It is drizzly but not too cold today. The florist have pussy willows and curly bamboos. Living in a temperate country really makes the promise of spring relevant, little wonder then that in China they also call this celebration Spring Festival. We saw some cherry blossoms in Belleville last weekend but silly me did not think to buy until it was too late and the shops have shut for the night.
The house is reasonably clean. I've even swiffered the books and wall moldings, as anyone who's ever visited us will know, ALL our walls have moldings. GG has made the crackers for tomorrow's yee-sang, and I am still fretting about having enough gas canisters for the hotpot.
Also, we finally finished making a new set of placemats for the dinner table. Two cotton prints, with handfinished bindings, no batting or quilting involved. Like the spring/summer fashion collections, we have florals; in the autumn/winter months we can go crazy with green dots. I made a mistake in cutting the dotted fabric and had to improvise by re-adding a strip of the floral but it turned out well in the end we think.
May all of you have a New Lunar Year full of blessings and happiness. Collect lots of ang-pows, win lots at mahjong and eat lots of pineapple tarts and bak-kwa!
Gong Xi Fa Cai
Kong Hei Fatt Choy
Happy Lunar New Year