I've been busy, busy, busy with work this week
so, on the craft side, I have just been making small things:
another Victorian Lace washcloth:
(for me this time),
a washcloth for a friend's birthday:
and a scarf, crocheted out of yummy Jet wool and alpaca,
using crochetroo's fan bookmark pattern:
I also received some absolutely gorgeous hand~spun yarn from insubordiknit:
Isn't it beautiful? I couldn't believe my luck when I came across it in her shop ~ her online store usually sells out really quickly. This is destined to become some fingerless gloves or a cowl
...in the midst of all the demands that are made of me by my work,
working with my hands gives me such simple pleasure.
Although I haven't had time to sign myself up properly to Green Thumb Sunday (which I wrote about and linked in my last post) I'm going to finish with two photographs of something else that brings me joy,
my garden in Winter.
The last of the chameleon roses:
and one of my spiky strelitzias.
I love the dramatic blooms:
Wishing you all a week that's illuminated by simple pleasure too.