Thursday 17 May 2012

I Did It!

The weather finally stayed dry enough for me to sort the garden out.  It took two days and the help of my beautiful assistant:
I was totally shocked when she agreed to come and help in the garden, she hates the garden.  I was even more shocked when, later in the day, I found her doing her homework without being told to!  Anyhow, we transformed the garden from this:
To this:
And this:
As soon as the garden was done the rain started again so I haven't really had a chance to sit in it and enjoy the efforts of our hard work.  I do love my garden and want to do something with it but I just don't know where to start!

I have managed to find some time for scrapping and thought I'd share this picture of my brother, Jon, with his beautiful grand-daughter, Charlotte:
It was taken on Christmas Day and, so far, none of my pictures of that day have been scrapped using Christmas papers, I will have to rectify that :)
I've been doing the Cover to Cover class with Shimelle.  I wasn't going to join in because I thought my albums were in a pretty decent order but after reading the first prompt I realised they weren't.  I have found a ton of gaps, one of the biggest gaps is a holiday in America that me and Maddie went on just after her dad left.  I've got a crop at the weekend and those holiday snaps will be scrapped :)

I hope you've had a good week.
Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx


Sandra said...

This is a beautiful layout Jo and well done on getting your garden sorted for the Spring it's looking good.

Sian said...

Wow - now, that's the kind of gardening help we all could do with. have you thought of hiring her out?

Lou said...

you did work hard in the garden Jo. i love the garden too. I hope we eventually get some sun so you can enjoy it. Beautiful layout too x

Lisa said...

Such a lovely garden Jo, well done on all the hard work, its paid off:D and the lo is a lovely piece of work to be proud of too

from your 'special' friend

Alison said...

What a good girl you have there..and love the LO! hope you get some sunshine to enjoy your garden
Alison xx

Lisa-Jane said...

Great placement Jo! Wonderful colours too. Well done on getting so much done on the garden.

Ali said...

Gorgeous! Love your un-Christmassy look!

Lorna said...

I love the colours of the layout Jo. Just perfect. Who said you need christmas papers to scrap christmas.

Good work on the garden !

Sandra said...

oh my gosh Jo, I can't get over the before and after shot. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO impressed. Could Sam come here and do her magic too please :)

I'm loving that layout of yours, so very very beautiful x