Friday, 23 February 2018

Friday Smiles

Hello Smilers

Joining in Annie's Friday Smiles ... a bit late but I've been out spending the children's inheritance at The Range today.

It's an extremely cold day - only 5C degrees - but I've had a quick wander round the garden and there's quite a lot to smile about despite the freezing temperatures.
The miniature daffs, Tete-a-Tete, are looking better this year than ever.
Newly planted up pots of Pixie Iris with snowdrops promising a bit more colour soon.
Primulas waiting to be potted up - the pastel shades are so pretty.
Rhubarb - also waiting to be planted out. I just have to decide where it's going 
... oh, and for the weather to get warmer!

Got to share this.
This quilt was made by the members of the Cake and Crafting Group I go to on a Thursday afternoon. Two of the squares were made by yours truly. It's going to be entered into a competition at the SECC Craft Show next month. Wish us luck.

Finally, no funnies this week but I thought you might enjoy this lovely smiley photo.
My grandson William with his son Callum on a visit to Loch Lomond. Smiles like that just melt this grandmother's heart.

Hope you've had much to smile about this week too and that you will have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 455

Morning Deskers,

Firstly, and most importantly, I must apologise to you all for not visiting and commenting last week. No real excuses except that we had an incredibly busy week of hospital visits which, for reasons I don't entirely understand, I found exhausting. After all, how can sitting about in waiting rooms be so tiring? Whatever, I found I had no energy for anything much at all. Hopefully, with no hospital appointments lined up, so far, this will be a better crafting week. That said, I think I should show you all What's On My Desk Today.

It's that jigsaw again! It's the one that Annie, aka Wipso, showed us a few weeks ago - see here. Once it was completed, dismantled and put away in the box again she very kindly sent it to us for the EM, with help from me, to have something gentle to keep him occupied while he recuperates. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to work on it until now ... the delay is a long story but it involves two sofas, a one new, the other old, and an overcrowded dining room! As Annie says the jigsaw is too big for a coffee table, the dining table is temporarily unavailable, so my craft table, once cleared, is the only one big enough.

In the meantime, every other available surface is covered with stuff. I have a plan though. As a purely temporary measure it's all going into the spare room so that I can get back to a bit of crafting. And between times, we will be able to work on the jigsaw too.

Right, that's me for today. Time to join in over at Julia's, check out your desks and leave as many comments as I can.

Take care everyone, happy WOYWW and have a great crafty week.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Valentine's Day

Hello Everyone,

It's not just WOYWW but also St Valentine's Day and my desk looked just a bit different this morning. On it was quite a surprise!!!
Roses! Not usual for a Wednesday morning. The roses were totally unexpected but aren't they lovely. I especially like that it is a mix of pink and red - so pretty. The hearts, as you can probably guess, were left out after making a Valentine's card as was the box of Spectrum Aquas. There's also a ton of stamps - most featuring hearts too - an ink pad and the scraps of card used as testers. Mr Romantic now has the card so I can share it here too.
I've steered away from traditional colours this year, though there is a touch of red - hearts just have to be red!

Right, that's it for me this week. Short and sweet. I'm going to take Mr Romantic out to our favourite coffee haunt for a treat. Well, after those roses, I think he deserves it,

Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful Valentine's Day whatever you're doing.

Edit Note: Readers, he declined my invitation. He says it's blowing a gale out there and freezing cold so he's opted to 'stay home and snuggle' just as it says on his card!