Aren't bean seeds (I guess they're just beans) beautiful? Smooth and perfectly formed, each one an individual. Louana sent me these direct from her Auckland garden - they're 'king of the blues' heirloom variety, and will grow to be dark purple runner beans.
I didn't have much bean luck this year (I planted six seedlings and got one bean in return - I blame wind and vine-hopper insects but it could well have been my lack of gardening skill) so I'm looking forward to trying these next summer.
In the second photo above you can see a new pillow I made- 'Greetings from Western Australia' featuring a swan family and the city of Perth (I think?) behind. It was originally an old-ish linen tea towel, which I saw in a rummage sale and knew would be perfect for the sofa. This is in our kitchen/dining area and is the best place to knit and read while someone else is cooking dinner.
I've been doing just that, looking through the beautiful book My Garden Kitchen by Unna Burch (Forest Cantina).
Hope your weekend is coming along nicely!