Hello my friends! Dayle and I were shopping at Costco the other day and we popped a dozen pink tulips into the cart and they added a really perfect touch to my Valentine tableaux. The dining room table is my view from our den and it brings me much visual joy.
We are having a beautiful sunny warm week - I just went outside in shirtsleeves to take some photos and it was deliciously warm.
Tulips are such a happy flower.
My little bouquet of Daphne are scenting the air - you should smell it outside where the bush is covered with open blossoms! I planted it right beside our walkway so people could enjoy the perfumed air as they walk up to our deck and back door.
I keep turning the vase as they arch towards the light of the windows.
Yesterday I got together with Gracie and Taci to celebrate their birthdays - over lunch of course. :-) My two dear friends (whom I met via this blog) even brought sweet little treasures for me, even though my birthday isn't until April! Taci gave me a jar with tea and chocolate and a cute little hand crocheted heart ornament. Gracie made a Valentine card and this adorable rainbow crocheted bag filled with tea and chocolate! What sweet friends!
This is the bag that Gracie made for Taci, isn't it fun?
Oh how rich the deep red lace and the purples are. Gorgeous colors.
I gave each of the girls a Valentine with a hand beaded stitch marker that I made and gave them each a pair of vintage faux tortoiseshell knitting needles that I recently purchased from an eBay seller in Australia. I was happy to get enough to share as gifts. :-)
Taci cast on some stitches and tried them out and she just loved using them! She said they were warm and flexible and so nice to use.
Taci had gifted Gracie with this skein of cotton, isn't it gorgeous and natural looking? FYI - I googled this and found the company online and purchased several skeins at just $1.49 a ball! Plus - the colors are fantastic - all the rainbow colors and more.
Taci brought the first hats (and cute little mittens) she's received in the mail from Pammy Sue at Scotty's Place - aren't they adorable!
These are Taci's first 3 hats. The yellow hat is one from my pattern.
The girls. From left, Taci, me and Gracie.
After lunch and lots of chatting and fun, we all walked across the street to a yarn shop where I bought a needle size chart thing so I know the sizes of all my needles and hooks. I also found 3 skeins of pink yarn from Cascade Yarns - "Cherub DK", soft baby yarn. Well, I had to support a small business, didn't I? On my drive home I snapped Mt. Hood silhouetted against dark clouds.
When I got home I snapped a shot of the Snowdrops all opened up.
I wanted to show you what a Snowdrop looks like from the bottom so I just went out and picked one and laid it upside down on the grass - the inside is so pretty! LOL!
The Daphne buds are opening more and more!
Hat #8. I made this one bigger for a bigger baby - and for a boy. It was fun to use different colors, reminds me of harlequin pattern.
I found this recipe and Kristi baked it this morning, it is delicious! Tropical Carrot Bread
Do you have any fun weekend plans? We don't, but I think we might want to make reservations for somewhere for Valentine's Day. :-) I'm off to a meeting at Multnomah Falls to plan a big 100th anniversary celebration of the Historic Columbia River Highway summer after this one. It will be a nice drive to the falls in the sunshine.. and no east wind! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)