Saturday, March 29, 2008

Thank You LeAnn & Tracie

Isn't it amazing how, just when you are feeling a bit "blah", something happens to brighten you right up.

I was feeling just that way this morning, then I visited my blog & look what I found!

LeAnn from Pink Icing on the Cake and Tracie from My Petite Maison both gave me this award.

Thank you so much ladies. You are quite right LeAnn, there is nothing quite like your Mother's love, is there. Except maybe your husband, daughter, son, grandchild, your own little furball, etc...........

I am supposed to pass this on, but I would never be able to pick which of you wonderful ladies should receive this, so all of you should take this award, please do, because ALL OF YOU make my day!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

So, the sun's shining, the birds are singing & I'm off to the garden.

Hugs, Coll :-}

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New fabric & wasp stings - OUCHIE!!

I decided to do some gardening this afternoon, it was such a gorgeous day. Bright sunshine & a lovely breeze, so not too hot. And thankfully the rain has stayed away. We have a rotten cotoneaster is the far corner of our front garden, which is way too big to dig out, so slowly but surely we have been cutting it back to manageable size. Two weeks ago my DH got stung, not once, but twice, by wasps, (yep, he went back for more), but he couldn't find their nest.

Well, today I found it. Or should I say, it found me. Rotten little blighters. Anyhoo, I fixed 'em. Burnt 'em out, hee hee. Teach them to sting me. Through gardening gloves too. Shows how safe they are. Just as well it wasn't a Funnel Web Spider.

Also got this gorgeous fabric in the mail today, called Toile de Versailles. Now, I'm not usually keen on this kind of thing, although I do like some Toile fabrics, but this is gorgeous, so much nicer than the pics. The white is lovely & crisp & the pattern looks like it has been drawn on.

So, I'm thinking outside the square (shabby chic square that is). I have a gorgeous lamp base, crystal base & 3 round diamond cut crystal inserts & I'm thinking very French. Going to get started on the shade tonight, but have to find some gorgeous fringe or something (also thought maybe pearls) to go on the bottom of the shade. Don't know what colurs though, any suggestions gals?

Hugs, Coll :-}

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My house is still a mess, but at least the roses are blooming!

Sorry I've haven't posted for awhile, but every spare minute at home I seem to be trying to put the garden back together, post flood, or I've been on the darned phone to the insurance company, the kitchen man (useless person), the insurance company, the carpet people, the insurance company, etc., etc., etc..

We still haven't had anything done, the insurance company has sacked the kitchen person they nominated, so now we are picking our own, still waiting on one more quote.

The carpet is ready to go, but we can't get that done until the new kitchen is put in, so we are still living on cruddy, cold concrete. Ugh!!!! Shannon & Sam helped me pick out the carpet last week, although I think Sam was more interested in the forklift in the warehouse (hee hee). He's such a boy! It's green! Sounds hideous? It's not really, it is the softest green you can imagine, just beautiful. I'm quite surprised, I'm not usually a green person. But it goes beautifully with pink!

Anyhoo, today after I came home from work, I was soooo depressed looking at my messy house, no pretties around, well not many, so I took a walk in the garden. The roses are enjoying the gorgeous weather, we are finally getting some Summer & it's Autumn.
I put some in my little ginger jar, which has pretty birds on it & my little bluebird thought he'd come for a visit. And don't you just love the gorgeous pink rhinestone brooch I bought last week off ebay, I've got a special project in mind for it, thanks to Nancy from Fete et Fleur.

I bought this gorgeous sparkly pink silk scarf at a local market last week. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it yet, but I'll think of something. It was too pretty to resist & only $2.

There, I feel much more cheerful now. Amazing what some "pinkness" will do for you, isn't it.

Lots of Hugs, Coll :-}

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Shann's friend is very ill

Hi Everyone.

This is just a short post. A very dear friend of Shann's, from her school days, is very sick, with a life-threatening illness. Shann only found out tonight & she is very upset, as you can imagine.

A cheer-up message from you gals would sure help. Also some very special prayers for her friend Sharon, who is going to have some tough times ahead.

Hugs & thank you, Coll :-}