Monday, June 17, 2013


Good Day Everyone,

I recently met Betsy at her blog called, 
"The Simple Life of a Queen". I really admired Betsy's very pretty swirly wash clothes.  I ask Betsy if she could find the time to make me 3 wash clothes in some of my favorite colors... Without really knowing me Betsy kindly said, Yes and knitted them up very quickly. Aren't they so very pretty.  Love them.  Thank you Betsy.

So because Betsy was kind to offer to make the wash clothes for me,  I decided to send Betsy a wee crochet flower in her favorite color of purple.  Betsy told me she really like the flower.. What do you think?? Unique, hey??

I found the pattern for the "Hyperbolic Flower" in a book called,
 "75 Seashells, Fish, Coral and Colorful Marine Life to Knit and Crochet" by
Jessica Polka. It can be found on Amazon.

These are the two Plymouth Encore Yarns I used to create the Hyperbolic Flower for Betsy.  I just love these Plymouth Encore Yarns.  

I am a newbie with crocheting and I always wonder what others favorite yarns My Fellow Crocheters may use? Thanks for your suggestions.

In the middle of the afternoon one day we discovered these 2 small fawns laying in the grass in our neighbor's yard.  They were watching as the cars past by and even a few of the cars stopped and people got out to look at them and they never moved an inch.. Now what does that tell you..

  When these cute wee fawns grow up they will be coming back to visit my garden.. I know this because their mother already does.  LOL I must get a fence soon.. 
 My sweetie and I really do love wildlife but we do not appreciate them eating in my garden.. VBG  

On Father's Day We were invited to a family meal at Bill's grand daughter's Rene's home.  Below is a photo Of Rene and her daughter Leliana.  Isn't she a sweetie.

It has been storming and raining a lot lately so I went out to rescue some of my Peonies so I could admire them a bit longer..  I just love Peonies.  They are such a gorgeous flower.

 I received a truly nice surprise in the mailbox today.. My sweetie told me it is all the way from Singapore.. huge very big smile.  I only have one dear friend Wendy who lives in Singapore and I could not image why she would be sending me anything.. 

Wendy went searching for "Sea Glass" for me.
 Wendy told me she found them at "Port Dickson, Malaysia"  (off the strait of Malacca).. 
 How very very thoughtful and kind.. I wish I could give her a big HUG!!  I love every colorful piece.. Wendy, Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I will treasure  every colorful piece...
I can not believe I have "Sea Glass" all the way from Singapore.. Lucky Me.....

I do have plans for the lovely Sea Glass. I hope to create a piece of Wool Art this Summer and use some of the Sea Glass to embellish it.

When I was taken out the wrapped sea glass another wee wrapped gift came out with it.. 

Another very lovely gift.  Wendy is well know for her lovely tatted creations.. Inside, I found some beautiful beaded and tatted "Ear Rings" in my favorite colors.

 Oh, My Goodness I could not believe someone could create anything that small and so very creative and pretty..
Wendy has a blog called "Umi and Tsuru". Wendy also has a "Etsy shop" where she sells her lovely creations.  Thanks Wendy, you are too kind. 

My Sweetie and me went to our local Artisan Show this past Saturday.  I always enjoying seeing others artistic creations. 

When I came to the booth called "Island Sand Sculptures"   I had to admire every piece.  These artist are from Florida. This is the link to their website.  The photos keep rotating so have a good look.

We recently renovated our Master Bathroom and I decided on "By The Sea" Theme.  I have not decorated the walls yet but this lovely Sandpiper Plate will soon be up on one wall. The Florida Sand just sparkles and the Sandpiper Birds are 3D.. I love it.

In my last posting I mention that My Good Friend Jan shared a starting from her Beauty Bush. I could not resist sharing a photo with you all ofJan's Beauty Bush.

  Isn't is most Gorgeous?    It is huge and with endless wee pinkish white blooms.  YOU just have to love this bush. I just smiled and smiled when I saw it in full bloom.

 This is Me with a Big Happy Smile and all excited after purchasing My First Bit of Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton Yarn..I bought every color they had.  I think these colors are all so wonderful.. What do you think???

I am not sure what Kind of project to use this beautiful Yarn on. 
 Any suggestions?

I am happy to be part of the Stash Buster Challenge. See below for details.


Click Here to read about the "Stash-Buster Challenge" and  the

Thanks to Linda and Ana for this wonderful idea. Greatly appreciated.

and I am also
 LINKING to Pink Saturday. 

I would like to leave all My Dear Blogging Friends with a Big Thank You for stopping by to visit.. and kindly leaving lovely comments for me to read.  They are all greatly appreciated.

This wee verse is dedicated to My Friends.

Friends Fill Your Life with JOY
Your soul with Sunshine 
Your Heart with Love.. 

  Have a lovely week everyone. 


Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Judy!
Your new washcloths are just gorgeous! I love that pattern, too. The green sea glass is beautiful. How nice to receive it as a gift. I can't wait to see how you use it.

Love, love those deer resting on your neighbor's lawn. Our youngest in Virginia has a lot of deer visit her yard - they eat many of her bushes and trees.

Have a great week!

TACIStudio said...

Hi Judy, thanks so much for your visit to my blog. I love the wash cloths soo pretty and such pretty colors. What a cute baby. She is adorable and love your new yarn. How about a lap blanket, if you have enough if not maybe a table runner ? Have a wonderful summer. Lots of love to you :)

margaret said...

so much info on your blog today, lots to see and you certainly have received some lovely gifts. The fawns look very much at home and see they are not frightened by humans! I found when the starlings fledged this year they came close to me but the adult birds fly off when I go in the garden.
Is the cotton for crochet or do you have other plans.

Jane Galley said...

The sea glass reminds me of my childhood, we were always on the lookout for it when we went to the beach. Look forward to seeing it appear in your work

margaret said...

lots to see and share with us today Judy.How lovely to have the fawns so near, can see though you do not want all your plants etc devoured!

Linda said...

So many lovely things to look at today, the baby deer, mother and little girl,the pretty sea glass gift and ear rings from Malaysia, beautiful flowers and your wonderful crochet work flowers. I would love to be able to crochet like that and I know you'll make something attractive and useful with your new yarn. I'm inspired to go and photograph some more Summer flowers as the sun is shining this morning. Happy day, dear friend!

Vicki Boster said...

Oh my Judy--- so much to love here!! The wash cloths are beautiful- how nice of your friend to make them for you:)

Your crochet flower is so very pretty- what a nice thank you gift! Love the sea glass-- do fun that it came all the way from Singapore-- I'm a big collector too:)

Thanks for stopping by- your visit means the
world to me--

Betsy said...

Oh my! What an interesting and full post today. I'm so glad you like the washcloths.
The deer are beautiful and so calm looking-but I do know they can play havic with a garden.
I love the tatted earrings and your plate. You ate a very blessed woman to have duch dear friends and hubby.

Mereknits said...

Love the dishcloths Betsy made, she is so talented, and I am sure she loved the flower you made her. I love sea glass and to have some all the way from Singapore would be so special. Your flower pictures are so beautiful.

Jo said...

Enjoyed reading your blog today. Thanks for subscribing and calling by at Three Stories High. Love the dishcloths, too nice to get wet!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Love those swirlies! Aren't they the cutest pattern and colors! You make such fun crochet items, too! Love the sweet baby and that beautiful Florida art! You've been busy my friend! Love your fun post. Enjoy your week!

Astri said...

Hi Judy, you always write about the most wonderful things. Always warm and kind. The washcloths, the sea glass, the sandpiper, peonies, that cotton yarn etc. All so nice!

Have a good week!

Joy said...

What a varied post Judy - full of lovely and interesting things: crocheted goodies, fawns, blooms, sea glass, gifts coming and going. You are blessed as well as being a blessing!
Thank you for sharing it with us all and have a wonderful week.
Joy x

Ladybird Diaries said...

Such pretty flowers in this post! I really like the little crochet flower you made, so sweet.
M x

Hilde said...

So many beautiful gifts you received, loved seing all the photos :)
The peonies are very pretty, and the deers resting on your neighbour's lawn are so cute!

by Teresa said...

How nice of Betsy to do those gorgeous washcloths for you! Lots of fun things in this post. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mrs. Micawber said...

You bought EVERY COLOUR of the Cascade Pima? That is such gorgeous yarn - so smooth. Have fun with it!

Glorious peonies - and the fawns are so sweet. Your hyperbolic crochet flower reminds me of the things they call "tawashi" (I have no idea what it means).

What a great gift from Singapore! :)

Lutka And Co. said...

Oh, I love peonies! and how wonderful to have a friend that sends you sea glass!

Down by the sea said...

Your post is full of delight it made me smile!
Sarah x

bj said...

OOO....I DO...I know the most PERFECT project for you to use your pretty PINK yarn on. Please....come over to my blog and on my sidebar, you will see THE PINK SCARF PROJECT...just click on the photos and it will take you to
2 Bags Full Blog and you can get the info there.

serendipity said...

What beautiful peonies, such a delicate colour. Have fun with your yarn!

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