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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Yarn, Flowers, and Books oh My

 

Took this picture about a week ago so have made more progress since; but wanted to show you this picture because you can see both sides of this shawl.  The flat portion is the back side, and the triangle section is the right side.  In my previous post most people indicated they liked the wrong side the most.  I like both and think wrapped up in this will show both sides and it will work out just fine.  

My Mothers Day Flowers.  Not a good picture though.  Tried several times, the color is so vivid but was having a problem with the light.
This at least shows you the colors.  There are so many interesting flowers.  I don't know what the green feathery flowers, or the orange one to the right of the green flowers, or the larger deep reddish one next to it.  I know the Carnations but, that's about it.  If you know what any of these flowers are, please share.  These were a gift from my darling daughter.

I love fun cocktail napkins.
I like to have a mix on hand, and so does my hubby.


My first blooming Iris.  I get very excited each spring when this pop up.  I got the starts for these purple Iris from my parents yard.  I've given starts to both my brothers from my yard as well.  Flower beds are badly in need of weeding; but it will be a long process before I'll be able to mulch.

I finished the Stacey Abrams book I mentioned in the previous post.  And again tried to get into the RGB book also mentioned in the previous post; but just couldn't.  I think so highly of her, I must try it again another time.  I returned it to the library so others on the list could have a go at it.


I started something much lighter.  Have read so many heady books of late.  This series of 3 books was just what I needed.  The historical story of the gangs of New York, the large number of orphans or children given up by their parents when they couldn't care for them went west on trains to try and get a new life.  This is book #1


This is book 2, and this is book #3

I really enjoyed these 3 books.  I loved the voices of those doing the reading.  I enjoyed how they took on the many voices of the various characters in the books.  And I enjoyed the love stories.

21 comments:

  1. The shawl is looking lovely.
    Sometimes we need lighter reading don't we?
    The deep red bloom in your beautiful flowers is a protea. I think the orange one beside it is a leucodendrum.

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    1. Thanks for visit, always nice to see you here. Right you are about the need to read something lighter and many thanks for the flowers IDing. Much appreciated.

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  2. The shawl is coming along beautifully - what lovely textures. I was going to suggest a protea too.
    I am envious of your lovely iris - they don't seem to like my garden so I have to appreciate them in other people's gardens instead.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Thank you Ellie for the kinds words about the shawl, much appreciated. Sorry the Iris don't grow well for you in your area.

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  3. I love these books! I'll look for them at my library (as ebooks). And your bouquet of flowers are lovely! It's nice to visit and get to know you! Hugs, Diane

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    1. Thank you for the visit Lavender Dreamer, I'll add you to my blog log so we can visit back and forth easier. Let me know if you're able to get these books, think you'll really enjoy hearing them.

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  4. Thank you for your visit to my "Adventures of Lily Grace" blog. Please visit my main blog, "Closed Doors, Open Windows", when you can. I enjoyed your post and the beautiful flowers you got for Mother's Day. I don't know what they all are, but they are lovely! Your shawl color is so pretty. That will be so beautiful when done. The books sound interesting. I need to get back to reading again. I took a "sabbatical" from reading so much for a while so I could get other things done, but I don't seem to have much to show for it, so I might as well go back to reading! LOL. It is nice to meet you and I hope to see you again soon!

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    1. Thanks Pamela for your visit. Will add you to my blog to make visiting back and forth easier. I'll pop over to your other blog as well.

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  5. Your Mother's Day flowers are beautiful, such a lovely arrangement. I enjoy reading series, there's a few I have on the go but waiting for the next instalment to come out. It's like visiting old friends once you get to know the characters, and of course new ones are added in each book.

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    1. Totally agree with you Jo on getting to know the characters etc. Thanks for the visit.

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  6. I particularly love the color of your shawl and seeing both sides of the pattern. Keep up the good work. And am so happy you received some beautiful flowers. What a treat!

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    1. Thanks for the kinds words Debbie, I'm really enjoying this pattern and loving the color as well. Still enjoying my flowers.

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  7. My wife has really become a fan of reading on her iPad, but I am still a huge fan of physical books and I suspect I will remain so. As long as people read though - that's the important thing!

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    1. My daughter is like you David, she likes the physical book. I was reading a lot on my ipad which I preferred over a physical book, but then got hooked on audio books. I listen while walking, knitting, and fixing dinner etc. I like being able to do multiple things at the same time. Thanks for the visit.

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  8. Wish I could help you identify the flowers, but they are splendid. I also really like that blue/turquoise* shawl *(I can't identify that color, but it's beautiful).

    Stay well, Sandy.

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    1. Thanks for the visit, kind words regarding the shawl. I can't decide if it's teal or turquoise.

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  9. The shawl looks absolutely stunning, just as beautiful as the flowers. Thanks for the books recommendations. Looking forward to checking them out.

    Its nice to have stumbled across your blog! Have a great week ahead.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and sweet comments about the shawl, much appreciated. Will pop over to your blog as well.

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  10. The shawl is coming along nicely!

    And I like all the flowers-both the indoor at outdoor ones. So pretty!

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    1. Nice to hear from you Sherry, and thanks for the sweet comments.

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  11. I hope you're doing well. 'been a while, looking forward to reading more posts.

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