Greetings! I've been working on my cotton summer shawl. The pattern is the Sunday Shawl by LittleBee. It's very enjoyable to crochet as it's easy to memorize and the pattern is written so well.
The wow factor on this shawl is the gorgeous lace edging - you use 6 different colors and these are the ones I'll use. I can't wait to get to that part!
We've been rained on for 2 days now, but on Wednesday we still had fair weather so I took a few photos of the flowers in the garden. The 4th of July roses are flourishing.
We have a pot of Campanula aka Fairy Bellflower - that was found growing in our driveway. Kristi pulled up the plant and potted it and it's come back every year to grace us with it's beauty - in gratitude for saving it's lovely little life. :-)
The Mandevilla continues to delight us with it's blooms.
A closeup of a 4th of July rose.. I adore these spectacular blooms.
The big flower baskets are also getting bigger and better.
I can't believe the rich deep velvet purple of this unfurling Petunia.
Kristi was given this potted chrysanthemum so she potted in a bit pot on the deck and it loved having fresh dirt to grow in.
We went on the annual cruise on the Sternwheeler Columbia Gorge yesterday - this group are volunteers from the Friends of Vista House and the Friends of Multnomah Falls. In the 25+ years we've gone on this cruise, this is the first that rained heavily throughout the whole time. But we're a hardy bunch and we all enjoyed ourselves never-the-less.
One of the Vista House ladies that dress in period clothing for events.. isn't she cute?
We sailed past the American Empress. :-)
Back to the dock.. thanks for the cruise!
Simba has adopted the comfy new chair that Dayle bought recently. It's by our back door. Poor old skinny boy.
Kristi has been keeping an eye on the chicklets to see when they'd decide to use the roost. At first they all huddled together in a nest box.. then a few tried the roost.. this time they were all up there so she snapped a photo of them. :-)
A friend of our son Travis came to visit yesterday and told us of his climb to the top of Mt. Hood - he shared a video and I thought you might like to see it. Enjoy!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)