Sunday, June 27, 2010

Go With The Flow Day

After a long, busy Friday and Saturday, we decided we needed a go-with-the-flow day. I'm spending the better part of the morning in my favorite spot. Welcome to my backyard.

Surrounded by some colorful decor:

Accompanied by my two faithful bodyguards:

And enjoying my favorite pasttime:

Y'all have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dogs, flowers and yarn

It's been in the high nineties for several days here in Middle Tennessee. On top of the temperature, living out in the woods makes for very high humidity. We wake up every morning to all the windows having been steamed up. It's too miserable to do much of anything outside except in the early morning. This morning, I took a little time to have some quiet time with God. Then I briefly strolled by a couple of flower beds as the dogs chased a squirrel or two.

A face only a mother could love:

We have had some very brave deer visiting us lately. They have been coming up to the front porch and feasting on my lilies. Two mornings ago, a doe and her triplets (tiny things - still had their spots) walked right past our front windows. Here are some of the lilies that the deer did not eat:

As for knitting and yarny goodness, I'm still working away at Bianca. I have the back and the sleeves done and started one of the front pieces last night.

I'm ready to have Bianca done, because she has a sister waiting in the wings:<

The yarn for this is not as orange as it appears. It's more of a pinky-coral color. Very summery!
Enough for now. Enjoy the sunshine and try to stay cool!

Sunshine Award

Yes, I am the proud recipient of a Sunshine Award from Debbie at stringofpurls. Thanks so much! Who doesn't appreciate the gift of sunshine?

And, following in Debbie's footsteps, I will pass this along to some of by bloggy/fibery friends:


Sunday, June 06, 2010

I've laid aside my morning knitting these last couple of weeks to play in the flowers. Before I had kids, and before I spent my free time tangle up in various bits of yarn, I was quite the avid flower gardener. (Sadly, vegetable gardening has just never sparked much excitement.)

Here are just a few shots from around my house:

Don't you just love an unopened rosebud? It's full of such promise. This bush was started by my mother, from a bush her grandmother started, from her great grandmother's bush. Thanks, mom!

A beauty of a star flower just getting it's start.

A batch of yellow daylilies that my dear departed mother-in-law gave me some years back. (I miss you, Hazel.)

Lantana - always a summertime favorite at my house.

Now on to my pet yarn project of the moment...I'm making the Fair Bianca from Tahki Yarn's Garden Variety booklet in black Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima.

The pattern is so easy and the yarn is such a delight (very soft and silky feel to it) that the project is clipping along at a very nice pace. I have both sleeves done and am about 1/3 up the back.