Friday, July 19, 2013

Aqua and Sweet Pea Love

Hi Friends! 

I'm back today to show you my latest crocheted piece. 





I had fun working with this lovely Aqua color.

This piece is 17" in diameter.




One of the reasons I love Ball Jars so much...

their beautiful shade of aqua!

Such a summer-ee color don't you think? 




These are sweet peas from my garden. 

I think I planted too many...I have sweet peas growing 

out of my ears this year! 

They are the perfect flower to cut and enjoy 

around the house.

Their scent is heavenly! 




The pattern I used for this doily came from a book I have called 

A Year of Doilies, and this one is "March." 

My husband couldn't believe there was a book for a doily every month. Lol

So, I had to show him my book called "99 Little Doilies."  

We had a good laugh over that. 




Oh no!  Here I go again! 

This is a different pattern from the same book.

I just had to show you the two colors together.





I do have a reason for this lavender one though.

I have a friend that has loved purple since we were kids, and 

I think she would like this.  Her birthday is in August. 

I hope I can finish it...wish me luck! 


We haven't had rain in several weeks and I'm kind of missing it. 

See, it doesn't ALWAYS rain in Seattle. :-) 

Have a great weekend everyone!  



Becca 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lazy Days of Summer

Hi Friends! 

Wow, the lazy days of summer have hit me a little differently this year. 

Instead of hiding indoors, trying to stay cool 

with the air conditioner blasting,

I've enjoyed being outside in the 70 degree weather!  

Summer in Seattle is SO lovely.  

It hasn't rained in a few weeks.  In fact, I have to admit I miss it a little!  

I know it will be back soon though, so better enjoy the 

sunshine now! 


Crocheting is something I can do outside. 

I finished this doily piece for a friend of mine.  




I also got out my sketch book and worked on another face. 




So much action going on in the garden now.

Keeping the birds and squirrels fed are something we enjoy. 

I found this little guy on the deck and at first I thought he was hurt, 

but he was just hanging out resting I guess.





I think he was tired from this, 




and this. 

Now I know who's been kicking the dirt out of my potted plants! 




Lucy is a hoot to watch too. 

I love this shot because her head is flipping back and forth between windows

trying to keep up with everything. 








Sometimes the squirrels will walk all around the deck. 

I think they are having fun teasing poor Lucy.




It's probably a good thing we have indoor cats.

I don't think the squirrels 




and our little family of Chickadees would stand a chance.

It's been so much fun watching the action!





I saw this little one outside my window one day.  

Poor little fella didn't seem to be too sure about flying just yet. 





Well, I just wanted to drop in and say hi! 

We'll be hitting the road again tomorrow.  

We're driving over to Anacortes, Washington where we'll catch 

a ferry over to Friday Harbor/San Juan Island.

Have you ever been there? 

The lazy days of summer have never been so fun! 

Hope you are enjoying your summer too!

Be back soon. 

Becca 







Monday, July 1, 2013

Down by the Seashore

Hi Everyone! 

We're back from our wonderful and most memorable anniversary trip 

to some of Washington's beautiful shore line. 


(totally loving my new cap here that says

"Got Rain?" 

Olympic National Park)




This was the view from our room at the 






We went on so many great hikes to the surrounding beaches.








My new beach hiking sandals were perfect 

for hiking and beach combing. 





I'm not sure I could pick out a favorite beach, they were all so 

unique and lovely!  

Sometimes it felt like we were the only people in this beautiful place. 




This desert born girl hasn't really done a lot of beach combing, 




so, I felt like one of those kids you see at the aquariums 

running around and touching everything! 




Everywhere you looked it was something new and exciting!




Such a pretty little shell these guys have.




I couldn't wait to tell you about my most memorable discovery. 

A piece of sea glass!  

I've heard of people finding this stuff all the time.


Finding sea glass was something that's been on my bucket list for 

a long time now.

(of course it probably helps that I no longer live in the desert)

How special that I found it here in Washington, on our anniversary! 

I'm not great at making jewelry, but don't you think it would make 

a pretty pendant? 




All I had at the time was my iPhone, but I'm so glad I got a photo of it

how I saw it on the beach.




I will never forget this moment or this beach. 



 Thank you for the anniversary wishes!  

I'll be by soon to catch up! 

Hope your week is off to a great start! 

Becca