Saturday, 4 October 2008


Hee Hee sounds like a fun combination doesn't it ? You were singing "Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens" weren't you..? LOL sorry to disappoint you.

Well let me explain the title to you then.
Firstly it's a cold and rainy day here today (as you may have already gathered) and secondly i've been 'fiddlin' with stuff. What else is a gal to do on a day like this?

I tootled barefoot outside in the rain with the top of my camera covered with plastic wrap..oh what must my neighbours think....actually you know what? There aren't shocked by anything i do anymore.
So i took some piccies of my first roses for spring!
This one is right by the front steps and the fragrance flows into the house right through Spring and Summer. I love it !

This one is one of 6 over in the far corner of the front garden. It's covered in buds and is just the most perfect shade of PINK !

Last week i weeded the front flower beds and filled them with petunias, i had a few left over so i popped them in the birdbath (which has a crack in it anyway so it was useless for water).

Oh good grief i missed a weed! look its right there for the world to see! LOL.
Better go dig that lil sucker up hey!

OK now onto the Candy Stripes.
Take 2 scrolly frames in different sizes.....add some pretty fabric to both....grab your craft glue and some pink a little touch of bling perhaps..??

And then put them all together....and you have 'Shannons Scrolly Framed Fabric Thingymajiggy-whatchamacall it" LOL, I'm so fancy !! HAHAHA

Ooooh it all looks so pretty together doesn't it!

It was so easy to do!

And how gorgeous is my new lamp that i bought from my sweet friend of many years Cherrie@ Country Wishes.

SO that's my rainy day so far......
Tonight we are off to dinner with Shane's brother Craig and his wife Sarah,to celebrate their little one who is now growing inside Sarah's tumm! YAY I'm gonna be an Aunty again!

I hope you're all having a sweet and fun weekend with family and friends!

I'll be back in a few days to post about My Breast Cancer Awareness Party !

Make sure you pop back and i do hope you will all join in! It's for such a good cause!


Shann xxx

I DID have the hugest chocolatey dessert!! LOL.YUMMY.


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Well done Shann,
Looks very nice.
And also well done on eating up a huge chocolatey desert for your happy birthday-Day!
You know that scrolly frame thang would be abit like the china plates in the frame you posted on recently...
My long suffering Hubby would be doing the whole...
BLINK,BLINK...What the???
But I too Like you think it is just lovely!

Kerryanne English said...

Seeing those first blooms of spring really does put a bounce in your step....even if it was a rainy day today but our gardens need the rain anyway. Won't be long and the garden will be full of fragrant roses. Aahhhh...just more inspiration to paint.

Donna said...

Lovely roses! My oh my! I can smell them from here, I think. Terrific idea on planting some flowers in the birdbath, LOL. Will look so handsome with flowers tumbling out in a few short weeks. And I am constantly amazed how you can combine things to make them so pretty! Can you send me some of your energy and creativity? Pretty please?!

Connie said...

Yep, you are Miss Fancy Schmancy chickadee, honey.......... LOL But truly, everything is beautiful...

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Shann,
Love the roses, nothing beats them huh. Cannot believe the weather today, when we left home this morning it was stinking hot, by the time we arrived down here in Maitland was cold & raining! Go figure.
Have a great weekend
Lyn xoxoxo

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

It`s very cold and rainny in England too!
Unfortunately, most of my roses outside... are now dead!!!
So it was nice to have a look at yours! LOL
I love your new creation too!
Thanks for sharing both!
All the way,
From England
Debbie Moss

Anonymous said...

Hi Kiddo, Glad to hear that you had a great B-day ; D I was so touched by the fact that you check up on me and that you miss me too, gosh you are such a sweet darling!!! well, I am trying real hard to post more often and keep in touch! Your roses are gorgeous and the frame is fantastic, love your creativity!! and I absolutely love that little table.
I just realized that we have another thing in common, Rebacca Lavelle! I absolutely love her voice and got her first two CDs, heard that she has another one out now. And of cause I'm a big fan of McLeods too, I would give anything to live on Drovers!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie. BIG HUGS, Jannet

LW said...

I love the look....great idea..


Shabby Kim said...

Hi Shannon,

I just love your pink striped and blinged out frames and that beautiful milk glass lamp is to die for. So Shabby Chic.

Have a great weekend.


joan said...

So pretty Shannon. Okay how did I miss your birthday. I'm a bad bloggy friend. Hope you had a great day and had fun going out to dinner. Have a wonderful week Shannon. Hey, how is your Mom? I've been thinking of her and wondering if she's feeling okay. Take care.

Karen said...

Wow. SPRINGTIME! It's getting ready to be fall here. We've got several months worth of cold weather to go before we can enjoy spring. I love your garden photos. Your creations are so beautiful. You're very talented!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Just wanted to drop by and thank you for weighing in on my latest post. Everyone's thoughts and opinions are very valuable to me.


Pearl Maple said...

Who cares what the neighbours think of you plastic wrapping your camera, being outside playing in the rain is a delightful part of spring that more of us should enjoy.

Have yourself a great day playing with all your lovely treasures.

Kelly said...

The roses are gorgeous!!! And your creations are always top notch, your table looks great! yep this is your Spring time! It will be so nice to see all your pictures when I am diggin' out of snow, so keep em' comin'!


Debbies-English-Treasures said...

I laughted out loud with your comment regarding... "Our Busts"!
Debbie Moss

(From England)

Anonymous said...

You and I had the same song in mind when we posted! I just went a different direction, but do love the stripes!

Country Wishes said...

Your Roses look sooo lovely, I love that new scrolly delight!!
Pretty as a picture as always.

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon,
I am giggling to myself about you wandering around your garden with the camera covered in plastic wrap....what we do to snap a good picture hey. Your roses are beautiful. I now wish I had gotten organised earlier & planted some in the pots on the verandah. I love your new thingymajiggy-whatchamacall it!!!!! I bought some pale green striped fabric recently & think you may have given me some inspiration of what to do with it.
Sarah xxx