Wednesday, September 19, 2012

First Egg & Yarn Arrives!

Success!  Buffy the hen produced her very first egg yesterday!!  Here it is, fresh from the nest!  Isn't it pretty?  Our last Buff Orpington hen laid a pinkish brown egg and this looks kind of rosy brown, doesn't it?  Woohoo!  
Here is the egg with my Majolica hen.  :-)
We went shopping at Costco yesterday and in the flower display they had these sunflowers, so I popped them into the cart.  When I got them home I wondered what vase to use as the flowers are pretty big and heavy - I found just the thing in my Hoosier kitchen queen cabinet - a gallon sized antique pickle jar.  I am enjoying these flowers immensely! 
Aren't they perfect for Autumn? 
My fall wreath on the back door.  Everyone uses the back entrance.. only strangers use the front door.  :-) 
This is my "view" from my easy chair in the family room.  I enjoy it.  What is YOUR view from your easy chair? 
AND... right after our egg came.. so did the mail lady.. with my yarn so I can finish this shawl!  I have 2 and a half rows of the lacy edging to go.  Can't wait to wear this as the colors are perfect for fall, don't you think? 

These colors speak to me. 

I have enjoyed this yarn so much that I got 6 skeins of another colorway, I think it's called "Sea".   
It's "microfiber" and it's very soft. 
Hello... I'm a sunflower.. :-D
Today I went swimming.  Tomorrow I'm having a friend over for lunch.  Gracie, my blog friend from One Saylor's Log.  I'm preparing a shrimp salad for us.  I'm sure I'll have some photos and stories for you.  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. What a happy post! Love all your autumn colors ... Shawl is gorgeous and I'm hoping to see a pic of you wearing it soon. Good to hear that the girls have started producing - never seen a pink egg before. Have a good time with your friend. Xoxox

  2. I LOVE sunflowers!! Your shawl is beautiful Teresa ☺ as are the colours.
    Always wonderful once the girls start laying, I had 2 chickens
    for a few years and loved their company and of course their fresh
    eggs. I commented last time on your wonderful wreath.
    Have a great lunch with Gracie.

  3. Your shawl is so, so autumny. (Is that a word?) The colors are perfect. And the new yarn is such a dream. I love purple and I see it in the skein. The sunflowers are gorgeous, so bright and happy.

    Have fun tomorrow with Gracie.


  4. your shawl is looking fabulous!!

  5. That Sunflower is the happiest looking flower ever. My fave. LOVE the shawl. Yes the colours to speak happiness.

  6. Yea!!!!!!!! First egg and yarn arriving! I love all the colors you can see from your easy chair! The painters came today and covered the house windows with plastic...I am trying not to feel claustrophobic :) Looking at your gorgeous shawl, yarn, egg, sunflowers and colorful surroundings helps, Teresa. Thanks for posting. See you tomorrow! xxx from Gracie

  7. Congrats on your first egg! What did you do with it?
    LOVE sunflowers--they always make me happy with their beautiful sunny colors:)I also love your new yarn--sea; the colors make me feel peaceful.
    Just found out part of the historic Columbia River Highway is closed so not sure yet what I will do as I really wanted to do that this autumn:( Oh well--I will have to find an alternative route.
    Have fun with Gracie tomorrow--shrimp salad sounds great!
    PS: LOVE the ruffled edge on your shawl!

    1. Oops! Forgot to answer your question. From my favorite place to sit in the family room I can see a pine tree, salal, a butterfly house, a bird bath without water and today -- birds. Actually I can see more than that but I didn't want this comment too long--LOL:)

  8. Beautiful egg. One day I will have hens again. :-)
    Your shawl turned out beautiful.

  9. Hi...who got yo eat the egg? lol so pretty
    Adore your shawl Teresa good luck finishing it
    Hugs x

  10. Gorgeous, just gorgeous shawl ( I have made a table cloth in the same yarn and same colors and I love it ... I'll show it on my blog sometime) ... Beautiful flowers ... And congratulations on your first egg... So fun!

  11. What a beautiful egg...looks like a Easter egg! Your shawl is gorgeous, I can see you wearing this in the cooler days to come. Love the sunflowers, makes your home look all warm and comfy! Hugs, Shari.

  12. Yaay, first egg! :D I absolutely love your shawl, those colours are perfect for Autumn indeed - and the "Sea" colourway is very pretty as well, will you use the same shawl pattern for it? Have fun with Gracie! :-) xxxx

  13. Teresa, that shawl is so pretty. I have been watching its progress and can't wait to see it done. I also love what you are doing for the edging. Nice work.

  14. Love the shawl, love the colours, is it your own pattern? I must track back through your posts :) Ha ha the picture with your Majolica hen is excellent! xx

  15. Hi my Friend,
    What a lovely post. All so cheery and beautiful. I love the egg, how wonderful. And the shawl is so colorful and perfect for the fall, I can see why it speaks to you. Your home looks so festive and what a great view, you have from your easy chair. Fall has really arrived and I need to have a real reality check.
    Have to do fall clean up and decorating!
    Have a lovely day with your friend, xoRobin❤

  16. Oh Teresa...what a fabulous post! Love, love, LOVE the egg! Yaaaaay! So exciting! And your sunflowers...they're my fave...I have them in silk fashion all over my house year round. They're so bright and cheery! And I really like the vase you chose! It's perfect! That shawl! It's magnificent! What a gorgeous piece of work! You'll get so much enjoyment from that! We had temps in the 40s when we got up this morning. Highs in the upper 70s today...with no humidity. LOVE IT! I'm going out to lunch with a friend and we're taking our cameras, hunting for photo opportunities on some of the back roads. A perfect day from this perspective! LOL Have a good one. Enjoy your time with your friend (and your shrimp salad). Hugs, Annette

  17. That egg looks so perfect and the color is gorgeous! Isn't it amazing what Mother Nature can achieve without any help from us?

  18. Hi Teresa, I am back from my holiday...yay your first exciting and what an amazing colour. I bet you are clucking like a mother hen with pride. I have certainly come home to the beginning of autumn here, the temperatures are really dipping at night now. Enjoy wearing your shawl when you finish it, it is so pretty,
    Jane x

  19. Happy, happy post! I'm so glad to see these bright and cheerful colors in your home. The sunflowers are beautiful-just like mine at the lake and such happy flowers. Your yarn is gorgeous. What will you make with the new colorway?

    Thank you for brightening my day with your pictures! Love them, (and you my friend).



  20. You and Gracie are just having so much fun together, I love that. Love the sunflowers, they are one of my favorites and your shawl is looking fantastic, I can't wait to see the blue one.
    Hugs to you sweet Teresa,

  21. Such a lovely post and lovely Autumn colours. Congratulations on the first egg- it is so pretty as you said. The sunflowers are just beautiful and the shawl - wow!!! Have never known anyone in the UK who has an Autumn wreath maybe I should start a trend :-) My favourite place is on my sofa in the lounge looking out through the window and all I can see is trees- makes me feel at peace with the world. Love Anne x

  22. Love, love, love this post! I adore sunflowers and yours are beautiful! I love the pickle jar vase, I do that all the time and my Husband says, "Use the real vase." I think the other ones have more character! :)

    Oh your shawl is yummy! It's beautiful. I love those colors, they speak to me as well. And the other yarn you got is so lovely...reminds me of the ocean. I can't wait to see what you hook up with all this lovely yarn.

    Blessings always my friend and keep that hook moving. :)

  23. That's one fancy chick putting out pink eggs. I think the pickle jar is perfect. I think the colors in your shawl are perfect and I can't wait to see the next. I'd say this is a perfect post all around. Fun playing WWF.... Yeah for IAN. You know what I'm talking about.

  24. Yay for your first egg and what a pretty egg it is! The colours of your shawl are beautiful. I also love the new colourway you have bought too. ((hugs)) Joanna xx

  25. O chale ficou muito lindo.


I absolutely love comments and thank you so much for taking time to leave me a note. :-)