Hello my friends and flowers! Easter weekend in Germany is nice and long. With stores closed for Good Friday you can't help but start a nice relaxing weekend early. And a relaxing weekend (if there is such a thing when you live and care for a toddler) is just what I needed after the veritable crafting fit I'd had the week prior. I don't know what possessed me to think this, but a week before Easter I decided that Little Pickle and I needed matching skirts for an Easter egg hunt. And matching skirts turned into matching outfits complete with shawls. And then Papa needed a matching bow tie...and as you can see, I spent a lot of time at my sewing machine this week. Thanks to a very patient Papa who kept Little Pickle at bay while I sewed the fiddly bits and a very curious little one who is still happy to sit in my lap while I sew the easy parts, I was able to get them all finished. Alas, the Easter egg hunt was not to be. The weather was cold and wet and a soggy, teething toddler did not sound appealing to any of us so we stayed home and baked! The Osterbrot turned out marvelously. It was my first time using a German recipe and I was very pleased with how infrequently I needed to open my dictionary to get through it. (You can find the recipe I used here.) I wanted to buy an Osterbrot from our local bakery so that I had something to aim for, but apparently it's more of a Bavarian treat and we live farther north. No matter, it's delicious either way.
I hope you all celebrated this weekend in whichever fashion you like and for whichever reason suits you best. Spring is truly upon us now.