But first of all, on Good Friday we made some special eggs for gifts. I haven't tried this before, but even though the eggs were quite brown to start with, they came out rather beautifully, though little fingers needed a bit of help to wrap the eggs in the onion skins and cloth and tie them off. We tried wrapping herbs around the eggs first, but perhaps we need a little more practice to perfect a clear leaf print. But we were still impressed with our efforts, and as a bonus, created 10 little squares of tie-dyed cotton voile!
Eggs bubbling away in the pot
The final results!
I have also been working on my Quilty thingy. The plummy patches have all been stitched to the bottom semi-circle, with yarn squiggles sewn over the top.
The 'big' picture...with feet again!
Close-up of the yarn squiggles.
But then I decided that the purple squiggles got a bit lost against the background, so I decided to outline them in red...I think this is stem stitch, but don't quote me on it!
Close-up of outlining.
I took it all down with me on the weekend, and have added more squiggles and spirals, so more pictures to come.
And we stopped for afternoon tea on the way down for a pot of tea by a friend's campfire, and made the best toffee apples in the world. These beat marshmallows hands down!
You do need a bit of patience though, they take about 10 minutes...and a good sturdy NON-POISONOUS stick!
The finished result...roast apple with apple flavoured toffee...how good is that?!