Normally I would shade each colour with its darker cousin but I decided to do all the petals with Light Avocado.
I don't have that many crochet hooks and they look a little bit lost but I do love the little pot.
Sandra had some lovely new paint colours - oh my, they are so gorgeous!
The second from the left is called Persimmon. Its Spanish translation is Caqui which means something else in this little corner of England - ie my grandson has done a big persimmon in his nappy. How childish am I- but I couldn't help but laugh!
When I was making the little wall hanging last week I couldn't find my calico I knew I was getting low so I decided to visit Ikea for some more. Ikea on a Saturday afternoon - what was I thinking? It took me 15 minutes to find a parking spot and I really don't mind walking from a distance. Even those spots were full. Undeterred I battled through the crowds and got my calico, managing to leave the store with that and only one other thing!
These lovely little tea towels are 55% linen and 45% cotton with a cross stitch rose decoration. They only cost £4 for the pair and will make lovely little guest towels. Well, ok, actually Brendie towels because I use them for my face and they go so well with my shabby chic theme.
Will was at Croft with his petrol-head friends so I had a quiet evening at home. Today John, Steph and Ben came over with the ingredients for a Spaghetti Carbonara (one of his specialities). We scoffed that for lunch then John and I had a mango and banana smoothie for pud.
It was lush and two of my five a day - how bad can that be? Frozen banana, a £1 really ripe mango, some milk and a little squeeze of honey. I was so full I decided to make some soup instead of Sunday roast tonight.
So simple but absolutely delicious.
I have uploaded April for those of you who are stitching the 'Picture the Year' quilt - there is a button at the side of the blog which will take you there.
And now, so soon, it's Sunday night - I didn't have the most pleasant week at work but this whizz-by weekend has made up for all that, seeing my lovely friends, painting, spending time with my family, eating lovely food and very soon I will add a little quilting to that list. Oh and I found the other piece of calico this afternoon - strangely enough in the basket where I keep the calico.