Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Well, June Flew By, Didn't it?

Another month is almost gone! I find myself wondering who sped up the clock as every day seems to vanish in the blink of an eye. This week marks the end of school for the kids in our area; and little Stella will be "graduating" from preschool on Friday and headed for kindergarten in the fall.  How did that happen?



Speaking of graduation, I made this bracelet for our grand niece who recently graduated from high school and is off to college at UCSD in the fall.


Do you remember this one?  Well, that yarn from Hobby Lobby is most generous, and I got two more dish cloths from that ball.  The first one had a funky corner and the second one was a bit better.


Believe it or not, there was a small amount of yarn left after the second one, er, really the third one!  This pattern  is a variation on Grandma's Favorite.


Because it's been a bit chilly and rainy here this month, one weekend we headed east of the mountains to the Tri-Cities to get warm.  (Can you see Mount Adams?)


On the way back home we stopped at Trout Lodge for a delicious lunch. This tree is right next door and caught our eye!


Back on the home front, this inside plant, a Hoya, decided to bloom for the first time in ages, and the roses are going crazy outside.


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These two have been constant visitors lately.  The Steller's jay has been known to swallow the peanuts whole, and both it and the squirrel have run/flown off with more than one peanut at a time.  We have peanut wars right here on our patio!


Have a great week, Everyone!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

How'd It Get to Be June?

It's been busy here!  May and early June are always a bit crazy everywhere, I think.  We had a fun visit at the end of the month with one of my sorority sisters and spent a fun day with her in Gig Harbor.


Part of the family got together on Memorial Day for a picnic in our backyard, and while it was a bit chilly, it didn't rain even one drop! They brought this lovely hanging basket which now hangs on the deck off our living room.



Speaking of the backyard, the flowers (and weeds) have been amazing. First the trillium and bleeding heart bloomed.



As you can see on the header, our clematis is having a great year!  The iris are done and so is the golden chain tree, but the poppies are out in abundance.



There are even flowers inside the house with most of the violets blossoming.


But what about the knitting, you say?  A couple pairs of booties have popped off the needles for the a couple choir Grandma's first grandchildren.



That's about it.  Tonight is our last choir rehearsal until late August.  On Sunday we are premiering a beautiful hymn written especially for our choir.  Here's the link in case you care to hear it. (You can tune in at either 9 or 11 AM PST.) Have a great weekend!