I went outside yesterday evening to get pictures of the spring blooms in the yard. This is an Eastern Redbud tree and it is gorgeous. Unfortunately the bees think so too. Every time I tried to get closer for a better picture they buzzed my head and let me know they didn't appreciate my presence. Don't ask me what kind of bees, cuz I don't know. The kind of bees I run away from. They were huge! (Not talking sweet little honeybees here.)
The lilacs are in full bloom and their scent perfumes the air.
Don't look too close... I need to get out there and pull those weeds out of the creeping phlox and spread a new layer of mulch. In a couple more weeks the spirea will burst out in masses of tiny white flowers. The roses and russian sage will follow by June.
Sweet little wild violets growing in the shady parts of the yard.
Who's hiding under the lilacs? Natasha Kitty!
And here is Katerina Kitty stretching out in the grass.
Spring is perfectly beautiful!
But apparently my crocheting (that I was so proud of yesterday) is not perfect. At all. I made up a practice square of single crochet. It was hard, but by the 4th or 5th row I was moving right along, thinking I was doing pretty well. Looks pretty good for a total beginner. (Except for some wonky edges from not figuring out where the first and last chain were. )
Patted myself on the back and decided it was time to learn the next stitch. So I went back to my instruction books and to the computer to look at the you-tube instructions.... And.... that was when I realized that I HAD DONE THE ENTIRE SQUARE THE WRONG WAY!!! I am not bringing my yarn over the crochet hook the right direction. So this practice square of single crochet is not single crochet at all, but some made up stitch from my own head. What???? AGH!!!!!!! I tried to start a new piece so I could re-learn how to "yarn over" and I felt like a bumbling idiot with 5 thumbs in the way. I just can't get it! I just failed Crochet 101!! How can this be so hard?
I think I will let it sit for a day and come back tomorrow and start over. Or maybe I will go back to quilting, or embroidery, or knitting. Right now I just want to forget that there is a needlecraft that starts with the letter C.