Monday, April 27, 2009

Warm Weather Busy-ness & New Products

Finally, finally! Sunshine, dry, warm temperatures, gentle breezes. It feels like we've been waiting an extra long time this year up here in the mountains. Of course all the plants and the grass haves loved all the rain we had even if we were tired of it.

It's been a busy weekend here at the Cottage as we got outside and began some projects. Like our little shed that has needed a paint job since we moved in. Well DH finally scraped, sanded and got it ready and I picked out this very light creamy pale yellow to cheer it up. I have a window planned on this side (there is already one on the other side) and the back and then want to create a potting shed inside. Those are Raspberry plants on the left along the bottom of the shed that are waiting for the painting to be finished so a trellis can be built for them. That plant that looks like little tree in front on the left is a weeping rose tree I planted last year. Pink roses of course! :-)

A busy man my DH this weekend. In between the paint job he also got the vegetable garden tilled. Our strawberry bed is chock full of blossoms and already we're beginning to see little fingernail size strawberries. So there's some sweet eating coming up soon! Hubby is off on a week long fishing trip next week. I told him we'd be eating strawberries and thinking of him. ;-)
The little Dogwood outside my studio windows has done especially well this year. (sorry the picture was taken through the screen) Besides weeding and mulching old flowers beds and working on new flowers beds I've also been planting hydrangea, impatiens, lavender, peonies, asparagus fern, dianthus and geraniums. In between all that work I managed to sneak in a couple minutes on the porch swing and some deep breathing over the lilac bush.

Today I put new Maya Road products in the store and you can find more than the sampling of pictures I've added here on the blog over at the What's New section of the store.

Sheer Black and White Journaling Tags
Felt Beaded Blssoms
Clear Stamps

Jewel Blossoms


Scalloped Layers Chipbook

Trinket Pins
Leaf Trinket Pins
Velvet Blossoms

Chipboard Borders Sheet

I hope everyone else had a marvelous weekend too!


Joy said...

That scalloped chipboard book is to die for. I gotta get some $$ in my Paypal account!

LillySue said...

Oh, please show us your shed when you get it all done! I love the shot of DH on his tractor! I am off to look in your shop.

Cindy Shea said...

Gail, is the rose in front of the shed a "fairy" rose? I have several of these polyanthas in my rose garden and they are just such sweet little things.

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

No it's not a fairy rose but I love the idea the name conjours up and I wish it was! :-)