Flower cross stitch exchange

On my return from work today I have found in my postal box a nicely decorated parcel, my lovely daffodil from the cross stitch exchange I followed on Pretty Exchanges blog.

This is the work of Kirsi and it is extremely delicate, bringing spring into my house! I am hoping to put together a nice sewing bag for my everyday stitching, and so I will be reminded daily of Kirsi's gift. A big Thank You for your kind work for me.

My exchange was a sunflower for Minna, and I hope she also enjoyed my work.

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend and a beautiful month of May!


Wow, blessed!

This morning I woke up to sunshine and the promise of a beautiful day. So I took my shopping bag and went to get some baking ingredients! Yes, I am also amazed at myself, I have been bitten by the making cakes bug!

However on my return a lovely parcel was waiting for me from Marta, dear friend, so so generous, just see for yourselves. I felt blessed and happy! THANK YOU MARTA! Marta is so creative, see this lovely card she made for me, and all the sweet and delightful things she included in the parcel. What can I say? Humbled by your generosity!

And I just wish I can send you some of my baking today, I am doing some apple and cherry muffins, here are a couple of pics. This is about to be put in the oven:

Hot from the oven!

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend, I'm off to the garden to enjoy my lunch, followed by apple and cherry muffins.


Cupcake adventure

Well, I finally found the courage to throw myself at the deep end! I don't cook that much, so this is new to me! Carrot cupcake and cheesecake icing! Must be French. Or American? British?

Whatever, the taste is delicious. It involves soft cheese and icing sugar and it gives a lovely sour-ish sweet taste. And the carrot cake recipe involves, apart from the obvious: grated carrots, wall nut and pineapple, it gives a scrumptious texture.

Well for a first timer, I would say it did not go that bad.

And my cushion cover is finished. Front and back pictures:

As for my sunflower project, I am still not able to show off just yet. Patience, May is just round the corner!

Until next time,



Easter weekend

Hello again,

I'm away from home but brought my little laptop with me, as well as my camera and my works in progress, so that I could still keep updated on Facebook and blog world!

I have been quite busy: sewing, and the project is advancing nicely, and knitting! Yes, I managed to fit in some, I am trying to make a cushion cover. I have been looking for a while now for some nice cushion covers to go with my new sofa, remember my Christmas present? It is always hard to find the right colours and a design you really like, and in the end I've thought of knitting some while I'm still looking for some nice material to pop up. I might sew some cushion covers afterwards, if I find something I like. But meanwhile, here is my work, almost done the front.

This week we had a very nice treat at a famous Parisian tea-room (Salon de thé) called "Angelina", you can appreciate the beauty of our breakfast!

And I leave you with Easter wishes for a blessed weekend, may you be close to God and be filled with His love.

Take good care,