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Monday, March 13, 2017

spring has sprung

with the exception of one rainy day (last tuesday)
we had wonderful spring weather.

so time to spend outside
(and no time found for the muster-mittwoch challenge...)
it was chilly in the Mornings, but then lots of sun
and we even could sit on the terrace to have cappuccino and cake.
here a yummy Lemon tarte one of my friends had baked:
the birds are in full Action,
so my medieval embroideries are influenced by this:

obviously the cats also have their scuffles, as sunday morning timmy came home refusing to strain one of his paws. he only hobbled on three legs and we were afraid one could be broken.
so we went to the emergency consultation hour at our vet on sunday afternoon.
but the vet calmed us. she found bite traces (we had not seen) at his shoulder, so obviously he only took a relieving posture to avoid pain. antibiotics and a painkiller injection will hopefully do their work.

the sun already put me in the mood for sun dyeing, but that definitely is too early and too cold.
but i can hardly wait for the day i can start again. 
so instead i prepared some tea bags and onion Skin dyed some glasses-cleaning papers for further use.
no fear to run out of stuff in this house:)))


  1. It's so exciting that spring is on its way and lovely to see your sunny photos! The lemon tarte looks so delicious and I would love a piece with my usual cup of tea this T Day - perfect! Your medieval embroideries are fantastic, you must be so patient to be able to sew such beautiful details :-) . Glad you had fun making materials to use for future projects too. Happy T Day! J :-)

  2. I would love to sit outside in the sun and have some lemon tart and T. :) Sounds perfect to me. But we are having a blizzard. Its so sad. Loving your embroidery. I really like your new theme. Hugs and Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  3. It is lovely to se the signs of Spring! Lucky you sitting outside with your drink and that yummy looking lemon tarte! Happy T Day, Chrisx

  4. That lemon tart looks very inviting. I'm glad you've had some decent weather lately.
    I'm sorry to hear Timmy got hurt in a scuffle. I hope he feels better soon.
    Your medieval embroidery is beautiful! Well done you.
    Happy T-Day,

  5. Your embroideries are wonderful. The lemon tart looks quite good. Nice you're having some good weather. We had a long tease of Spring but now are expecting a huge snowstorm which my dump up to 24" in the northeast US-UGH! Glad Timmy is ok-always a scare when they are hurting. Happy T day!

  6. Fall is coming and I am eager for it. It's raining right now and it is blessing!Love your medieval embroidery. Some Brazilian embroderies to inspire you:
    Happy T Day!

  7. Hi so glad you are enjoying spring-we went back to winter these past few days even some ahrd freezes. your lemon tart looks delicious.
    Happy T day

  8. I am in love with your dyed glass cleaning papers. I never get that much color from onion skins.

    Like you, I can't wait to resume my sun dyeing processes, and maybe some eco-dyeing, too. And those tea bags are remarkable. Much prettier than mine.

    Spring has really begun in your part of the world. It's all so beautiful, and I was in awe that you could sit outside and enjoy the afternoon cappuccino and lemon tart. Thanks for sharing these goodies with us for T this Tuesday.

  9. da haben wir ja wieder mal etwas gemeinssam! ich habe in der letzten woche auch diverse teebeutel getrocknet (aber nicht extra eingefärbt - guter tipp, danke!) - ich brauchte sie für die frühlingspost!
    gute besserung für die mieze und lg,

  10. You look busy and your tart looks yummy

    Have a happy T day

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Oh menno, Ihr hattet es echt schon schön! Na ich darf mich nicht beklagen, seit dem Wochenende ist hier auch sehr nett. EInmal saßen wir direkt auch schon
    auf der Terasse mit einem Kaffeebecher im Anorak. Und schäne lange Spaziergänge hab ich auch schon gemacht, hat mir schon gefehlt, aber war einfach immer so kalt, windig und alles so matschig. Jetzt ist das wiedre besser!
    Menno bitte inspiriere mich auch noch Brillenputztücher zu färben ...ich bin schon gut beschäftigt mit den Babytüchern und Teebeuteln!
    Tolle Stickereien! Sei lieb gegrüßt von
    Happy T-Day !!!

  12. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your wonderful projects. You have a good store of papers to use up.
    The spring flowers really cheer the day as does the look of your delicious lemon tart.
    Happy T Day.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Die leckere Tarte springt mir natürlich gleich ins Auge - aber ich darf gerade noch nichts essen, komme eben vom Zahnarzt, noch ganz benebelt, und bin schon wieder einen los!!
    Armes Katerchen, hat er doch bei einem Frühlingskampf den Kürzeren gezogen, aber bestimmt kann er bald wieder auf allen Vieren laufen.
    Hier waren auch schon viele Leute im Garten zugange, alles sitzt in den Startlöchern, doch eine warme Jacke braucht man hier noch.
    Liebe Grüße von Ulrike

  14. Beautiful touches of spring, always a promise of more to come.

    Your lemon tart looks so good, I LOVE lemon anything!! LOL!

    Happy T-day

  15. Speaking of birds.. the crows are here in force this morning pecking at the frozen birdbath... I love it when they visit.. There are only 4 and i call them the Brother's Grimm... lol Love your medieval images... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

  16. The lemon tart is something I've never had, but I want to try that. It looks delicious!

    Happy T Tuesday :)

  17. What wonderful medieval embroidery, Johanna! I hope Timmy will be okay. It's a good thing you took him to the vet so quickly, before infection could set in. I'd never heard of dying glass cleaning wipes for mixed media. Another fun thing for me to-do list ;-)

    Yay, spring! Yay, lemon tart!!

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  18. There's nothing more enjoyable than sitting outside with a warm (or cold) drink and a pastry. I hope timmy is well soon. It's always a worry when they are not well. My cat, Sophie is straying further from my yard as she grows. She has come back twice with a sparrow, but luckily they flew off when she dropped them. Now it's a new worry for the birds. Love your bird embroideries.

  19. Nice to see Spring pictures. We are at the moment in the middle of a blizzard. I love the blue plate and teacup with the delicious looking lemon tart. Love the bird embroidery. Hope your kitty is doing better. Happy T Day

  20. Lots going on at your house! Love your stitchery as always, and the stack of onion dyed glasses papers! Lemon tart...yes, please. Happy T (and coffee) Day!

  21. Oh my goodness, that tart looks delicious.

  22. I like the pictures in the round:) It really makes the photos jump out at you.
    Have a good one.

  23. These medieval embroideries!!!!!
    Dyeing glass cleaning wipes!
    Here's hoping Timmy has recovered.
    The two photographs at the beginning are superb and redolent of Spring.

  24. Wir haben hier auch Frühlingswetter - endlich! Ich habe dieses triste Wetter jetzt auch wirklich satt.
    Deine Stickereien sehen super aus. Ich wünschte, ich könnte das auch, aber dafür habe ich zwei linke Hände.

    Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu deinem Blog Geburtstag, Johanna. Wow, du bist schon 11 Jahre Bloggerin...Respekt! Ich hoffe wir kriegen auch noch weitere 11 Jahre deine Kreationen hier
    zu sehen!

    Ich wünsche dir ein sonniges Wochenende!

    LG Gaby


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