Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What I'm Lovin' Wednesday...

Lots and lots of things to love!! Well, it's been two weeks so I've accumulated some things...

1. I am LOVING the blooms!! Everything around my yard is so colorful (thanks to Paul who plants the plants).

This year we only planted a few tulips in the front yard because the deer love them but the ones we planted out in the back are doing great!..

Now I can't take pictures of the tulips when it's late in the afternoon because they close up if there isn't full sun. Paul planted some amazing daffodils that blow my mind. I've had vase after vase in the kitchen..

These are in a cluster of 3

These are also in a 3 flower cluster
Our trees are also blooming..

This one didn't bloom last year so I'm so pleased!
A close up of the blossoms

This is a new little flowering plum tree in the front. I think it's going to do nicely!

2. Cupcake class!! Here I am trying to loose weight! Remember the cookie class? Well at that time, Bev and I signed up for a cupcake class too!

Bev and I with our masterpieces!

Now the sad thing is, on the way home I didn't see the stop sign and kind of put the brakes on too hard. Well my cupcakes were on the back seat. I just thank God I just bought this really cool carrier with a lid. 
Me and my sad face in Bev's driveway after the stop sign.
There are no words.
Paul was so sweet when I came home. I was totally bummed. He said good thing I wasn't making them for someone as a gift or they'd think I really sucked at the cupcake decorating class. We had a good laugh and busted out the milk. 

3. Found some adorable hats online with crocheted flowers. I decide to knit one for my nieces daughter (my great niece) Macie. I won't be doing that again as the crocheting really wrecks havoc with my arthritis and my hands. So my niece, Beckie measured Macie's head for me and I decided to surprise Beckie with a hat too! She was surprised and sounded delighted. 

Beckie told me Macie's favorite color is purple.

I made Beckie's with pink flowers
Now just look at the little sparkle and sequins in the gray yarn. How cute is that? 
Beckie said Macie loved it so much, she wore it to school! Now that's the best compliment anyone could get!

Isn't she adorable?
4. Ok, so my Mystery knit along for the Downton Abbey Shawl was NOT fun. I did not like the pattern at all. But! I did come across this AMAZING shawl online called the "Campsite Shawl". WELL! We just bought a pop up camper and I immediately fell in love with this shawl..and it's name! So I went to the yarn shop and found this scrumptious yarn! 
See the word "cashmere"? I am in LOVE!!! It's heaven to knit with too.
The beginnings of my Campsite shawl

5. And my favorite LOVE for this Wednesday is the fact that Logan and Emmy went to Florida and the World Of Harry Potter. They both got "chosen" to come into the wand shop. I didn't know that only certain kids get picked, but anyway, Eric video taped them getting their wands. When I saw it I was teary eyed!! Logan and Emmy were enthralled!! Here it is and it's a little dark in the beginning but stick with it....

So what are you LOVING this Wednesday?

As always...

1 comment:

  1. Val, your flowers are soooo awesome! Paul did a great job growing them. Wow! The cupcakes survived! LOL! They did look amazing too. Then, those hats are adorable! I think your niece is gonna have fun wearing it too. So good and glad you shared.