Friday, May 13, 2016

Hello...Remember Me...

Hi's Friday already and I've just realised it's Friday the 13th...oh dear I hope it's not going to be one of those days.  Hard to believe I haven't stepped into the cubbyhole for a whole week....haven't picked up a pair of scissors or inked a stamp and I'm beginning to suffer crafty withdrawal symptoms but I've been otherwise engaged...out in the glorious sunshine...not sitting working on the tan I hasten to add...but working on the garden make-over. How can such a small area of border take so much time...4 days of chain gang hard labour...digging out shrubs...digging in top soil and sharp sand...levelling it all out and laying the weed suppressant mat and I have to say it looks a bit of a dog's dinner at the moment...
littered with paving stones...stones and plant pots to stop it blowing away until the gravel...aggregate or as we say in my neck of the woods...chuckies arrive on would have been ideal but hey ho it will give my "I'm getting too old for this nonsense" back a chance to recover from the hard labour. In the meantime the rest of the garden is looking's amazing what a few days of sunshine can do...the buds on the rhododendron have burst into bloom...
 I swear the hosta is taller than it was last week...
 and it's a sure sign of Spring when you see the first flowers appear on the clematis...
but my poor Furry Boy has not been a happy soldier...neither would I be wearing a super insulated furry coat and he's spent most of the last 4 days under the conifers where it's cool and shady.
Now before you start thinking this is turning into a blog about all things horticultural...the forecast isn't looking too good for the weekend so it's perfect timing and I'll be heading back to the cubbyhole to get to grips with a pile of DT and magazine projects and fingers crossed something I can share with you next week.
In the meantime...TODAY is PAMPER DAY with the Friday Girls...a "magic hands" massage to soothe the gardening aches and pains...lunch and lots of chatter. Have fun whatever you're doing...have a great weekend and I'll see you all on Monday for a brand new challenge from Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. You have certainly been busy Kath and it is looking good.......will look lovely once covered with the stones.
    Have a lovely day with the FG's and enjoy some crafty time this weekend

    Hope to get some crafty time myself

    Take care
    Annie x

  2. Hi, Kath,
    The garden is looking good...and look at all that sunshine!! My Friday 13th is going to consist of paint rollers and fingers crossed! It's a glorious day down here today and I should be out in the back garden trying to stop it looking like the WW1 trenches, but I've got new flooring arriving any day now and a sister coming all the way from Lincolnshire to help me lay it, so the least I can do it to get my bum in gear and paint the kitchen ceiling and walls...I never thought I would actually rather be gardening lol.
    My craft room looks like a bomb has hit it as it's got a lot of the kitchen rubbish...oops, I mean essentials, lol, in there until I can get everything done. Of course I think I've picked the hottest day of the year so far to be up to my eyes in paint...typical!!
    Bejay xx

  3. It's looking good! Will be fab when finished. Loving your flowers and plants! I hope your gorgeous furry one gets too cool down a bit and have a lovely pamper day! xxx

  4. Well done! Missed your creativity in the cubbyhole this week... Can't wait to see what you make with the canvases!

  5. It has certainly been worth all your efforts, although I do feel a bit sorry for Buddy, hopefully he will be happier at the weekend when it turns cooler. Love those beautiful paint colours, looking forward to seeing what you create (or a sneak peek!). Have a great weekend. Hug, Anne xx

  6. Hi Kath and Buddy.It's always good to have a break from the creative vibe,it gives you new inspiration when you begin to miss it.Love your garden and flowers look so healthy.Glad you are having some sun.Buddy will have to have a paddling pool hee hee.Happy Weekend to you all.Huggles and a Huge Cuddle for a Hot Furry Boy.xxxx

  7. Evening Kath, my you have been busy and I bet you are looking forward to your massage. Enjoy your day with the girls and have fun.
    Linda xxx

  8. I'm exactly the same Kath, I've only made one project in a month, the garden has taken over my life I think. You have been very busy and it will be lovely to sit out as the days get warmer, well we hope they will don't we? Hope you had a good massage and have a great weekend xxx

  9. Poor Buddy, bet that fur coat can be uncomfortable when it is hot.
    The garden is looking lovely so your efforts are obviously paying off.
    That pile of goodies awaiting you in the cubbyhole looks interesting.
    Have a great weekend.
    Toni xx

  10. Hi Kath:
    what a lovely garden, you have made it just beautiful, I want to thank you for your kind words on my blog I am now a follower of your blog as well.

    I know you must miss doing your crafting, our front gardens look nice but not doing as much as I use to. and I miss it. darn Knee.

    God Bless you and that Beautiful pup you have

  11. Perfect garden weather Kath, but where do you get all your looks good and will pay off big time....have fun...xxxx


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