Hello! I thought it was about time that I show how I'm coming along with my Flowers in the Snow blanket. As you can see, I've been too busy with other things to put much time in this project, but the wonderful thing about this blanket is that if you sew in the ends as you go (which I HIGHLY recommend) you can actually use the blanket in between growth spurts. Right now I'm admiring it as it's laid over the back of the leather chair in our den.
I volunteered at Multnomah Falls with my friend Shirley yesterday so I grabbed some of my favorite colors and put them in this basket which is smaller than the one where I keep ALL my colors for this project. I was able to make 3 new flowers. I can't tell you how many people complimented on my crocheted flowers, so I would grab my iPhone and show them a photo of the blanket and they'd get more excited by it. I do my part by crocheting in public. :-) Shirley also would pull my white alpaca shawl out to show those who were interested and I'd make them guess what it was made of.. no one could guess but were very excited to see how it looks and feels.
Well, full disclosure... the grey, blue and mint green one was done, and the centers of the other two were done but I got them finished.
I stepped outside to see how the downpour of rain yesterday had effected the flowers.. and found a pretty Dahlia opening up.
Kristi surprised me with this cute little tabletop garden sculpture, the boys helped her set it up out of the box. I love it!
A cute little boy and girl are bringing bales of straw for the animals.
Kristi also found some new hanging baskets and brought them home.. 2 different varieties of one of my favorite plants, Lantana. This is the yellow and orange one, the buds start out pink.
This is the pastel version of it.. it's peachy and yellow and pink colored.
It rained the whole afternoon when we were volunteering in the Visitors Center - people were coming in just dripping with water.. this man walked in and his "hat" just cracked me up.
I had to show you something.. the other day Dayle and I heard a massively loud engine and the house even rumbled. Travis came in and I said "WHAT was THAT?" and he showed me this photo of a World War II B-25 bomber that he captured flying right over the treetops of our house. Amazing, huh?
I did a google search and found out that you can actually pay (quite a bit) of money to fly in one of these out of the Troutdale Airport. I hope it flies over again when I'm outside! Any excitement at your house lately? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)