Sunday, March 6, 2011

Random Sunday

 My boy has had a lovely bath today.  It is one of his older brother's jobs.  He loves to play in the hose, but won't go in the swimming pool.  He fell in as a puppy and was in a total of 5 seconds but it has scared him for life.  He loves a bath, that is until he has to stay outside and dry off a bit.  That is where all the fun ends.
 I finally got a picture of Max with a smile on his face.  Apparently the door between the camera and him is the answer.  This is how my sweet boy usually looks until that dreaded camera comes out.  He actually closes his eyes when I put the camera up in front of my face.  I guess all future photos of Max will have to be taken behind the sliding glass door.
 23 completed flowers!!!!!!!! Can I tell you how happy that makes me?  I really love this project.  It is so much fun trying to figure out the right color combinations, and repeating those that you really love.  I think the shawl will take somewhere around 60 flowers, so I have a long, long way to go.  I am tall so I really have to make a longer shawl to go with my height.  I have had quite a bit of time this weekend to work on this, so I have made a lot of progress.  My week is looking busy so my crochet time is about to be drastically cut back. Bummer!

As I have been so busy crocheting, I have not been busy knitting.  This is the dress I am knitting.  There is only 2 inches completed.  So again, I have a long way to go.  This project has been in my car.  I usually have something much smaller for my car project, like a scarf, not a dress.  However, at least it is available for when I am in car line or at swim practice.  

Today I met my oldest son's first girl friend.  He was a nervous wreck bringing her to the house.  I think we are pretty nice parents, but apparently we just might not be cool enough.  She is lovely.  Ah..... young love is so special isn't it?  I hope it lasts a bit as he really seems to like her.  Going on real dates, not dates in a group is serious business.  He actually had to meet her parents, get her home on time, etc.  I guess it shows that he is growing up, maturing, and making some nice choices.  It is so lovely to see.


Hope your weekend has been healthy and happy.  So many people in blog land have been ill, so I wish you all a speedy recovery.  Hope you have found time to do something you love before your busy week begins.



13 comments:

by Teresa said...

Dear Meredith, cute doggie smile! :-) Love your flowers.. my colors are kind of crazy, but it's fun so far. How old is your son? That first date thing was fun to read about. Have a great week!

Hugs from Oregon.. Teresa

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Meredith, What a lovely post. So enjoyed seeing your doggie smile! He is so sweet. The flowers are looking wonderful. It is getting quite popular in blogland. I may have to try it at some point. Love the love story going on in your household. Keep us posted, it is such an innocent moment the first, especially as you watch your son maturing. Sounds like you have a great son and he is making some good choices. Take care, xoRobin❤

lovestitch said...

Oh so beautiful flower scarf you are doing! Such an inspiration to me! And your boy looks great Meredith, he's so cute! Love your lovely post! Have a wonderful day! LS, x

Claudia said...

We have to catch up - girlfriend? Is this the one we talked about?

Thankfully, Don bathed the stinky, and I mean stinky, dogs while I was away. Now I'm home and sick. Love you.

xo
Claudia

Floortje said...

Hi Meridith, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Isn't is great to see so many people working on these japanese flowers and all the projects are still unique because of everyones colourchoices! I love yours too! Enjoy your week, hope you have some crafting time somewhere....I always have a project in the car too and use every spare minute for crafting. Kind regards, Floortje

tina said...

Happy Max------ Happy day meeting the girlfriend---- happy projects you have going!!! Random is often a good thing! Still LOVE the flower scarf btw!

Lena said...

Meredith, your shawl is going to be so, so, beautiful. I love it already. Your colors are stunning together.

Michle said...

Meredith, where can I find the japanese flower shawl pattern. Your is going to be so lovely.

Michle
michlemachala@gmail.com

Rizzi said...

HI MEREDITH,
I'M RIZZI, FROM GIFTS FROM THE SEE. I VISIT CLAUDIA ON HER BLOG, AND SHE TALKS ABOUT YOU A LOT. MY NIECE KAREN, OVER THE BACKYARD FENCE ALSO TOLD ME ABOUT YOUR BLOG, SO HERE I AM. I VISITED SOME OF YOUR POST, YOU HAVE A VERY INTERESTING BLOG. I ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH. YOUR WORK IS GORGEOUS, YOUR SHAWL IS GOING TO BE SO LOVELY. I AM GOING TO TRY AND MAKE SOME OF THE FLOWERS, THEY ARE VERY PRETTY.
IS THERE A PATTERN? RIZZI

Monica@The White Bench said...

:)))))) Love that boy!
Monica xoxo

Valeria said...

Hi and thanks for youre kind comment on my blog
im so in love with these flowers to so i know what youre talking about hehe,love youre colors fun and bright to light up the day
youre dog is really cute :)

Clara said...

Beautiful shawl and the dress will be the same by the look of things. Oh my, the meeting of the parents and all that....my oh my. You are on the other end and you sound like you are very relaxed about it all.

"Petunia Pill" said...

Your Max is beautiful. I've never seen a Golden I couldn't love! We have had five over the period of our married lives and are currently on number 6 (I've been marreid awhile, you can tell). Our current baby is 7 months old and is an English Cream Retriever. He's an ivory color, a little bit shorter in the leg and has a very square head. He is probably THE SWEETEST of any of the Goldens we've had. They are THE BEST! We got him at 6 pounds in November and he is a big ol' guy now! They grow up too fast.