One of my favourite perennial plants is Astrantia. It has a number of common names, among them being Masterwort, Melancholy Gentleman and Hattie's Pin Cushions, but I know them as Granny's Pin Cushions, which seems the perfect way to describe these beautiful little flower heads.
They've gone over now and I won't see them for another year. So too have the Alliums and Nigella, but these are as beautiful as seed heads as they are as flowers and are, well, sort of pin cushiony too.
Due to an ongoing injury (golfer's elbow apparently) I am unable to crochet at the moment, but I'm not to be defeated and so will be doing some very left-handed sewing instead. It's a bit frustrating, but the upside is that, after a bit of practise, I will be an ambidextrous needlewoman, stitching with whatever hand takes my fancy!
This little old cotton reel is one of my favourite things. Why don't they make them like this anymore?
Thank you to all who sent birthday wishes a couple of weeks ago.
Hope all is well out there ...