Well, hello there. How was your weekend? Ours was a good one. It cooled down on Sunday so we worked together under the gazebo to get the lavender wreath finished. I made 2 bows, a darker purple satin one and this lighter lavender polka dot one. I liked this best as the dark purple made the lavender itself look dull colored. I learned to make bows like this from a kitchenware and decor shop I used to frequent. You need to use wire edged ribbon to get this effect.
Here is what it looked like with the brighter purple.
And this is where I have it displayed, on the TV cabinet in the family room. It's scenting the air so nicely.
Dayle making sprigs of lavender while I glued them to the wreath.
I was offered the lavender by Ginger who grows the flowers across the road from us, she knew I did crafty things and thought I might like to make one. Sure! I borrowed this image from her website, Bates Lavender Farm. Click there to order wonderful things from their site.
Dayle brought in a bouquet of Dahlias, as all of them are now in bloom. Many were a gift from our neighbor Sue so each one that bloomed was a surprise to us! :-)
A few closeups.
Now that is done I'm back to working on Paige's Dune blanket which I want to be able to send off to her asap.
On Saturday I made avocado toast for lunch for us and it was so good I made it again for us for dinner! :-) I just peeled and mashed 2 perfectly ripe avocados, added a bit of mayonnaise, salt, pepper and a sprinkle of Nunus, a Cajun seasoning. We had it atop toasted and buttered English muffins. YUM!
My obligatory fish foto.
This Canna lily comes back each year in the pot that sits down in the creek water. It takes forever for it to put out a bloom, but luckily the foliage is interesting.
Another plant in the water that returns each year is this Baby Tut Papyrus behind the pagoda lantern.
Our grandson Michael got a good buy on an old truck so he and his friends pulled in to show it to us. Just a quick hello and off they went again.
This Gladiola opened up.. WOW.. a gorgeous bright red!
The fish food stealing bird in action. :-)
We watched the re-entry and splashdown of the NASA-SpaceX Crew Dragon. Very exciting and a relief to see them return safely from a 2 month stay in the International Space Station.
There he is.. it's either Bob or Doug! :-)
So.. when I went to create this blog post I was surprised to see that Blogger had changed *everything* in the work area, kind of like a backstage. I hope this works! Let me know if everything is coming through ok. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)