Friday, May 9, 2014

Baby Lamb and Wildflowers

Hello.. come on in for a visit.  Make yourself comfortable.  :-)  Remember the purple bunny I made for my granddaughter Jenna when I visited them in Ohio?  Well, I left with a promise to Paige that I would make her a lamb.  I've spared you photos of the process of making this.  :-)  You're welcome.  But here is Baby Lamb!  The instructions were in a crochet magazine that my daughter bought at Hobby Lobby in Ohio.  I used pure cotton made by Blue Sky Alpacas - from  (PS - I could not find any pink ribbon!!!)

I snapped a photo of my white Azalea on Wednesday - I'm afraid to look at it today as it poured buckets of rain all afternoon and evening here yesterday and I think these might be beaten and brown now.  

Very pretty white flowers.

Another Iris in bloom.. I think I got a bag of mixed bulbs as I never would have selected this beige variety.  

I volunteered at Multnomah Falls yesterday with my sister Denise.  It was a rainy day and people kept coming into the visitors center wearing plastic rain parkas.. the gift shop must have made a fortune on them.  :-)  On the way home I pulled off the road at my favorite Camas patch.  I nearly missed this blooming season of them!  But here they are.  The Camas was a very important food source for local Indians.  They are harvested in Autumn and the bulbs are pit-roasted or boiled.  They are also dried and ground into flour.  It tastes something like a sweet potato only sweeter.  See the river behind the flowers?  The bluff you see across the river is Washington State.  

The photos I got of the Camas are very wet and drippy.  :-)

But I love the color of the petals and the yellow center.

Drip, drip...

Also growing to the right of the Camas are Lupine.  

Don't you love the proud tall spikes of this wildflower?

These will be blooming for a time yet, they bloom from bottom up the stem to the top.

My little river shot I get most of the times that I volunteer.  

Remember the Westward Ho glass pieces in the museum I showed you on Mt. Hood?  Look what I found on Etsy for a very reasonable price!  A Westward Ho compote.  Isn't it neat?  All around the etched glass base are embossed Western images such as a log cabin, campfire, a deer and a buffalo.

This is a close up of the Indian on the top - he's kneeling and has a buffalo robe over his shoulder.

This wonderful glass terrarium arrived yesterday as a Mother's Day gift from my dear darling daughter Amy!  Thank you, honey!  

I'm off to swim soon.  No plans for the weekend.. yay!  We'll see what happens.  Do you have any fun plans?  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Thanks for the lovely visit, Teresa :) The lamb is adorable...fearfully and wonderfully made? Thanks for sharing the bouquet of flower photos as well. So interesting and beautiful! Amy's gift to you is pefect and one I know you will treasure. The sun is trying to come out over here...I hope it continues to shine so we don't get drenched before swimming :) xx

  2. What a sweet lamb you have made Teresa. Your azalea is just stunning..such a pure white. Enjoy the weekend and I hope your rain dries up soon. Happy Mother's Day for Sunday xx

  3. Hi Teresa, I loved my visit today. Paige's little lamb is adorable and I know she'll love it. The flowers are gorgeous as always. We've had lots of rain here too and very hot! I'm already looking forward to home in the Northwest. I can't believe you found that little compote. It's perfect for you and so is the terrarium from Amy.

  4. Hello! What an interesting place you live in. Baby lamb makes me smile - what a happy wee creature! That was a lucky find on Etsy. xxx

  5. Awww that his the cutest little lamb! :) Love all the photos of the beautiful flowers. :)

    Wishing you a most lovely day sweet friend....and Happy Mother's Day on Sunday, too. ((hugs))

  6. Your lamb is so sweet, Teresa! I love his ears. Paige will love him. I remember you mentioning the beige irises, you're right that they're all little unusual. But I think it looks lovely anyway. Your azaleas too; I have never tried growing any but I like them and it's nice to see a color other than the usual pink ones. The terrarium is so cool, you're going to enjoy that a lot. And the dish with the Indian is a great find, I love old glassware myself. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day, my friend. :)

  7. Beautiful post Teresa! Love the baby Lambie! Check out my blog and email me your address.
    Happy Mother's Day, xoRobin

  8. You have a great sense of humor (thanks for the laugh)! Cute little lamb -- your granddaughter will love it! Love your new terrarium--very unique! Your white azalea looks SO much better then ours look right now--I believe ours are currently engaged in a battle with bugs :(
    Sigh. I was hoping to view some camas this year..
    Have a wonderful Mother's Day Teresa! It's time for me to return to organizing my paper mess.

  9. LOVE that Azalea! Trap shooting tomorrow, but hopefully free on Sunday!

  10. Just read your comment on my blog. That "cake" was actually a pan of Tollhouse cookie bars. I make at least two pans of those each week. They are a staple!

  11. I'm always amazed at the interesting pieces you manage to fine Teresa. The little bowl with the Indian on top is gorgeous and the terrarium from your daughter is beautiful.

  12. Something happened and I couldn't finish what I was saying ......... That Axalea of yours is incredible. I have two young plants that are only about a foot high - I do hope they grow into something as lovely as yours. xox

  13. Such a cute little lamb and of course gorgeous photo's thankyou for having me visit ☺

  14. So many gorgeous flower photos to enjoy today, Teresa! And your little lamb is adorable! Love the terrarium Amy bought for you, what a lovely gift! Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day weekend!
    Helen xox

  15. The crocheted lamb is adorable! I had forgotten about camas. I grew up in northern Idaho, and this brought back memories of my childhood. Have a great weekend!

  16. Ahahahh what a sweet lamb! Though a bit disappointed or.... surprised??
    Pictures wonderful.
    Have a great weekend.

  17. No Plans!!! The best kind . An impromptu visit from a relative with their new rescue dog!!!
    I Love the still water photos!! Happy mothers day. I love the Native American and the terrarium

  18. Oh I love the lamb your granddaughter will treasure it I'm sure. The glass Westward Ho compote ? is just lovely. Present from your daughter is quite delightful. Hope you are having?had a wonderful Mother's Day. Hugs Anne x


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