Today is just the most gorgeous day. Here in Florida during Spring we went from chilly right to hot and humid. Today is perfect. The humidity is low, the sun is brilliant and the temperature is hovering around 76 degrees. You can sit outside and and not sweat to death. Perfect, perfect, perfect. After my chores I am going to plop my expanding behind in my swing and crochet.
Yesterday was also lovely, I made a quick trip to the Honeymoon Island, to the beach for a long walk. The skies clouded up and were threatening rain by the time I reurned, but the walk was lovely. My vow was to make it to the beach more to enjoy the fact that I live in Florida, I think I may need some reminders to help me achieve this goal. Life gets so busy, between taking care of my family, my house, and work there is not a lot of time to venture to far. I know I have to make time, really to help my sanity. Maybe I can help your sanity with a few pictures.
At the very tip of Honeymoon Island you can see the lighthouse on Anclote Key in Tarpon Springs. This lighthouse is non functioning, but there is always hope of restoring it.
Spaced out across the beach are these lovely benches with a tribute written on the back for loved ones. I think this is a very nice way to remember someone you love.
On to more yarny things. I was originally going to make an eight petal African Flower square for my bag, but then decided that the thought of sewing all those squares together was not going to be fun. I did not like the way the squares looked so I frogged the outer layer of crochet. You have to understand that math is not, nor ever will be my area of expertize. So I just kept going with the eight petals not giving it a whole lot of thought. Guess what octagon's do not make great shapes for a bag. I figured that out a bit late I am afraid. I went back and looked at lots of pictures on Pinterest and guess what? I know this will not come as a surprise that most of these flowers are made in a hexagon for a reason, they fit together nicely this way. After pulling apart two of my flowers and fussing quite a bit about it, I took a look around and decided that one of the trees in my backyard needed a bit of dressing up.
I decorated this lovely tree with my three remaining octagon shaped African Flowers. I think it looks rather lovely. Since I live with all men, who never, ever venture outside to help in the yard I think this might go undetected for years. I just might be adding on to this tree art with some bits and bobs of yarn fun. Goodness knows I have lots of flowers and things left over from projects.
This is actually how it is supposed to look. Wow imagine that, shapes that fit together. I am having fun with this new project although as you can see after all this frogging, not much is getting done.
The blue Malabrigo sweater made it out of the 'Feel good basket" for the trip to Ohio. I did lots of knitting while waiting for Mr. 19 year old to get his rear end in gear so we could pack. I am now ready to separate for the fronts and backs. You would think this would motivate me but the thrill of African Flowers has taken over my brain.
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Hope your Sunday is glorious and you are finding time to do something you love.
I forgot to tell you my wonderful friend Taci at Taci Studio is having a fabulous give away. Once again I really don't want you to enter because it ruins my chances, but if you feel you must, go ahead and pop on by her wonderful blog.