Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tea Towel from Robin and WIP's

The beautiful, lovely and oh so kind Robin from My Nest of Yarn and Buttons had a wonderfully creative giveaway on her blog.  We were to interpret what her sweet little granddaughter, who is learning to write, wrote about on a lovely picture.  I believe I got three out of the four words as many people did, so Robin decided to give the lot of us each a lovely hand towel.  Look at mine, it is perfect for Florida.


Here it is opened up, I love the bright colors.  Thank you Robin for treating all of us so wonderfully.  You are a dear, sweet, friend.  Robin lives in Vermont, she has been under heaps of snow all Winter, but now is seeing signs of Spring.  Go and pay her a visit and meet her beautiful Jack, I want to scratch his nose and give his beautiful face a big kiss.  Robin is also the proud Grandmother to the two most adorable girls.  Check her out, you too will become fast friends.

  
As far as WIP's this Berroco sweater has not even gained a row since I last featured it.  I keep thinking if I post pictures of it then I will feel guilty enough to get working on it. We will see how that works.


The second Berroco sweater is almost up to the neckline in the back.  This is an easy peasy knit.  Funny though, I swear I thought this yarn was gray in the store.  I also swear I thought it was gray in my house.  But after seeing it outside it is actually greenish. 
 

There must be something more wrong with my eyes than just needing readers for every single thing now.  I even need them to knit, even when I am not looking at my knitting!
 

This lovely plant was dropped off in my garage last weekend by a lovely friend in remembrance of my Mother and MIL.  Isn't it lovely and so thoughtful?

How is your week going?

36 comments:

Carla from The River said...

I like your tea towel. Yes, perfect for Florida. :-)

My week is going well. We have had great weather and I am looking forward to doing more garden work. :-)
And hope to go on a canoe trip with my hubby this weekend. A day trip. The boys will be visiting grandma and grandpa. :-)

RedSetter said...

Well done to you winning the tea towel I can imagine you'll be smiling every time you use it as it is just so jolly. Your peace lily is delightful too and a lovely kindness.

Lol-ing at your glasses needed even when not looking. I'm needing mine more and more now but am getting forgetful and getting up to walk with them and realising the world looks odd as I've forgotten to take them off!

Your knitting looks fab but I wonder why you are sooooo slow to complete them....hmmmm, I wonder if a Little Buddy might know the answer....?
Take good care of yourself Meredith,
Love and hugs
RedSetter

Gracie Saylor said...

Dear Meredith,

Your remembrance plant is a lovely reminder of wonderful mothers and a good friend.

The towel Robin sent you is pretty! I will go visit her blog.

Although I have come to expect speedy knitting from you, I have to smile, because what seems like little progress to you is AMAZING progress to me!!! [On my computer screen the yarn you thought was gray looks gray to me :) ]

I am recovering along with all but two other members of my household from a horrible flu. [The baby and my youngest daughter thankfully don't have it!] At her worst 4 yr. old Molly asked her parents if she was dying. The question crossed my mind as well.

But I am well enough today that I am going to try out Teresa's washcloth pattern. I think I can...I think I can :) xx

Amy at love made my home said...

What wonderful gifts Meredith! The tea towel is indeed just right for you in Florida isn't it, what could be more perfect.

How lovely two of your friend to bring you such a beautiful plant with such a beautiful thought behind it. A truly lovely person indeed.

Oh and re the glasses, you might find that you also need them to talk on the phone and to think, that is if you end up like me!! xx

Joy said...

Your tea towel is lovely Meredith - isn't Robin such a sweetie! Mine hasn't arrived yet - it has a long way to travel - but I'm so looking forward to receiving it!
Don't beat yourself up about your eyesight my lovely friend, that type of green is very difficult to pick except in bright lighting; it's knitting up very nicely and I hope you are liking the colour? Your berocca top will grow when the time is right - life sure gets in the way at times doesn't it!
The plant is such a thoughtful kind gift - enjoy it! I hope you are coming along okay after all your recent, and ongoing, turmoil - take good care of yourself and I hope the migraines are keeping away? Warmest of hugs, Joy xo

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww such thoughtful and wonderful gifts from sweet friends. :)

Keep at it, those sweaters will be finished in no time.

((hugs)) to you sweet friend.

kathyinozarks said...

I love your tea towel too and your beautiful plant-friends are so awesome! that does look grey in the photos-lol and I love the purple one

mamasmercantile said...

Amazing gifts, from such thoughtful friends. My glasses are now a permanent feature perched on the end of my nose, my husband has to remind me to take them off when I go to bed. Have a wonderful weekend.

Jen Vandervoort said...

I'm in love with those yarn colors...sigh. Gorgeous.

And what lovely fabric, it has a real vintage feel to it.

Jen

Betsy said...

Beautiful gifts for a beautiful lady. The tea towel looks perfect for a home in Florida and the plant is wonderful! It looks huge. It make make a lasting reminder of your Mom's. Your sweaters both look as if they are doing very well and are just waiting for you to find the time to play with them again. My eyes must be bad too because the gray looks gray to me too.
Blessings,
Betsy

Teresa Kasner said...

Meredith.. my wonderful friend. I was also a lucky recipient of Robin's tea towels.. mine has Nasturtiums on them in reds, oranges and yellows.. very summery! Your friend gave you a magnificent variegated Peace Lily.. a truly large and lush plant. I have 2 green ones and I really admire your variegated leaved one. Have a super wonderful weekend and sneak in some "me" time!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Taciana Simmons said...

What a beautiful t,ea towel my dear friend and you so deserve a bright cheerful gift after such a hard time ... The plant is also so beautiful and such a thoughtful way of reminding you of your Mom and your MIL's life. I hope you are hanging in there and I think of you often and pray you are doing well. Lots of love.

Kris said...

Love the tea towel. I love Robin and her blog! And your latest projects.....AND the lovely plant in honor of your Mom and MIL. Very thoughtful!
xo KRis

Linda Powell said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog Meredith. How nice to receive such a bright and cheerful tea towell, it is just perfect. My crochet is progressing slowly, have re-started it four times so far and now i think I have it correct and can steam ahead. It is a small hook so it doesn't grow that fast, but I suspect it is quicker to grow than knitting would be.
The plant is lovely and a very kind and thoughtful gift for you
Take care
Linda xx

Stins said...

Such sweet gifts... So nice when other people are thinking of you, isn't it?
I really loved the little buddy. Pictures on your previous post by the way.... Those tiny toes ;)!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, you are the best! Have a great weekend, lots of love from Mirjam.

Jennifer said...

Wow, what a beautiful tea towel. I love the brightness of it. It definitely is a Floridian tea towel if I ever say one. Your knitting is looking wonderful, those colors are gorgeous.

Mindy said...

Pretty tea towel, love the knitting and the colors (green OR gray!), lovely plant! Enjoy the weekend. =)

Sarah Sweethearts said...

How sweet! and that first sweater color...? Gorgeous! Love it!

linda said...

Beautiful tea towel Meredith it's so pretty. I think your knitting is growing pretty quickly and it's a lovely shade be it gray or green. As for he readers I have a pair in every room and in every bag and have has for many years now. What a sweet and thoughtful gift from your friend it's a beautiful plant I love peace lilies. Have a great weekend. xxx

CJ said...

What a beautiful plant. A variegated peace lily I think, very good for the air. And a lovely gift from your blogging friend, so vibrant, I know you'll treasure it. I hope you have a good weekend Meredith. CJ xx

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Thank you Meredith for honoring me on your blog but you surely didn't have too. Thank you, maybe I'll get more followers, I'm at a standstill!!! Have a great holiday weekend, xoRobin

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Thank you Meredith for honoring me on your blog but you surely didn't have too. But maybe I will get new followers, I'm at a standstill!! Have a great holiday weekend, xoRobin

Grammy Braxton said...

Hugs to you Meredith. That's a lovely tea towel and that plant is gorgeous. Aren't friends wonderful? I love your knitting and sometimes, I truly want to learn to knit, but then my silly hands act up and I can't even crochet, so knitting will stay on the wish list.

Hugs,
Sharon

millefeuilles said...

Hello Meredith!

It is lovely to bé back, catching up on your latent postes, sphinx the gorgeous Little guyg and, WOW, that teatowel steaks of sin and Holiday, right?

Your two Berocco WIPs are looking fab and on my computer screen Nummber 2 looks more grey than green.

Stephanie xx

kristieinbc said...

The tea towel is very cheerful! And the plant your friend left for you is very pretty. That's funny about your sweater colour. It is sort of like when my husband and I picked out some new plates at IKEA. We loved the shade of blue. Right up until the minute we got home and realized that they were actually grey! The store lighting had played a trick on us.

Dee said...

What an adorable tea towel. It reminds me of the old orange shipping crate logos.

The peace lily is beautiful. What a wonderful remembrance of your mom and MIL.

Paula said...

The grapefruit towel makes me hungry! Of course, everything makes me hungry these days! Thanks for commenting on my latest post!

kathy b said...

such a color contrast in your projects. Love the raspberry yarn and love they GREY design.

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a gorgeous tea towel -- and very Florida!

I can't believe how fast you are knitting that sweater! It is just darling.

moonstruckcreations said...

What a fab giveaway, aren't bloggers the best?

I am simply in awe of your knitting skills, I used to do a lot of knitting in my teens and early 20s, but once I got married went back to crochet as it is quicker and easier to put down when duty calls!

The plant is such a lovely gift, I saw these growing outdoors when we visited Spain - but they are usually indoor plants here in the UK.

I think you guys in the States have a long weekend - have a good one!

Helenxx

Terriea Kwong said...

So beautiful tea towel. Very pleasing to use it I'm sure you'll.

Rose Red said...

That is one of the nicest tea towels I've ever seen! (If there was enough fabric, I'd make it into a skirt!)

yarn and pencil said...

Oh such lovely gifts Meredith. The colour of your yarn is very nice; it's such a subtle difference in colour that I wouldn't have discerned it's true colouring until I had observed it in bright sunlight.
Tracey xxx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So sweet of Robin to treat everyone to a tea towel. That one is certainly perfect for Florida. :) All of my work at school is on the computer and the lighting is awful so I have to use my readers all the time which means when I get home, I have to continue to weather them for crochet and cross-stitch. When I take out my contacts, I've gotten to where I don't wear my regular classes to see my iPhone. I just hold it close to my face, and then I put my regular glasses on when I blog. I think my eyes are very confused. That is an awesome plant -- and so much nicer than flowers that will just wilt away. Your sweater is coming along nicely -- yes, some grays definitely could have a touch of green. Will still be lovely. Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So sweet of Robin to treat everyone to a tea towel. That one is certainly perfect for Florida. :) All of my work at school is on the computer and the lighting is awful so I have to use my readers all the time which means when I get home, I have to continue to weather them for crochet and cross-stitch. When I take out my contacts, I've gotten to where I don't wear my regular classes to see my iPhone. I just hold it close to my face, and then I put my regular glasses on when I blog. I think my eyes are very confused. That is an awesome plant -- and so much nicer than flowers that will just wilt away. Your sweater is coming along nicely -- yes, some grays definitely could have a touch of green. Will still be lovely. Have a fabulous Friday. Tammy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

PS If there's any mistakes in my text, it's because of the eye confusion thing, okay ??? :)