Saturday, 30 April 2011

What a day!

Did you watch it? along with millions and millions of others, I sat there glued to my telly, and I loved every minute of it. The pomp and pageantry and the sense of watching history being made, the beautiful elegance of the bride, trying to spot famous faces in the congregation and see what they are wearing, above all the amazing joy of the occasion reflected in those taking part as well as the bystanders and well wishers, it was in deed a day to remember. So I popped out this morning and bought a newspaper with plenty of photographs to pore over it all again.

I loved the idea of having trees placed in the Abbey, apparently they are all to be planted at Prince Charles's home, Highgrove as a memento of the day. But I didn't just sit there watching, my hands were busy too, I always like to have something to do when I watch the telly, so yesterday, I crocheted my way through the royal wedding!

Lots of colourful circle squares which will hopefully become a blanket in time. The pattern that I used is from Lucy at Attic 24, if you don't know her blog I recommend a visit, lots of jolly chat, colour and crochet! She has a list of tutorials on her side bar, my squares are based on her summer garden granny square .

It seems like we have been on holiday for ages with two long bank holiday weekends one after the other and with holiday weather to match. Easter was lovely and much chocolate was consumed. I made some little special Easter cup cakes which it has to be said did not last long

The weather has been glorious, although it has now turned cooler with blustery winds to days, blowing the blossom from the trees, I love the pink frothy blossom at this time of the year and always miss it when it is gone.

In between wedding watching, gardening and cooking, I have also been painting, another little posy of spring flowers, this time in an Emma Bridgewater egg cup. I have been lucky enough to have some paintings shown in a local gallery along with some of my cards, and I was very excited to get a call saying one of the pictures and most of the cards were sold and could I bring in more supplies!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend where ever you are. x


  1. Like you I loved the whole thing. I made a cake and the flowers keep for ages. It is lovely to think that our children will remember when the King and Queen got married. As you say history in the making. x

  2. Great news about your exhibition and your work selling like hot cakes!

  3. I loved watching it even though I did not intend to watch the whole thing, I did!
    I love your painting, and well done for selling some of your work too.

  4. I watched it online, hours after the real thing. It was lovely.
    I love your little painting. It's like a warm ray of sunshine. We are still waiting for Spring to come on a little stronger here in Utah. The tulips and daffodils are blooming but it snowed yesterday.

  5. Glad to hear your work is selling well Joy. Keep them supplied..haha.

    Loved every minute of the wedding. Bliss on a scale only the English can do. Have you seen the current issue of Hello magazine? Loads of fantastic photos of all the people we only saw briefly on the telly. Well worth getting, even if just to laugh at some of the silly outfits and hats.

  6. I also watched The Wedding - and the re-runs! I thought it was a splendid day. I stood in front of the telly taking photos (which I also blogged)! I think my husband thought I was just a bit potty!

  7. I didn't mean to watch - I intended to tune into the highlights but ended up watching the whole thing. I find that when I'm making something in front of the telly or listening to the radio, later on just handling the item brings back the programme.

    Love that little painting by the way!