Monday, 2 May 2011

Short term goals......and a giveaway

I blogged here about my short term goals for the Easter break..........this break from work did not turn out as planned..........and keeping busy turned out to be a good thing...........so how did I do??
1. Had a major sort out of craft area.......my shelves are no longer overflowing..........I can now actually get to my baskets......have culled some of my stash [more of this later].......and even put up shelves for my [now named] ink pads!!!
There is even a little space on the shelves!!!!
2. Gardening........the British weather did not play fair.......it frequently rains in the UK......it mainly rains in the UK......especially in April........it was sunny [even hot] for 4 weeks.......and the rain emigrated......perhaps you have it........but our heavy clay soil was so hard you could make pots out of it.....perhaps I should invest in a kiln instead........certainly you couldn't put plants in it!!
But I have got all my seeds planted in trays.......and my baby plants re-potted.......a very enjoyable job out in the sun......done at my new potting table. I visited nurseries and have some new plants ready to go.

The acer and ferns have exploded in the sun.

The baby cherry tree and shrubs are covered in blossom and flowers.......so I'm definately not moaning about the sun!! And Saturday night it poured with rain......yep......in the night.....perfect!!



3. The wonderful She Art videos nearly all watched.......and I can't wait to get started on Christy's new class later this month.
4. The conservatory still needs a bit of sorting/finishing.......but almost there......so haven't done too badly.
Earlier I mentioned I'd 'culled' some of my stash........I even Ebayed some stuff.........but I'd also like to share some........a little surprise package of bits and pieces....suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking and multi media.......I'd like to send it to one of you lovely people who mean so much by supporting me,my blog and my creative attempts.
You don't need to be a follower to join in.......but you do need to be someone who visits and at least occasionally comments.........leave a comment on this post......and I'll randomly draw a winner on  May 6th........and I'm happy to post anywhere.

36 comments:

Karen said...

I am so impressed with all that you have managed to get done. I wished I had used my time so well but alas, as always, I spent far too much time on the internet and far to little time on the jobs I needed to get done.

furrypig said...

wow you achieved loads I am impressed! I was so pleased the rai cam on Saturday night as the garden really needed it, but boy was it load! Thanks for the chance to win your goodies xxx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

wowsers you have been hard at work! It all looks great! We have been busy the past three days in our garden at the front of the house, so much work but so worth it. Keep it up and thanks for the inspiration!

Jo.C said...

I'm really impressed with your nice tidy shelves and baskets - I have been having a very similar weekend - potted my plants - I even have a very similar dresser in the conservatory :0) Talking of which it is my favourite place at the mo. Well done x

Kathyk said...

My My, WHAT a busy time you've had lately - your shelves are looking awesomely tidy and your garden is looking like a great reward for your efforts too

Happy Bank Holiday Monday

Kathyk

Cheri said...

Kudos Jacky - you got SOOOO much done! And the craft area/stamps looks great! Now that you've watched most of the SheArt videos, what are you making? I have ideas in my head, but nothing in the works yet.

humel said...

Good for you! I'm suitably impressed :-) I'm 2 days into Project Declutter, and so far it's going well lol.... Wonder if I can maintain that till Day 31?!

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

oooh, you've been very productive. x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

What a lovely bunch of photos you have posted! And how fun to have a little giveaway too... :o)

JO SOWERBY said...

my acer is growing fast too in her pot as i can only have pots as no garden :(
have a gr8 monday
Jo xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I'm going to join mel's decluttering project. Hoping to do 30 minutes of organizing a day.
Rinda

Sian said...

Wow! You have been putting in the hours. Your craft room and your garden are both going to be blooming. I managed to clear some crafting clutter today, but the garden still needs a bit of work..

Heather said...

Hi Jacky! I know why you had to keep yourself busy & I can see you certainly got stuck in!! Looking good xx

Cherry said...

Tick, tick, tick you have done so well Jacky. Great puddles to accompany your achievements. Hope work is ok this coming week. Are you taking the 'Three Hearts' class? It looks awesome if you are. Hugs Cherry XXx

scrapchick said...

You got a lot done and your crafty space looks very organized!

Rachel B said...

Wow, you have achieved a lot Jacky, your craft space looks very organised. I really must do my annual craft room tidy, I normally do it in March/April...but just haven't had the time lately! :)

Gem's Crafts said...

Wow, you have had a busy weekend. Good luck with your gardening, I'm hoping it warms up soon so that I can get some hanging baskets put up :)

Tracy said...

Great organising in your craft space and garden. You've been busy.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jinnag said...

Your crafty space looks amazing - and your pots too - you have been a busy bee! Thanks for dropping in on my blog J x

Connie said...

you got tons done~congrats!!!! back to scrapbooking~

Beverly said...

Seems like very productive holiday to me. I love the way an organized and sorted room makes me feel, now if I couldjust get to that point ;/

Amy said...

My you really have been busy! Jacky your garden is looking lovely - the colours are beautiful :-)

We are in a massive year of decluttering, after having the house mostly in boxes for 10 months, so far, it is amazing what you can do without, I am being ruthless when it comes to unpacking ... not that there is much of that going on yet!

Xnomads said...

Wow! That is a productive holiday weekend! Your garden is lovely. I wish I had a place to grow things. I have six large houseplants meant to clean the air of my apartment - I can barely keep those alive. Clearly you have a green thumb! And I'm jealous of those wonderful baskets. It's hard to find solid baskets like those with lids - I've looked with not much luck.

Xnomads said...

Wow! That is a productive holiday weekend! Your garden is lovely. I wish I had a place to grow things. I have six large houseplants meant to clean the air of my apartment - I can barely keep those alive. Clearly you have a green thumb! And I'm jealous of those wonderful baskets. It's hard to find solid baskets like those with lids - I've looked with not much luck.

Xnomads said...

Oops! Sorry for the double post - not sure how that happened.

Melissa said...

Wow, you did great on your goals, so much accomplished! That's such a happy shelf in your conservatory - sunflowers are my favorite, they just always seem to brighten up a space!

Alison said...

Loving how both your garden and scrapspace look! Glad you have had some sun...ours looks as though it might be back today!Thanks for stopping by earlier
Alison xx

Carrie said...

Wow, looks like you really made the most of the long weekends!
I have still not reached the point where I can happily take a picture of my new scrapbooking space after I moved everything so I am very impressed at your achievements!

Elizabeth said...

I am totally impressed with the amount of plants you have potted! That's what I'm going to do today.

I am not commenting to be eligible for your goodies because I am totally digital. However, whoever does receive your package of goodies will surely love it because you do beautiful work.

pinky said...

OMG Jacky you put me to shame. How organised are you woman!! Looking at all those little seedlings reminds me of my Mum who used to love doing this too. When are you coming to organise me???

Tracy said...

I seriously need to sort out my stash too, not necessarily throw things out, but when I use them I very rarely put things back where they belong. I love your dresser.

Fiona said...

Well done on all your hard work - I only just managed to plant some seeds.

Sharon said...

Well done for getting organised x

Sharon

Scrappi Sandi said...

Well I think you should be proud of what you did achieve!! I'm in the same boat as you with plants...all my seedlings are desperate to be 'put to bed'...but we are forecast rain for Saturday, so maybe they won't have long to wait!!! Your satsh is looking so neat...well done you & I bet it feels good too!! :)

Denise said...

You certainly have been a busy lady - I spend too much time 'messing about on the net ' too!

Jane said...

you look very organised, my soil is too hard at the moment to garden, better scrap instead!!