Sunshine Award

There's been nothing but sunshine this week and still hot. 95-99 deg F all week, with very few afternoon thundershowers. With all this sunshine coming down, it was with a very warm welcome that I received a Sunshine Award from my knitsib LeAnn, so I will pay the award forward to others that bring sunshine to my life.

My Sunshine Award goes to:

Jackie and Lisa as well, who doesn't have a blog yet

A couple of Mondays ago, I was working (of course) and at about 9:30, my desk phone rang. It was a delivery guy at the front desk (we don't have a receptionist) telling me I had a delivery. I went out to get it and it was flowers sent to me by DH. It was a beautiful bunch of spring flowers in a beautiful red vase. The card read: Happy 2Q end. He knows quarter ends are hell at work with lots of pressure. The flowers lasted well for 2 weeks, although I had to get rid of the roses earlier this week.

Aren't they beautiful?

They finally started cutting hay on the farm last week, I love the way a pasture with hay bales looks.
To my eye, there's something peaceful about rolled hay bales. I don't know why. Is it just me???

As for knitting, I've picked up Ishbel again. I'm still on the early stockinette section but it's a mindless knitting project at the moment and that's very helpful. It's in a beautiful blue in Koigu.
I was almost done with a second sock using a wonderful yarn by Pagewood Farms and then I realized I was decreasing the toe too fast and when I tried it on it was too tight, so I had to frog it back to where I started the decreases. It will be done soon though.

The Baby Surprise Jacket, the onesie and the Comfy Cape were shipped to Beziers, France last week. The shawl went to my aunt and the baby items to my cousin Henry for his new son, Guilhem. The package arrived this past Wednesday and everyone was happy to receive them. I hope to have a picture someday of them wearing the knits.


Rebecca said…
what??? to beziers??? i work in beziers! did we not ever discuss this? i need to hook up with your fam if they are so inclined?
LeAnn said…
Great flowers. And, no, it's not just you who loves those rolls of hay. I love looking out through a field and seeing a hawk perched on top of one of those.
Jackie said…
You're so sweet! Thank you!

I love the look of hay bales too. Maybe it's because I always wanted a horse. I'm not sure what else it could be because I've always lived in a city.

Ishbel is on my to do list so I'm looking forward to seeing yours. I'm sure the Koigu will be wonderful with the pattern.
Kathy... said…
We have been terribly hot here in Iowa too, but also terrible storms. Flooding is now a problem.... If it's not one thing - it's another, I fear.

Gorgeous flowers - Amazing how long they lasted! Hay bales are nice, I agree. It's a sense of productivity - of fulfillment - of the Earth least that's kind of what I feel.
Carrie Penny said…
I love the flowers! I wish we lived near farms... fields... GRASS!