Emily over at Ready for An Adventure chose this week’s word, pop over to her blog to see who else is taking part.
It’s been a gloriously sunny week, too sunny really as we’re now officially in drought conditions and there’s a hosepipe ban imminent. Still, we mustn’t complain too much as the sunshine is nice. I’ve been making the most of the weather and have pretty much ignored my studio this week in favour of sitting outside in the garden either working on cross stitch or doing some knitting. There has also been some gardening (a very little), but mainly I’ve been enjoying the view…
There’s lots in bloom at the moment, mainly tulips and daffodils…
…but also anemone blanda and some heartsease (which was my dad’s favourite flower)
I’m particularly in love with a slightly different type of tulip this year, Tulip turkestanica
It’s a multi-headed variety which has incredibly delicate flowers. The foliage is also less bulky than the usual tulip leaves and seems, thus far, to be of no interest to slugs and snails. Result!
It’s sunny again today and as I’ve just spent the morning seeing my dentist (again…) I’m now going to retire to the garden to bask in the sunshine while doing some more cross stitch.
Thanks for choosing such a seasonal word, Emily!
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged sunshine, wednesday wishlist on March 28, 2012 |
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It was 20 degrees in the shade by about eleven o’clock this morning. That’s insane for March although, in fairness, I have to concede that it was exactly the same this time last year when I was sitting out in the garden (wearing this very same sun dress actually!) doing a lot of sketching.
So what’s on my wishlist this Wednesday?
1. For my partner, Matt, to be home enjoying the good weather with me. The poor sod is stuck at work instead.
2. For some rain, please. Yes I know we Brits tend to whinge about the weather, particularly the rain, but we’ve had so little rain over the past year that a hosepipe ban is about to commence. That’s bad news for gardeners.
3. For my arm to stop itching. Yesterday I was bitten by a mystery insect (I didn’t see it, although I’m suspecting my neighbour’s dog of having fleas as the bite appeared about ten minutes after I bumped into said dog in the street…) and now I’ve got a huge, red and very itchy lump on my arm. *tries not to scratch*
That’s it for my Wednesday Wishlist! If you made one of your own then let me know and I’ll link to it.
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Posted in Weekword, tagged sunshine, weekword on November 18, 2011 |
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This week’s Weekword is sunshine, and it was chosen by John over at The Healing Seed. If you go and visit his blog you’ll be able to see what she’s written, as well as a list of the other participants.
Last week I chose a selection of items linked to the word of the week, and this week I’m doing the same (well, this is a crafty blog after all). Items are themed on sunshine or sunshiney yellow.
If you want to bring a splash of sunshine into your life, what easier way than putting up a cheerful print?
Print by AlmostSundayInc on Etsy
This gorgeous fox would bring cheer to any room
Stewart Sunshine by Sleepyking
Wear sunshine in your hair with these pretty clips
Sunshine yellow hairclips by Belle & the Bean
Or sneak a tiny bit of sunshine onto your lapel with this petite vintage pin
Sunkissed mini bow pin by Roses are Red
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