Hello! Thanks for dropping by! I just have to show you my special lilac is in bloom and I'm over the moon about it. It's name is "Sensation" and I think it's a perfect name. Funny story - I went to the Hulda Klager Lilac garden years ago and bought this cultivar - planted it and waited a year for it to bloom and what do you know.. it turned out to be a common lavender colored one. Boo. I meant to get a new one for years and finally last year found this one at Al's Garden Center. You must know how pleased I was that a year later it bloomed with these spectacular blossoms! :-)
Every day I go out and admire it. LOL!
Kristi got this pretty pink Lilac for me but I'm not sure of the name of it. Isn't it feathery and sweet?
Our first Iris to bloom.. it's a dwarf one that I think I got from my blog friend Kathy.
Now.. to show you more treasures that Kristi found in her attic clean-out. I was so happy to see this little blanket, I made it for my last baby, Travis. It's been laundered and came through without one unraveling.
Also found is this granny square blanket I made 40 years ago to put on the back of our sofa. I did it in stained glass colors. After it's washing there were two holes which I've darned together with my black linen thread and it's good to go. :-)
And last but not least.. she found something I was hoping she would.. this knitted poncho. I made it 40 years ago, also. I spun all the alpaca myself on my spinning wheel, then designed the poncho myself and knitted it. It had somehow been relegated to the attic and I often wondered where it was. But Kristi found it! YAY!
As a lifelong "hippie chick" this wrap fits me perfectly. I had to darn a hole in it where either a mouse chewed through the yarn or a moth ate it, but the repair turned out okay. I need to give it a good wash in the sink with some soapy water and hang it back out on the deck to dry.
I made this necklace around the same time, with a big amber bead, some clam shell beads, black clay beads and root beer colored glass beads.
You sure can see how rustic the texture of my spun alpaca is! But that's okay with me.
The pretty hand painted plate below was a recent gift from one of my pool friends! Gracie and I swim at the same time on M-W-F and have made friends with 3 guys, Big Mike, Scooter Bill and Nice Dave. Yes, I have nicknames for my swim buddies. Dave and I have chatted about our hobnail glass collections and he's the one who told me of the Violet perfume bottles. WELL.. on Monday while swimming Dave told me he had a gift for me and would leave it at the front desk. Look how pretty it is? What a neat surprise!
More attic finds, a blue pitcher I don't remember, a little child-size Tupperware pitcher, a bunch of antique bottles and a stainless steel milk strainer when we were milking a herd of Nubian dairy goats here. :-)
Look at this neat old paper stopper on this old milk bottle.
I do love my little collection of old bottles and jars.
And old Milk of Magnesia bottle.
Two old medicine bottles with the company name embossed on the side.
I love this big two quart brown glass Purex bleach bottle. I'm not exactly sure where to put these but will figure out something. NOT back in the attic. :-)
On Tuesday my sisters and Shirley and I met for lunch at Fir Point Farms - a fun farm shop/cafe/nursery/bakery/gift shop. :-) We each had a hand crafted sandwich made with bread from their ovens.
The front of the place, a very fun experience.
Then off we went to Margie's Nursery to find some flowers!
I got a red banana plant as a gift for Dayle as he loves them, a "Baby Tut" Papyrus for the pond, and 4 different varieties of Lantana. Dayle planted them for me. :-)
The orange azalea that Kristi got a few years ago has done well in the "no man's land" that K fixed up with weed barrier fabric then covered it with colored stones.
I hope you've enjoyed my garden photos and attic treasures. Now I'm off to go swimming. Have a fabulous weekend!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)