Today I headed off to meet my 2 sisters for our "Girl's Lunch" and joining us was my friend Shirley who's moved from Seattle back "home" where she grew up. I hope she can join us on these lunches henceforth. You can never have too many sisters, can you? :-) We had a great time, talking politics, happily we all agree on who should be elected in November. :-) After lunch I took my sister Roberta to Costco and helped her get a new camera, just like my Lumix! When I got home I took my camera and my shawl and my "gift" out for some photos on the deck.
Can you believe that I'm running out of yarn before I am done with my shawl? I just ordered 2 more skeins from Joann's Fabric website.. you really need to check prices when you order online as I almost bought from another company and the cost was DOUBLE what it was on Joanns! Isn't the lacy edging pretty? I have 5 more rows to go though and will need more yarn. I got 2 more skeins just for good measure. I also got the same yarn in blues and greens in case I want to make another shawl.
I just love the colors in this.. it's Deborah Norville's Serenity Garden Yarn, it's microfiber, very soft and the color is "Gems".
And my friend Marita brought me this wonderful scarf from Cairo, it's hand loomed of Egyptian cotton and the fiber is just luminous! It was funny as the restaurant we had lunch at yesterday was very cold, we were sitting under the cold air vents and I was shivering.. Marita said.. well, I brought you a gift which just might help you out! And I immediately wrapped it around myself for the rest of the meal. I love it!The weft of yarn that it was woven on is twisted into a fringe on either end.
I love the colors of red, yellow and light blue.
Buddy has decided that the goldfish and koi are bad things and protects me from them, he watches them intently. :-)
I wish you could join me to sit on the deck.. the air was warm and fresh and lovely, the water making it's melodic sounds... the hydrangea flowers are drying on the bush.. just a few are still bright.
Dayle's geraniums are still gorgeous.
Are you fed up of seeing photos of our barn, yet? :-)
The lady garden statue is getting hidden.. oh HONEY.. can you fix that? :-) Oh, and chop that brown fern down while you're at it. LOL!
Can you just feel the warm and fresh air blowing by?
Mom.. I will protect you from those fish.. oh yes I will.. don't you worry..
I went for a walk around the farm yard and snapped this photo of a couple of gorgeous plums that were too high to pick... isn't this a gorgeous color? Plum Pink!
I guess I need to put hubby in the tractor bucket and run him up there to pick some plums!
The apple tree is laden with fruit!
This is an old tree and I have no idea what kind of apples these are.
Then I spied this gorgeous plum.. it's so ripe and sweet that the juice is dripping out the bottom like honey!!
The chickens were watching my every move.. whaddya got for us? Huh? HUH? Do you believe these pampered hens have not laid one egg yet? Hello? I have two words for you... stew pot! :-) (Just kidding)
Lacey, the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte.. do you see anything blue about her?
Shelby the Ameracauna that is supposed to lay blue/green/aqua eggs.
Buffy the Buff Orpington, Shelby, Lacey, Beyonce the Ameracauna and Hershey, the Cuckoo Maran which is supposed to lay dark chocolate brown eggs. None of these claims can be verified as none of them is actually producing the goods yet. :-)
I'll leave you with a pretty shot of the fancy geranium.. I just love these flowers.
I hope you had a nice week.. ours was a tad bit TOO busy.. I think I'll rest up this weekend.. what are your plans? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)