Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lazy afternoon

What more could a girl want? A wonderful cup of tea, some yummy cookies, warm sunshine and my newest crochet project. Apart from trying to find a clean spot on the garden bench, (it was a little bird poopy) it was a perfectly lovely afternoon.

I decided sometime in the summer to make myself a crochet blanket to snuggle up with this coming winter. I had no trouble finding yarn for this project as there are balls of yarn galore all over my house. Normally I am a pastel color type of person. But with this blanket I decided to go a little more wild and colorful. The winters here in my little corner of the world can be so dark and dreary that I thought these bright colors would cheer my up a bit. Because I took the summer off from blogging this year I never got to show you all the wonderful goings on in the garden. So here are a few of my little garden friends that kept me company. Once again our wonderful little hummingbirds entertained us all summer long. I am always so sad to see them go. The dragonflies were about, not only in blue but...... in this incredible bright red color. This sweet little bird made us giggle with his punk hairdo. Sometimes mine looks just like that when I wake up in the morning!

Anyway that's it for today. I hope you are all taking time out for a bit of laziness too.

12 comments:

Handmade in Israel said...

Oh, I love that hummingbird! What a gorgeous photo. And that blanket looks wonderful. I am a bright colours girl and could just imagine something like that around the house in the winter! Lovely.

Sue said...

That's a nice bright blanket. It looks like summer. You must have a fantastic zoom lens to get such great pictures.

jojo-caramel said...

Your crochet blanket is wonderful and i love your choice of bright colors for this project, it's beautiful ! Your photos of your little friends, Mrs Beatrix Potter, are Gorgeous ! You amaze me ! Hugs :)

hetty said...

Love your bright crochet project! It will be perfect on those cold, dark wintery days. Love your bird and insect photos!

Bettina said...

Have a lovely weekend my friend!!!

Bettina said...

Oh,my dear!!!!Forks is my best dreams and my best wish for my other life !!!Jajaja I know you read the books !You know what I mean!!Please gooo!

jenny said...

What else could a girl want? I know the answer to that...chocolate! Lovely photos. lovely colours. What a great way to spend a lazy afternoon!

annemarie said...

Golly - am so glad you are back to blogging. My computer has been down for over a week - seeing you back was such a nice surprise after enduring a week of computer withdrawal!! I love your crocheting blanket - colors are so pretty.

twiggypeasticks said...

wow a red dragonfly!!!your blanket looks lovely
twiggy x

Terri Fisher said...

What great photos! I love the dragonflies! And I also love the colors you have chosen for your afghan...very happy colors! Glad you are back!

louise said...

There always bird poop on our benches, especially when the birds are feeding on the berries! Lovely blanket. I'm not looking forward to the dark evenings which are fast approaching. The wildlife you see in your garden is wonderful. Glad to see you back from your Summer break! x

Sheila said...

Looks like you have been having a great summer. I'm still trying to get my vacation picture together so I can post our car trip with my 15 month grandson. It was fun for the most part.