We had a lovely time in Ludlow over Easter. Busy and relaxing, spending time catching up with family - we even ate our Easter Sunday lunch outside in my father's garden which was also a birthday celebration for my Aunt Madelyn.
I did however join Anth, who because of his trapped nerve in his back, was sleeping sitting upright on the sofa. As I was reading in bed very late on Easter Sunday, I noticed an enormous spider running towards me across the duvet. His eyes were on stalks and so were mine as I leapt out of bed, trying my best, against all instinct not to scream out too loudly. Egh. I joined Anth and spent the next two nights wrapped like a mummy in a duvet sitting up on the sofa. I couldn't go back. It was quite nice really sharing a sofa together. Talking about spiders, we never seem to have any here even though most rooms have gappy floorboards. You would think that they would come up from under the house. Good job they don't. But my father's house has hundreds, mainly those very spindly long legged ones that look like Daddy-long-legs but don't fly. It isn't thatched and is carpeted throughout but it is a bungalow and has plants growing up by the windows, so maybe that makes a difference.
Anyway, enough of spiders. We visited Madelyn at her lovely home on Easter Monday.
Her garden was alive with primroses and daffodils.
And this is her view from her kitchen window.
And did I find any treasures, I hear you ask? Was it all crochet, al fresco eating, spiders, church and primroses? No, I did do a spot of treasure hunting - my favourite finds being a yellow brush cotton pillowcase with rosebuds, a dinner plate, and a black tin with buttercups on it, none of which I have photographed yet. But I found some new treasures, remember my love of the artist Angie Lewin which I blogged about here- well I found another card of her's, a linocut called 'Speypath III' but what I discovered by chance thrilled me even more. In the same shop as the card I found these wonderful bird magnets
They go perfectly with the card though the magnets are designed by Amy Ruppel. I kept them together on my father's hall table so I could admire them as I passed by. Silly little things like that make me ridiculously happy. The magnets are on the fridge now which grieves me a little...hey I've had an idea, I'll stick the card to the fridge with the magnets. Yes, there's no time to lose. I'm off.. see you tomorrow.