Friday, May 1, 2015

Five on Friday

This has been a heck of a week.  Thank you all for your kind thoughts and well wishes for me to get through it intact.  I did, and I am so grateful.  All the new children I work with have been evaluated and those evaluations submitted.  I saw three extra kids this week which does not sound like a lot but it is with the extra driving and all those hours on the computer trying to get them qualified for therapy.  I was almost euphoric yesterday afternoon as I faxed my last report in.  So today I decided to just try and breath, to notice things that make me happy that I had not been able to notice all week long.  This morning I went out to breakfast with my dear friend Holly, caught up over tea and Florentine Benedict, yum!!!  I stopped by the market and picked up Little Buddy from school.  I plan on staying home now and just try to recuperate from the week I had.  


My new rose bush is on its second blooming cycle.  It must love its new home on my patio.  I cut this beauty to have on my desk.  I can smell it as I write this post.


Dreaming of a new weaving project.  Dreaming is half the fun of making something. Should it be a shawl?  Or maybe a table runner for my own table?


Looking forward to working on my Jamie crochet vest.  The color is very interesting.  I am not sure if this one will be for me or my niece.  The pattern is very easy to follow, I am enjoying my time with it, that is when I can actually get time with it.


Watching the crochet flowers I put up in my window every Spring, spin around slowly.  Little Buddy loves to look at them when he is eating his lunch or dinner.  We talk about the shape and colors.  The other day he told me something was a half circle and something else was a crescent, watch out this is one smart boy I have.


Thinking of the generosity of blogging friends.  The doily from Pammy Sue is sitting proudly on my dining room table with a wooden loon that was my MIL's.  I walk by this all the time and think how blessed I am for the friends I have made out there in blogland.  And I mean I am blessed by all of you!


Smelling my beautiful gardenias which have bloomed early this year.  They have been blooming for a couple of weeks already.  I had the first blooms in the house but they are strong and started making me feel all stuffed up, so now I just visit them when I stroll outside.

I know that is six, but I am trying to be positive and grateful, so you get Six on Friday.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  I am linking with Amy for Five on Friday, pop in and visit and you can link, too.

35 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

Glad you made it through the week friend!!! Your beautiful blooms put a huge smile on my face and I love that awesome mobile! Wishing you more of the same this weekend!! Hugs Nicole xo

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

I agree, planning a project is as much fun as actually following it through. I love your crochet flowers and the gardenias don't look real.
Enjoy a relaxing weekend after such a busy week (I nearly said peaceful but I know that is tricky with a young boy in the house!)
Caz xx

Lynne said...

What a nice post to wrap up the week! I really like that vest pattern. It's going to be pretty.
Have a great weekend!

Teresa said...

All so beautiful. I can't wait to see the crocheted piece when it is done. The pattern looks gorgeous.

Amy at love made my home said...

I am very grateful to have six good things to share with you on Friday!!! How wonderful. They are all such good things, but I think that the relaxing for the weekend and spending time with friends have to be the very best, although who could put any of these into an order I do not know!!! Buddy really is a very clever soul isn't he, I see great things in his future! I hope that you do have a great and relaxing weekend! Thank you so much for joining in! xx

Judy S. said...

Love that Jamie vest. I downloaded that pattern last year; is it hard? Your roses are on their second bloom? Wow, ours won't bloom till June, probably. And it's been unusually mild here. have a peaceful weekend!

Vera said...

Hi Meredith, glad you are finally at the weekend (me too!!). Beautiful flowers and I love the Loon. And Little Buddy - he is a pistol isn't he?

Betsy said...

Happy Friday Meredith! What an absolutely happy post, full of contentment. That little guy is going to give you a run for your money isn't he? Smart and cute...a deadly combination. :-) I saw where your last table runner was sent. Lucky Claudia to have a sister as generous as you are. Isn't it funny? I almost feel like some of my blogging friends are like sisters to me. I love each one of you and feel like I'm part of your family.
I think I want to make some flowers like yours to spin around happily while I watch. Maybe for next spring.
I hope your weekend is a restful and happy one for you Meredith.
Blessings,
Betsy

Betsy said...

I forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed the loon figure on the doily from Pammy Sue. Did you know that the lake I love so much and our trailer is at is named Loon Lake? You don't see loon figurines much anywhere either but I like to watch them at the lake, especially in the early summer.
Happy Friday my dear friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

you sound like you are well deserving of some you time. Your rose is beautiful and I love the spinning flowers xx

CJ said...

Oh those gardenias are exquisite, love them. Well done on making it through such a busy week, you're a star. I love that pink yarn, it's absolutely delicious, and your stitching is perfection. I shall look forward to seeing it finished. I hope you have a lovely weekend Meredith, with plenty of rest and relaxation (or as much as Little Buddy will allow). It will be very well deserved. CJ xx

Chris said...

Yay , you survived the week. Just try to shift into a lower gear for the weekend. Oh my, gardenias blooming in your yard!?!? I love their fragrance. Your rose is so pretty and I bet it smells lovely too. Have a great weekend!

Lilly's Mom said...

I am so intrigued by your loom. I have never tried weaving before but I do crochet and knit. Your vest is so lovely; the yarn and the color really set off the pattern. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a week, but you made it and now for a little down time. I love gardenia's but their fragrance is so strong I usually enjoy them outside also. What a cute idea to hang crochet circles in the windows. That Little Buddy is a smart one for sure.
hugs,
Linda

Karen51 said...

There is a live webcam of a loon next in MN. It is at MNBound.com. Little Buddy and you might enjoy seeing a real loon, not that the wooden one isn't special. I love your yellow rose, my favorite!

Dee said...

Oh my gosh ......crescent and half circle and he's only 3? Yep. He's a smart and aware one!

Those flowers are very cute and apparently a very good learning tool. LOL

Debby said...

I am glad that your week went okay and that it is done. You have to be relieved.
What beautiful flowers.
I hope you have a restful week-end.

Teresa Kasner said...

I hope you have all the rest you need this weekend.. no working for you at all.. promise? I think you should make your own table-runner as I think it would wonderful at your house. I'm *so* jealous that you can grow gardenias in your yard! Enjoy them. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Caffeine Girl said...

I so understand how hectic your week was and how good it feels to actually finish everything. What a lovely way to finish up a busy week!

handmade by amalia said...

It is a wonderful feeling to reach the weekend relatively sane and look back at all you've accomplished. Enjoy the weekend, sounds like you've earned it :-)
Amalia
xo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hope you are able to have a relaxing weekend. I was going to join Five on Friday, but then had a 6 hour cleaning spree that left me feeling anything but happy. :( Sad part is, I barely really got to everything that needs cleaning and sorting. Ugh! My gardenias bloomed, too. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

Jay said...

A busy week for you but lots of positives, I love the yellow rose. Best wishes to you all, have a great weekend!

linda said...

It was lovely to read your five/six happy things Meredith. I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to make on the loom and your crochet looks lovely. There's nothing nicer than meeting up with a friend for a chat and a coffee. Your rose is beautiful and so are the gardenias . Little Buddy is one clever little boy and congratulations for getting the most clicks for your lovely shawl at the March link party everyone loved it! Have a lovely relaxing weekend. :) xx

ellen said...

Early morning here, and what could be nicer than looking at all of your beautiful images. They make me happy.
Do have a lovely, relaxing weekend. You deserve it.
And, yes...watch out world, Little Buddy is here, and he's a mighty force!
xoxo, Ellen.

Jen @ The Light Laughed said...

The gardenias are so delightful that I can smell them here. I do love them, but they might like it a little warmer in the winter.

Here's to a few hours of rest, and relaxation, it sound like you need it.

Jen

kathy b said...

When I was working, just the thought of all the shifts was overwhelming me ...Im so glad you got through your tough week. When is OHIO son coming home for summer? Or is he?
Its glorious here Mere. 70s, Im on the porch and Im ready to knit soon.
We've waiting for what seems like forever for this porch time and spring to be here!!!
Somehow its great that there is a new Royal baby, but the way you got your BABY Lil Buddy is even more spectacular than a royal.

Jennifer said...

Hi Meredith, sorry I've been absent from your blog lately. I'm just trying to catch up. I really love the hanging flowers in the window! That is such a pretty decoration. I love how they look and how nice that you're using them to teach Little Buddy about colors. I hope life settles down for your a bit soon. Take care and have a good weekend.

Gracie Saylor said...

Yay, you survived, and are thriving Meredith! You continue to amaze and inspire me. I had two of the flowers you crocheted for me propped up in my flower garden window and now I am wondering if I could let them dangle and dance and maybe make some other shapes in other colors...a yarny stained glass effect like what you have done. My cotton thread hearts I had dangling in the window faded :( ....so I will have to think about what yarn to use.....
While I am sorry your gardenias made your head feel stuffed up, they are my all time favorite flower. Were I able to grow them or have them in my home however I might find they make my head feel stuffed up too......but I would like to find out :)
Wishing you and yours a restful, refreshing weekend! xx

Babajeza said...

We are blessed, indeed. Enjoy the rest of the weekend my friend. Hugs, Regula

Grammy Braxton said...

Hope you have had a relaxing (or at least a calmer) weekend. I love the gardenias but I wouldn't be able to have them in the house. I love the flowers hanging in the window. What a great idea.
Hugs,
Sharon

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

Such a calming, relaxing post, I loved reading it...
I find the color you chose for the vest very interesting too - I love warm colors! : )

elns said...

Loves of good things in the midst of it all. You bring a lot of wonderful to many others too Mere. Thanks for reminding us we can usually find a lot of good around us when we are pushing and struggling to get through the busy.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I can almoooossst smell those beautiful gardenias. Ahhhhh... Such a heavenly scent. Hope this week is going better for you, Meredith!

Thank you so much for the encouragement about those beautiful tops... I'm thinking... ;) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

LOVELY doily!! And your gardenias look divine!! Know they smell divine too!

Sue Kosec said...

Ohhhhhhhh, how sweet. I absolutely LOVE the flowers in your window. What happy little faces to greet you, whether you're indoors or out.

Enjoy!
xo
SuZeQ