Monday, April 5, 2010

A Little of This, a Little of That

An Easter involving an inherited love of drowsy, stretched-out-on-the-floor sun:



Eleventh hour ‘tree’ decoration:



A proper go at the Wurm hat. Blissful, one evening knitting with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, stash leftovers:



Extra snuggly.



Kneading (squishing) Cathie’s yummy recipe dough:



Theorising why the hot cross buns came out NOT cross buns and why the second batch of hot and VERY, VERY, CROSS, kid-decorated buns, emerged from the oven, without a single furious expression. Not enough flour in that decorative paste stuff. Same mistake, every year.



Yeah, alright, Cheeky Chops.



A no idea what I am doing oh my goodness those are HORSE stitches (where’s that Guru when you need her?) stab at the quilty thing.



’Tis the season. Just can’t be without something on the sticks, preferably in blue.



An Easter family get-together meant there was more than a little of this:



Which led to an obscene amount of this:



And cat-that-got-the-cream this:



Enough to make my zen approach to Easter, ‘oh just give up for the weekend’, toes curl. Enough for my kids to sit at the table and come over all ‘YES! You’re a STAR, Mum!’ when the salad-only meal involved every scrap of raw vegetable nutrition I could scrape from the bottom drawer of the fridge. Not one that would usually be deemed the winner dinner.

Hope your weekend hit the perfect balance.

34 comments:

Nikki said...

Looks like a lovely long family weekend.

Could you please come around here and convince my Easter Egg Monster that salad is better than MORE chocolate...? (I gave up on the weekend, too. Whatever...).

Stomper Girl said...

Well guess who ended up with the stomach ache in our house last night and couldn't eat her dinner. Me, yes that's right. So moderation not totally achieved but still a good day. Glad yours was too.

Amanda said...

Oh major overload here as well...Even the dog has snuck a piece here and there. The hat looks fab!!!

Mel said...

Oh oh too much excellent stuff to comment on! Love the colour of that new yarn (really must get on to this knitting caper). I think the quilting stitches look pretty ace - are you rocking the needle straight back up once it's hit your finger underneath? That way you get less gap between the stitches at the top (if that makes any sense?). Anyway I still think they look super. Now to find a spare two hours to upload all my Easter weekend photos!

CurlyPops said...

Now that sounds like the absolute perfect easter weekend! I wish I had some of those hot cross (or uncross) buns right about now. I'm a bit peckish.

katiecrackernuts said...

Looks like you had a busy weekend. The buns look delicious.

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

What a fabulous long weekend! Beautiful photos and cheeky smiles. Just lovely.
Sophie x

june at noon said...

Such a nice weekend. And gorgeous curls in your family!

crzylady said...

Yea! I'm pretty sure our Easter, which we don't do, ended up with more candy then Halloween, which we do do in a big way. Very odd.

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

What a great weekend. I just lwet Busy decide how much choc she wanted to eat and she was actually pretty good and hardly ate any, rather than argue with her about not having it. She has extra fish
oil and multivitamins today to some how compensate... yeah right....

Vic said...

Ah, what gorgeous pictures - they really do say so much more than words, not that your words aren't lovely too mind... ;)

So glad your easter weekend was fantastic!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Sure looks like you enjoyed a very Happy Easter! Love the hat!

One Flew Over said...

Beautiful weekend. Beautiful family. Beautiful stitching.Beautiful wurm...man YOU have been productive.

PS: If I see another egg...will purge.

Andi said...

A very loverly weekend.
Your quilting looks great.
Reluctant guru x

sean the prawn said...
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sean the prawn said...

glad you had a happy easter..the kids look like they were having a wonderful time..great looking hat & hot cross bunnies.

m.e (Cathie) said...

what a lovely weekend!!
you know what, even I did the not cross thing aswell on saturday, wasn't concentrating & it was too runny.
4 yr old had way too many choc eggs at my mums & was CRAZY!! too much of a chocolate high for her.

Kaylovesvintage said...

looks like a lot"'s of good food in your house this weekend
enjoy

Clair said...

Not Cross Buns. Love it! :)

Lola Nova said...

Looks like an all around lovely day/weekend.
Such wonderful photos. The hat is perfect and all that other great stitching!

We didn't overload on chocolate but, I think the girl ate too much fish :)

Flora said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier. Man, them's some mighty cute kids you got there!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Blissed-out children !!

Madeline said...

Oh, what a lovely Easter! You have some incredibly cute children...and very happy ones too...amazing what chocolate does to their grins.

Gina said...

Wow, next easter I'm moving in at yours.

The wurm is unbelievably gorgeous and looks great perched on your noggin there. Huzzah!

Could you please uglify your kids somewhat? It would make me feel a bit better. Even smeared in chocolate, they look like model material. I'm confused. Where do they get it from? Is M a looker?

(Sorry. Cheap).

Umatji said...

how do you do it? I must admit our standards dropped over easter as well! W has been indulging - in fact he sucks now as I type - but we have a system fo rleft overs that I can live with - one a day! Hoo boy - if only i had the will power for myself!

Fer said...

Sounds like a perfect Easter to me!

craftschmaft said...

Tania you just have the most gorgeous children! Loving the blue on the sticks.

Kylie said...

What a wonderful Easter you've had! I can hardly believe all the shenanigans you got up to ;) Love love love your photos. Kx

RedorGrayArt said...

Tania .. you have really shown the delights of your world..chocolate and all!!

Hayley Egan said...

The two comments I have are: She looks pretty bloody zen too, for a toddler full of chocolate....and hey, nice hat!

thea said...

Those buns looks DELICIOUSLY SCRUMPTUOUS! I'm jealous!

thea.
xx

PottyMouthMama said...

You are literally making my ovaries ache with all this cute kid action. I need another baby. PRONTO!

Sandrine said...

Yep that kind of balance hit us too, I think we all had our yearly chocolate chot!
Now Congratulations on your al your new creations...my Xbuns were more like lethal weapons rock style!!X

elly bee said...

your easter sounds so much more easter then my was. shivering in a cold and damp tent on a campsite where a group of friends were celebrating a delayed carnival.

last weekend the sun was out, husband returned to belgium again for another climbing weekend with his palls. and son, sun and me were having a very relaxing time with gping around in garden, long sleeps in a warm bed, pizza's on the terrace and just going around with nothing special planned..... mmmmmmm!!