Easter Day!

Tulips and chicks
with a grey start to the day,
but there are already sunny spells this morning
 and it should be lovely this afternoon!

Hot Cross Buns were eaten on Good Friday
and this morning too.
Quite delicious with butter and homemade marmalade!

Just the other day, I made some natural organic lip balm
using Shea butter, almond oil, beeswax and lavender essential oil.
It's beautifully nourishing for night-time or during the day.

I put the tiny pots into little sachets for gifts
and gave two of them to my family this week.

Such a joy to see primroses popping up in all the gardens on my afternoon walk!

I love writing with a fountain pen
and I have notebooks where I like to write phrases and quotations
and sometimes poems.
I recently wrote these powerful words by Gandhi.

I hope that your day will be a lovely one!

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Crochet pattern from:this site

20 comments

  1. Love the words of Gandhi, wrote them down for myself. love the decoration hanging from the tulip, is there a pattern? Take care and Happy Easter! from Iowa

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    1. 2 April 2018 at 06:10
      Hello Melody. I am glad you enjoyed this blog entry. I had to think where I got the crochet pattern from as it was several years ago and I made the chicks when I bought the pattern. I have enclosed the link to the creator, who sells her patterns, after my last photo and text.

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  2. A lovely visit to your part of the world. Happy Easter.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. So nice to have you visit!

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  3. Good Morning Sandra . . . from a wet and breezy South of England!
    The photo's of your Easter look wonderful and your lip balm sounds divine - what sweet little gifts for your family.

    LOVE the Gandhi quote and it's a great one to write in your notebook with your beautiful pen.

    As always, your crochet is amazing. You are very talented.

    Happy Easter Hugs going your way xxx

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    1. Sarn! It's always so nice to have you pop in here! Thank you for such lovely comments! I'm having a lovely relaxing day on Easter Monday!

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  4. Happy Estaer, dear Sandra.
    I love writing with a fountain pen too. It's something special nowadays, it somehow makes me care more about what I'm writing down, language as well as topic.
    Have a great April,
    Marjan

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    1. Thanks so much, Marjan! You're right about fountain pens, we do seem to take more care in what we write and how we write it when we're using one!
      I hope your April will be lovely too.

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  5. I hope you had a wonderful Easter although it started out dreary. We were under clouds and it drizzled off and on. I love all your spring crochet, especially the little chick and they are photographed so beautifully. I'll have to add the Gandhi quote to my quote list. It's a good one!

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    1. Yes, Cathy. The weather cheered up in the afternoon and my walk took me into quiet streets with private gardens waking up and dotted with primroses and violets! Thank you for your visit!

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  6. Looks like a wonderful Easter!

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    1. Yes, it was. Thank you. Despite the seasonally cool weather!

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  7. What a beautiful blog you have, Sandra! I am so glad you visited me at Stitching Dreams because now I have found your blog, too :) Lovely little crocheted pieces and beautiful photography! I will be back for another visit! Happy April to you :)

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    1. How nice of you to visit my blog in turn, Carol! Thanks so much for leaving a kind comment! Photography and crochet are my passions!

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  8. Hi Sandra! You and my daughter share two interests, fountain pens and lip balm making. She loves fountain pens and uses them in school. She finally found one that doesn't leak all over her hands. She makes lip balm with coconut oil. The primroses are a pretty sign of spring. I can't wait until it is warm in my neck of the woods. :)

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    1. Ah yes, fountain pens are special! So your daughter likes to make lip balm too! I've never tried with coconut oil!
      The signs of spring are definitely coming now. We had to wait a long time this year!

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  9. A lovely spring-Easter post. Did you crochet the little ornament in the first picture yourself? It's very cute and I like the colors. I love to write with a fountain pen as well, but I seem to never be able to do it without getting inky fingers.

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    1. Hello Carola, yes, I did crochet the little ornament in the first picture and the butterfly in the last one! I wonder why your fingers get inky when you use a fountain pen? I haven't noticed that, but I used to get inky fingers when I was at school!

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