I'm joining in the Five on Friday hosted by Amy at Love Made My Home. Once again thank you Amy for organising the link-up. The link is here.
This week I received a card, letter and some special breakfast tea from Tracy of Sunny Corner Farm blog who also participates in Five on Friday. Tracy lives on a smallholding in rural New South Wales, Australia where it has been very hot indeed with no rain for weeks. Thankfully it's beginning to get a little cooler as the season changes to Autumn. Tracy enjoys letter writing, gardening and crafting so do drop in on Tracy and say "hello" if you haven't already met her through Five on Friday.
It was another interesting couple of hours on the Lent course this week thinking about being mindful of the present moment, taking time for quiet reflection, finding ways to live differently from the ways of the world, simplicity of living. We looked at some pictures of paintings by artists whose work demonstrates this in some way e.g. still life compositions, a solitary figure sitting down in an interior setting. Afterwards I met our granddaughter as she was also in town taking her theory driving test which she passed. Now she can take the practical test when she finishes her course of driving lessons.
|gilded angels decorate the wooden roof vaulting|
Yesterday was another dull, damp and misty day so instead of going out for the day we went and had a browse around our two local nurseries. There were plenty of plants to make up displays in planters or pots and hanging baskets. I bought two varieties of primulas (below) then drove uphill and along the top lanes to get back home.
|Primula Gold Lace, (left), Primula Marmalade (right), mimosa (bottom left)|
My friend who helped me with my crocheting spotted a learn-to-crochet book in a charity shop and got it for me. It's a Dorling Kindersley publication so the illustrations are very clear. I've been making at least two granny squares in an evening using the red wool I had left over from making a scarf and a new ball of purple. (The purple is not as bright as in the photo in the collage). I've also bought some cotton yarn - white, lemon and lime - for when I'm ready to start another project.
I'm looking forward to my painting and photography half day course tomorrow and as the International Women's Day workshops are taking place nearby I hope to go to one or two of them.
Wishing you a good weekend,