I didn't know I had this beautiful dark hellebore - there are similar ones in the garden but none quite so deep in colour as this one. I had to almost stand on my head to take the photo - sorry about the hand and lens cap which are in the way.
It's a shame they hang their heads and we can't see them in all their glory. I wasn't going to post about them this year, but they are so lovely.
A last glimpse of the snowdrops which I have been enjoying so much. If these mild days keep turning up they'll be gone by the end of next week. I look forward to Spring and warmer days but will be sorry to see them go.
Having finished my book I now want to start using the embellishing machine again and hopefully produce at least two pieces of work that I can enter into our next exhibition in September. It seems a long way off but I need plenty of thinking time especially if I've got to learn a new technique first. I dabble at it now and then, but don't seem to get very much further with it.
I hope you have all had glorious weather this weekend, I even had my lunch outside yesterday and I enjoyed myself - and wore myself out - with my first bit of serious gardening of the year. I used to be able to weed and tidy the front garden in one go, but now it takes two sessions. Well, half of it looks better and as I did the worst bit first the rest will be easier.