Friday, April 24, 2015

Paint Party Friday

It's FRIDAY again and time to once again thank Eva and Kristin for keeping things alive and going strong here :) 
It's been a strange week here. The weather took a nose drive and brought out the jackets and sweatshirts again. We even had a light frost one night. Which meant I was running around looking for every sheet, blanket and tablecloth I could find to cover plants with. Everything survived so all is well. ♥
I managed to get a bit more done on the April WIP 
It's almost done now.. just a bit more fine tuning here and there. 
I also did a fun little shelf sitter wood block...
... I can't decide if it's done or not... but I like it. 
I also started on another note card. This one will have a lot of texture to it and can be framed if desired. It's a 5x7 inch card. 
We spent a lot of time with our contractor this week finalizing the plans for our bathroom remodel . I can't wait for it to be finished and they haven't even started yet. But it will be awesome. 
I'm spending more on lighting and faucets than I ever thought I would. But this will be a once in a life time dream room :) 
Not a lot of work in the garden this week. With the colder weather and all the other stuff I had going on it just didn't happen.
Things are still growing in the cooler weather. 
 The Iris and the Allium are budding out and soon will be in bloom and they are stunning when they do ♥♥♥♥
 I did find several Poppy's coming up that were self seeded from last years blooms. 

Some were in ok spots and others had to be moved... and have shown no signs of transplant stress at all ♥ I think the cooler weather helped with that. 
These are Hungarian Blue Breadseed poppies. Which are actually lavender when in bloom . 
Today's Random Thoughts...
Honoring Earth Day

... and just a random thought from me...
...and the ANIMALS


  1. Wonderful post Carol! Glad your plants survived the cold after you had them tucked up in blankets! Your WIP is growing' nicely,and I love the little wood block with the cute quote! Have a great weekend, and look after yourself, Hugs, Valerie

  2. Hi Carol. Oh I hope you do pictures on your makeover bathroom. We are thinking of adding another b/r. How exciting. Love your plants and the quote about growing old, etc. is divine. Love your pieces. Have a great weekend and stay well.

  3. Same weather change here in PA as of yesterday :( What gives? Thankfully we have nothing planted yet. I do hope all of your hard efforts survive. Your bathroom is going to be beautiful I'm sure-and well worth it. Love the fun frog page!

  4. Loved reading your post Carol loving your work in progress

  5. love the art you have been doing this week. So exciting to almost have the bathroom of your dreams! Let's hope the cold weather stays away from now on...

  6. Great post, Carol. Our irises are in bud too. Love the pink flowers painting. Very beautiful.

  7. Lovely work. I think the block could use a little more structure to pull the composition together, but it's also lovely as it is. Happy PPF!

  8. We have the same with the weather...actually too cold again. Gorgeous budding flowers though and lovely artwork. Thanks for sharing all those quotes too...always brings a smile to my face to visit!!

    Hugs Giggles

  9. Can't wait to see how your bathroom turns out too!!

  10. Nice art work...that's a beautiful quote on getting old :)
    and love the garden plants!

  11. Carol, the little frog in the tutu... Love! I really like the WIP too, very pretty colors. We did two bathroom remodels... wasn't too bad and I love the one in our master bath... good luck and I hope it goes quickly for you. It's always fun to pick out the "stuff"! The weather has been crazy and now they are saying thunderstorms today... we can always use the rain, right?