March 2010

a small sale!

* an update to say that technical problems caused the
sale to end early yesterday, but I am reopening the
shop (with all problems fixed!) today at 4pm*


Just in case any of my readers don’t receive my email
newsletter, I thought I would share the news here that
I am having a last, little sale.

It begins at 4pm-east coast time.
I have unearthed every last thing left from the
holiday season and then found lots of odds
and ends to make up into lovely little bundles
and packets.

I am so looking forward to “opening the doors” of my
shop for the sale later today….but for now, I am off
to vacuum and cook and use our electricity now, so
that our evening will be quiet and peaceful and
candlelit for Earth Hour.

surprised by spring

Yesterday found me pinning the flowery sheets
to the clothesline in the sun and warm breezes for
the first time this year…

…and picking up all the grey twigs beneath the elm
tree with visions of finally finding the little bistro
table and chairs to place under its boughs in
the months to come…

…and gazing with joy upon the tapestries of tiny
blue and white and purple flowers carpeting
all the grassy spots…

…and clearing away the dead leaves and delicate
green weeds surrounding the tiny daffodils
and little clumps of chives at the base of the
apple tree by the kitchen-garden gate…

…and learning with surprise, when my
darling returned home as the evening drew in,
that it was the first day of Spring.

My mind hadn’t been keeping up with the
calendar, but my barefeet and busy fingers
led me to the spirit of the day.

I hope you found some bit of Spring, too.