Business first - this has never happened before and after a rather miserably grey Monday last week, I was so touched to receive a thank you card from my latest client, Christine (MBE!) Totally made my day!
(Thank you again if you're reading this Christine - and hope you don't mind me sharing your message - it was just too lovely not to share!) :)
Floral fancies next - and no fabric in sight unusually for me! ;) The Angels' Trumpets did not disappoint, in bloom nor in scent! The house has smelled like heaven for a couple of weeks, although sadly one of them fell off rather unceremoniously this morning!
I can't really take any credit for this as it seems to have thrived largely on neglect (I'm trying Very Hard to live up to my mum's and granny's green fingers!)
I'm hoping the finished guards looks a little less like they've threatening my guests with meat cleavers...
Meanwhile, for a little light relief (it's hard to hat and watch TV - knitting's much easier!) this year's 'Summer jumper' (now my 2015 Spring jumper probably, let's face it!) is taking shape. I'm so obsessed with this pattern that the colour chart is the background on my phone (I really need to get out more).
I even love the zigzagged back which (in my eyes at least!) has accidentally become a pattern in itself!
(But would probably also have helped me by advising me - before I noticed i.e. when it was too late - that my ribbed hem on the back piece is far too tight. I'm hoping it'll just cinch the back in..!)
And that's that for another week! Handmade Monday is still going strong here, see you in a couple of weeks!