Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sun, Daffs & Speckled Egg

We've had two sunny days.. walking the dog has been nice, warm and fresh breezes.  Hubby is back at the boat scrubbing away and putting on new dock lines and sail cover.  I asked him yesterday.. did you take photos?  No.  Boys.  So, today I sent him off with a wave and a request for photos.  I wanted to go today and help scrub.. but I have done something to my right hip and am walking with a bit of a lean.. I'm sure it will get better soon, but hopping aboard the boat was not in the cards for me today.  So, I enjoyed the sun and caught up on email.. and crocheted a new speckled pink egg for my basket.  See it, in the center?  I went "shopping" in my "office" (aka, yarn hoarding area) and have some yellow, light green and orange yarn for some more eggs.  
I will post the pattern at the bottom of this post. :-)  I loved using this fun recycled cotton with the white, pink and darker pink stripes.  This also makes great ties for packages and tags and all sorts of fun crafty uses.  
Here is my vintage glass Easter Bunny.  It is hollow with a very old cardboard "stopper" on the bottom, I envision that it was filled with jelly eggs or something when it was sold originally.  He's the same shape as a chocolate bunny.. I love him.  Hmmm.. does he need a ribbon bow around his neck?
Mr. Bunny with blue eggs.
Remember my 200 Member Give-Away?  The winner was DianeM.  We emailed back and forth to figure out what she wanted -- she loves purple and chose Swarovski crystal in this yummy purple-y slightly milky color.  These are now wrapped up and ready to mail on Monday.  :-)  If you want some, check out my Etsy store.. and if you don't find the color of bead you want.. we can talk.  
While on one of the many jaunts outside demanded by the DAWG.. I saw that one little blossom on the Daphne has opened up so I jammed my nose close and inhaled in the lovely scent.  This cluster is un-naturally massive.  Most of the clusters only have a few buds in the group.   
And the daffodils are happy with the sunshine and warmth and are in bloom.. just at the beginning of the week they were snowed on for 3 days in a row!  Amazing. 
I find it so funny that oftentimes I take a photo and only later see that I have a little "extra" in the shot.. such as this bug.   
Happy Daffy Days! 
It was warm enough to sit out on the deck for a while and enjoy the pond and waterfalls.. we have 3 goldfish survivors and 2 koi survivors.. I call them that because the blue heron and the raccoons love to eat my fish... dagnabbit!  The blue vinca groundcover is in bloom too and things are budding out.  Nice.  Ahhhhhh.
Inside again and I wanted to show you the pretty lacy edged violet in bloom next to my kitchen sink.  All these photos were taken with my trusty iPhone 4S.  Love that thing.  Speaking of violets... I also noticed seas of white violets blooming in the yard.  If my hip wasn't giving me trouble I would have gone and picked a big bouquet.. they smell DIVINE.. we have oceans of them all over our farm grounds.. purple, lavender and white ones.  I'll show you them one of these days.
When my daughter moved to Ohio I took a little potted plant that she had that had seen better days.  I repotted it in a big pot with fresh soil and chopped everything back and put it in my kitchen window and look.. it's as happy as can be.  So neat that it's a connection to my long lost daughter.  :-)  Today she is moving in to her new house in Ohio.. she's very excited about it.  It's big and bright and it's on 3/4s of an acre so it has a big yard for the girls to play in.  When they get all settled I will have to fly there to visit.   
I just called hubby and he's all done with the boat beautification project.  All scrubbed, new dock lines, new sail cover and new tiller handle!  Next will be some work on getting the motor humming.  He said he took photos.. so we'll see.  An update, our son got an invitation to a good friend's birthday tomorrow.. so no dinner at their house.  They did invite us to come but we're going to pass and leave the whooping up to the younger folks. :-)  I hope you're having a prosperous and happy weekend!!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-)  

Crochet Egg Pattern

*F hook  (I used a C hook for a tight "knit")
*Worsted Weight Yarn  (I used cottons and some acrylics)
*Fiber Fill
*Stitch Marker
*Yarn Needle

Notes: Pattern is worked in the round so there is not joining or turning. You work around and around in a spiral. It helps to use a stitch marker to help keep your place

Ch 2
Rnd 1 – work 8sc in 2nd ch from hk. (8)
Rnd 2 – (sc in next 3, 2sc in next) around. (10)
Rnd 3 – (sc in next 4, 2sc in next) around. (12)
Rnd 4 – (sc in next 2, 2sc in next) around. (16)
Rnd 5 – (sc in next 3, 2sc in next) around. (20)
Rnd 6 – sc in each st around. (20)
Rnd 7 – (sc in next 4, 2sc in next) around. (24)
Rnd 8 – sc in each st around. (24)
Rnd 9 – (sc in next 10, sc2tog) around. (22)
Rnd 10 – (sc in next 9, sc2tog) around. (20)
Rnd 11 – (sc in next 8, sc2tog) around. (18)
Rnd 12 – (sc in next, sc2tog) around. (12)
Firmly stuff your little egg now Note: How you stuff these eggs has a lot to do with how they look when your done so take your time and stuff with care.
Rnd 13 – sc2tog around until little hole closes


  1. Your little eggs are so cute! You said you were posting the pattern at the bottom of the post? I will have to go back and check again. Don't you love this time of year, although it is a little early, for the Spring flowers? So pretty and uplifting after winter. Here in Ohio we had a very mild winter though...we didn't even get our snow shovel out this whole season! Enjoy your weekend and I hope your hip feels better!~Hugs, Patti

  2. Oh I love that glass bunny and think he'd look rather special filled with jelly beans and then a pretty bow around his neck. As always, your photos are wonderful - your home appears to be a very happy and peaceful place. It must be lovely sitting out on that deck on a warm day. I'm having fun with my iPhone 4S - photos are great but I've just started playing around with Siri which is interesting. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. xoxox

  3. So sorry to hear about your hip--first your hubby, now you:( Hope it feels better soon so you can play in your yard more!
    So much to comment the eggs, the bunny (yes to a bow), LOVE your waterfall (we've had ducks, herons and raccoons here), yea for getting to fly out for a visit soon with those cute granddaughters of yours and I would love to see your yard's violets (you already have me knowing I want snowdrop bulbs next year)!
    Take care--BOTH of you.
    Blessings, Aimee

  4. Teresa, I enjoyed your day so much! Thanks for sharing! When I was driving home tonight around 7:30pm Mt.Hood look very silvery white and mysterious, and I thought of the lovely picture you took yesterday. Be well! <3

  5. I love your eggs. I am going to try and do one tomorrow :) I also need to get a post up tomorrow at some point :D

  6. Thank you for sharing the pattern! I love your pond and waterfalls and the sunshiny pictures :-) I hope your hip feels better soon! xxxx

  7. Did you know that there is something about violets that mean you can only smell them once? Take one sniff and a lovely sweet scent fills your nose. Take another and the smell is greatly reduced! Of course, after some time you can smell them again!! Lovely crocheted eggs, might have to see if I can squeeze some in inbetween everything else, thank you for sharinng the pattern. And i can feel the warmth in your photos, the freshness of Spring and the gentle warming of the sun. Perfect!

  8. Hello Teresa...Your crocheted eggs are so pretty...I love the Spring colours too...I really need to learn to crochet!
    Your pond and waterfall are beautiful...It must be a real joy to sit out there while you craft away!
    Ooh, I'm so looking forward to seeing your lucky lady..It sounds wonderful and I can see you have worked your magic on your daughters little plant too..It certainly looks very happy!
    Hope you have a lovely Sunday,
    Susan x

  9. Love the Easter goodies! I need to get up in my attic and bring out my treasures! You remind me that I made some crocheted eggs last year...need to find them! Loved all your photos! Beautiful yard! Hugs, Annette

  10. Hey, sweetie. Finally finding a moment after a whirlwind visit with Pammy. Which by the way, I was sick the entire time, but rose to the occasion. I adore these eggs so much. I'm thinking there may be a few hidden around here from my leftover bear yarn by the time I leave. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Also, thanks for sharing your daffs, which Scott informed me today, I'm totally missing back at home. Off to hop around like a cute little bunny you have..... toodles...

  11. Hi teresa another lovely cheery post from you with beautiful photos of beautiful things. Gorgeous bunny. Might try and crochet an tho I think some of your instructions mean something else here if you know what I mean. Anne x

  12. Teresa, I think you and I must live in a parallel universe or something. Across the pond, you one side and me the other. . . stuffing our own Easter Eggs. xxx We will get on and spin that Alpaca soon :)


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