Hello! Are you keeping cool? Our temps got to 100 degrees F yesterday! We have 2 AC units keeping us at a comfortable 73 in the house. I've been working away on my cotton shawl and have made some progress! I must say, doing the main body of it in one color got to me.. so it was with great joy that I got to the end of the pink.. see below.. just a few more stitches.
I was stressing out about if I'd run out of yarn before the end of the pink.. I even laid awake in bed worrying about it.. lol. As you can see I had a bit left.. thank goodness.
I have to say seeing a new color energized me on this project. There are 15 rows of lace edge, all in changing colors! I am so excited to see this done. First up is "Pear" green.
I got the row of "Cherry" done and am now working on "Lagoon". I worked on this while we watched the Disney move "Moana" last evening. OH my GOODNESS.. have you seen that movie? I loved every single thing about it. It's so fabulous for boys and girls to see a strong girl character like Moana! And having lived in Hawaii when I was young hippie chick.. seeing all the Hawaiian art and scenery was magical for me. When I wear this shawl I will think of Moana.
I am thrilled with how the colors are popping on this. To remind you, this is the Sunday Shawl designed by Alia Bland, yarn is made by a mother/daughter team in Africa, MoYa Yarn. I bought it online from Little Woolie in Australia.
I am using my size H sterling silver crochet hook made by Molly Swan from Celtic Swan Forge. By Wednesday I should have a lot more to show you! Wahoo!
The hanging baskets keep on flourishing.
The deck project.. well.. when the guys saw how many boards needed replaced they decided to replace them all. So, they are in the process of trying to get some delivered. Then the process of tearing up and replacing will begin. Argh.
Kristi planted several pots of lily bulbs and placed them around the garden in the creeping Myrtle ground cover.. they are blooming now. No, you're not leaning.. they are growing towards the sun.
My big bush of Hydrangeas are flowering out.. *joy*. Plus, Kristi got me a "Limelight" hydrangea which is to the left and slightly behind this one.. I can't wait to see how the flowers look.
The Hosta are doing well.. and the purple Astilbe is budded out and will open soon.
This is a miniature rose is in bloom.. the flowers are only as big around as a silver dollar.
Kristi made a picnic dinner a few days ago. Cheeseburgers, macaroni salad and baked beans. It was good!
The 4th of July is next week! Time for me to get out my red, white and blue tablecloth and a few decorations. Then we need to decorate our gazebo for the 4th. We'll go up to watch the country style parade on the 4th.. fun!
I hope you're enjoying summer.. any fun plans? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)