Thank you to everyone who joined in again last week with the first Five On Friday of the year. It was so great to have so many of you taking part either with your posts which you linked up, your comments here and your visits to other posts. Thank you! Without you it wouldn't be Five On Friday. You make it what it is.
This week my Five are again a mixture of things that I have noticed or thought about during the week.
The Nandina Domestica, also called the Sacred Bamboo, or in this house because it is growing over a large lump of concrete that we cannot get out of the ground, the Concrete Plant. It seems to be very happy with its lot in life though and the berries are looking beautiful. The birds never eat them, I assume because they are so small and the branches are so flimsy, but perhaps they are poisonous to birds, I don't know. Either way they look very nice.
Usually in January one of our fellow bloggers starts the Sunlit Sunday link up for the first three months of the year. For various reasons it isn't running this year though. I am missing looking out for those sunny moments to share on a Sunday. This week though I noticed the sun coming through some obscured glass onto this wall making a pretty pattern. It reminded me that even though there isn't any Sunlit Sunday, I can still look for sunny moments and enjoy them.
I wrote this on Thursday evening and just after I pressed publish to schedule this post - because I am not up just before 6 am writing this! - I saw a post from Karen and she is in fact starting up Sunlit Sunday again this weekend! Yay! So I will be joining in and if you want to take part go and read this post.
My tapestry is coming along well. I have completed another square and am now just over halfway there!
Work is slowing though for a little while because I am working on something else for a little bit. My year of sewing is off to a good start though.
This week when I was visiting Lady she had another visitor who was working on a cross stitch. She - the visitor - showed it to me and it is exquisite, the work is so beautiful. I turned it over and the back was as perfect as the front. No threads hanging or crossing, everything was perfect.
It put the back of mine to shame...
I explained though that I am not worried. After all if Kaffe Fassett can leave the back of his tapestries looking like this so can I. This is from the exhibition of his work that I visited in 2014 you can read about it here. This is a photo of the back of one of his pieces. I will at least trim and tidy mine up!
A little homemaking that made me happy. I saw this ceramic piece for sale and just had to have it. After all, love made my home and love does make a house a home so it was perfect for me wasn't it! Plus it fits under this dome perfectly. What could be better!
My so called "seasonal cactus" is having another go at flowering. It is very pretty, but the poor plant is so confused! It doesn't know when to flower. I am not complaining though, all blooms are welcome!
That is it for me this week. Just five little things that I have enjoyed or observed during the week. I hope that you will join in with your five things and write a post and link up or perhaps go and visit some of the other participants.
I do have one little sidenote. Well, two actually. First of all no doom seems to have been wrought upon us by whatever follower changes were taking place, thankfully! Secondly, yesterday I did a p.s. to my post about comments. None of what I wrote about has taken place here, I very much doubt that it applies to you, but it is something I have noticed creeping in again. It is one of my bugbears so I just like to remind us all to play nicely when I see it. Please don't be upset or take offence, as I am said, I am sure that it doesn't apply to you!
Well I need to go now as my computer is playing silly wotsits with me so I better save this and run! I hope you all have a great weekend!
Thank you - as always! - for joining in and for going to read others posts.
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