Monday, May 9, 2022

Adorable Things

Hello!  I'm still making juice but I am not drinking it.  Bill does!  He says it continues to make him feel really good, so I carry on!  The reason I don't drink it (besides that it tastes too much like dirt) is because I like chewing.

I planted pansies.  I haven't planted seeds just yet.  One of these days, I will.

I hope all you American mamas had a happy Mother's Day.  I did!  We went to Fort Collins because our Brad was awarded his PhD and we got to be there!  We're so proud of him.  We came home and had dinner with the girls and their families.  

I had this big lamb on my Amazon wish list and Bill was so kind to get it for me, no questions asked.  (You know, questions like why do you want a big stuffed lamb?) Isn't she cute?  I love sheep (because I am one) and of course you know I love wool. 

AND this sweet teddy.  I have a love for bears, too.  I am not too old for soft toys.
He was way too generous and also gave me these.  Again, no questions or comments about a 63 year old granny wanting dollies.  They go with the two I received for Christmas.  Aren't they a cute bunch?
From Jenny's family - a darling llama!
Kelli gave me this a few years ago and then Brad and April gave me a colored one by the same maker.  More sheep!

Do you like the plates above?  I think I'm going to hang them on the wall.  I'll show you when I do.

I am knitting a big shawl called the Half and Half Wrap by Purl Soho.  There are 260 stitches per row.  Whew!  It's soothing. 

Brad and April also gave me this set of minis.  April and I are going to do a knit-vent.  We'll knit a little on a shawl each day of December.  Doesn't that sound fun?
Kelli gave me tulips (LOVE) and Jenny gave me the sweet blue vase of gorgeousness.  I was so spoiled.  So. Spoiled.

I'm going to sort out my plan for flowers in the garden.  Maybe I should draw it.

We have a busy week of fun with grands and shows and a brunch with Bible study ladies.

What's your favorite garden flower?  Mine are sweet peas, sweet Williams, and zinnias.  Even though I do not like getting overheated in the summer time, I DO like being outside and watching flowers grow.

I hope you are having a lovely day. God be with you!


Debi said...

Sounds like a great Mother's Day and you received some really lovely and thoughtful gifts. I've planted all the vegetables that I can for now, so next will be cleaning out the flowerbeds and planning what to plant there. My very favorite flowers are daisies next on the list are tulips, lupins, zinnias and sunflowers. Have a great week!

Granny Marigold said...

Oh My but you really were spoiled. As you should be. I'm happy for you that you received the stuffed sheep and all the other sheepy items. And flowers. I love flowers. Those plates are gorgeous. What a sweet post today. Blessings, GM

Julie said...

What a wonderful Mother's Day dear Pom Pom. What lovely thoughtful gifts. No you are NEVER too old for soft toys or dollies. I don't think so anyway. My favourite flowers are probably sweet peas & hollyhocks but really I just love all flowers. I grew some zinnias this summer & they have been so beautiful. Happy bright shiny week to you dear Pom Pom. xx

happyone said...

Wow you got some adorable Mother's Day gifts. :)
I'm with you with liking to chew my food!!
I just bought a flat of pansies today - hopefully will get them planted tomorrow.
I love cone flowers, daisies, and cosmos.

M.K. said...

What an amazing Mother's Day you had! That's a lot of gifts :) It's delightful that you enjoy soft snuggly things, I think. It makes your granny house very welcoming to the little ones, doesn't it? Lambs are so sweet.
I've also been digging in the dirt all I can during these cool mornings. Soon it will be too hot. I do love sweet pea vines, but I don't have any. I need to find a spot for them at some point. We pulled out all our big garden, so no pea beds anymore.

Farm Girl said...

What great gifts!! That lamb looks real!! your flowers and your plates and your dollies are so cute.
I am so glad you had such a good day. How awesome for Brad and April.
Great job Momma!

Jeanie said...

Pansies are one of my very favorites. And I love your lamb! Beautiful yarn, too! Lovely, all!

Lowcarb team member said...

You certainly had a lovely Mothers Day.
Many thanks for sharing your photographs.

All the best Jan

ellen b. said...

Hello sweet lady! That is sweet that no questions were asked and you received those sweet gifts. We are sheep for sure. Glad you had a happy Mother's day and congratulations to Brad!

Between Me and You said...

Well done Brad! I love all of your gifts, especially the floral plates. You're a very special Mother and Grandma, indeed. xxx

Bonnie K said...

What fun! You have been busy. Congratulations to your son! Happy Mother's day

Boyett-Brinkley said...

I love your stuffies! And your mugs! And your flowers! What a perky post! You are NEVER too old for stuffies. I don’t buy as many as I used to — always used the kids as an excuse but I might have to start again!