Monday, April 28, 2014

Daisy baby blanket

The Daisy baby blanket is out of the work basket and into the gift basket.   I didn't expect to make such a bright blanket, but the daisies are fun and youthful, so the colors really play well with the pattern.
This time of year it's very pretty in our valley. Vegetation grows at an alarming rate, I swear the grass grew an inch before I could put the mower back in the garage.  The rose bush stems are bowed under the weight of their blooms, and combined with the honeysuckle, the scent is intoxicating.
We leave the back of the property wild and undisturbed at my house, and I like it that way.  I think about all the little critters who call that part of the yard home, and where they would go if we cut everything back.
Last week I heard a familiar bird call,  grabbed my binoculars and went out on the porch.  There in the bottom branches of the Scarlett Oak tree sat a quail.  Now I've seen a lot of quail, but never up in a tree, so I figured maybe he was trying to get away from a cat, or just needed to get up high and take a look around.  The quails need the tall grass and blackberry thickets for cover and nesting. I'd rather keep everything natural so they stay around here.

I made a little pond in my garden area, but it's not quite done yet.  It's going to be just deep enough for birds and butterflies and frogs.  We will probably need to add some of those mosquito eating fish and I want to plant nasturtiums around the perimeter. Once everything is in place I'll take some pictures.
 During the winter, I had cut the Meyer lemon tree back real hard.  It opened up the area around it, allowing more sunlight to reach in, and as a result, a peony bush that I never noticed before (planted by the previous owners) rewarded me for my efforts.

Daisy blanket pattern: Tillie Tulip
Yarn: cream and blue - Berocco Vintage
          green, yellow, pink and grey - Knitpicks Brava worsted
           purple and red - Wool ease
Hook: H
Size: 32 x 37


  1. The photos of your property are lovely. I find my garden to be a wonderful inspiration for quiting. Here in Illinois where I live, it's still gray and rainy as we wait for the roses to start blooming in June. What state do you live in?

  2. Love your yard, the peony is so beautiful. I also love that bright and beautiful blanket.
    Well done,

  3. Thank You! I'm in Northern California. The roses are usually blooming here by Mothers Day.

  4. The flowers on the baby blanket are just as beautiful as the real ones. I love when it gets warm and we can spent lots of time outside. I bet your pond project will turn out good, like everything you do.

  5. Well done with the lovely blanket, its very pretty. How lovely that you have wild quail in your garden. I'm thinking of keeping a few instead of chickens when we move to the new house - I think I need to do a bit of research not having kept either before. Philippa xx

  6. The baby blanket is a beauty! Well done Lynne!
    Your garden and views are wonderful, have fun with the pond project!
    Gill x

  7. Goodness, so much to love. Your yard full of blooms has me yearning. A surprise peony! What a beautiful treat. :)

  8. Thanks for showing us round ! It looks lovely! The crochet is fab, I'm inspired to find my thingamy ( stick, bat, whatchamacallit ) and see if I can remember what to do!!!

  9. I really enjoy reading your blog! It's truly lovely. I stopped by to say that I've nominated you for an award. If you would like to participate, here's the link. Have a great evening!


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