Sunday, September 30, 2012

Crazy for Chrysanthemums

It's that time of year again, wherever you go, wether it's the grocery store, Costco or 

nursery there are Chrysanthemum's galore!  







There's just something about these colorful seasonal flowers that makes me smile. 














My mom always loved Mums...I think that has something to do with why

I've decorated our deck and garden with them this year. 

















Do you have a favorite color of Mum?




I love them all!

Here is an image I found online for you to enjoy.


(image source from Wikipedia) 



Have a beautiful and most colorful week!




Becca


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A WIP

It's pretty grey out this morning, so it's a good day to work on some of the 

crochet projects I've started.

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This motif reminds me of a sand dollar.


 "Thread Crochet"  is still challenging me, and I'm not ready to give up! 

Making the little motif's are a great way to practice, and can be used in 

so many different ways.

I can see the close ups give away my imperfections and makes the thread 

look a lot larger than it is.  (I'm using a size 10 crochet thread)

The wonderful thing about blogging though, is the support and encouragement

you receive and give with fellow bloggers! 



This one...well let's just say it's been through a lot.  

I think I've taken apart more rounds than I've finished.  

Still, so many rounds to go here and hopefully once it's blocked it will

look better. 

I can't believe I'm determined to finish this one.  We will see! 




The sun was shining yesterday, and this is what I found.

I think Lucy thinks I should work on something else for a while. 




What kind of works in progress do you have going? 

Do share!

:-)

Becca 


Friday, September 21, 2012

Floating Homes of Seattle

Last weekend our friends and neighbors took us out on their boat.

We headed over to Lake Union and got to see some of Seattle's famous

 floating homes.



To begin our tour, I was so excited to see the floating home 

That was made famous by the movie,

Sleepless in Seattle!




Can't you just picture Meg Ryan's character, Annie walking up to the door on the side of the house

in the rain, only to notice that "Sam and Jonah" are on the water in a little row boat enjoying

the day? 



Can you tell it's one of my all time, favorite movies?    :-) 




So, I will quit talking so much, and just let you see some of these unique homes 

through my lens. 






Love the bright colors...




Artistic sculptures...





















I guess I'd need a little water taxi like this to take me to the 

shore when I needed more art supplies. LOL






















Love the glass artwork in front of this one. 





Well, there you have it!  

Wouldn't you love to live in one of these?  

I would...except I almost had a nervous breakdown when the movers moved 

my grand piano into our home now. 

I can't imagine how they would get it into one of these! 

In case you are interested, I found a YouTube  video that shows some of the 

homes from the inside. 

Hope you enjoyed my tour! 



Becca 



Monday, September 17, 2012

Relax

Whoo!  Relax!  

That's what's on my agenda this week.


Now that we are settled into our new home and most everything is in it's place, 

I started working in surgery again.

I'll only be working at the surgery center a few hours each week.

It was that full-time,  two week orientation/training I just finished that was tough!   





Did you think I had forgotten about you? 

Not a chance!  



Getting to work by the crack of dawn, and being on my feet all day left me

sleepy and not wanting to be on the computer when I got home. 


I have to say however, that I do enjoy my early morning, short drive to work. 

It's so peaceful at that time, and it's along the water most of the way.  

So, it's a great time to just think, and breathe. 




I've been drying some hydrangeas too, and putting them around the house.




I even found a little time for some crochet.



I still enjoy making dish cloths...

They're such an easy project and so nice to use.




Then, I made a little headband with interchangeable flowers for my neighbor's daughter.

It was her first day of school...she looked so cute!





I'm hoping to have some of my beaded, crocheted bracelets to show you next time. 




Oh, and this is Lucy reminding me that yoga and getting rest is also 

good for sore muscles.




So, now that things are a little less hectic in my weeks ahead, 

 I'll be by for a visit to see what you've been up to!




Becca 


Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Sunny Delight

Greetings Lovlies! 

The sun has been shining here in Seattle for a record number of days now.

So, I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you 

the lovely sunflowers that adorn my neighbor's garden.




Each morning, coffee in hand, I walk out on our deck and get to enjoy this sunny delight!




I guess I've never really observed the sunflower up close and personal before.





I find them so lovely in their every stage! 




Accepting the light, they come to life against a blue sky.









The colors remind me that autumn is just around the corner.




Such amazing beauty and detail...




...towering over my 6ft stature.









Thank you Sunflower,  for brightening my day! 








Sending a little love and sunshine your way...


Becca