Whenever I am at home and notice that it is sunny and raining at the same time, I look out of the windows to see if there is a rainbow. Taking photos through double-glazing is not ideal, but neither is going out in the rain with a phone!
I have two photos this week. A double rainbow from Boxing Day 2017 (taken through a rain-streaked window) and a brightly coloured cushion I stitched several years ago. It was designed by Kaffe Fassett and came as a tapestry kit. It is no longer a plump cushion – another project to add to my list is refurbishing cushions. I’ll have to remind myself that there is great satisfaction to be gained from completing tasks. It is just starting them that is hard!
Had I known what Cee Neuner’s Tighten up challenge was about a few hours earlier, I could have taken a different photo. Coincidentally Hubby had tightened a screw on the back of a bookshelf he had made. (I discovered a minor problem with it during my spring cleaning, which I am doing a little at a time during lockdown.) By the time the challenge post was published the bookshelf was back in position and fully loaded with books.
Instead there is a very old screwdriver, which feels good to hold, alongside some equipment I use for my knitting projects. Knitting gives me a sense of achievement. If you are wondering what I am knitting, the answer (with a picture) is on my other blog, Sue’s Trifles. During April posts for the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge predominate, but normal service should be resumed on Sue’s Trifles in May!
If sunny days improve people’s mood, replacing failed light-bulbs could have a similar effect. The trend for energy saving light bulbs is good, but the light produced is not always bright enough for sewing, knitting or reading. My angled floor-standing lamp helps solve this problem.