Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lovin' Spring

I've been busy, busy with gardening, knitting, cooking, and trying to stay caught up with housework. I was grateful to have a few days off from the office last week. Philip and I planted some new plants in the yard. I am really enjoying the blooms on the magnolias and hydrangeas this month.
Work is progressing on the green baby blanket and baby socks (pair #2) is coming along for Beautiful Baby B.
Ashley and David were able to spend some time with us last weekend. We were able to enjoy a short boat ride on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
It has been quite windy and cool with the "tropical depression" off the coast (for days and days!). The wind has been gusting for 2-3 days and rain is in the forecast through the weekend.
I actually had to turn on the heat for a few minutes last night . . . that is really strange for May! Here are a few more pictures to remind me that it really is spring!!
We planted some coneflowers, foxglove, Lily of the Nile, and two oakleaf hydrangeas. Will get some pictures soon as the wind calms down.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Two Down . . . Two To Go

Philip and I had a fun weekend travelling to Anderson, S. C. to visit with friends and enjoy their Kentucky Derby party!! They did it up "right" with mint juleps, lots of roses, and fabulous food and entertainment. I do not claim to be a horse enthusiast, but I have to admit that it was an exciting two minutes . . . I love those "come-from-behind winners"! The weekend was not ALL about horses!! I made my first pair of baby bootees!! I think they are precious and can't wait to make pair #2 for beautiful baby #2. (Did I mention that Ashley and David are expecting twins?) I used a combination of Rowan Milk Cotton DK and Rowan Kidsilk Haze - one strand of each held together. I used Susan B. Anderson's pattern for booties found in her book Itty Bitty Nursery. This book has some really cute baby things . . . I suspect you'll be seeing more of her designs on my blog.