I thought I’d add a new type of post to these pages, to record the small things and the passing of days. You may find it interesting, or you may not but please leave a comment either way. I’d love your feedback.
Monday 17 January
My birthday was celebrated by the sun emerging after a foggy start. Tradesmen were here all morning and I read quietly while they worked. Perhaps the sun would dry out the garden?
I decided to make a quilt featuring my Liberty of London lawn fabrics. Rummaging through my stash, I found quite a pile. Not a single yellow print among them, not that this is my preferred colour but it adds a ‘pop’ in a scrap quilt.
A delivery of flowers and chocolates from my love arrived just as the next lot of showers started. I’m grateful for the day.
Tuesday 18 January
Back to light showers all day; a dismal sight from my study window. I wrote my regular article for our local garden club’s newsletter and sent it with a note about the rain. The reply indicated I wasn’t the only one to be totally over it.
We have now recorded more rain so far this month, compared to the whole of last January.
Still sewing my hand pieced six-pointed stars. It’s a wonderfully soothing process.
Wednesday 19 January
No chance to go outside so more hand sewing was in order.
Started reading Already Dead by Jaye Ford and am keen to see where the story leads.
Thursday 20 January
Hooray! Ventured into the garden twice between showers, to start weeding. My nemesis – kikuyu grass – has taken over some of my garden beds. It’s a tiresome removal process.
Still pondering how to use the Liberty fabrics.
Friday 21 January
You guessed it – cloudy then showery. Two tasks achieved outside – trimming my side of a neighbour’s hedge and clearing the kikuyu from around my dahlias. I suspect some of my dahlia tubers have rotted in the ground but I’ll need to dig them to be sure. Such wasted money and disappointment.
Saturday 22 January
A foggy start, then some blue sky. More kikuyu clearing (yes, there’s a lot of it and it has the most invasive runners). Finally starting to feel I am making progress.
A tiny snail crawled up my leg – unexpected! Its shell was so small, no bigger than a sesame seed. I sent it on its way.
I’m not sure about using my Liberty fabrics now. They are in a pile next to me so I’m looking at them frequently. I have a pattern in mind but may use different fabrics for it instead. I’m dithering, as usual.
Have a lovely weekend.