I have soOOoo much to tell you.. first, I decided to do the reverse side of the crocheted pillow that I've had in the works for way too long.. the first side is the granny circle that I did a while back and it's been sitting on top of the pillow form so I wanted to get the other side done so I could put it in the trailer for our upcoming "glamping" trip to Waldo Lake. I am using KnitPicks wool/nylon blend Chroma in the color "Lollipop". Next photo I show you it will be done.
And not long ago one of my favorite bloggers and artists, Emma at "Silverpebble" did a giveaway to celebrate her 3rd year of blogging and below are the 4 necklaces she so generously gave away.. and I won the one on the far left.. isn't that NEAT!! Thank you, Emma!! You may have read that Lucy from "Attic24" had soooo wanted to win in that drawing and did not win, so she and Emma struck a swap deal where Lucy made Emma a crocheted bag and Emma made Lucy a necklace. Isn't the blogging and internet world just amazing?We got some new plants yesterday, here is the foxglove and we need to get this planted.
And then.. I feel SOOOOO lucky.. as today I found that I am the winner of the giveaway at my new friend's blog - Shari at "Shari's Crochet". Look at the great gifts below.. I'm very excited about the bag she crocheted!! *T*H*A*N*K* * *Y*O*U*!*!*!* Shari!
And then I wanted to show you my grandson Gabriel as he makes a wish and blows out his candles on his 8th birthday cake. He loved the toy car and stuffed bear we got for him.
Yesterday I did a volunteer project for the Friends of Vista House - an art review that is held at Rooster Rock State Park, and saw these cool flowers as I left the office.
Also this huge bush of lavender, you should have seen the bees buzzing around it.
Here is my handy dandy husband working on the chicken yard enclosure. We decided to cover it with clear plastic panels to keep the run dry for the chooks. We're about to make our 3rd run to Home Depot to get more supplies.. the plan has been evolving as he works and getting more complex and time consuming as the hours go by. :-)
We also got two pots of Crocosmia yesterday.. must get them in the ground...
I just love these bright red-orange flowers!
I was out there "helping" Dayle figure out how to build the cover... :-)
So... our flock got bigger yesterday. We had planned to get 4.. a Cuckoo Maran which lays dark brown eggs, a Buff Orpington, Blue Laced Red Wyandotte and an Ameracauna. The guy we got the first 3 from did not have the colored Ameracaunas, only a white one. So, yesterday hubby found 2 Ameracauna's on Craigslist so I made the arrangements and off we headed to Oregon City to meet a woman at 8 pm last night and brought home these two "characters". They are very pretty and should be laying blue/green eggs!
I'm calling the one below "pouffy head" right now... lol!
I had to photograph this beautiful Stargazer Lily that is blooming in one of our pots.And last but not least, I want to thank my blog friend Eileen at "Crochet Attic" for nominating me for a "One Lovely Blog Award". She's a very nice blogger and I hope you check her out. The way I honor other bloggers is to have them on my "Blog List" - so please do check these out, Eileen's blog is there!
I hope you had a fun weekend! It's never dull around here, I will say! Have a great week, my friends! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)