Good morning, peeps and peepettes!! Happy, happy Sunday!
The weather here continues to be beautiful. It gets down to the 40s at night, but hits the low 80s during the day. My flowers are going crazy. I've got orchids out on the patio, freesias and lilacs out front. And my irises are so tall and sturdy, I'm hoping for lots of blooms this year. There is more rain on the horizon, this week or next. That would be great, I don't want to have to water...
My double-whites...the first picture shows how many blooms I've got waiting to open.
My patio cymbidium. I only have one spike, but I'm hoping for more next year.
And here are my grape irises from Wisconsin. Waving to Vickie!! They're looking very healthy. I love these irises. They smell so good!
My freesias have lots and lots of blooms.
I picked a few to enjoy inside. I love this color.
On the stitching front...NOTHING!!
I started working on my wrap/shawl last night. Got all of the yarn into balls, settled down on the couch. Pulled out a very simple pattern. I just want to do a rectangle and have it be warm. Here are the directions: K1 *YO, P2tog* K1. Hmmm. Looked easy enough. Except somehow, I completely read this incorrectly. What did I do? K1*YO, P2tog, K1*. After three rows, it looked more like a moth-eaten blanket than a beautiful wrap. Read the instructions again...and again...and again. The holes did not seem to match the picture. Oh, darn, I think I figured out the problem. So, pulled it all out and went to bed. I will be trying again today. Absolutely NO pictures were taken.
My dad continues to lose weight. His eating has become erratic. Some days are good, some are not so good. Last week, the nurse told me that his lungs sounded a "bad". The diagnosis was possible aspiration pneumonia. I know that the time with my father is getting shorter. It is very odd. I know that it's time, but this life on hospice with my dad is MY normal. My father would have never wanted to live this way, but the end still scares me.
So I am off like a herd of turtles. I did most of my inside chores yesterday, but I need to take a trip to town this morning. Hug your loved ones tight, be kind to one another.