Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

Greetings from Jean in Tucson

Jean in her new place

The sweet little neighborhood

O'Malley enjoying Susan's sweater, which had come along on a visit

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Advice for Knitters

Always wear an outfit that matches your knitting project!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Eggs: From the Hen to the Artist

The eggs from our backyard flock look like this

Mary-Claire's artist neighbor, Florence, transformed them into this!

Detail of previous egg

This one was for me for providing the eggs!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Helen Sends Garden Photos

Helen recently visited Victoria, British Columbia, and toured The Victoria Butterfly Gardens and Butchart Gardens. Helen says: I would love to go back again and again as it is open year round and would be neat to see it in all seasons. 

If you would like to look at her beautiful photos of her family and colorful fish, birds, butterflies, flowers, and gardens, please click on this link:

The Butterfly Garden photos start at Slide #16, and the Butchart Garden photos start at #53.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Valerie's Bear and Blanket Reach Their New Home

Some time back, Valerie showed us this bear-and-blanket set before she popped it into the mail, bound for England. Here it is, modeled by the happy new owner, with some admiring brothers looking on.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Rita's Baby Blanket

Rita crocheted this delicate, ruffly blanket...

... and Valerie added the ribbon. Beautiful collaboration! 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Scenes from a Spring Lunch

Becky hosted a springtime get together for our group. Everyone brought a "snack" to share, which made for a beautiful lunch. Or brunch. Or really big snack.

The entryway garden

I couldn't resist the roses. There were lilacs, too. And a fountain out back. And views everywhere!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Baby Owls Leave

This is the second year that a great horned owl has hatched a family at the church. This year we were able to say goodbye to the last two of the three surviving babies. 

They sat resting on the planter at the Griggs Street entrance. 

I didn't get closer than this, as I didn't want to disturb them. By the next day they were gone--off to live their grown-up owl lives.