Monday, September 22, 2008

A few words on Monday

Not much going on here, but Holly has reminded me that I haven't posted in 5 days. I have done very little art stuff lately, but they were atc backgrounds only for a background atc swap. I forgot to scan them before I sent them on cause I was in a hurry. I have some other projects I need to work on, hopefully tomorrow.

My oldest dd, Emily and her hubby came for a visit over the weekend. It was great to get to see them and the grand doggy, Coal. Bama was glad to see him go home, though, as she spent most of the time they were here under our bed hiding. We didn't do much except watch ballgames and grill some burgers. Mostly just relaxed and talked. I forgot I did manage to get Emily to help me clean out a few drawers of stuff that were hers. I hope to get both girls to do a little at a time when they are home to get rid of the things they don't want to hold on to and to get the stuff they want to keep either sent home with them or put into storage bins for safekeeping. Small steps, small steps!

One of the pics for today is a page I did a while back for a postage stamp page swap. The other is one of a late summer rose. Most of these roses have been eaten by Japanese beetles this year, but the beetles are gone now and there are a few blooms here and there.

Like I said I hope to get some more art done tomorrow and Wednesday, so maybe something new to post about. I went to Mom's today to do some more yard work, trying to get some of her flower beds cleaned out and shrubbery pruned back.


Holly said...

"You cleaned out the shrubbery"(said in my best Monty Python voice)! That is a really pretty rose! I tried calling you a little while ago...but you didn't answer and now I have to go to bed heartbroken! Love you and hope you have a great night!


jet1960 said...

Lol, Holly, that is what I was thinking when I typed the word "shrubbery".

Jeanie said...

The art is lovely, Jill -- and the rose is striking. I don't seem to have great luck with roses, but I think that's because I'm a negligent gardener! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. I think Gypsy would subscribe to Bama's mode of house guests -- under the bed is fine with him!

Kim's Treasures said...

Such a pretty rose! Hope you got some more crafting done when you were done with the shrubbery!

prettyshabby said...

Hi Jill..thanks for your made me laugh...funny that about 'conkers' even though we both speak English it's weird how different our language can be! (I was going to call that post 'lady gardening' but that has a whole different meaning over here,I wont even go there..It's really quite rude!)Lovely art by the way and I love the story of the fortune paper find..waft it over our way when your done would you?!! x

Beth said...

OH Jilly!!! I saw your backgrounds when I went over to Mom's yesterday afternoon. They are totally awesome!!! And all the goodies you sent her too,,your so sweet. We really oohed and aahed over every thing.
I hate those Japanese beetles. They munch on my roses and hibiscus all summer long. I hung some bags up at the old house but it seemed to draw them to them even more, now I just thump them off with something.
Are you off this week?

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