Hello creative dabblers! Have you enjoyed your week? We went on a last-minute tour of Retford Park last Sunday (we rarely do spontaneous – so out of character) so I missed sending a newsletter to you. The house tour was interesting but went too long. I recommend a wander around the gardens if you are in the area, perhaps in spring?
Lichens grow best where the air quality is clean and fresh. We could see lichens growing in patches throughout the garden and, when we filled our lungs with the air, we could feel the goodness.
Everything we’ve done since Friday has been punctuated by regular Severe Weather Warning and Flood Warning notifications from our Bureau of Meteorology. Another East Coast Low is hitting with vengeance, pummelling us with heavy rain resulting in more floods. I despair for the plants drowning in my garden. They still haven’t recovered from last time.
Here are a few links for the gardeners among you:
- How to stop yourself getting injured while gardening
- DIY greenhouses. I’m keen to try using a plastic storage box to protect cuttings and seedlings.
- How to keep your cyclamen flowering.
Starting to sew a baby quilt this week has resulted in me reorganising my whole office space. You know how it is, you move a single piece of furniture to provide more flat surfaces for laying out pieces of fabric and then you start imagining how better everything could be arranged.
It’s a work in progress because I am waiting for a delivery of replacement screws for all the table legs. Long story, but I removed the legs when we moved house and tucked the screws carefully in a labelled bag that I have never seen again. I’ve been making do with screws the wrong size (which make the tables wobble) until I discovered yesterday that IKEA will supply replacement screws – for free. Why didn’t I think to check this two years ago?
Perhaps now I’ll finally be able to sort out how to make my sewing and writing space work better.
Have a lovely week.