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World Book Day, Buds and Narcissi

I love the idea of World Book Day

I would nominate The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle for littl’uns and Stig of the Dump by Clive King for 7-9 year olds.

We have buds on our Cornus. It’s looking better than in previous years so we are hoping there is no bitterly cold spell to come. They are opening rather early……

Cornus Controversa Variegata

These Narcissi are beautiful, in the walled garden just outside the kitchen, and they make me smile.

Narcissi

 

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Daffodils, Trapunto and A Simple Supper

1   The daffodils that I bought the other day are all open and very beautiful.

Mixed Cornish daffodils

Mixed Cornish daffodils

2   When we were in America  about 30 years ago, I bought some fabric to make into Trapunto panels. I still haven’t used them!  However, the technique has  stayed with me and I decided to use it on the baby blanket that I am making. I’ve been working on it all day, using stem stitch and chain stitch so that each segment of The Very Hungry Caterpillar is now padded and raised and looks brilliant! I am really pleased with it.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar with chain stitch on the antennae

The Very Hungry Caterpillar with chain stitch on the antennae

The back end of the caterpillar with stem stitch detail

The back end of the caterpillar with stem stitch detail

3    Embroidering all day called for a very simple supper! Chicken risotto with leeks and mushrooms with a spinach salad with balsamic dressing – delicious!

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Risotto with spinach salad

Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Risotto with spinach salad

 

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Sunlit Lichen and Senegal

Tabitha's First Birthday Cake

1   The Very Hungry Caterpillar cake, made by my lovely and talented daughter, KJ, for her beautiful daughter’s first birthday!

2   Morning sun on the lichen on next door’s tree.

Sunlit Lichen

3    And to all my lovely readers, followers and commenters – We go away tomorrow to Senegal for Daniel and Ami’s Wedding so I don’t think I’ll be able to post 3 beautiful things every day. You can be sure I’ll be noting them down and will post extra pages when we get home. Please don’t desert me in my absence – I won’t be able to read your posts or comment either. Have a beautiful week or two and I’ll be back…………

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in books, family, Food, nature, Senegal, travel, Wedding

 

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