Thursday, April 21, 2016

Enjoy The Little Things...

Hi everyone...yesterday's plans for a crafty day in the cubbyhole flew out the window because the sun decided to pay us a surprise visit and believe it or not it was so warm it was almost like Summer had arrived...NO WAY was I staying indoors when there was the chance to be out in the fresh air enjoying the sun on my face...killing 2 birds with one stone and cracking on with the garden tidy up. Mind you...not everyone shared my enthusiasm...my furry garden helper was not at all happy to be roused from his morning nap....
but bribery in the form of a tasty treat works everytime. So we mowed the knee high to a grasshopper lawn and then treated it to a scarifying short back and sides to get rid of the dead grass and carpet of moss.
and while I stopped for a cuppa...my partner couldn't resist putting his head down for another snooze...
And what a treat it was after the chilly winter months to spend the whole day outdoors pottering around...just enjoying the little things in life...coffee in the sun...an alfresco lunch and the satisfaction that the garden is looking a lot tidier than it did yesterday and hey...if the sun decides to visit again today...you know where we'll be.
And whilst we're on the subject of enjoying the little things...I'm sharing one of my"stepping out of my comfort zone" watercolour cards from last week coloured with the...


And following on from the saga of all sagas selling my old sofas on Gumtree...the good news is they are gone...sooner than I anticipated...so the not so good news is...I'll be sharing the Furry Boy's doggie cushion...retrieving a couple of old bean bags from the loft or reduced to sitting on a kitchen chair until the new boys arrive.
Enjoy your day whatever you're doing and I hope the sun is shining where you are too
Hugs Kath xxx


13 comments:

Marianne said...

Sounds like you both enjoyed your day out in the sun in the end.
Love your watercoloured pripoject. Seeing your pretty flower, I have a hard time believing you went out of your comfort zone here. On the other hand, I am most proud of the few times that I went out of my own comfort zone and amazed at how pretty those projects turned out...

misteejay said...

That first photo really does look like Buddy has just been rudely woken LOL.
It is lovely to see the sunshine and I don't blame you taking full advantage.
The water-colouring looks beautiful Kath.
Toni xx

sally said...

I was out there with my furry friend tidying the garden in Banchory too!

Sally

Sue said...

Hi Kath - I was sent to your gorgeous blog by my lovely friend Debbie Simpson - I am so grateful to her. I have had a looksee and your work is truly inspirational - you are super talented. (I have a set of Kuretake Gansai watercolours as yet unused)! I have given myself a talking to now I have seen your beautiful painting here. This is an exquisite project - wonderful colour work and design. I love your four legged hooman too - I have two of those - fabulous friends.
Sue...xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely that you got to spend some time in the sun. Love your watercolour card, very striking. Tracy x

Suzanne said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, the color is delicious! Glad you are getting some sun. It's been wonderfully warm in my corner of the world this week and I too have been in the garden...its bliss!

Lin said...

BE-autiful, Kath! I adore a mix of florals and text, and love your card! Sounds like you had a wonderful change of pace yesterday!

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful work Kath! Your watercolouring is better than you think, I adore all the added details too, just wonderful Karen x

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Kath! I love the beautiful colours and detail on this card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Redanne said...

I am so sorry Kath, I am sitting here giggling away at the thought of you sharing with the beautiful boy! Only you could sell your stuff so quickly, but that is a positive in so many ways!

I think your card is stunning!!! I need to investigate those watercolours, they look fantastic - mind you if you cannot watercolour for toffee (like me) then I should not go in search of miracles! Our weather has been gorgeous too, the Garden Centres have been packed - we are enjoying every moment while we can! Hugs, Anne xx

Lee said...

Hi Kath and Buddy,isn't it just great when the sun shines,makes you feel you could run a marathon ( she says tongue in cheek lol ).Glad you were blessed with a lovely day so you could get stuff done in the Garden.Buddy looks raring to go lol.The question is,will Buddy let you share with him ??? Glad you sold your sofa's and hope you soon get new one's.LOVE your Beautiful card.Huggles and Great Big Cuddles for Buddy.xxxx

Welsh Dors said...

Beautiful piece of art work

Bonnie said...

This is awesome, Kath! I love how you've painted this flower and the stenciled background is so perfect for showing it off! I've got to add that heart stencil to my wish list! I need to ink up that flower stamp too! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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