Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Easter Reflections

I can't believe it has been nearly a month since my last post, it's lovely to be back.

We had a wonderful Easter I hope you have all enjoyed yours. We spent our time in Wiltshire in our old home, which is now a haven of tranquility and a magical place to catch up with much loved friends and family. Which is exactly how we spent our time.

Lots of tea, many many cakes and lots of fun and laughter. Just the tonic, it really did symbolize the end of a long winter for us.

I had quite a creative surge, for me, leading up to Easter. I made bunnies and little knitted bags to hold sweet delights for our spring celebrations. Hens, filled with lavender and crocheting flowers for garlands, it really was such fun.

My birthday just before Easter brought so many goodies. I had some lovely Emma Bridgwater goodness to add to a dwindling collection, due to my appalling clumsiness. Two of the most lovely knitted blankets to add to my collection of yummy things. Then there was the money from my grandparents which sent me on a mission! In our home in Wiltshire I have used my Nannie's old singer sewing machine on it's trestle stand in the small study as a desk, I had already found a lovely old folding chair to sit on when pondering over a pretty notebook, but it needed something more....... a Lloyd Loom to sit in the corner for those contemplative moments!

Well after much searching I found one in a local antique centre. It was a strange green which had to go, cream was the answer. I suddenly found I had lots of willing helpers to transform my lovely new chair - and a pretty good job they did too!! When I have covered the seat, I will show you photos in all it's glory, it will be worth the wait!

How can my angelic looking son, look like a demon with that spray paint in his hand? Please don't let this be a peek into the future!!!

We have spent the last month or two falling back in love with our home in Wiltshire, it had become bogged down with life and when we left it behind last October we were quite relieved. Then months on the market we found we were left with few options, it wouldn't sell or rent, really bad timing on our part or maybe a little bit of fate dipping her hand in. So the decision to keep it and play the economy at it's own game was a huge leap of faith (don't even mention the other "f" word, we have developed perfect ostrich syndrome when it comes to finance!).

We are still very much living our life in "cold comfort farm" here in our little corner of Oxfordshire, meeting lovely new friends, tentatively putting down roots. Life seems full of so many decisions to buy or not to buy. Such relief when we reached the conclusion we wont buy we will sit it out. Just to see that our dream cottage appeared on the market, why does that always happen? Thankfully there were so many people interested in this little shack of a place in a wonderful blank canvass garden, we knew our decision had been made, it would become a bidding war, not fun, it wasn't meant to be. So onwards we go, never quite knowing what will happen over the next months or years or quite where we will end up, here or there.

But for now the journey is enough. The excitement of what next month will bring, life has never been dull and I guess now is no exception. Enjoy the sunshine! hugs xxx


A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello there Honey! What a lovely feeling this post has to it - a wonderful sense of going with the flow to see where life takes you. It is the right thing for you at the moment, I am sure, and when it's time for decisions you'll be all the better prepared. I too have been slack with blogging - but should regain some space for it in the next couple of days. Lovely chair! Can't wait to see it! Big Hugs to you all. D xxx

skippinginthemeadow said...

I'm so happy to see you back.
Glad you had a lovely Easter and Birthday.
Love all the crafting you have been doing

charlie said...

I just came back to say(I visited yesterday but forgot to comment)that I love that crocheted belt! Its given me all sorts of ideas for crocheted trailing vines wrapped around my bookcase! Must get some green wool!

This Vintage Life... said...

Hi Debs,
You've made my Friday too with your lovely comment!
And your little chickens are so cute (love anything chicken related!)
Have a lovely weekend
Deb x (spooky!)

skippinginthemeadow said...

I love the little bunnies at the bottom of your blog so much.
Hope you have a happy weekend x

A Bun Can Dance said...

Me again!
I'm catching up with everyone who's shown an interest in the bloggers afternoon tea! How about sometime in the second half of June? Maybe you could leave a comment over at mine, it will come through to my email first and then I can get back to everyone. Let me know what suits you - weekdays? weekends? location?
Thanks! Have a good weekend!

Tracy x said...

looks like a lovely and busy Easter!
sweet hens and bunnies and another peek at your fab mug x
hope that life is good for you all
many hugs
t x

The Fairy Glade said...

Oh forget about the wrinkly bottom and start a much fun and so addcitive! My problem was a tension one, so would advise a loose foundation chain. I love the crochet belt, did you get the garland finished as well..if so, pictures please! Have a good week. Dev x