Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Daybook entry #12

Outside my window ... the lavender is flowering, the day is clear, but in the manner of late summer in Australia, the clouds will build during the day and threaten storms in the evening.
From the kitchen ... nothing much is brewing other than strong, strong coffee today. But Saturday saw Miss 16 whip up a storm. Her Jamie-30-minute-meal this week was green curry, crispy chicken, kimchee slaw, and rice noodles. Definitely not a 30-minute meal, but very much worth the wait.
At my machine ... a new design for Homespun, with a Friday deadline!
I am listening to ... my brain whir and clunk as I write the pattern for aforesaid design.

I am reading ... The Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam of U-Handbag, an excellent resource for construction methods, and crucial to aforesaid pattern writing ;)
In the mail today ... after sifting through the volumes of Valentines (!), there was this little gift from my ever thoughtful friend Wendy. Knowing my partiality to vintage trims and packaging, she spotted these bells for me recently. They are the sweetest, and their tinkle is a sparkle in my day. Who needs valentines with friends like these?! 
But to be sure, a vintage valentine, just for you :)  Bloom x


  1. what a lovely dinner your daughter made. Such a gift you are giving her to be able to cook healthy meals.

  2. Still very jealous of your daughter's dedication and culinary skills. Sounds delicious, a restaurant meal at home. Hope you had a sweet Valentine's Day!

  3. I'm very jealous of both your flowering lavender and your cooking daughter. I've got to wait for another 6 months before I see any lavender flowers and potentially another 16 years before my little girl makes me anything foodwise :-(

    Your new design looks beautiful and reminds me of a similar flower in crochet (http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2012/02/happy-flower-decoration.html) very pretty :-)

  4. Your Homespun project looks gorgeous! Can't wait to see more!

  5. Lovely lavender, clever cooking, splendid sewing and faithful friend. Who could ask for more :) Hope you are going well.

  6. Today there was spring light where I live…it was so refreshing it motivated me to go for a jog for the first time in months! Your new design looks beautiful and reminds me of a similar flower in crochet


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