I am fully ready for the glorious summer that is now here.  The days are warm, balmy and very pleasant.  It is really a stunning time in Johannesburg.  We have had our share of good rain and everything seems to be even greener than ever, if that is at all possible.

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My plants and herbs are growing in abundance, blooming so prettily.

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And fresh cut flowers are available everywhere.  I could not resist a bunch of Proteas for the house, they represent summer in so many ways.

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But I am not yet sitting idly in the sun and just soaking up the heat.  I did some work in the meantime, and these pillows are for my daughter’s home, to put on the bench in their bedroom, and this lace crochet is for me.  I am so happy with the way it turned out.  The pattern is very old, and I dug it out of a book that I had for many years.  I loved it to crochet again.  My hands are itching to do another crochet project, and I am already digging into some old books for something similar to start with.

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I have a few last WIP’s that is really close to being finished, and then I can start some summer vacation knitting.  In my next post I will give a little sneak peek on just how these WIP’s are progressing.  Nearly there, and then serious holiday planning.

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