"This was the day for eating simnel cake, with its layers of yellow marzipan and eleven marzipan balls on top, said to signify the twelve disciples minus Judas.[...] The yellow of marzipan, the yellow of eggs, the yellow of saffron: the colour of spring."
Katherine Swift, The Morville Hours, (Bloomsbury: London, 2008) p. 101
I will keep my message short and sweet for once! I wish you all a peaceful, Holy, happy Easter full of flowers, love, and, dare I add, chocolate. I hope you are surrounded by your loved ones and that there is laughter and sunshine for each and every one of you.
I am delighted to write that I am taking Héloïse, Tristan (together with his guitar), and Angélique to see my parents in England in a few days' time. We've all been waiting eagerly for this opportunity. Poor Mickaël, who is suffering from a Badminton induced injury, will have to stay behind and keep Gaspard the dog company.
To celebrate Easter I have created a springtime hare whose name is Primrose Pascaline. An egg yolk yellow flowery skirt, embroidered apple blossom and violets on her ankles and a pair of bloomers made from a patchwork of spring flower fabrics. My favourite fabric of all is the Liberty you can spot on her Easter egg filled skirt pocket. It has pretty cowslips on it!
If you are interested in giving her a home you may find her here.
I should add that I intend to cease hare-making production in the near future. 'Hurrah', some of you might cheer! All good things come to an end. And new doors open, I believe.
Happy weekend to you all,