Friday, September 4, 2009

4th September, ATCs, Quick Catch Up

Sunshine and Gardening

Well, today, surprise, surprise, the sun shone on and off all day. I got some washing done and out on the line first. Then I got out into the garden and finished weeding the rose bed. It's very soggy but I managed it. Then I planted 2 lime hating plants in the rhodedendron bed and spread ericaceous compost around in it (for lime hating plants).

The builders say they are going to demolish the barn soon and we do have a 'dip' in which to place most of the rubble, between what was our rockery and the arboretum. Unfortunately it was full of wood, so I spent quite some time digging all the wood out. Lots of nettles and brambles had grown over it, so it was quite a task. There was also a long line of thistles at the edge of the lawn, so I dug those out before the seeds spread everywhere.

I must say after that, I was quite tired, so it was cup of tea and toasted sandwich time. Yummy.

While I was working away, some evil midge bit me on the lip and it swelled up hugely. Jim kept laughing at me of course. Luckily the swelling has died down now and hopefully I'll be back to normal by the morning, and looking less like Mick Jagger.


I have put some more ATCs on my ATC Blog. For those who don't visit there, here they are:

Stone The Crows

Mrs Bear, fabric with added lace.

Chocolate Wrappers

Layered Cat

Beach Hut. Altered Image using sparkle gel pens and tiny gold stickers

Please let me know if you would like to swap any of these, or any of the others left on my ATC Blog. There is a link on my profile page.

ABC/ATCs Alphabet Group

These are my latest letters for the above swap group. I haven't done 'R' yet!

P is for Proud as a Peacock.

Q is for Queue

S is for Swan

I'm not sure what's happening for he next few days. Buster's going into kennels until Monday as it's my birthday weekend. Woo hoo!


steven said...

hi bt - the layered cat rules!!!! that's awesome!!!! steven

blushing rose said...

I love them ALL!!! WOW!, BT. Glad your 'bite' is going down.

TTFN ~Marydon

Bea said...

Happy Early Birthday to yououoouououuuuuuuuuuooooooo
Happy Early Birthday to youououououououuuuuuuooooooooo
Happy Happy Early Birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayy dear GINAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Happppppppy Birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay
to yououououououuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
Sung in my loudest voice and biggest smile. :)Bea

Jason said...

Wow sun! Shocking. :-)

Hope you have a great birthday suprize. xx

Carol said...

Love the Good Life ATC!!

Hope the bite goes down soon!!

C x

Leatherdykeuk said...

Happy birthday for Sunday then, since it looks like you'll be offline :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Marvelous ATCs. Have a great weekend.


Heather said...

How do you find time to make ATCs and do all that gardening?!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Have a lovely birthday - and bring a present back for Buster.

Stampmaiden said...

BT! Happy Birthday sweetie! My, you must have something BIG planned for your celebration if Buster has to be sent off! FUN!
Great ATCs too! Love that "S" - wink!!

BT said...

Thanks for the comments everyone, I've emailed you all individually.

DJ Kirkby said...

I don't know what ATCs are but I love the layered cat one. Happy birthday for tomorrow. xo