Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Road Trip to Portland

Molly and me, we went on a road trip recently with our man. He needed to go to Oregon for business, the Mini needed a service and well I can never miss an opportunity to see my father and his lovely wife, besides it was days before Mother's Day. So we headed north....First stop to see a job which used tropical hardwood that came from a managed forest.....
Let me back up a minute and say before we arrived to see this job we stayed at a dog friendly place called The Windmill Inn of Roseburg (our half way mark) .
Once we reached Portland it was time for Molly to stretch her up the hill and to one of the most beautiful parks we went....

I love the ferns growing on the trees! Everything is covered in moss.

Molly had lots of fun sniffing and exploring.......

Then off to check in to our Hotel. The Hotel Monaco is also dog friendly and in downtown Portland, I need to add only 5 very walkable blocks from Knit Purl . Knit Purl is a must stop everytime we go to Portland! They have yummy yarn, a wonderful and friendly staff and a knit night on Thursday night, they welcome out of towners to come knit with them. They also have some wonderful workshops.

So as a final here is a pic of Molly enjoying the Monaco....tee hee.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Shoulder Wrap

I finished my shoulder wrap a few months back. I finally have a couple of pictures to share. I have been asked several times if I was going to write the pattern. After much thought I have decided to post it free here on my blog. Check back soon.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spring Time

I know I have not blogged in a while, life has kept me distracted and busy. I have finished a few projects, which I will photograph and post later. I love spring! All the flowers and new plant growth. So I have been spending my time outside, planting, watching birds, butterflies, caterpillars and lady bugs. Here are some photos from my garden...

The Wisteria was magnificent this year!

One of the hanging baskets my husband and I created

I love the color of the Pansy's

Flowers, trees and plants inspire me to design and create. I love the textures I can find like the ones in this tree.......or the color combinations of these Iris's. These two photos came from a home that was on the Native Plant Tour my husband and went on this last weekend. Bringing Back The Natives . If you live in California it is worth looking at, all the homes on the tour have their plant lists online as well as photos of their gardens.