1. The sparse, thin blades of grass; green slivers across the mud.

2. Tilda liberates a ball of wool from a bag and I giggle as she plays with it so stereotypically. When I return from upstairs, there is yarn unwound right across the room and into the dining room.

3. I finish my 25 squares stitch sampler project. It’s taken longer than I thought but it’s been worthwhile: learning lots of new techniques and refining everything generally. My favourite squares are the sashiko two (rows of tiny parallel stitches), the stacked rows of buttonhole that looks like they’ve been drawn with a fine pen, the loose trellis, the diagonal needleweaving and, surprisingly, the seed stitch. I have lots of ideas for my next project.