Another busy day here.. I presided over the Portland Women's Forum meeting and I was able to tell them something really neat... the founder of the group was Gertrude Jensen and I got an email from her youngest grandson who found our group via the website that I designed for PWF. He was so happy to find that his grandmother's organization was still alive and well! He wants to attend the meeting next month, and I asked him if he'd provide a photo of her and a biography for the website and he is working on that. The ladies were thrilled with this information!! After the meeting, hubby and I went to Costco and we finally decided to get a Nikon SLR camera so I can take even better photos for you! :-)
As you can see I just opened the package and I have the battery charging. I have the camera laying on the instruction sheet.. the first thing they say to do? "Unpack the camera." Isn't that hilarious??
We're having a lovely sunny week with warm temperatures. Tomorrow I'll take some photos of our little Snowdrops that are up.. with the new camera. ::excited:: On our way home we drove down the Sandy River and hubby stuck my iPhone out the window to get this shot of the river with the sun sparkling off it. Hurry up Spring!As you can tell, the river is clear again, not brown with muddy run-off. I so much more prefer the river when it's clean looking! This is the Stark Street Bridge which is what we use to go to "town" (Gresham).
Also.. I have meant to say thank you to a few of my blogging friends who have mentioned me in their blogs when giving some blog awards. I have gotten some blog awards in the past and have followed through on them, by posting "my 10 most interesting facts" and passing the award along to 10 more bloggers. But you never know who's interested in the awards and those who don't do them, so I have decided not to pass them on.
That being said, I want to thank some of my friends who've given me awards lately. First is a blogger named Lucy who writes the blog "Lucy In The Sky". She lives in England and I just *LOVE* her blog and think of her as a good friend. She has chickens, gardens, cooks, spins, crochets, knits and is a wonderful mother of 2 boys and daughter to her parents. Please visit her and tell her I said hi.
Second is my blog friends Matt and Dennis who I met in Ravelry, "We Love Lucy". They crochet and knit absolutely *AMAZING* things! Their blog is called "According to Matt". Dennis is a performer on a cruise ship and uses his free time to make wonderful things, many of which he gives as gifts to his fellow ship mates. If you visit and leave a comment, tell the guys hello from me.
I also want to thank a new blog friend of mine, Gracie who does a blog called "One Saylor's Log". She and I have become great buddies as we live not far from each other and have so much in common. She is a spinner and I think we'll be in the same spinning workshop next week, if her sore elbow gets better! She has been making my red crocheted hearts and has given me a shout out in her blog several times... thanks, Gracie!
And my other friend, Kate, from "A Garden Bell".. she got inspired by my Teddy Bear and made *THE MOST COLORFUL* bear ever, go check out her blog and see it!
The best part of blogging has been making friends from all over the world.. I wouldn't trade my last year and a half for anything! Love you guys!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)