You know how there are weeks when the postman just doesn't bring anything interesting? And then it happens all at once!
Well this was the week when it all happened......
Valdani threads first.
I have never used them before, they are not readily available in local shops. Much more expensive then DMC for instance, so I want to know if they really are so much better.
I am new to shopping on Etsy, but I was browsing Internet for a hanging plant pot for our new kitchen (when we'll have a new kitchen - girl has to plan ahead, small details are so important) and came across this lovely pot on Piece of Clay website.
It arrived this week - from Holland. It will have to wait until summer to perform its function, but I already know exactly where it will hang.
Another Etsy purchase, Landscape Sky fabric, from a fellow blogger Deborah and Quilt Routes.
I hope the camera picked up the gold shimmer here.
This is the BIG one, all the way from Australia:
my prize from Barbara's giveaway on her blog Theodora Cleave .
How generous is this? What a selection. I am so chuffed!
Thank you Barbara!
I was having my breakfast this morning, when the postman brought this.
So I made a fresh pot of coffee and lost myself in the world of cakes, tarts and biscuits, many made with seasonal fresh fruit, and with sugar very often substituted by maple syrup or honey. With beautiful photographs, I could smell the cakes by just reading the ingredients!
We have been having a wonderful week of sunshine. Although much colder today than the rest of the week, we still have a beautiful bright day. Our little garden is really waking up now.
I am very pleased how well the young olive tree (in the black and green pot) survived the winter.
The new plum tree, planted in the autumn, is covered in blossom.
Freshly planted herb bed by the kitchen door;
and DH's rock garden is also slowly filling up.
The garden bench is waiting......