Eventually, I wandered off to pick up the milk, return library books & other such important things. Right outside the library I found these sweet prunus blossoms. They routinely flower about now..I think they are "hope flowers"..pretty spring like blossoms that are sent to remind us that no winter really lasts that long after all.
Clang, clang, clang there goes the bell again...
I found these two big old heart buttons recently..they will be just perfect for something.
I am amazed at how many fruits are orange at this time of the year. They must contain carotene, or some such thing, that we need to boost immunity right about now. We have lots & lots of delicious sweet persimmons. They are yummy & crisp & taste a bit like rock melon. One of their best qualities is that they don't oxidize like most fruit when cut, which means that they don't go brown. So they are great for a cheese board, fruit salad or in the lunch box (well, if I had one, a lunch box that is)
The apples that I get from down St Andrew's road are a help yourself arrangement, with an honesty box & are truly tree ripened & juicy. My Sallies abacus is so helpful for counting bags (when needed) without losing track or having to pick up a pen.
I just love the embroidery on this lovely little afternoon tea cloth that I came across the other day. Best of all the same embroidery is in all four corners.
Well, after all that ringing of bells & fiddling & fluffing the girls have been made "good". I haven't actually taken a long deep sniff but when I have been folding them & handling them there is no whiff at all!
Now they really are...
I just love this thought! I guess that is precisely what the Master Fluffer managed to do. Such a simple thing, no expectation or pressure, just just go forth & make something good.
And this one about the care & washing of vintage linen.
I came to this blog via this gorgeous picture of pansy shortbread. If you follow the link you will find the recipe & instructions for the pansy bit. Aren't they just divine?!!
With lots of sunshiny hugs & persimmony kisses 0X0X0X0X0