I felt like a sleepy koala when I got up early this morning to make Hot Cross Buns.
Making my own has become a tradition in our household. Making Gbf wait utill I've taken photos for the blog has also become part of the tradition :) He's learnt to be patient.
I like to add extra fruit and extra, extra cinnamon. They don't look quite as perfect as the ones that you can buy but they sure do taste delicious!
Especially with a nice cup of coffee, and the morning chatter of birds in the background.
Gbf and I have a garden oriented Easter ahead of us. Our yard has been ambushed by weeds and overgrown pumkin vines. It would be great to get the garden beds prepared for some winter veggie seedlings and the sooner the sweetpeas and pansies get planted the sooner we'll see their cheery flowers.
We're also hoping to fit in a day trip to visit some gardens full of autumnal blooms and golden Fall tones. It's such a beautiful time of year.
When I'm not working in the garden I'll be quilting my Conversation quilt.
The catch, quite literally, is that I'm using batting with scrim, it was what I had in my cupboard. It's fine for the perle8 thread which easily glides through but I'm finding the tapestry yarn gets caught in the batting. The result is I'm not going to use the yarn as much as I thought, but I'll still use it in a few place because I like the big chunky stitches.
Last but not least - An enormous THANK YOU!!! to everyone who wished me a happy blogiversary and left such wonderful comments! There are lots of daisies with names on them. The giveaway is still open until midday Monday, Blue Mountains, time so you still have time to be part of the fun.
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