Wednesday, May 12, 2010


I can't believe that it has been over a week since I last updated my blog. Time just seems to get away from me. I have been feeling very discouraged about this blog since I live such a mundane life I often feel that I have nothing to say of interest and that no one reads the darn thing anyway. Perhaps it is just a way for me to get things off of my chest. I have managed to get a few things done this past week in spite of the fact that I have not been feeling up to par. My nose thinks it is wearing running shoes and my throat thinks it has a "closed for business" sign attached.

I did go to the Grant Street Woolworks last Thursday and I really enjoyed the day. I took my friend and student Elinor with me - it was her first experience at Grant Street and she announced on the way home that she had such a good time that she was game for every Thursday!!! I took a few pics but since Kathy has posted many pictures of the day I don't think it is necessary to repeat. I also went to the Blue and Gray meeting last Monday. This is a group of very talented hookers - sorry no pictures - battery died in camera on the first pic. However, there were a number of lovely rugs shown there.

Since I have said that this is all about the flowers - here are a few. The Iris have finally started to do their thing! What a glorious sight. My Iris garden is the length of the fence - I guess about 30 feet long and 4 ft. wide and the exoctics are just beginning to bloom. These are not great pictures but I hope you can enjoy the beauty that I am seeing.
Purple with white stripes
Purple with white tips and an orange center - just lovely - also very large.

Yellow with deep purple falls - falls like velvet

Ruffles, ruffles and more ruffles. Last fall I purchased 14 more exoctics but I do not expect blooms from them this spring altho one or two of them look as tho they might put up one or two blooms.
Now to Mother's Day. My daughter Joan sent me a wonderful gift basket filled with chocolate goodies. She knows that I often have chocolate "fits" and look out if there is no chocolate in the house! Among other things in this basket was Chocolate Hazelnut coffee. I had it this morning and let me tell you I have been googling and looking for a way to purchase more of this. It is the best coffee I have ever had - it has to be available. In addition, she arrived on Sunday with the following baskets of flowers for my deck.

Beautiful hanging Petunias = dark and light purples

and these lovely Berber Daisy's - yellow, orange and red. In additon, my neighbor, Margaret brought me this beautiful vase of flowers.

all in all, a wonderful Mother's day which included a shopping trip and a luncheon with my daughter and grandson at my favorite Mexican resturant.
In addition, I have been doing lots of hooking. I have completed the door prize for my sculpting class to be held in June at the Grant Street Woolworks. I cannot show the pictures of it as it is to be a surprise door prize. I will take a picture of it to show later. I also have finished about half of the dyeing for that class and hope to finish the dyeing during this coming week. I have students coming today and hope to go to Grant Street tomorrow (provided my nose decides not to run away and wants to accompany me).
I hope all of you have been keeping warm and enjoying yourselves in spite of the miserable weather we have been having. Until next time keep the hooks moving.


weaverpat said...

Psssst! Doris, I'm reading your blog! I ALWAYS read your blog!!!
Do not be discouraged. Your pictures are excellent. The iris are so lovely.
And I was depending on you to take pictures at the Blue and Gray, because I wasn't doing a very good job of it- too much running my mouth!
And you always add some words of wisdom for me to think about. Hope your nose cooperates for tomorrow.
See you then!

Beth said...

Love your blog ..dont stop I need to force myself to start up mine again..!! I havent been feeling to well.. but feel much better this week.. maybe I will see you at grant street!!! LOVE your irises!!!!

J said...

Listen up crazy lady!! I'm reading your blog!!!! hehehehehe!!! But it is a good way to get things off our chest if we need to!! Love the flowers...i hope it warms up so i can get in my garden!!