Thursday, 22 March 2007

The creme egg season

I went to the quilting demonstration on Monday night. It was great. She had the most amazing quilts on display. I wish i'd taken some pictures so that i could show them. My favourite one was all different purple colours with loads of beading and fancy stitching. It would take me years to make! I'm really quite interested in taking this up but still not that confident on how to go about it. She said i could go to her house and she'd give me some lessons so i might do that. It's just having the time for all this!

Not much stitching this week as i've had something on every night after work. I am nearly finished one of the PIF gifts i have been working on but now have loads of satin stiches to do and i'm not enjoying that bit. I only just discovered buying stash on ebay. I wish i'd done it before, it is much cheaper. I seen the lizzie kate "make it personal" charts for half the price i bought them for the other week. I'm definitely going to check ebay out in future before i purchase charts elsewhere. Last night i ordered some wadding and some foam boards. Nothing very exciting but useful for finishing.

Now for something completely different. Here's one of my favourite things about this time of year. The cadburys creme egg. Hmmmm. I love them. I'm not a huge chocolate fan, i have more of a savoury tooth than a sweet one, but this is my exception. They are only in the shops for a few months every year around easter so that's my excuse to indulge!

Today i am meeting my friend for lunch. She is another one of my friends who has just had a baby. I must be at that age because i can't believe the number of friends i have with babies now. Everyone's always like "ooh you're gonna get broody now" and i thought i would. But you know what? If anything i've actually been put off! I can't believe how much some of my friends have changed. I am so not ready for that. I like being able to do things at the last minute, i like having a great social life, i like not having to plan ahead, i like talking about things other than babies....don't get me wrong, i definitely want children one day, just not yet! Thankfully my group of best friends ("the bezzas") aren't at the stage yet so i will need to see them more often to keep my sanity LOL (actually 1 is due in August but she's like 32 so i'll forgive her, but 2 are single, 1 has a boyfriend and 2 are married). Anyway, i'd better go and get ready to ooh and aah over another baby.............i love it really :)

14 comments:

Vonna said...

Oh, the creme eggs....yep a seasonal favorite here too :)

Hazel said...

mmmmmmm creme eggs. What ya doin to me lol!!
xx

Kimberly said...

Oh yes the creme eggs. I must have a few each year as well. Yummmm :)

rose_michelle said...

I agree with you on all parts. I LOVE the eggs ... too bad they are not as good for you as the real ones though. As for babies, I am near the three year mark with no babies and in the military world that is unheard of. Usually everyone tries to get pregnant just before the Soldiers deploy, but I'm not really looking for a lifelong committment to keep me busy. Happy baby oggling!

Lauren said...

Mmmm, I love those creme eggs. I'm too scared to take up quilting! It just seems like such a big time and money commitment. But then again, is cross stitch any different?

Jamie said...

Hmmm... my comment didn't show up... so here it is! I'm very glad that I don't like creme eggs. Hope you had fun ooohing and aaahing - I'm glad most people I know are not on the baby track yet.

I'm looking for a sewing machine - do you have one and do you like it?

Cynthia said...

Hi, Cheryl, I wanted to say thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment. The creme eggs look delish.

Lizzy said...

You're a hoot with your baby oohhing and ahhing... ;-) Made me laugh anyway and I needed that!

The Cadburry Eggs look delicious... my kids love them! I just had to say that you know! lol

I can't wait to see your secret stitching... :-)

{{{Hugs}}}

patternnuts said...

Cream eggs, I'll give you mine, exept for the caramel filled ones!

Still mustering the courage for my Pansy crazy quilt kit. Seems I may need to pick up some supplies before I can get started. (New hoop to hold it, I have been advised to get a quilters one as opposed to using a cross stitch one. Maybe some threads too....)

Jamie said...

Ya know I'm not sure if I'm going to do the Christmas Ornament SAL or not this weekend. I might see if I have a quick stitch that would be good for me to do during a break from The Night. I need to learn finishing!

Hazel said...

Hi Cheryl thanks for that. They seem fairly reasonable. For floss I get from either www.threadsite.co.uk/tandem/ or
www.enchanted-needle.co.uk/index2.html they sell for about 40p a skein or less for DMC. If those links do not work then google search for Tandem Cottage or Enchanted Needle.
ps Ive eaten 2 creme eggs since seeing your picture lol!

stitcherw said...

While I'm not really into the creme eggs (although love the caramel ones), my DD absolutely loves them. We end up getting extra each year just so she has some for after Easter has passed.

My quilts were fun to make, especially the crazy cat one which was also really easy. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Sue

monique said...

Oh, I'd have to pass on those eggs LOL How nice of the quilt lady to offer to teach you at her home! Maybe if you start with something smaller like a baby quilt (sounds like you know a few people who could use one!) it would be a good way to see how well you like quilting :)

Stitchingnow said...

Oh yea !! Cadberry cream eggs.. Love them myself.