Spring is here. An ocean of yellow eanthis hyemalis, winter aconite, in the woodland next to our house. Happy chickens in the March sun (from the amount of eggs to tell). The first bouquets that we pick in the garden, with snowdrops, winter snowflakes and black hellebore. The cranes in the blue sky and the first bumblebees in our flower beds.
I’d love to spend all day outside, doing nothing but growing freckles and watching mosquitoes dancing in the sunlight, but I had to finish an order and sat behind my sewing machine all day. But in the afternoon, as a little treat for myself, I took a woollen blanket and my coffee cup and sat outside on the kitchen stairs in the sun, needle-felting a doll head. I kept on telling myself that the light was so much better there than in my studio. You can’t beat a proper excuse… ;-)