Monday, June 18, 2007

Fun and Relaxing Birthday

Well, it is official I have turned 50 and had the most fun and relaxing birthday. It was at 91 degrees here at 9:30 the morning that we left for Fort Bragg. The weather in Fort Bragg was a nice cool 70 something. The fog sat out a bit from the coast most of the time we were there coming in to cool us off a little more in the evening, but leaving by early morning. It was a perfect birthday. We spent 2 days digging for treasures at the Glass Beach and walking around the beautiful Mendocino Botanical Gardens. I took way too many pictures to post here but, I will throw in a few and then save some for later! I love plants and flowers and am trying to identify some of the ones I took pictures of in case I ever come across them again. Michael was trying to document my day so here it is in order:

I can't believe that I put this on, but he was working hard to make this project I am waking up, coffee in hand and an iron nearby...funny since I am known for not liking to iron unless I am sewing.

And now a little more awake putting on some earrings to go digging on the beach. I always wear earrings can't go out without them. We all have our quirks...and some of us have more than others.

Here I am digging for treasures at the beach. Such a beautiful place. The whole beach is covered with many colors of glass that has been washing back and forth in the ocean with the rocks and sand then washing up on shore. It is really amazing...and to think this was trash years ago. Well, I am doing my part in recycling and thinking of things to make with sea glass. We brought home lots of it.

At the end of the day we watched the sun set...then ate pie (no picture of that).


Knot Garden said...

Happy birthday!:)

Knot Garden said...

Hello Ferne, you don't have an email available so I hope this way of getting in touch is okay:) Oh yes the blanket, well the pattern for the square is from 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton, and the pattern is called Gothic Square. The pattern for the edging is from a book I've had for a long time, called Crocheting Edgings edited by Rita Weiss, published by Dover 1980. There are six edgings shown on the cover and the one I did is second from the bottom. Thanks for your nice comments, Im really glad I took up crochet again. I'm finding it very enjoyable. I hope you will post pictures of your crochet work if you do some:) Hope this helps,