Hello, welcome! Yesterday we had a Blog Girls Lunch at the Red Lobster. Betsy, Gracie, Taci and I had a great time, as usual. (Click on their names to visit their blogs - after you finish reading this one, of course. :-) ) I was very excited about this particular lunch as Betsy had crocheted a large doily for my piano and this would be my first time seeing it. Oh my goodness, it is GORGEOUS and lacy and lovely and it fits the space on the piano perfectly! Thank you, Betsy!!!
I surprised Betsy with a Japanese glass fishing float from my own collection. She had told me she'd been wanting one as her youngest son lives in Japan. So.. I wanted to give her something to thank her for crocheting a big doily for me! This is an old one and it's made with recycled glass - the matte finish of the float was where it washed back and forth on the sand of a beach before it was found - I think it was found in Alaska.
Isn't this beautiful?
Betsy used a tiny thread and it's so lacy and fine. This will be a family heirloom for my descendants! :-)
It was funny as we had agreed to not bring gifts for each other.. poor Gracie is the only one who followed the agreement. LOL! Betsy brought us some neat balls of cotton from Hobby Lobby, Taci brought these neat floral zippered bags and I brought each lady a 6-pack of fresh eggs! See the baby knitted items? Betsy made those to give to Taci for a donation. Sweet, huh?
The dark brown eggs are from "Hershey", my Cuckoo Maran hen, the aqua ones from my 2 Ameracauna hens "Gracie" and "Betsy Ross", The light brown ones from my Buff Orpington, "Buffy".
Here are the sweet little hats, a sweater and socks for babies in need.
Our table is always covered with fun things when we meet.
The Japanese float is still traveling, isn't it? It's off to Spokane, WA!
Thank heavens for patient waiters who take photos with 3 peoples cameras. :-)
This morning I took a few photos of the doily in it's new home. It's the perfect size!
I'm so happy with this!
It sure looks nice in our 100 year old farmhouse!
My daughter posted a photo of my youngest granddaughter Paige with her hair curled.. when I saw this photo I melted. I will be with them in one week, I am so looking forward to seeing and hugging them all!
When I was volunteering at Multnomah Falls and this man came in with the most adorable little girl.. and she was wearing a crocheted hat that was like a Cabbage Patch doll hair! How cute is this?
I went outside when I saw them on a bench to get a better photo. Adorable!
I worked on my red alpaca/silk shawl while volunteering, it's coming along nicely!
Remember when I went to Long Beach with my sister and we had the most delicious chocolate pot d'creme with these amazing Amarena cherries on top. I found some on Amazon and we had some on top of some vanilla ice cream and they were yummy!
I did a "Waterlogue" photo to watercolor with Buddy.. isn't it cute?
I just had to show you this.. these little Pansies were growing in the tiniest amount of soil on the edge of a sidewalk in Troutdale Historic Downtown.
The planters there were also freshly filled with Spring blooms. I'm not sure what the name of this flower is, but it's gorgeous!
Well, time to get ready to head off to Portland Yacht Club to visit our sailboat, Stargazer. I'm dropping my DIL off at my son's work when he gets off - he saved the life of a woman a week ago when she walked in front of him as he drove along the Sandy River - and instead of hitting her he hit a rock wall in his beloved vintage Toyota Land Cruiser. The insurance company totaled it and he found a used VW Jetta and they're going to pick it up today. Have a super weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)