A moment before this photo was taken Maisie was fast asleep with her head on my stomach, she thinks that it is her place to be stretched out in front of the stove. She is nosey, so when Himself came into the room with the camera she had to sit up and see what he was doing.
It was good to be lying down because I've had a busy weekend shoveling compost onto the flower borders. Perfect sunny weather and no cold wind, just a joy to be out in the garden at last and moving things forward.
Our house is stuffed with all manner of chairs and we have just had this old faithful, originally from my parents' home, reupholstered. I discovered that there isn't a very exciting range of fabrics to choose from unless you are prepared to pay a ridiculous amount of money. I picked this tartan tweed from a tiny sample and just hoped that it would look okay, so I was relieved to see how it had turned out when the upholsterer brought it round last week.