Today I'm linking up with Amy at Love Made my Home for Five on Friday. So, here is my take on this week's Five on Friday. And, I'm also linking to:
Yarn Fanatic Party......
*Please take a moment to stop by the above links to meet some new people and see some great craft ideas.
Awhile back I purchased one skein of Katia Jaipur mercerized cotton yarn. I've made a couple of items, including this doily. I like this thread as it has a little sheene to it but I had to cut the thread after doing the center medallion so that the green would start at the correct area. It's kind of a no brain crochet project. I'm about to start knitting a sweater for myself but I don't like having to do the measurements, swatch for gauge, etc....
If you like like the pattern, you can find it here.
I follow quite a few blogs and I so enjoy reading them and learning new things. Last year, while I was in Turkey, I was looking for a blanket pattern. From my searching online, I discovered A Creative Being hosted by Wink. I always looked forward to her blog updates as they featured such beautiful patterns that she created. This past May, I almost joined in with a CAL she was hosting for a shawl. It was with a sad heart that I heard about her demise due to depression. I was in Turkey when I read this news, just a year since I had first discovered this very talented artist.
Fat Bottom Bag inspired me to remake this bag I had created last year. I know the colors are not as muted but Wink was such a talented fiber arts artist. This bag has been in my Etsy store but there were not takers. I think I will relist it now. May her memory be eternal.
My succulent garden is doing quite well with the drought conditions we are experiencing. Here's a picture of one of them blooming.
(I had to take this photo again since the first one was not clear due to the humidity in the air)
I think this picture says it all....Lilly is always content as long as she's been fed!
She loves to sit in the outdoor sitting area....
You probably will think I'm a bit crazy, but I ordered a book written by my favorite TV personality, Venetia Stanley Smith. She's a British woman* who immigrated to Japan 40 years ago and has adopted Japan as her country. She's a very talented gardener and herbalist as well as being an accomplished artist. This book is in Japanese (which I can't read of course) but the illustrations are all done by Venetia.
Above are two of my watercolors taken from her drawings....
*Venetia's great great uncle was Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India from 1899 to 1905. She spent her early childhood years at the family's ancestral home, Kedleston Hall.
I hope you have enjoyed this little glimpse into my week. Life is good here at Lilly my Cat. I really have no complaints and I'm so blessed to have met such wonderful friends via this blog. Until next time, have a wonderful weekend and my best to you.