Wishing Everyone a Beautiful
& Lucky St. Patrick’s Day!
We bought 4 pots of big, beautiful daffodils to plant. We figure we’ll have a nice showing in our yard for a little while before they die-down. There were 6 to 7 bulbs in each pot and with the 50 bulbs that I’ve recently bought we’re hoping to have oodles of great big beauties in 2024. We planted the daffodils and the daffodil bulbs yesterday. The weather was perfect for it.
I apologize for the quality of my photos. Yesterday was a wonderful 58°F, no wind, but it was overcast, and my camera has issues with dimmer settings.
Here’s wishing you all a week full of sunshine and smiles.
I’m crocheting a new shawl using a new type of yarn for me. I’ve reworked the pattern a few times and raveled out the started project 4 times. I think I’m finally at a happy place with the way it’s going.
I’ve not used this yarn before. It’s ‘Red Heart Unforgettable’ Meadow color. The yarn is super soft. I love the color.
The pattern (of the moment) is a simple V-stitch. I like how it looks, so far.
I ordered 50 yellow ‘Dutch Master Daffodil’ bulbs. They arrived this morning. I’m so happy to have them here. I’ll plant them soon. They won’t bloom this year, but hopefully next year they’ll make a pretty showing.
I’m still working on my diamond painting. It’s coming along, but it’s time consuming with all the many colors.
The sun is shining, and the temperature is a comfortable 77°F. It’s such a nice day.
I know there’s some freezing weather moving across the states. I wish the warm winds of Springtime would blow into your areas and chase the winter cold away.
Take care and stay safe.
Have a pleasant rest of the week!
I’ve gotten a smidge past the middle point of my diamond painting. In real-life it looks pretty. It’s a real adventure trying to get a fairly clear photo of diamond paintings. The diamonds reflect light and can make it a mess of spotty bright spots. I’ll be happy to get it finished, framed and displayed on the wall. However, to me, it’s a bit monetish in that I need to step back from it to see its real beauty, which works out well for where I plan to hang it.
*(Monetish (moe-nay-ish) is not a real word. I made it up using the last name of Oscar-Claude Monet a French impressionist painter. I use to describe ‘something’ that one needs to step back to see ‘the something’ more clearly. A metaphor of sorts, I suppose.)
The weather has been absolutely lovely. It’s been mostly sunny and near 70°F. The daffodils in our area are blooming lovely. When we’re out for a drive, they’re like splashes of sunshine fallen to Earth, lined or splattered about the landscape.
I particularly love the fact that when the daffodils are in blooms you can look through the trees or across a field and see where the old homeplaces were. It’s quite a bittersweet view sometimes; to think once-upon-a-time a home stood amongst the trees or in the midst of a field. Perhaps it was a small place or a big place with a few children or oodles of children. Perhaps they danced around, picking daffodils and laughing as they discovered the yellow glow or pollen on their noses. I wonder how their lives progressed. I suspect it was much as it is today. I figure some of them grew out of their daffodil collecting days and scattered about the country making more dancing children and more homesteads. I wonder if any of them told their generations of offspring about the daffodils left behind. I wonder if their following generations ever appreciated that the daffodils are like a beautiful reminder of what once was.
Here’s wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week.
May your dancing with flowers days never end in your heart.
I’ve a new diamond painting to work on. I’m hoping it’ll turn out well. I really enjoy getting in to the ‘zone’ of placing the dots 1 or more at a time. It’s mindless work, to be sure, but quite relaxing on the brain.
It’s that special time of year. The daffodils have broken the soil and are on their way to growing and blooming into the first colors of the new year.
However, it also means that the old wives-tale is on our minds… and we’re hoping that if the ‘snow lays once on the daffodils’, it’ll be a light one.
I hope this first month of the year is being kind to you all.
My 2022 Temperature blanket has been, for the most part, an enjoyable project. I’m glad I made it, but I’m not planning on making one for this year.
It took me oodles of hours during the 1st and the 2nd days of this year to tie off the yarn-ends on the edges and then crochet the border.
I’m so happy that I’m finally finished with my 2022 temperature blanket.
I hope you all have had a pleasant beginning of 2023.
Wishing you all a year full of joy and happiness!
Here in my neck-of-the-woods, we got a bit of snow the 23rd of December. The -20° wind chill was the worst part though.
The wind flipped over my 4 deceased mums that I had left on the porch. I plan on tossing them away sometime.
The wind has calmed down. The snow is still laying around, but thankfully the roads are clear.
I know it’s not much snow, but for me it was good to have a manageable bit of snow on Christmas day. Snow always seems to add an extra bit of that ol’ holiday magic. ☃️
The temperature stayed in the single digits, until Christmas day, then it warmed up to 25°F.
Rumor has it, the weather forecasters predict, that it’s going to warm up to the mid 50’s by next weekend… We are hoping for it to be so.
My heart goes out to all the folks in the regions who are in freezing and/or blizzard conditions. I hope you all are bundled up and hunkered down and make it through this horrible weather safely.
I send you all my warmest thoughts for a heat wave to thaw out your regions and life gets back to normal soon.
I pray the worst of snows and freezing cold is over with for this winter. 🙏
Stay warm and safe. ❤️