Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rain, Rain...Go Away...

It's been a cold, windy, rainy last couple days...and I'm anxiously awaiting some sunshine. I've been busy working on the backyard to make it look prettier. It was a bit of a disaster when we moved in - all of the gardens were pretty much a disaster. There were dead shrubs, plants, leaves etc. that needed to be dug up. All the flower beds (6 in total) were crooked and made using old pieces of wood. And the grass...what grass?? It's so patchy and non-existent in some parts!! Here are some 'before' pictures - so you can see what we were in store for!!

I will post some 'after' pictures when I get a chance. We don't have anything planted yet (except a raspberry bush and a rose bush...and some veggies - but they're underground). As soon as the risk of snow/frost is gone, we will be getting around to that!

And as for my other projects...I'm starting to work on sewing a cosmetic bag - using some very nice, asian-inspired fabrics. AND...I am making a pleated purse using Basic Grey 'Blush' fabric!! Yippee!!

As for scrapbooking, it's National Scrapbook Day (Weekend) and am looking forward to getting a ton of stuff done! We'll see how much I really get done through all the shopping and chatting, but it should be a fun weekend, nonetheless.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Middle of the Week...and trying to catch up on things...

This week has been very busy so far...and I'm looking forward to the weekend. We're supposed to be getting very nice weather - which means getting outside and continuing our backyard fixing-up. Speaking of which - it's been a just over a week since my seeds were planted and they are growing like...well, weeds! Here's what they looked like on day 7...

And just for the fun of it, here are some recent layouts - yes, I am NOW just getting around to taking pictures of them. I did go scrapping on Saturday...and was just thinking that National Scrapbooking day is almost here and I have to start planning my projects. 24 hours of scrapbooking is a lot of time to fill!!

Can you tell that I love Webster's Pages, Basic Grey, and Prima??!! Sometimes you can't have too much bling, flowers...or butterflies for that matter!
That's all for now!! Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 9, 2010

How Does Your Garden Grow??

It's spring! - Except that there's snow on the ground as of last night....but I did get around to planting my seeds on Monday indoors. I planted a nice variety of fruits and vegetables and lots of flowers. Some of my favorites (and I hope they grow up to be big and strong) include watermelon, pumpkin, bleeding hearts, zinnias, and morning glory. Here is a look at Day 0 - planting day.

And Guess what???? On Thursday I wandered upstairs to look at my tiny little seeds to see how they were doing and...I have little seedlings!! Apparently the lettuce was eager to come up so it sprouted first! - followed very quickly (as of today) by Zinnia, Cosmos, Hollyhocks, Allysums and Morning Glories!