Since I last posted we have seen a riot of colour here in our little part of this world. We were sorry to see the apple blossom leave, its petals eventually scattering the ground like wedding confetti but the lilac trees made up for it, bursting into life with beautiful scent kindly pervading the air outside the front door. Each time I passed by, I would press my nose into the delicious offerings. Alas they, too, are no longer but the rhododendrons are just managing to hang on and I constantly remind myself I should be photographing before they, too, are gone for the year. But truth be told I am as busy as a bee at the moment and any photography is way down the list that is my To-Do organisation. Sorry!
I finally started a sewing project a week or so ago, the weather was particularly warm and we all know how few clothes I have right now. But just like that the rain and cold returned, sending me back to my knitting needles and now I am left juggling several projects that make me think I am going nowhere, fast.
I'm rather pleased with a couple of goodies I recently scooped from my favourite thrift shop. I love old jars and this large 'cookie' jar is making me happy. And I grabbed the 1970s Royal Copenhagen 'Fajance' dish faster than the speed of light, almost (but not quite) from the clutches of another thrifter who made the grave error of setting it back down on the table, because my hand shot out and back like a cobra lest he should change his mind. I did at least manage the courtesy of asking if he intended to buy before I marched off to the till!
So that's my news for this week and now I'm going to retreat to the sewing machine, see if I can finish my latest dress before the Winter sets in. What are you up to? Only good things, I hope.