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Sunday, March 29, 2020

A Couple More Finishes and Then Some ~~~

A couple weeks ago, the flowering plums were in their full glory; now we are having "pink snow" as the petals fall off.

How did this little crocus poke through that maple leaf?

Can you see the snowy mountain in the distance? It's Mount Baker and is north of us, almost to the Canadian border. It gets lots of snow every year and still has lots of snow even in summer.

It was 80 degrees this summer day , but there was still snow in the parking lot of the visitor center, and some trails were still closed.  The mountain in the background is Mount Shuksan. In case you're wondering, it was July 2018!

Primroses are some of the first flowers to bloom each spring and as well as the daffodils.

I also planted some spring flowers in our little planter box.  Can you guess whose school colors they represent?

Oh yeah, I did mean to post my finishes, didn't I? 

This is my second Fisherman's Wife cowl; the light blue color doesn't show well, but that's why I chose the blue buttons. It's a pretty quick knit!

This is my most recent finish; it was supposed to have fringe, but the yarn wants to unravel, so I omitted it. Who knows thought when I'll ever get to give it to the recipient since we are under orders to stay at home!  Hope all of you are weathering this crisis OK!!  We are staying home except for walks in our hilly neighborhood and occasional trips to the nearby grocery store. It's hard to know what day it is when your weekly schedule is interrupted, isn't it?  Stay well everyone!  Hugs from WA!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Friday Felines

 Here's how Ginger spends at least a portion of every day, even when the sun is shining. (It's gray and chilly here today though.)  Happy Friday, and you stay warm, too!

Friday, March 6, 2020

It's Been Awhile but I Have Actually Finished Something!

Hello!  I don't know what happened to the rest of February, even though it had a whole extra day.  We spent ten days in Florida, so perhaps that's the reason.  We had a nice time there, but we were so busy visiting family and friends that we didn't even do any sightseeing!  I did however bring home a souvenir: fire ant bites all over my feet, especially the left one. Thankfully they've finally quit itching after almost 2 weeks! 

It's now March, and I finally finished a project, a pair of socks.  Somehow I didn't finish even one project last month; maybe I'll make up for that this month? The pattern was a gift from brierqueen entitled "Embossed Leaves Redux"; I could only find this version on Ravelry. It's a fun pattern but requires a bit of concentration.

We just got back from a walk in our neighborhood and saw lots of very welcome signs of Spring, including cherry blossoms and daffodils. In our yard we even have pussy willows.

What is now very tall, so tall that it's impossible to cut a branch or two even with a tall ladder, was once less than two feet tall before we moved it to where it is now.

The other night Ginger got very excited by a visit from this critter and 3 of its siblings.  We were glad a glass door kept them apart as both the cat and the raccoons were right against the glass making unfriendly noises at each other.

Well that's all the news for now except I just learned that our church services will be streamed online this Sunday because of Covid-19. Choir last night was also cancelled for the first time by something other than snow in the 20+ years we've been members!  Our city is taking this virus seriously. Stay well everyone!