Friday, April 25, 2014

Days of Sun

Happy Friday everyone! 

Just thought I'd take a few moments to pop in and share 

some sunny photos with you. 

Has it been sunny where you are? 

We're still getting our rainy days, but boy when that sun comes out, 

it feels so good! 

I try to get my dose of vitamin D by hanging out on our top deck with my 

crochet or a good book for a while. 

It's also been fun to walk down to the local bakery for a loaf of 

 fresh sourdough!  Walking back home, uphill makes me feel 

less guilty about eating a couple of pieces. 

When the days are clear, we get a tiny peek of the snow capped Olympic Peninsula. 

I've planted a couple of container plants on the deck that are sun loving, 

and should do well up there this summer when we don't get much rain. 

This one is actually a berry.  Not sure if I will actually see berries on it this summer,

but it sure is green and has these lovely, little pink flowers now.

The tulips are still everywhere. 

I have this old wheelbarrow that I hardly even really remember sticking 

bulbs into last fall,  until this happened.  It was a beautiful surprise! 

I love how the tulips open up in the sunshine. 

 Hey Lucy!  How'd you get into this post? 

She's been following me everywhere just like a little puppy, 

and I love 

every minute of it! 

Wishing you a beautiful and happy weekend! 


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Springtime and the Crochet Saga Continues

Hi friends!  

Can you believe April is upon us already? 

We've had an abundant amount of rain. 

The trees and flowers love the rain as much as I do, and everything is so green. 

I love this early blooming Rhododendron in our garden that we get to 

see from our little kitchen.  

This is a new doily I've been working on with some thread I already had in my stash. 

With only a couple more rows to go,  I realized I needed a little more thread. 

So, when I went online to order it, I

discovered this color is no longer available.   

Surprisingly enough, I couldn't even find it on Etsy or Ebay.

Oh well…I really didn't have any plans for it, but here's the thing...

I was kind of digging how this color looks with denim so I think I'll

pull it all out and just use the thread for smaller projects or even crochet appliqué on 

a denim skirt.  

What do you think? 


You'd think a color like "Linen" would "always be" but NO... 

I'm all excited about this table piece I'm making and now this color is 

no longer available!  Ugh!  Hahaha!  What's a girl to do? 

I'm not taking this apart though...

  The good thing is, that I can probably finish this up

with the lighter color "Natural" and it would look fine as long as I 

have an even amount of Linen color flowers. 

Oh well, linen flowers or not,  I'm just happy to see all the real flowers

that are out right now.


I even discovered the two hydrangeas I had in containers last summer survived our 

wet and cold winter and have already started coming back! 

Maybe I'll just stick to crocheting covers for stones…

I won't have to worry about running out of thread! 

 Thank you for being here.  

Your comments are always appreciated!  

I have a couple of surprises coming in the mail that I hope 

to share with you soon.