Hello! Thanks for dropping by. I've been working on my alpaca shawl so it will be ready for me to use in my period costume of 1916 to lead the National Anthem with my DAR Chorus at the big 100th Anniversary event to celebrate the dedication of the Historic Columbia River Highway - that is coming up at an alarming speed. I'm working on the lacy edge. I need your opinion.
I've put 2 rows of scalloped lace edging and thought it might be "done" - but it doesn't look done to me. My red shawl's ruffly lace edge is one of it's best features. Do you think I need a few more rows of lace? I kind of know the answer. The good part is I have plenty of yarn to do it.
I'm kind of creating this as I go, not following a pattern for the lace edge. I was thinking of doing little loops of chain next with a picot at the bottom of the shell tip.. but that would be a final row. I might need to do something else next and then that idea. Thoughts?
I took the photos above in my studio... this is the view from the bank of 3 sash windows looking out at the garden.. there is a French door set that opens to the deck that faces the barn and circular driveway. I'd say the garden is at it's most lush right now with the rain we've had.
I wanted to show you how full my pot of three different colored Christmas Cactus is doing. It's had a few blooms here and there, but I think it's putting all of it's energy to put out roots in the new dirt plus new foliage. I expect next fall to have a big burst of multi-colored blooms.. hopefully.
I thought you might like a Simba update. For those of you who are new to reading my blog - we've adopted a feral cat who comes to visit a lot. Kristi has really taken to him even though she's allergic to cats. She feeds him several times a day. I was driving down our country road the other day and saw him on the side of the road.. I think he might have many families that he visits. Kristi got this photo of him napping.. he's taken up sleeping on one of our deck chairs.
I went to the doctor on Wednesday and they did a strep throat test - it was negative. But the doctor thought that I had a sinus infection and I'm now on antibiotics. I've had two days of them and truthfully I don't feel much better. I hope I do soon. My ribs hurt from coughing, my voice is hoarse and I'm not a happy camper. I need to get better fast for the big event coming. We're having a dress rehearsal at the falls this coming Tuesday. Wish me luck! I hope you have a fun weekend ahead. Me? I'm resting. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)