Wednesday, October 21, 2009

*Ouch! That Hurt!*

I had some free time late this morning while I waited for some chicken breasts to thaw in a warm pan, so I decided to do a bit of the back yard clean up.  That included putting away the cushions for the deck chairs, dog poop scooping, and pulling up the beautiful wave petunias that graced my raised flower beds this summer.  I was dumb and wasn't working with a pair of gloves on.  With the first pull of the petunias, something poked into my hand... at the time, it felt like one of the sharp bits from a thistle, but since I didn't see a thistle in there, who knows what it was.  At any rate, the pain from that little poke was making my life miserable for about an hour today!  It is still tender, but not as bad as it was.... and it's no longer radiating into my little finger.  That has to be a good thing!

That'll teach me that I should wear gardening gloves when working in the garden... or to leave the yard work for Bruce LOL!

The back yard looks better now that there are no wilted and dead and brown plants in the beds... I sure miss the colours of summer!

I still have some work to do in the front yard... removing the flowers that didn't really grow due to the lack of sunshine.... and I want to move the stargazer lillies from under the tree to under the living room window.  I  might also plant some more tulips around the tree.

So sad to see the flowers gone.... sigh

I had fun with the Mojo Monday sketch this week.  It took me a few minutes, but the idea of a snowflake came to me pretty quickly.  And I knew that the PSX stamp I've treasured for more than a decade would be perfect.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black; paper weight silver shimmer
*Images:  PSX
*Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
*Tools:  Big Shot; Snowflakes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Marvy Snowflake punches
*Embellishments:  ribbons from my stash
*Challenge:  Mojo109
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Wendy said...

Oh Nancy, the card is lovely, that sentiment is perfect! OUCH is right and I can't stand the little ones so yours much really hurt!

Tracy.H said...

Very, very pretty!

Hope the hand is better now. Learned a good lesson today, huh? ;0)

Toni said...

See, thats why I don't garden ;)
It could have been a nettle, they sting like the dickens, but look like an unassuming weed.
Pretty card, I love snowflakes and the sentiment is a good one, I can see why you'd hang onto it!

Susan Raihala said...

Hope your hand is feelin' totally better tomorrow!

That PSX stamp is DA BOMB! Some of their stuff still knocks my socks off years later. You've highlighted the sentiment beautifully, too!