Monday morning I took a walk at the lake before coming home. Don't let the sunshine fool you. I had my winter coat, hat and mittens on. It was COLD but beautiful anyway. I was the only person in the park and I loved the quiet.
Pretty skies and mountains.
On Tuesday I had physical therapy and then an appointment to get my back x-rayed. After that I treated myself to a pedicure, my first in over 1 1/2 years! It felt SO good and I'm glad I splurged on it. Don't my toes look pretty? :-)
I did make a doily though. It's about 16 inches across so a nice size.
Here it is being used on the island.
I received this lovely package in the mail on Monday. Isn't this wrapped, just so special? I love the butterfly. It was from Roxy at the "Living from Glory to Glory" blog on my sidebar.
She made me this sweet apron and had even noticed the color of my kitchen walls and made it to match. Wasn't that just the sweetest thing?
I love the pretty lace at the neckline. I've been wearing it already and love it. Thank you so much Roxy. It will definitely be a well-used apron.
And then, I won another skein of yarn, this time from the "Knit Style" podcast. I merely commented on her anniversary episode and she drew my name for the yarn. Isn't it gorgeous? She hand dyes all of her yarn and the colors are amazing.
Can you see the sparkle of the strands of stellina in the yarn? It doesn't photograph nearly as well as it sparkles. She has an Etsy shop under Knit Style and has lots of colors and even project bag and yarn kits. Dennis bought me four new shawl patterns from Ravelry for Mother's Day. I bought some beads this morning and I think I'm going to use this yarn for a beaded shawl.
We finally have a few blossoms in our neighborhood. I spied this tree...
and these tulips on my walk yesterday.
I've also been going through old photos this week. I took pictures of pictures with my phone and this is the result. Not bad. I'm taking the originals all back to Omaha next month to my siblings to share amongst each other. I rescued a bag of family photos from the burn barrel years ago when my Dad remarried after my Mom died. Our step-mother was just going to burn our family history. I don't understand that. There was also a quilt I had made for my parents in the pile to be burned. My Mom had never used it because she was "keeping it for good." I'm so glad I happened to drive by when I did or they all would have been lost. There were photos of our great grandparents as well as the younger generations.
This is a picture of all of us kids, I think from 1965 or so. My oldest brother Roger is the sailor. He was home on leave from the Navy. Lynn is next, then my sister Melanie is on the left and I'm the baby. I remember my Mom sewing us those coats and I was so proud of mine. Maybe I'll share a photo from the past when I blog. Would that interest any of you?
I may not be crafting quite as much as usual for awhile. I have lots and lots of books that I want to read this summer from my bookshelves. I have bought books and never taken the time to read them. In preparing for this yard sale, I've realized that I have way too many books. I'm taking lots back to Omaha to Mandy next month and selling some in the yard sale but I still have shelves left of unread books. There are only so many hours in each day so I want to dedicate time this summer to reading. I'm sure there will be some knitting/crochet happening too, but it will definitely slow down some.
I hope all is well in your world wherever you may be. Have a lovely and safe weekend my friend.
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18