Cinco de Mayo.

Today’s blog is a bit brief as I returned very late last night from a trip to Oregon to visit my son, daughter-in-law, and granddaughter Lucy.  I had such a wonderful time!  I only see them once or twice a year, but knowing that they live in such a beautiful place with outdoor nature-focused activities available year-round makes me happy that their life out there is a good one.

Oregon is incredibly beautiful with many diverse ecosystems.  I’ve been to the Columbia River Gorge, which has a major waterfall and a rainforest feel to it.  There are many vineyards, which produce excellent pinot noir, my personal favorite wine. There is a rugged coast with beaches and also a desert area, which I have not seen yet.  I will share some photos next week. 

Before my trip, I finished and delivered the Cinco de Mayo rug, which was a wedding gift for friends of my daughter.  I really went bright and happy with it, including gift-wrapping it with a piece of thin, brightly dyed wool and tying it with rainbow ribbon.

There’s a lot of beauty out there in Oregon and also in a gift for a happy occasion. 

  I chose a happy design with lots of color.  I don't know about you, but I think anything Mexican needs sugar skulls!

I chose a happy design with lots of color.  I don't know about you, but I think anything Mexican needs sugar skulls!

  I did my favorite binding method with cord whipped in place with wool yarn.  I used one strand each of dark blue and purple for interest and even more eye-candy!

I did my favorite binding method with cord whipped in place with wool yarn.  I used one strand each of dark blue and purple for interest and even more eye-candy!

  Here it is all ready to go carrying much love and happiness to the wedding couple.

Here it is all ready to go carrying much love and happiness to the wedding couple.