Saturday, February 10, 2007

My exchange with Mary

This is the lapghan I made for Mary. I used Fun Fur and a dk weight yarn and knitted 42 squares. This was a great way to use up my stash! The only problem I had is that the fun fur kept shedding!! I hope Mary does not have a problem with it.

I also made her this purse (crocheted and felted). It was a kit from JoAnn's, but I changed the handles. I like these much better--and so did Summer. I don't think Mary has a chance getting to use this!!

Mary made me the most gorgeous large pineapple doily/table cover. This picture shows me holding it up while in the parking lot of Longwood Gardens!! I have a stool that I use as a small table in my dining room . I put a really nice vase on it (been in DH's family for years). This will look perfect on top of the stool. I will add a picture soon. Doesn't Mary do beautiful thread work!
My eyes are getting too old for thread crocheting of this dimension (I will still do small angels every once in awhile). Mary also gave me some non=crafted items that I appreciate very much.
I look forward to my trips to PA so I can visit with Mary and Summer.

Longwood Gardens, and my trip to PA

I was in Pennsylvania for a week visiting my Mom.
I spent one morning with my friend Mary, her daughter Summer and grandson DeBe at Longwood Gardens. I had not been there in over 40 years. It was VERY cold that day, but the flowers insider were as gorgeous as ever. They were even planting things for spring and Easter (inside). This is a grapefruit tree and some of the orchids.

If you look very closely at the top of the window in the middle, you will see some bananas hanging from the tree. There weren't very many . This is the only bunch we could see.

The above picture is of Mary, me and DeBe.

This is my Mom. Doesn't she look great for being 89.5 years young!! She is in a nursing home (she had a stroke and needs help walking, dressing, etc.). We had a good visit. The cowboy hat is because of an event at the nursing home. She has lots of friend there.

I also got to connect with 2 college friends and some relatives. My friend Ellen from St. Louis was in Philadelphia the same week (she was there for asome continuing ed. classes) so we were able to have dinner together.