I started our Sunday morning out making coddled eggs in a ramekin with toast. You can find the recipe on my food blog by clicking here. We always drink "cafe au lait" each morning at breakfast. This is a half a cup of strong coffee mixed with a half a cup of hot milk. This being Sunday, we also have a treat with our second cup of coffee which was a "Sneeuwwitje" (Snow White). It is a coconut cake with a powdered sugar topping.
I have been preparing my wooden lace bobbins for a new piece of lace I am going to start this week. Sunday evening watching a German country life program was the perfect way to get these bobbins wound with thread since I do it by hand. Lace bobbins are so pretty threaded in pairs. I have been working on a patchwork quilt top too which is just about done and ready to quilt.
We have spent this spring like weekend in the garden also. There are many things which have to be pruned back in the late winter. We also drove to a tree and shrub nursery to pick up our new hedge. We have planted 20 hawthorns along a section of our front garden to separate it with the neighbors. The garden had been originally designed as one large garden with theirs but we want our privacy as we enjoy sitting on the bench in the front garden to have coffee in the sun. We like it to feel more secluded and this should do the trick. We picked hawthorn as it is well loved by birds. Cats are not able to get to them there so easily with its long thorns. The tiny white blossoms are so pretty in the spring but the man we bought them from said it will not have them a plenty like when it is a tree form. We have to prune them a good deal for the first few years to encourage the full hedge growth. They are planted and have had their first prune. I cannot wait to see them start to show some leaves as they are just wood for now.
What are you sipping this Sunday?