Thursday, June 20, 2013

Good Morning!

Happy Thursday to you my friends!

It's another rainy, rainy and I mean pouring buckets, day here in Spokane. Originally we were going to stay at the lake until today but Chloe and I decided to come home yesterday and get some things done since it was raining so hard. We couldn't go run in the field or check out the garden or any of Chloe's list of fun things to do. Now I know I live in the Northwest, and most people think we should be used to rain like this, but let me update you all. Seattle=rain Spokane=high desert, not much rain Portland, OR=rain This is very unusual to have three days straight of rain and maybe more tomorrow. None the less, I'm heading back to the lake this morning because I forgot to bring hubby's work cell phone charger home yesterday. That phone isn't allowed to have a dead battery as he is "on-call" twenty four hours a day.

Here's a small photo update of my week which has been pretty quiet as it as almost completely spent at the camper with just Sunday in town for church.

One of the maintenance men who is in his 80's and a real sweetheart gave me this bouquet of peonies and wild roses last Friday and they lasted the entire week! Aren't they gorgeous? This man also gardens a HUGE plot. I'll have to remember to take a picture for you.

Judy in Michigan sent me this cute crocheted flower for making her a few dishcloths. Her blog is listed in my sidebar if you would like to visit her. "CJ Stitching and Blooms" is the name of her blog. The little flower is in my favorite color of lavender and is hanging in the trailer making me smile whenever my eyes land on it! :-)

I finished my lap blanket yesterday. It was hard to get a picture of the entire thing in the camper but here goes.
It's a little wrinkley and puckered because I haven't washed and blocked it yet. Thank you Shari at "Kashmere Kisses" for the pattern idea. I love it and it was a great way to use up partial skeins of yarn. I used Caron's Simply Soft yarn and it's so, so, soft. It will be very comfy when reading at night in my new recliner.

Here are a few "random" photos for you. Yes, I have my spinning wheel at the camper! I love to sit outside and look at the lake and spin. The picture of the lake showing the rainstorm closing in. Finally the "merry go round" at the playground. Someone on their blog commented about the old fashioned merry go rounds but I can't remember now who it was. They just painted this one last week. I was a bit disappointed in the colors. My memory says the merry go rounds of my childhood were blue, red and green. Does anyone else remember? I also remember getting VERY sick on these things. :-)

We'll spend the weekend at the lake again and then on Tuesday I'm heading to Portland to take care of Piper for a few days. Hubby will drive down on Friday for the weekend and then we'll both come home on Sunday. I'm having Piper withdrawals. :-) She's also been sick again and they're trying to find the cause of it. The Dr. is thinking maybe she is allergic to soy along with dairy products. Poor baby. She needs her grandma so I'm on my way.

Hey Taci, Teresa and Gracie...lunch next Friday???? I wish more of you ladies out here in blogland could join us at our lunches. So much fun!

Have a lovely weekend and remember to touch someone's life today, even if it's just with a smile. You'll feel great and so will they.
"From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another." John 1:16




  1. Good morning Betsy. I love to come visit you. Your posts are always so uplifting! I love that you can spin right there in your home on wheels!! That view of the lake is stunning, and I think I should never want to take my eyes off of it!!! The lap throw is beautiful! I don't think it even needs to be blocked!!!
    Enjoy your grandbaby, and I hope they can find whatever it is that is making her ill. And give the lunch group all a hug for me. How I would love to be able to join all of you wonderful ladies!!
    xo Kris

  2. Good Day Betsy,

    The Lap Blanket is very pretty and I love the pattern.. nice job making it indeed. I am happy you like your wee flower. Spinning at the lake sounds like a very relaxing to me too.. The Lake is very lovely and I enjoy seeing the Mts. in the background. Enjoy your lunch with the ladies in Portland. Wish I could join you all. Have a lovely week and safe travels. Hugs Judy

  3. I have a love-hate relationship with late spring rain too...I love that I don't have to water our gardens and that it settles the dust; I hate that I can't get outside to do the things I like to do and I hate the gray!
    That merry-go-round brings back memories:) I think that some were just gray but others were painted. It has been soooo long...
    I will include sweet Piper in my prayers. Thank you for yours...

  4. I llvoe the flower that Judy made you. And I love that you sit out by the lake and spin, I wish I was sitting there right next to you enjoying the lake, the weather and a nice chat.
    Hugs to you Betsy and good luck with your darling Granddaughter.

  5. Ohhhhhhh your blanket came out so pretta! Wherever did you get that idea from???? ") and what a sweet neighbor to send you such beautiful flowers...all are my favorite. I so wish I could join in on the luncheon will all of you gals, but...I live to far away just to jump in the car and go. Maybe one day...
    Hugs, Shari

  6. Hi Betsy, LOVE your blanket and the flowers and the lake with the sailboat on it. You are lucky to have that place for your trailer. I wish I had something like that!

    Bad news - I am already booked on Friday. My older sister has her one and only granddaughter with her for 2 weeks and I am hosting them here for a picnic on my deck under the new gazebo. Thursday I volunteer at the falls.

    Enjoy your time with Piper and your DD and SIL. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. ah Betsy what beautiful flowers God makes isn't His artistry just amazing .. fills out hearts with joy!! love the lap rug too what a beautiful work of art love Shaz in oz.x

  8. Hope the rain stops soon and your days are filled with sunshine. :)

    I love the flowers, wasn't that so very sweet of him. I also love seeing all your projects.

    Enjoy your time at the lake dear friend.

    Blessings always

  9. hello dear Betsy and its good evening from me at this moment here in Spain :-)
    Many thanks indeed for all your kind comments on my blog.
    Glorious combination of colours in that bouquet of peonies and roses.Lately I have actually been trying to focus on nature's combination of colours more to use when creating something. Do you know what I mean? I look at the sky and the sea and the sand and try and uses those hues or at least near to them. It all depends on the yarn or fabric I can get hold of. Flowers and vegetation have a natural wonderful kaleidoscope of colours.
    Lovely blanket....Shari has so many beautiful blanket patterns and ideas I follow her blog too. Have a great time with your blogger friends,Taci and Gracie you know I also follow so look forward to hearing about your get together here on your blog. Please give them my fondest regards.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

    PS: I get giddy on roundabouts too and still do :-)

  10. Piper will be 100% better once she gets into her grandma's arms! Safe travels...again.

  11. Oh dear! I hope they find out what's making Piper ill and that it's a quick fix! Enjoy your visit!

  12. Love the blanket dear Betsy. Yes indeed you have a wonderful,view of the lake. How lucky you are. I love the beautiful flowers from your neighbor. . . God paints a beautiful picture with nature every day for us....what a precious gift.