Today went just the usual not as I planned and I did nothing else but packing. Craft books, knitting magazines. Sewing, too. Oh, those definitely did slow down the process of getting everything into the boxes... but I realized it would be better to hurry up and use the won time for knitting once I'm done. So I kept a few knitting magazines and also yarn which was packed today as well and hope I will find time for a new project in two weeks or so.
When we went to kindergarten this morning (without my camera) I noticed a little, very yellow primrose in a aluminum foil wrapped pot, oddly placed on the stairs in front of a house, looking somehow forlorn and kind of Japanese in its randomness. Loved it. Returned with my camera but by then it was gone.
But many other yellow things were discovered on my quick walk around the neighbourhood.
Since my days here around seem to be counted I feel I should get out more often again and look what's to be seen.
Today was sunny but cold due to strong spring winds which are typical for this time and really quite strong. Something most of the people here might have mentioned at least once today. I did, too, for the third time now.
In a front yard, but I am sure it just is what it is: two cups and a carpet. No one is supposed to sit down and have coffee here. Or tea.
... the rest of our place looks very deconstructed. Piles and cardboard boxes everywhere. And me, after many years of halfhearted attempts finally in serious mood to declutter. I know I often spoke about tidying the craft room in the past (which hosts a lot of non crafting matter), but to be honest, I never really got past the stage of de-piling/ re-piling. Over the years I successfully ignored most of the things I have accumulated and am now facing the results of that behaviour. Which is why I have been absent for the greater part of this month. But I see a light at the end of the tunnel (and am in such good spirit that this sentence made me think of Jens Lekman's You Are the Light, or maybe it was the other way 'round and the song in my head (lingering around there for years) led to writing the sentence...anyway, I have decided the time has come to think of something else than keep it or get rid of it and getting connected again. Were you still waiting for me? This week I got a spam that told me We are tired of waiting for you. How did they know?!
The reason for all the decluttering and the boxes is the obvious one but I will not talk about it here on the blog until all really is official because I am so terribly superstitious. Two weeks. Hope the packing is done by then, too.
The quilt show in Tokyo seems like ages ago but I still have not posted all my photos. But I must, because some of my very favourites are under those I haven't shown yet. So I will go through my pictures and get the next batch ready this week.
And write to you. And read your blogs. And write postings to show you more of this year's plum blossoms, hina dolls and what I am knitting these days.
But for today this will be it, I am going to bed now, wishing you well. Good Night.
I hope you have as much fun with these simple book covers as I have.
They are quick and easy to make and once you finished the first you wonder if there are more naked books that could use a nice dress...