so much water...
What an awful week it’s been for so many people. I promise to refrain from banging on about all the rain although there is now a small lake in my garden. Everything is waterlogged and surely some plants will not survive. I wonder which plants will succumb?
I hope you find something of interest in today’s email to give you respite from the world’s horrible events. With this in mind, this week I bring you some diversions from my small part of the world.
I don’t know if it’s a result of looking out at my sad-looking garden but I have purchased a fake plant. It’s a pretty pink orchid that sits on my desk. I can see its beautiful colours out of the corner of my eye while I’m at the computer and it makes me smile each time. That can’t be a bad thing, can it? What’s your opinion of fake plants - yes or no?
Have you read The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman? I’ve been meaning to read it since it was published in 2020 but… well, let’s just say that other books got in my way. I’m glad I got to it, though. Such fun. You can read my review here.
I have a few e-books to read next. Although I’m forever grateful there are so many interesting stories published, I do wonder how I will read all the books on my to-read list. Perhaps I need to be more discerning?
Have you read any books you’ve loved? Let’s share recommendations!
My new Janome sewing machine arrived on Monday. It’s a simple machine that does the basics (and a few fancy stitches I doubt I’ll ever use). I used this machine more in a single day this week than I had used my other one in the past year.
It was fun taking it for a whirl by quilting a small patchwork piece for the back of an armchair (me, machine quilting!) and attaching the binding. The even feed foot worked beautifully and I appreciated the top loading drop-in bobbin, as I knew I would. Very satisfying. I even found this pretty tin in my cupboard for storing the feet and accessories – win!
Have a lovely week.