I was up early this morning so made myself a cup of tea and finished a little project that's been hanging around for a while. This is inspired by a similar one at Heartmade: she makes really beautiful stuff. I thought this might look nice hanging from the door handle of my French bathroom.
I gave my deck pots their annual spray of colour. This year I chose bright blue with a mixture of flowers. The deck is looking good - if only it would warm up/stop raining we could spend more than ten minutes out there.
I baked some lemon-cranberry scones.
I admired my garden and decided to cut the grass to make it all look good. The peach iris are truly gorgeous. The next batch set to bloom are light purple I think, and they should be out any day now.
I gave this thrift store clock a make-over. I found it last week on a stellar thrifting trip. How could I pass it up for $5.99? Unfortunately whoever had it last was a smoker, so it was pretty stinky. I removed the cross stitch (after a heart stopping moment when I realized I would have to break the frame apart to get it out) and soaked it in OxyClean for a few hours. I scrubbed everything else that wasn't fabric and used up my last bit of baby blue spray paint for the frame. I am totally in love with it and it looks perfect in my craft space.
I had no intention of being so productive today and yet I was. I even managed to get four loads of laundry done and make a roast chicken for dinner!
Maybe that's the key: have no expectations and just let the day unfold. Oh to have days like this everyday. Bliss. Domestic Bliss.