Blooming Violets


Good morning!  How has your week been?  This week was probably my best week to date with being productive and focusing on what I want to accomplish each day.  Also yesterday while it was tipping down buckets of rain, I really didn't lament about it. Usually I whine and whine (out loud and to myself) about the clouds and the dreariness of it all. Can't say why yesterday was a non-whining day but it made for a great mental attitude day in my head.


The violets are blooming as well as my flowering apple tree and my dogwood trees, I hope to get out this weekend and get some photos during some partly sunny hours.  The forecast is looking quite summery and maybe we will get the swing and lawn furniture out so we can sit in nature.


The above photo is Holly looking at her beloved nemesis.  She checks in on Frodo every morning sometimes sitting within one foot of him (he's under the ottoman).  I know Frodo knows that she is there, I'd like to believe he likes her company.  Yesterday she was out and about in the 'dog' zone and he didn't move from that ottoman.  Progress in their relationship!


I painted some Mother's day cards. 


I did a ton of cross stitching and of course knitting.  Nothing is done but I keep on crafting and getting excited to see my progress grow.


Where ever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope you are having lots of fun keeping busy and staying healthy.  Thank you all for visiting, reading and commenting.


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  1. Your cards are beautiful and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

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  2. One if these days, you will look and Frodo and Holly will be laying next to each other. Your cards are very pretty. Perfect for Mother's Day.

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  3. What beautiful cards you have made! I love them. Frodo and Holly - I think they are friends.

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  4. Painting - what a great idea. I need to find my watercolors. And those violet would be a great thing to paint. Thanks for your gentle posts Karen.

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  5. Your cards are just lovely - what a lovely thing to do! Thank you for the reminder that I need to get some Mother's Day cards! :)

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  6. Beautiful cards Karen. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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  7. Ohhh you have Violets!!!!!!

    I looked for them, when it was sunny. Nope, not yet. When they show up, it is Spring, for me.

    Hooray for having a more happy attitude! It makes so much difference. Even if we have to talk-ourselves-into-it, at times. Here, when it gets gloomy for days, I have to talk my husband into or out of it.

    Like I asked him... "Where do you want to go?" "Nowhere" It's just that he is being told he can;t go. LOL. So I pointed this out to him, and perked him up, and he is now out in his work shop, doing exactly what he wants to be doing. Stay-home or no stay-home! -smile-

    I do good Work!!!!!! -grin-

    "Tra la, it's May"
    🌱🌸🌱😊🌱🌸🌱

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  8. stay-home or no stay-home orders, I should have said.

    "Tra la, it's May"
    🌱🌸🌱😊🌱🌸🌱

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  9. I love your painted Mother's Day Cards. Those will surely be a treasured gift. Have a good weekend and Happy May!

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  10. You are a person of many talents! I love the watercolor cards. This is something that I've always wanted to try. I have a dog/cat conflict in my house, too. Nice blog!

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  11. I'm so glad you're seeing some spring - I'm going to credit THAT for the improved mood :-) The photo of your watercolors makes me realize I have almost that same set (mine is just 4 rows ... doesn't have the bottom row) and I have NEVER used it. This might be the month!

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  12. I love your Mother's Day cards they are wonderful. So much creative goodness here, I am glad to hear that you were ok with a gloomy wet day they are hard days aren't they?

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  13. Your watercolor set is awesome and your flowers are terrific. Fun seeing your cross stitch; it helps to stitch up a fun design.

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  14. I am glad you had a good week. I was so busy on Friday getting all sorts of things done that I couldn't even sleep that night, way too much in my brain. Hope you are having a wonderful day, love you beautiful cards.

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  15. Your cards are beautiful. I predict they will be treasured for years to come. I am glad you had a good week. I've enjoyed being out in the yard and walking. Sunshine on my shoulder is very lovely thing.

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  16. I picked a bouqet of violets this morning. So lovely I put them by the Blessed Mother in the Kitchen. I need some prayers for a family member. anyhow, I admire all that can paint. Frodo and kitty....such fun nonsense

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  17. Beautiful cards. I think Holly and Frodo have come a long way, maybe one day you will find them snuggling up to each other in the same basket :-)

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