Monday, August 23, 2010

Gifts from Spain

Yesterday was hot and so humid. The buildings ahead are shrouded in a blanket of heavy humidity at 4 pm.

I went to visit a friend who recently returned from 3 weeks in Canada and 5 weeks in Spain with her husband and daughter. She gifted me with two colorful magnets.

And this beautiful mosaic butterfly wallhanging.

The high temperature today will be 115. Since that calls for indoor activities, doily making is still going on around here.

And I found if I stopped the pattern at about row 6, I get the right size for a coaster.

Blogging, crocheting and cleaning is on the agenda for today. Hope everyone is off to a great start to their week. Peace & blessings, Tammy


Barbara Jean said...

115 degrees??? WAAY to hot for me!
I'll stay here in the mild lower 80's. =)

Blessed to see you visited me again, and always soak up all your kind words.

Have a wonderful week Tammy.

hugs and blessings

barbara jean

Anonymous said...

Morning Tammy!! We finally got some cool temps (61 for high today) & some much needed rain. I can't imagine 115 degrees!!
Love your crochet!! Pretty gifts from Spain!
Have a Great Week!

agypsyangel said...

Lovely crochet. I lvoe to crochet but honestly I have never tried a dollie or coaster. Have a great day. I am new blogger since end of june, come by sometime.

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A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Tammy...115 yikes! It is a rainy cool day today and will be tomorrow too! Thank goodness since I work Tuesday afternoons at the shop and the ol' barn has been like an oven lately! Have a great week!!

La Dolce Vita said...

so when does it cool off there or does it?? have fun inside! xx's

Lori said...

Tammy, how lucky for you to have such a thoughtful friend! That mosaic butterfly is absolutely gorgeous!! And I love your doilies. I tried crocheting many years ago, but it didn't suit me. I love the looks of it and am amazed by what people create, but I just can't do it. I can't believe it's going to be 115!!! Stay cool, my friend. My day will be blogging, cleaning and visiting Walmart.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love your gifties Tammy and your doilies are just beautiful!

Have a wonderfully creative and cool week!


Linda said...

Do you ever experience more mild summertime temps? That would be so discouraging to me since I love being outside so much. It's been one of our hottest summers here but thankfully we haven't seen 115 (only in heat index).

Your friend brought you some lovely gifts :)
And the doilies that you're making are beautiful. Love the color combinations.

Have a great week,

Marilyn said...

Poor you, still suffering the heat and humidity. Is it unusual for it to be humid there? Such lovely gifts you got... isn't it nice to have friends who think of you?
Hope you stay cool and busy with fun stuff!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

My doilies never look like that....
no matter the temperature.... :(
Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Pretty doilies, Tammy. And I love your gifts from Spain! Oyveh! 115-yikes. I hope the humidity is gone:(

Faye said...

Your crochet pieces are so beautiful, Tammy. I opted out of the prayer shawl group at church because all the shawls I crocheted turned out to be trapezoids, not retangles! I grew up with doily making. My mother was always doing some. I admire you for being able to produce such beautiful ones. The magnets and butterfly gifts you show above are gorgeous. I think it's neat that your kitchen also has blue in it. Mine is actually gray, black and white. I accent it with red and green for December through February; blue, yellow and green for spring and summer; and for fall I go for burgundy, orange, golden yellow, and dark green. I love being able to switch colors with the seasons, but cobalt is one of my favorite colors.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I can't even fathom 115, and I live in Texas, fer crying out loud!

I love your sweet crochet creations!

Have a wonderful week!

Diane said...

I especially like the last picture Tammy. The different reds are so pretty. Diane

Celestial Charms said...

Wow that is hot, and I thought it was hot here in Central Texas. I'm so ready for Fall. Love that mosaic gift. So cute.

glor said...

Wow, 115, we dropped to 68 today and getting cooler this evening. Cannot imagine that heat! Your gifts from Spain are so pretty, how nice of your friend to remember you like that. The doilies/coaster are just beautiful. I love the colors. You take good care. Blessings to your day and evening.

Denise said...

With 115 degree temps, I'd say you're doing well to even have the energy to sit and crochet! And I thought it had been miserable hot and humid here this summer.

Bettyann said...

heavens 115f..what lovely gifts from your friend...take care...stay cool..

Susan said...

Hello Tammy...115 degrees, eh? Oh Lordy. I'd die. It was on the chilly side here today and I was HAPPY. Hot weather and me do not get along at all. Cute coasters. Susan

Anonymous said...

OH BOY!! I am looking at the pictures of the humidity hanging in the air, and I am getting nervous. I would be willing to bet the temps in Doha are hotter, and the humidity is worse. OUCH!!
The magnets are nice, but the butterfly is spectacular. Leslie has wonderful taste.
Your doilies are too cute for words. I was in Michaels yesterday and saw a book that had 12 different patterns to knit and crochet dish clothes. It made me think of you... Maybe I will get it and be inspired to learn to crochet yet...
Enjoy your day!

Susan said...

Those temps sound horrid! But that butterfly is awesome and so is all your crocheting. Have a great week. Susan

Claus said...

So hot!!! While it's raining nonstop here, and yesterday was strangely cold and windy!! :-o the world is very odd.
Beautiful butterfly! and lovely crocheted doilies!! I was telling my mom over the weekend how much I would love to learn how to crochet. I have NEVER been good with anything that involves yarn and needle (any type of needles), but crochet is something I think I would be OK at with some practice...and I would be able to make my niece something pretty! :-)
have a lovely - hopefully not too hot - day!

Julies knitting corner said...

Goodness I would be flaking out by now that would be no good for me. I love the butterfly very decorative. Julie.C

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
You can see the heat in your picture. What lovely coasters.Seeing so much crochet brings back memories of my Grandma, she lived to 102 years and I'm sure being a needlewoman kept her going.
Best wishes,
Angela.Formerly My Sweet Rose.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Tammy,
How are you doing? Every time I come to your blog there is something bright and cheerful and wonderful!

I love your gifts from your darling! And I love what you're crocheting!

Your weather is hotter than here and I thought ours was the worst...It's been right around 100 with so much humidity...
but wow, it's even hotter there--unbelievable! All we can do
is stay indoors and (Notice I didn't say do

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