The clouds cleared and the sun gave us warmth this week. The showers didn’t completely disappear, of course, but there was enough sunshine to encourage dahlia blooms to open for the first time this season. I was even able to cut dahlias for indoors. It was a week to be happy in the garden.
Monday 24 January
I planted a white-flowering Japanese anemone in a troublesome bed in the front garden. It was a piece from a friend’s garden and I am keen for it to spread. I filled the bed with other Japanese anemones, pink ones this time. They’d been in a pot for at least 15 years and seem to have taken to the less cramped conditions. We’ll see.
Two quilt-related treats arrived in the mail – a book and some templates. Receiving parcels is always a thrill.
Tuesday 25 January
I finished compiling the newsletter for my local quilting group. We haven’t met since December so it’s essential we keep in touch. I’m standing by for any last-minute changes before it is emailed at the end of the month.
Read The Fell by Sarah Moss. Watch out for my book review next week.
Wednesday 26 January
I planted the final potted hydrangea I brought with me when we moved. It’s tucked away in the perfect place, so that it receives early morning sun. Sadly, I’ve lost the label but I remember it has pale pink and white flowers. Fingers crossed it likes its new spot.
Thursday 27 January
We took advantage of the beautiful weather to visit Lake Alexandra. Walking the circumference of the lake and watching the ducks was a treat.
I felt brave after arriving home so I started cutting my Liberty fabric into pieces for a new quilt.
Friday 28 January
Spent some quality time with spring bulb catalogues. Do I want more tulips? I think so; simple shapes and colours, perhaps?
Saturday 29 January
The process of sewing with Liberty fabrics is so soothing. The fabric is soft and smooth and it’s a pleasure to needle. I’ll show photos in due course.
Have a lovely weekend.
Deb Evered says
Pleasant reading Erica. It’s amazing what a little sun can do.
Thanks Deb. Hoping to catch up soon!