dear readers, and for visiting me here in my little blog space............wishing you a sunny spring week with lots of happy crafty times...............back soon........xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

34 comments:

Chel at Sweetbriar Dreams said...

Such a beautiful and bright Spring post Helen. It looks as though you have had a gorgeous Easter with loved ones. Take care. Chel x

Jacky H said...

A really colourful blog as usual.
It's a pleasure to read.
lm in Spain at the moment so I have missed Easter with my children and grandchild.
But at least we have had the sun.
Thanks for your inspiration with your crotchet.
It helps me when my mojo has gone.
Have a lovely Easter.
Jacky.

KC'sCourt! said...

I think I prefer Easter to Christmas. Spring the beautiful colours, and the pretty flowers.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Amber said...

Wow! Everything looks so colorful and springy!

Cindy said...

I love all of your photos of spring thins! I love spring the best also. Your flower bunting is cute. Have a great week!

Mickie said...

Helen,
Such a sweet Easter post today. Love the flower bunting and your bunny in her Easter dress. Did you make Daisy's darling little dress? It looks like it may be one of your creations.
Thank you for sharing a lovely spring post.
Mickie, Indiana USA

Simone said...

Such a pretty post! I am glad that you are enjoying Easter Helen. Thank you for sharing some special moments with us. x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely Easter springtime images Helen, it's my favourite time of year too and you've captured it here beautifully.
I think it's so sweet that Daisy and Molly are best friends.
I love your bunting.
V x

Pat's Patch said...

Gorgeous post of beautiful makes, cakes, decorations, flowers of a lovely family Easter.xxx

Stins said...

You both have such lovely houses and decorations :-)! I don't know how you do it but you always have such a personal and colourful collage if colours, cheers nw up every time!! Lots of love from Mirjam.

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

There is so much to love in this post I don't know where to start. My fave is Daisy, of course! And your lovely flower garland. And the flowers in little vases. Tulips and hyacinths. And bunny's Easter dress (yes, I'm still loving it lol). The yummy treats. What a wonderful holiday weekend you all enjoyed! We had a very nice Easter, too, my sister-in-law Linda made fried chicken and mashed potatoes - my favorites!

Mary

Lee said...

I too LOVE Easter and Spring,lighter evenings,flowers and nearer to Summer lol.Your beautiful photos are so uplifting,sounds like you had an idyllic Easter with your beloved family.I have been doggy/moggy sitting for friends.Have managed to have a couple of days to myself tho hee hee.Hugs xx

Gracie Saylor said...

It sounds like your Easter weather was much the same as ours...we had some showers and then bursts of sunshine! During some of the showers some of my little grand girlies dashed outside with their dad and an umbrella to hippity-hop in the rain :) I have yet to try my hand at making any sort of bunting, but admire what you have crafted, Helen. You and I are blessed to have sweet reminders of our creative moms. Sending you extra hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

busybusybeejay said...

Such a lovely post.You always cheer me up.

Jane said...

That sounds like a perfect Easter Helen. Family time shared is the best. Your Lolly is keeping an eye on everything isn't she....such a fun bunny. Enjoy the end of the holiday xx

Christine Barnsley said...

Looks like you had a terrific Easter weekend Helen and I hope you have a lovely sunny week! Christine x

Jennifer said...

I think Easter is my favorite holiday in your beautiful world, Helen, but all of them are very pretty and inspiring. I enjoyed seeing all of your decorations, especially the soft bunnies. I'm glad you had a nice day with your family. Take care and have a good week.

Madelief said...

A lovely post Helen! Full of light and cheerful colours. Happy to hear you and your family had a good time over Easter.

Those chocolate crispy cakes look delicious!

Have a good week.

Madelief x

crazydazy said...

Lovely photos....my favourite time of the year....I prefer it over Christmas.

Teresa Kasner said...

Helen.. your photographs of your Easter are just so pretty and inspirational! I like to imagine being part of the party with you. We had a lively rollicking day with 4 boys. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Gabri Ercole said...

Lovely views from your Easter time lovely flowers too!!here clouds and little rain so relax at home!!have happy week

Kim said...

Helen you know that everything you make just steals my heart, but that crocheted garland is just so adorable. It is darling and I am just swooning...and wishing I knew how to crochet.

Frances said...

Helen, from all that you've shown and told us here, it seems to me that you and your family have had a grand Easter, surrounded by lots of beautiful creations from your own talents.

I've now got lots of tulips going through their blooming transformations ... all gifts to me celebrating my retirement. Outdoors here in NYC it's still the time of yellow daffs and forsythia. The rest of the parade of spring blooms will arrive soon.

I agree with you that this time of the year is very inspiring. xo

bj said...

i love your colorful banner..everything look so pretty and bright....

Teje said...

Dear Helen, thank you for the wonderful post! I read your post slowly slowly, not to miss any cute little detail, I read every word slowly to make it last longer. Only you can create so beautiful and cute atmosphere! Kisses to Molly! x Teje

handmade by amalia said...

Where do I begin, Helen? I want to comment on everything. The banner, the flowers, the cakes, the crochet, lolly the bunny in her pretty dress, the china. All so lovely. As always.
Amalia
xo

driftwood said...

looks like you had a truly beautiful Easter Helen xxxx

Annerose said...

Ein herrliches Osterfest bei dir. Toll.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

Maywyn Studio said...

Happy Easter!
The crochet garland is gorgeous!

gillyflower said...

Looks like a bright and colourful Easter at your home Helen, and I love the crochet floral garland!
Have a happy and creative week whatever the weather!
Gill xx

Wood Fairy said...

your crochet flower garland is a lovely idea and Lolly bunny's dress is sweet. I haven't sown any flower seeds yet but you have reminded me I have seed packets waiting. Betty

Delia West said...

aahhh Helen such a pretty post today to brighten up my day although the sun is shinning here this morning which is very welcome after yesterdays wet and grey day. So many pretty things in this post I love the fact you have your mums watering can to continue using and I adore the flower bunting really sweet. Those little hanging paper eggs are so cute to. Enjoy your week, dee xx

angelasweby said...

Such a bright and cheerful post full of delights to feast the eye and nourish the spirit. Your Easter garland is so pretty and bunny looks snug with her wooly under her favourite dress. I notice she's taken it off in the warmth of the greenhouse :-) You have such a way with grouping together China, fresh flowers and hand made treasures, it can't help but fill us all with inspiration and it looks like your children and grandchildren are following in your footsteps.

Julia Nyanyo said...

It's al just so darn pretty. I've not done any decorating for spring/Easter - next year maybe!