It's very dark in the house since the wet season rain arrived so I bought two bouquets of flowers to cheer up the table and the entrance way.
Pretty blooms really do cheer the heart and add life to a room!
Every morning Mr E and I sit by the window to read our Bibles and books, have breakfast, drink mugs of hot coffee and chat about life.
I try to always have a vase of flowers displayed on the table, but if for some reason that's not possible I place a small potted indoor plant there instead.
The white chrysanthemums, deep pink carnations and green fern-like stems that I cannot identify make me smile, and that's something which has never wavered in my life - flowers always bring me joy.
Nana had a tiny garden at the front of her small flat (apartment), measuring about 5 feet x 2 feet in size, and it was always in bloom! Sitting on the front step after dinner each night we'd savour the fragrance of her flowers and sip cups of tea or a cold glass of ginger beer, silently, just enjoying the beauty and being together.
That's one of my favourite memories of her.
Every afternoon I sit down and stitch while Mr E and I watch a movie together.
Mostly we watch old ones that I've seen before so my eyes don't always have to be on the screen, but if it's a new-to-me movie there'll be barely any progress on my stitching two hours later.
It doesn't matter though, because we only have 12 days before he begins his new job so I'm savouring the hours we spend 'just being together'.
The "My Simple Sampler" pattern for January 17th's issue of The Stitchery Club is complete, finished as a mini-quilt with a fabric border...
This also makes me smile, so it's hanging on my office door and will stay there all year.
I decided to stitch the 'bee' design from the Sampler in a different colourway with the addition of the word 'needles' underneath. This will become a separate little project for the Club and I'm sure I don't have to tell you what that little project will be?
I also stitched my "Sew Simply" design again, this time in pastels (the first one was black on cream)...
...which I shall use to sew another pincushion.
Yes, I'm still crazy on making pincushions!
But before I do that it's time to take the lamb roast out of the oven and serve my beloved a hearty dinner. Rain and a lamb roast with lots of veggies. Yes, they definitely compliment each other.
Have a blessed day,