Recently, a beautiful blogging friend kindly inquired if all was well in TeddyandTottieLand because it has been a long time between posts here.
The lovely Alys from Gardening Nirvana wrote:
“Hi Dani. I’m just checking in to say hello and that I miss you. I hope all is well. xoxoxoxo”
Thank-you so very much for thinking of me, Alys, and many apologies to you and all those who have taken the time to subscribe to Teddy and Tottie for my unplanned absence from blogging.
So, where have I been?
Well, right here, but unfortunately blogging has taken a backseat to everything else lately. It’s just the way it goes here sometimes.
I’m the stop gap and often there are a lot of gaps to be stopped!
I had been planning to blog – with Easter being a bit of a focus – but it was just taking me a little longer than I thought to find some time for myself.
For a while I’d been keen to crochet some coasters to use as bunting for Easter and I was fortunate enough to find a fabulous tutorial on the gorgeous The Green Dragonfly blog.
Thank-you so much Janette!
I’m a little chuffed about my Easter bunting (as if you can’t tell!) and how it complemented some cute store-bought Easter goodies.
I took my colour cues from the pretty Easter bunny …
I confess I’m a little obsessed with crocheting coasters now …
because I really love their delicate, girly prettiness …
But I’ve had to drag myself away to tackle more pressing crochet projects.
You see, Tottie is following in the footsteps of most of the females in our family and heading off to the AFL football this year to support the mighty Essendon Bombers.
Their colours are red and black and it is my duty to send her off to the games with her Granny, Auntie and Cousin and a brand new, handmade Bombers Bavarian crochet blanket.
Thank goodness I’ve made a start … and I’ve got one week to finish … yikes!
I’m so close to finishing my chunky Bavarian blanket, too,
From this …
to this –
(with the help of some yummy Devonshire tea from Unwind Craft Cafe – yum!)
… to – oh so close to being complete.
Aside from crochet, crochet, crochet, this Easter weekend I’m focussing on many jobs around the house – like overdue tomato picking (the green ones are for relish) …
and taking the chance to breathe and notice little miracles taking place around me, such as two sworn feline enemies, Tigger and Slinky, sleeping (almost) next to each other.
They’re both great cats with amazing personalities but they definitely rub each other the wrong way.
Don’t let Tigger’s cute and disarming sleeping poses fool you, he can be very cheeky and attack at any moment!
Riding my photographic luck, I headed straight out to The Oasis to look for Oscar in the hope that the joy of Easter may have briefly removed his permanent scowl.
And, the answer was, NO!
But then, lo and behold, just as I was about to walk away, Oscar’s expression changed and he extended the paw of friendship to me!
So, if Oscar can do it this Easter, we all can.
Have a safe and happy Easter everyone!