- The embroidery hoop is back. I stitched this lovely little ball of yarn for part of a friend's birthday present. The pattern is from Sublime Stitching and I just love all her patterns.
- I finished a very good book today. I started the book yesterday and raced through it in almost one greedy sitting. The main characters' path to love is close enough to mine and G's to be spooky and slightly confusing. I was so absorbed in the story that I started to feel that it was our story - just slightly distorted.
- But in the end I realised it wasn't our story at all, and I don't want our ending to be like the book's thank you very much. So do go and read the book if you haven't already - it is very good. You must be intrigued enough now!
- I have been revisiting some old, favourite sewing projects and making more of the same. I've made another bath mat and another letter satchel from Amanda Blake Soule's Handmade Home, and I've made some zip-up pouches from Amy Karol's Bend The Rules Sewing.
- And another project has been revisited. The beautiful, expensive ribbon that I bought on my trip to Sussex at half-term (and the last time I wrote Ten Things) is now on my denim skirt, and looking very fine indeed.
- It is British Pie Week this week, so go and make yourself a pie! You know you want to. I made a very good chicken, celery and leek pie, with a crunchy breadcrumb topping, on Tuesday.
- I've been doing ballet hair again. I just can't take enough pictures of her like this.
She looks so elegant.
- Helen, over at Angharad Handmade sent me a link to this article about an exhibition of lists which is currently on at The Smithsonian in Washington DC. I may have to move to Washington DC. Check out Picasso's list and the wonderful illustrated packing list by Adolf Konrad.
- I made a very chocolately chocolate cake at the weekend. And I will always love my sister for giving me the recipe. My sister has many wonderful qualities, but her chocolate-cake-making skills are among some of her finest.
Mind you, not right now. The temperatures are nicely up here in London, and there are daffs to be admired on the mantelpiece. It finally feels as though spring has sprung!