Hello! Thanks for visiting! I hope you're seeing some sun where you are -- we're in a spate of cloudy and rainy days. It's okay, though.. as Spring is still "opening up" around the farm here. So, I did a walkabout and snapped a few shots of the garden action. Here is a yellow Azaleas just ready to pop open!
My white lilac is bursting to open.. but I think it put blooming on hiatus until the sun comes back. :-)
This is my pink and droopy bell shaped Rhododendron. :-)
The red rhodie in on the edge of the woods on the east side of our front yard.
I turned towards the NW and loved the red azalea. It's so trusty, always puts on a bright show each Spring.
The barn peeking through the black bamboo and pale yellow rhody.
Last year I had tons of these Star of Bethlehem, but this year? ONE!
I'm quite disappointed in my lilacs this year! My old classic lavender lilac only has blooms on the very top. Oh honey.. ummm.. can you get the ladder and cut me a big bouquet? I admit, we trimmed the 4 lilacs behind the roses and I think they're mad. That and I've been told that lilacs only bloom on 2nd year wood.
Lilacs and rhododendrons.. Spring on the farm. The lilacs are not open yet.. soon.. soon..
The pond. We're going to inquire with the people who installed our creek, 4 waterfalls and pond to see about enlarging it - now that we removed the huge weeping Birch tree which kept us from making it bigger when we put it in 10 years ago.
Look what Caleb brought in to show me? Oh yay. Thank you. How nice. Now take it back outside! :-)
Here is the Sandy River which I feel is a part of me now as I've been driving by it to go to "town". During the winter it runs pretty muddy with all the snow and rain. I just love it when it starts to run clean and clear. See the rocks on the bottom?
Looking up-river.... this river begins at Mt. Hood.. how cool is that?
OK.. now to crochet eggs. My 3 newest ones are the variegated blue one in the egg holder from the cotton yarn that Betsy gave me, the big pink one at the bottom of the glass hurricane and the organic cotton, unbleached white one - from Blue Sky alpaca - from WEBS online store.
I really like the spotted look of the ones made with variegated yarn.
I've added the pattern at the bottom. My beloved sterling silver G hook for amigurami crocheting. Made by Celtic Swan - my friends in the San Juan Islands of WA.
I love these crocheted eggs! I just found a new Easter pattern that I'm excited to try.. it's a surprise until I get at least one made. You're going to love it!! I'll say goodbye now as we're heading to Costco soon to get a nice ham and some potatoes to make scalloped potatoes. Read on below for the egg pattern. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
*Worsted Weight Yarn, (I suggest cotton as it makes a more natural looking egg.)
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.
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