Hello, how was your April? hope you can stop for a cup of tea and a chat... here's what I have been doing, do you like the format I am using for photos? as I am posting monthly it enables me to cram lots in....
Watercolour -my tutor is helping me define my 'style' which, apparently is 'soft and watery'
The group I joined is holding an art exhibition in May, I am entering my poppy watercolour. Everyone there is so friendly - this week I asked them about their experiences as evacuees during WW2 and there was no stopping them! they had some fabulous childhood tales to tell.
The Spring Bouquet Swap I hosted has completed. If you look back at previous posts and click on the partners you will be able to visit them all. Here's a glimpse of all the lovely crafts everyone sent each other:
Spring has sprung and there are plenty of primrose, celandine and wood anenome coming out in the woods, I was given brown eggs fresh from the hens, and walked dogs.
My garden is coming to life - the fossil was amongst some stones I brought back from Brighton beach last year to put in my pots - I hadn't noticed it before! Horseshoe is always there on the wall - I carried it on my wedding day entwined with yellow roses and ribbons - a family tradition.
New acquisitions: The earings were a gift from Rachel in Tennessee, who I met through Grow Your Blog, she makes these herself and sent them beautifully packaged in her Blue Finch logo. Thankyou so very much Rachel....The pumps and cotton top are my new Season purchases... I love leafy prints so this top was a real find for me (Monsoon)! .....I also received Angel in the Garden Catherines giveway of Good Magazine all the way from New Zealand, a bit like UK Country Living, it's a lovely read, thankyou very much Catherine.
Isn't this a fun pressie? babysitting next doors cats is very easy but I do love devon fudge so was very pleased.
Next post at the end of May when I might have some progress on my new hobby - knitting...
I am learning the basics and was very lucky to win 350g of assorted pink mohair on Ebay - when it arrived it was a much larger amount than expected - infact a huge amount - and a note inside said 'found some more, have it free of charge'! lucky me.
Thanks for stopping by - I will make sure to have cake here next time. I will be visiting your blogs as often as possible. Betty x