Hi there, thanks for stopping by. Let me begin my post today by honoring all the Veterans who've served America in the past, present and future. My Father served in the US Marines and was on Iwo Jima and then Japan. My Husband served in the US Army flying a helicopter in Vietnam. Dayle was shot while flying a mission there, resulting in a loss of an inch and 5/8 in his left leg. He does so well, he's a tough old bird and doesn't let it hold him back. I'm proud of them and their service to the USA. Below is our memory wall where we have Dayle's and my Dad's service medals and some photos.
On to more mundane things... We needed a new down comforter for our bed as the old one seemed to have lost a lot of it's "pouf". So, we decided to put our old comforter on the guest bed upstairs, so of course we needed a new duvet cover for our new one.. so I visited Bed, Bath & Beyond before I swam on Friday and this is what came home with me. Our past covers were all boring, plain ones.. what was I thinking? But I have a new appreciation for COLOR, thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Lucy at Attic24, and hence all the new virtual friends I've made that also like the color that Lucy introduced to us all.What I love about this is it reminds me of the 60s when I was a young hippie chick and we loved "Indian bedspreads" and used them on our beds, as curtains, tablecloths and I even had a little tiny dress made of one when I was living in Hawaii when I was 18 years old. :-)
The Indian bedspreads of my youth sported these wonderful swirly Fleur de lis patterns, but none of them had these wonderful bright colors as in this cotton fabric.. I'm in love with this!
I can see all kinds of opportunities to crochet pillows to decorate the head of the bed. :-D
As you can see, the new pouffy bedcover is "Lucy" approved. :-)
While we are in our bedroom, let me share the view outside our windows. We have these neat French doors that open onto a nice large woodland on our 5 acre property. We have 60-70 foot tall Cedars and Douglas Fir trees. It's so fun when it snows to see it all white out there.Right now the ground is covered with orange pine needles and some fall leaves.
This shot is out of the window on "my side" of the bed..
Dayle has mowed this part of the woods after we removed a huge leaning fir tree -- you can just barely see the little red barn of our closest neighbors up on the hill behind our place.
For fun I shot this leaded glass window in our family room - all the glass is iridescent, we love this piece.
I'll be showing my progress as I work on my holiday afghan. I am happy with how this is looking so far! You can find the pattern on the internet, it's got 2 names, "Flowers in the Snow" and "Square Round Granny" - I'm using KnitPicks "Brava" Worsted acrylic.Dayle is off to help our younger son and his family move into the lower level of our older son's home. Due to the downturn in the economy our younger son has endured a string of income cutbacks at his job - so his brother invited them to stay there for a while. He works at a newspaper and that business is in dire straits due to the fact that people are using free online services to advertise and sell things now. Our younger son is now taking college classes to retrain for another field that will be more promising. Now when we go to visit our sons - they will all be in one place! I will be taking over dinner for everyone later today. Thanks for visiting and please do give a moment to remember those men and women who serve your country to protect us. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)