Wednesday, 1 April 2020

April is a cutie

 The Start of another month and another Calendar Girl to display.
  I think this one is my favourite so far :-)

I found a cute little wooden flower button in my button box which I think goes really well :-)

Well, we've managed to get through the first week of lock-down without doing each other any harm, lol.
To be honest It's been ok, we get jobs out of the way when we get up, Mark will help around the house, (although to be honest, I would rather do things myself) but he has been helping, neither of us are untidy people so there is not a lot to do anyway.  Later we just sit together, he will read the paper and I have been either knitting or stitching.  I've been going for a walk late afternoon, Mark isn't one for walking just for the sake of it, so I've been striding out on my own and listening to my audio book.

Talking of books, I've read quite a few this month.  I decided that I would pick 'real' books from my shelves for a while, I just got a bit fed-up with reading on my Kindle.

I've also listened to two audio books, The Perfect Wife by JP Delaney and The Giver of Stars by Jo Jo Moyes.  Both of which I really enjoyed.

On Monday, I made us a quiche with butternut squash, peppers, and caramelised onions and used some cottage cheese, cheddar and feta in there too.  It was lovely, if I do say so myself, lol

I had mine with salad but there some mash and veg left over from the day before so I made Mark some potato cakes to go with his, he was sceptical when I said what I was going to do, but he said they were lovely :-)

I made myself a Weetabix cake for snacking on too - sounds weird but is really nice, a bit like bread pudding, but without the stodge.

Being at home has given me the time to get another couple of finishes, which I will save for another post, one of them is so cute and is for a little boy who will be two in a couple of weeks :-)

Stay safe, see you soon


Barb said...

I am right in the middle of A Giver of Stars. So far, I am liking it. Your April girl is delightful.

Jan said...

I really enjoyed reading Nella Last's War. Love the April Girl!

Jackie said...

The button is just perfect for your finish of the April calendar girl.
God bless.

Jo said...

Your April Calendar Girl is lovely, so pretty, and the button finishes it off perfectly. I'm in the queue for The Giver of Stars at the library, I'm a way off from the top of that queue still and with the libraries now being closed, goodness knows when I'll get to read the book. Yum, your cooking and baking is making my mouth water, it all looks delicious.

butterfly said...

Wonderful post .
Love your stitching and your baking looks yummy.
Enjoy your day .

Poppypatchwork said...

Weetabix cake sounds interesting, hubby loves bread pudding but we never have stale bread. I love reading B A Paris, every book has been a winner for me. I have cross stitch on my list of WIP to work on, I would love to get the bug back, and stitch more. It's good for these times as it cane at the time away as you stitch.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely finish, the button is perfect. The Giver of Stars was our first book at Needlecraft Haven this year, chosen by Julie. I think we're all doing more baking/cooking just now, stay safe x x

Shortbread and Ginger said...

I love your "April" stitch - gorgeous!

Vickie said...

Oh I keep looking at your quiche!!

Cathy said...

Your April Calendar Girl is lovely and the button is perfect!

Carol said...

Sounds like you are making the most of your lockdown time, Maggie! Lovely April girl and your finish is top-notch as always. Your quiche, potato cakes and cake look delicious, too--it's funny how we all seem to be making so much comfort food these days. Take care now ♥

Julie said...

April looks super, the perfect colour for the twisted cord edge. It sets is off beautifully.
Weetabix cake, that sounds nice, will have to look that up.
The quiche looks yummy.
Take care x

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh Maggie - your quiche with butternut squash, peppers, caramelised onions and some cottage cheese, cheddar and feta in there too looks and sounds delicious :)

All the best Jan

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