I am inspired by ... Natalie at Cinderberry Stitches to post an occasional daybook entry to track my year.
Outside my window ... is a lone water lily that I have coerced to bloom in our pond.
I am thankful for ... bloggers who love to see photos of my roses & garden. I always worry that my 'bloom' posts might bore everybody. For those of you who want to see more of my farm garden, I will sort through some photos and put a post together soon.
I am loving ... eating juicy fresh lychees and watching tennis.
I am stitching ... very little!
I am hoping ... to at least turn my sewing machine on today, hoping to put the final white border on this quilt.
I am seriously tempted by ... aforementioned Jean's suggestion to join a quilt-a-long to make this quilt by Michelle Yeo:
I am hearing ... the happy chattering of my 8-year-old daughter & her very best friend, who is here for one last sleepover before she moves to Mullumbimby.
I am reading ... more than I have in years, a New Year's resolution! Found a copy of Frank McCourt's 'Angela's Ashes' on my Dad's bookshelf in the holidays. A bittersweet yet funny story of his Irish upbringing. Very enjoyable.
On my mind ... the dreadful tragedy of two young lives taken in a camping accident yesterday. They are ex-students of our school. My heart aches for their families.
From my picture journal ... proof that even grasses can be beautiful (purple fountain grass from my farm garden).