Rain and cool winds have brought us a little bit of relief from the constant high humidity and heat of our summers in the tropics. It's still hot, but up high in the treetops we're welcoming the wind as it swirls in and around our house. The animals are enjoying being out on the deck too; a lovely break from hiding inside in the almost constant daily grind of the air conditioning.
On Sunday morning Mr E took me up the mountain for some time out. As we both work from home occasionally we need to escape the lure of our office and avoid deadline distractions, so we sit at the old homestead, enjoying the mountain views with a good coffee or two and some heartfelt discussion.
On the way there we stopped at a local market, and I found this elegant tea cup and saucer set. I had $8 worth of coins in my purse, and that's exactly the price marked on it, so home it came...
I don't know what the pattern is called but it was is stamped 'Colclough China' and made in Longton, England.
If you know the name of this china pattern would you let me know please?
Later I finished the very last chapter of a most inspiring and spirit challenging book. I've been slowly working through this for a few months - slowly because I like permanent change, and too often I think we sweep through books and soon forget the lessons they teach.
I made notes through all the chapters in a special journal, which allows me to read through the 'highlights' and things that spoke deeply to me at a glance. This helps me with accountability over the months, and even years, ahead.
I *highly* recommend this book...
Back to stitching and I played with a couple of new things - one for the next issue of my magazine, which I plan to publish later this month...
...and a brand Elefantz logo and blog header that I hope to have completed later this week.
Today I need to go shopping for my grandson's 6th birthday. Kezzie is getting him a kitten of his very own and he'd like a basket of kitty toys as his gift from Mr E and I.
I think that will be some fun shopping, don't you?
have a blessed day,