Good morning to you! There’s nothing like a quiet Sunday at home to refresh for the week, is there? Not that my afternoon will be quiet; I’ll be actively watching my footy team on TV (that may involve some yelling and bouncing on the couch). Fingers crossed for a positive result.
It’s still cold here but the garden shows spots of colour under the bare branches of the deciduous trees. It’s still seven weeks to go until we reach the spring equinox but there are signs of bud-swell on my crab apples today. Camellias are still flowering beautifully and I discovered this hyacinth in bloom yesterday.
I wrote about my emotional connection to a particular camellia here. Memories like this are so important to me.
Sometimes, my list of books to read threatens to overwhelm me. Send help! The latest in the Cormoran Strike series will be published on 30 August and I’ve ordered my copy. J K Rowling (AKA Robert Galbraith) is an excellent storyteller and I can’t wait to read what’s in store next for Cormoran and Robin.
One book I thoroughly enjoyed is The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill. You can read my review here. After I finished the book, I listened to a podcast conversation between her and Pamela Cook. It was fascinating to hear Sulari talk about her approach to writing books (she’s written 15) and how this story came about. You can find it here.
If you enjoy learning about women writers, I recommend these writes4women podcasts. People’s backstories are so interesting, aren’t they?
I’m pleased to have resolved a dilemma with the layout of blocks in a quilt I am making. There are many ways to connect quilt blocks to form patterns and it’s often a matter of trying different layouts until you find one that appeals. My progress with this quilt involved plenty of unpicking stitches but I don’t mind that; it’s all part of my process.
Now that I have the layout sorted, the blocks are coming together quickly. You can read about that here.
Have a lovely week!