An exciting delivery arrived with the postman: it's the Korean edition of Secret Garden Embroidery! The cover looks so amazing; I just love it. How is it that the Koreans are at least fifteen times better at creating beautiful paper goods than the rest of us? They truly have the golden touch.
I am currently surrounded by bundles of felt and pretty supplies, for a new and top secret project I am working on with Cloud Craft. I am buzzing about it quite a lot. It is very cool. It's for a bit later in the year, but if you keep your eyes peeled there may just be some glimpses of it coming up soon...
My sweet peas are in bloom - sweet and simple and perfect. I didn't even know they were there; they just popped up. Sweet peas always remind me of this book. As soon as I saw them I wanted to read it again, but my copy is still packed up in a box somewhere and I can't get to it. I do so miss my books. Unpacking them when the house is further along will feel like Christmas come early (assuming it happens before Christmas that is. I live in hope!).
We can't really use the new garden at the moment, but just having one is lovely - the promise of how it will be in the future is enough for now. And seeing all the little surprises bloom from nothing is quite exciting in its own small way. I wanted to make a list of them so that I didn't accidentally pull the sleeping bulbs out when I come to tidy things up later, but that hasn't happened... Never enough time. Once the house is habitable I can turn my attention to cultivating some green fingers. I hope.
And I found these brilliant, huge ball headed pins for my notice board. Small things like this make me so happy! They are the exact shade of zingy turquoise as the Korean book cover. The notice board itself has yet to arrive but it is eagerly anticipated. It is for my studio, which is slowly coming together, but I am being very impatient about it all. It has been such a long time coming. Almost ten months since we took this house on and still not ready. Hmph. It will be lovely when it is done though. It had better be! I will show you when we get there.