Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Finally, the Sun Is Out!

Yesterday the sun came out here for the second day in a row, and we logged our warmest temperature this year, 83 degrees!  (We saw 86 degrees on the car dealership thermometer near home.) So, after our morning commitments, we hopped in the car and headed to the Kitsap Peninsula and the town of Poulsbo.  Of course, we stopped at a yarn shop and a quilt shop there before we  crossed the bridge to Bainbridge Island so we could catch the ferry back to Seattle.

Even the mountains were out on this gloriously sunny day!  Our garden appreciated the sunshine also.  Here is what we saw early in the day.

And here is how the same poppy looked when we came back home.

Meanwhile, I'm still working on the long neglected beaded shawl, trying hard to get the correct stitch count for the border, but  this scarf below, one of my favorite patterns for multi-colored yarn,  is now finished. Hopefully it won't be needed for a good long while!  It does go with our blue skies though, doesn't it?

Carpe diem!  Enjoy the sunshine wherever you are, too.


Tanna said...

That poppy is stunning, Judy!! YES, enjoy the sunshine! We've been having rain, but I'm happy for that, too. Great for the grass and plants! Beautiful blue scarf... it does go with your blue skies! Enjoy! blessings ~ tanna

Unknown said...

LOvely scarf and beautiful poppy, but What did you buy at the stores. We want to join the fun.

Tired Teacher said...

The poppy is beautiful in the sunlight. Blue sky here today after some dreary and dripping skies the last few days.

Glad you had a delightful outing.

Love the diagonal scarf. I tried a free pattern on Ravelry for a similar style. No matter how carefully I followed the pattern, my stitch count was always off. The designer wouldn't answer my questions, so I frogged the scarf and tossed the pattern in the round file.

Araignee said...

Yay for sunshine. We could use some but I know when it comes back it will be HOT and I hate HOT. Love the scarf. The colors really worked well with that pattern.

Anonymous said...

That poppy is BEAUTIFUL as is your scarf.

No sun for us today or tomorrow and we are darn glad of it. We need the rain that is promised!

Betsy said...

That poppy! It's gorgeous. We had a lovely day here on the east side too. The next two are supposed to be much cooler, but no rain is expected so that's okay! Enjoy your beautiful days.

karen said...

love the scarf pattern that is zig zag and colorful! there is no sun here but I am wishing and hoping for some!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, a little sun makes a huge difference to the flowers and the people, doesn't it? The scarf is looking good. Are you finished singing for the season?

kathy b said...

Poppies in bloom here!!!! I LOVE THEM