Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Purple Summer Days






Today is purple day at irisheyes.
I was at the Chicago Botanic Gardens today and decided to only photograph the purples.  This time of year you can pick a color and it is abundant in the gardens..no matter what color you pick. 

Then I spotted this darling tea cover on Ravelry .

I love the collar and I just might have to knit one. 

Yesterday Carole knits asked for your summer bucket list.
I realized I've already crossed off a few on mine:
*Gone fishing and caught a walleye!
*Knit mittens to donate...and more to come
*Visit Botanic gardens in bloom
*Learn a new game: splendor 
*Watch favorite summer movie again:
Apollo 13
*Learn to drink coffee : black
*Get out on my bike more
(I rode to Lifesource to donate blood yesterday and rode back)
*Donate blood this summer
*Keep Beatles happy on his leash in case we try for Therapy Cat
*enjoy thunderstorms
*nap on the porch
*read more books: 
I finished Cat Angels
and read Beautiful Eyes about a dad and daughter. 

and it has only just begun. 






12 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

What a great artsy idea! Beautiful

Tired Teacher said...

You have ticked a lot of things off your list - great job!

Love the tea cozy - very clever.

Suburban prep said...

Pretty.My mother loves irises. She used to have them in her yard but now that they live in a condo it isn't very often that she has irises. My sister who bought the land and built a house (on the same property) now has irises growing in her yard (the same yard).

Nancy Kay said...

Love the purples! You've got a good list of things to do...

Dee said...

The teapot sweater is adorable. I can't wait to see yours! :-)

I should make a summer bucket list ---- I think my first thing would be ----

1. get back on my diet! LOL

Teresa Kasner said...

Love the purples and cozy! That's great that you're crossing off things on your list.. so am I! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Araignee said...

Nap on the porch...priceless.

Ingrid K. said...

Hi Kathy!
Love your purple photos! That teacosy is darling!!!
I'm enjoying the first blooms on the balcony, more are coming along... sowed some more flower seeds yesterday!
It makes me happy watching things grow!
Hugs!
Ingrid xx
http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

Caffeine Girl said...

I love your purple theme. The gardens look amazing; I should check them out some time!
My goal for the summer is to relax enough to be ready for another school year!

karen said...

I must say that purple is one of my favorite flower colors. I also like to wear it! I wish I lived near a botanical garden, I'm hoping sometime late this summer of going to the one near philly.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

My gardens are mostly pink, purple and white. But now I wish I had room for a pond - I want some water lilies!

Amy at love made my home said...

Great purpleness!!! xx

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