Sunday, April 15, 2012

End of the Weekend

Well, we weathered the severe weather just fine here. It all went north and south of us. It started out very dreary this morning, but things cleared off this afternoon. The wind is still blowing pretty hard, tho.

I started out this morning with the intention of cleaning house. I didn't get very far when the vacuum died. (Yay!!) So, an hour and a half and a hundred dollars later I have a new vacuum to be delivered at the end of the week. All this meant that I'd have to find something else to do today. (Darn!)

I ended up in my studio (surprise, surprise) and finished up a card that I had been working on. I found a tutorial on Pinterest, so I thought I'd give it a try. This is the second card I made and I tweaked the measurements on this one. This is the front.

This is with the front folded down.

And this is with the front folded up.

It took quite a lot of paper, but I think I turned out really good! It would make a great Mother's Day card.

Other than that I have not gotten much accomplished today. Oh, I did get a little bit done outside this evening. I thinned my lettuce and got enough for a little salad. My first harvest! Looks yummy!!

Well, tomorrow I'll be headed back to work. Vacation's over, but it sure was fun!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Its very rainy today which is good for the roses that we transplanted yesterday. I guess I won't be working outside today. Yay!! Its a studio day!!! Time to work on some of my art projects!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Well, today's weather is a far cry from the weather the last time I posted! It's very chilly and overcast today with enough wind to really make you wish you'd put on a jacket. In short, it's a perfect day to transplant roses. So, we did! The tea rose Mr. Lincoln and the David Austin rose Evelyn both have new homes now. I hope they do well. We have one more rose to transplant, but I'm not sure where it's going to go yet.

After tying climbing rose Zepherin Drouhin back up on the gate my poor fingers were soooo cold that I had to come inside and warm up with a cup of hot cocoa. Luckily I have a good supply of cocoa left from this winter since it was hardly ever cold enough to need it. Who'd have thought I would need it in April?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Good morning everyone! It is such a beautiful morning here! The sun is shining and the birds are singing. I hope you all had a lovely Easter day. Sunday was just as lovely as today. My garden gave me a lovely Easter present this year. Abraham Darby is now in bloom.

Now I've heard of Easter lilies, but Easter roses??! Ah well, this will give mean extra two full months (almost) of roses this year.

The birds are all building nests or sitting on their eggs now. Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal have built their nest in the Weigela bush outside my kitchen windows. She started sitting yesterday, so I'll have to keep an eye on her to make sure the cat doesn't bother her.