While riding down to my oldest sister's home in California recently I knit a dishcloth for her, then once I arrived at her house I sewed a button back on the hood of my jacket, and I enjoyed following Sue Perez's Rampant Arch headband pattern that was published in the Interweave Crochet magazine I purchased several months ago. I love the pattern and am having fun experimenting with different yarns and colors for each headband I make.
It rained on the day my youngest son Tim drove us to California in his car, and it rained on the day he drove us home, but I managed to get a photo of Mt. Shasta, peeking out of the clouds on our way home. My son, son-in-law, and a family friend spent some time working on repair projects at my sister's house, and we had good visits with family members and friends while we were there. I also got to hear my niece sing in the Santa Rosa Symphonic Chorus, Bach's Mass in b Minor. Glorious music ~ ~ ~
The yellow wild iris are in bloom in the front pond at home. Our red rhododendron bush is in full bloom and other plants that we planted in the last month are growing, including the fuschias in the hanging baskets. The first of our Joseph's Coat roses is blooming as well...I love the warm sunny colors of the petals!
When looking at the caption of May's photo on our home calendar I realized that the field of red flowers growing near us [pictured above] is clover...I thought clover just produced white flowers. Do you have clover fields that bloom near you? If so, what are the color of the clover flowers?
My youngest daughter, son-in-law and I visited the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, remembering with gratitude those who died for our freedom. My daughter brought some burgundy sweet pea flowers to leave there and some lavender ones we brought home and put in a vase on the table in my room.
I plan to be home for a few months, but travel to Burbank, California, during the first part of August to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of my older sister, and my brother-in-law. Until then I hope to get some significant stitching done, and finish Rosie's album...I gave it to her for her first birthday and took it back to finish it and she is now one and a half! Mercy!
Wishing you happy days as Summer fast approaches!