I put the final stitches in my crocheted shawl yesterday. Talk about last minute. I made it for my 1916 period outfit for the Big Event which is tomorrow. And guess what? We're having really hot weather! It got almost 100 deg. yesterday and will be in the 90s today and tomorrow. But we'll be at the falls early and there is always mist there, so I might need it for a bit of the time.
I just improvised on my ruffly edge and it turned out just right. I know you're supposed to block it, but I never do. :-) It's the Elise pattern that Meredith suggested to me. It's a great pattern, you can find it on Ravelry.
A closer shot of the lace edging.. I did 3 rows of shells and the 2 rows of chain loops of 3. :-) I will be able to wear this all year.
Now this is done and dusted.. now what shall I do next? I think the girls might want me to crochet a unicorn.. eek!
Dayle surprised me with a bouquet of sunflowers the other day. We put on a fresh tablecloth getting things ready for our daughter and 2 granddaughter's arrival.
Is there anything more happy than a sunflower?
The yellow is like a "kaboom" to the eye!
I was experimenting with my new Lumix FZ1000 and zoomed in on these from the family room.. it's about 25 feet away from me.
A half zoom.
I think some of the shots above were taken with my iPhone.. this was with the 1000.
One of my favorite Japanese fishing floats.
I picked up the girls from the airport at 10 am yesterday. Their flight actually got in 20 minutes early and while I was driving down the Sandy River gorge I looked up and saw their plane fly over!!! That was cool! The boys and the girls are having a blast together! The noise level is a bit elevated.. lol.. but it's fun to have all the kids here.
We settled right in to a busy little group.. Paige is sitting with grandpa, Kristi is making Chicken Parmesan for dinner and Jenna is looking in the freezer.
Jenna absolutely LOVES Buddy. She is always petting him and talking to him, it's very sweet.
Kristi got a new hair color. It's called "color melting" and the color is "orchid" and "amethyst". She matches the flowers! :-)
Right now Kristi is outside showing the girls our feral cat "Simba". Today is unplanned but we will be taking the family out for dinner tonight. And tomorrow I have to get up at 5:30 am for the "Big Event". Very nerve-wracking. It will be exciting.. but also will be a relief to have it over! LOL! Then off to the beach on Wednesday. I hope all is well in your part of the world! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)