I wandered around the shops this morning, after doing the bill paying etc etc etc. I wanted to see what was out, if the garden things were arriving, what Spring stuff was available. I hadn't been near the town since I got back, and no, there is not much out. When I was at Marge's place, I saw some beautiful Spring posies which I coveted, of course, but did not buy, because I am ultra frugal. I did point them out to my sister and told her to get them if the sales produced a 70% off bargain. But anyway, I wanted them.
So I started looking for tiny artificial flowers. There are very few. I knew I had some at home, and this is what I ended up with. I spent the princely some of 2x59p. The rest I had.
Anyway, after getting a little roll of tape from our florist, I came home and started playing. And this is what I ended up with. I had to use the flash and the pics are not stellar, but I think you can get the idea. They do not look very like the Swiss ones. I will need to keep playing, but they are a start.
On the Swiss display, they had a serviette, with a crocheted raffia band wound around it, and a little posy tucked into the band. I LOVED it. So, while I was there, I got some raffia and crocheted some long strings, using a #10 hook.
Mind you, I think I have decided that my kind of entertaining is of the BBQ variety. And the other thing I used to do but have not done here, is brunches. That I can do too. It is complicated trying to entertain formally when you have to do it all. The greeting, talking, cooking, drinks etc your self. I end up being in the kitchen while the guest have a lovely time in the lounge. Not quite what I intended. So the casual, everyone hanging about in the kitchen thing is more my style now.
I could also do raclettes. I would, if mine worked. I seem to remember Geoff declaring its demise as the guests were arriving, and we had to borrow one for the meal. That was a long time ago. I need to check these things.
Right. The leftovers are nearly gone. I am off to heat the last of them and grin at my posies........