Friday, July 12, 2013


Spurred on by DD#2's early contractions, I've really focused  this week on the baby projects! The blanket is finished and ready to deliver.  The frilly jacket needs a bit more seaming and its buttons. (Photo next week hopefully)

The pattern is from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas and is just a giant version  of the washcloth!  (with different yarn, of course)

This is the start of sleeve #2 on a sweater for big brother.  It calls for Poppas instead of buttons. Has anyone used them?

Working in the yard has been high on our list, too, as the weeds took great advantage of our being gone for 10 days in June.  Watching everything bloom though is a fine reward for our efforts.  Much to our delight, the two calla lily bulbs planted earlier decided to sprout and this one has two flowers.

Our recent delightfully clear weather has also encouraged a few road trips.  We were exploring the Key Peninsula when we came across these two young deer.  I was glad they weren't in our yard as they were happily munching on anything and  everything in sight.

Our sunny days have made the solar-powered garden twinkle lights very happy.  They put on a show for a little while each night as soon as it begins to get dark.  Now, back to work with the promise of the zoo photos soon.


Sharon Chapman said...

Have been playing catch up with your blog. Looks like you have been having a great time. I really need to get going on weeding. Hate not feeling well in the summer. But on the mend now.

Cranberry Morning said...

What pretty items! I love that blue yarn. I'm glad to hear, too, that those deer weren't in your yard. Ours have the alfalfa field and the woods, so they stay out of our yard except at night.

Paula, the quilter said...

I'm going to show my ignorance here: what is a Poppas?

Mary said...

Your blanket looks amazing, love the color you are using for the sweater.

Nancy Kay said...

Pretty, pretty. Wonderful baby blanket. Looking forward to seeing the sweater...but I've never heard of Poppas either.

Lovely calla lily... and cute little deer!

You have solar-powered lights that twinkle??? Well, how cool is that?

Janet said...

Very pretty blanket. Is that a picot edge?

Nancy said...

The blanket is adorable.

My neighbor has the solar yard lights that change colors. I enjoy them nearly as much as she does.

sklinn62 said...

Love the baby blanket. I will have to check out the pattern.

kathy b said...

LOVe the baby blanket bases on dish cloth ease! Came out great.
Im off to the zoo today too!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love those little solar powered lights!! How happy they must make you when you see them!!

That baby blanket is so pretty... I just love the picot edging! blessings ~ tanna