Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Procrastinaaaaaation

Please, don't tell my professor that I haven't been working on my instructional technology project 24 hours a day!! I've been procrastinating.......
On Sunday my daughters and husband took me to a mother's day brunch and afterward we did our traditional Mother's Day activity--went to the local arboretum to view the lilacs in bloom. This is the 30'th consecutive mother's day that we've done this--except for the year we were in Spain but I figure that doesn't count. Daughter #1 who remained in the US visited the lilacs in our place.


Put your nose into this clump of blossoms and smellllllll!!

In addition to ooohing and aaahing we take pictures. I've trained daughter #2 well--she and I have a contest to see who can take the best (and the most) photos. she always wins!


Last night I went to my church knitting group and we took this photo of 8 of the 10 members who worked on the blanket. The blanket brought in $1,130 to the auction proceeds!!! We sold raffle tickets for $5 each, 5 for $20. This was the highest earning item at the auction!!! And, surprise of all, a member of the group got the blanket!!! She is the one on the lower left.
Also, last night I went to the local Knitters' Guild stash reduction sale--I gave away lots of baby yarn. To people who knit for charity. And I purchased only sock yarn, of which there was only a little.
Now, I'm updating the blog, downloading photos, etc., etc. Anything to stay away from that horrible project!!! Here I go, back to the school work.....I'm going, really I am, after I check a few knitting blogs.....

Oh, by the way, if you want to see LOTS of other photos of lilacs, just click on the flicker box in the upper right.

7 comments:

sherriknits said...

That is so cool that one of your members got the blanket! What great memories she will have. I am so glad you let us know how it went because I have wondered. I should have bought a ticket! lol

Your lilac pictures are beautiful and I'll never be the one to tell your professor!

Melissa said...

The lilacs are gorgeous! What an awesome Mother's Day tradition!

Peg-woolinmysoup said...

Lilacs - I can almost smell them. Is this wonderful group of lilacs in Ontario, Canada? I read an article in a Canadian Gardening magazine about a spot that is devoted to lilacs.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I have EZ's surprise baby sweater on my list to do!

Gail said...

Hi... it's nice to meet another knitter named Gail. It seems like there are so few of us. Beautiful flowers and blanket by the way

HPNY Knits said...

well done ladies! the blanket is amazing.

Crow Calling Woman said...

OOOoh yes-yes-YES! Lilacs...gimmie-gimmie-gimmie!!! Me loves the lilacs! OOOoo, mmmmmm....sensory overload!

vanessa said...

i'm so glad you raised a pile of money wth that gorgeous blanket!