I think Rainy is correct, the mushroom I found in my garden is a Blewit, or Lepista nuda. Here's another picture of it. Lori, I googled the species that you mentioned but I am pretty sure that's not it. The mushroom I found is definetly purple on the underside(the purple has faded on it as it's been out of the ground since Monday), it looks exactly like the mushrooms shown here at the link Rainy sent me: http://mushroom-collecting.com/mushroomblewits.html. I don't plan on eating it, as a matter of fact I've already put it in the garbage (not the compost bin) just in case it is poisonous! THANKS ladies for the help in identifying this!
I am really excited about the I Inspire 9: Metal and Wire post today. First it's gorgeous, second because Rita Weiss was the guest designer and THIRD and most important of all the I Inspire Me Blog was featured in ScrapStreet Magazine this month. What an awesome write up....thanks ScrapStreet!