Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Morning lovely Crafters and dear WOYWW friends.

How lovely it is to be back amongst you after an enforced absence which was much longer than I'd hoped. I had to have a Hernia operation on 15th May which I thought would only keep me away from my computer for a day or so but for almost a forntnight all I could was sit in a chair with a book. Thankfully we had Summer during that time and the sunshine was a wonderful healer. I am now back to normal and raring to catch up with with you all. I know I've missed lots of lovely creations. I also need to catch up with some crafting, I only picked up some stash for the first time last week.

I was so disappointed to have missed the WOYWW  ATC swap but must say a huge thank you for some lovely ATC's I received through the post, they were such a surprise and I now have some ready to go out in return. A very belated Happy 3rd WOYWW Birthday to everyone.

So, here is my desk today.

I had some DT work to do for Sheena last week which I'll share with you tomorrow but now I am just enjoying doing some crafting "just for me".  Such a rarity nowadays. My lovely Hubby made me the piece I am working on out of wood the day after I came out of hospital but I have only just got round to playing with it. As always I started without a plan and am just seeing where I end up.

Here is the front so far, but the inside is still a work in progress.

Right, I'm off to get a fresh cuppa in readiness for a mammoth desk hopping session. If you have read all this and wondered what on earth I'm talking about then you need to pop over to see our Desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I thought you might all have forgotten me!!!


Annie said...

You were missed. Glad all went well and you're makig a good recovery now.
A x #38

Redanne said...

Hi Lisa, good that you are feeling much better now. DH had a hernia last year and it took him a few weeks too so take care and don't do too much. Love that piece of wood and the way you have decorated it so far. It is gorgeous. Loving Sheena's new stamps too. Anne x #30

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Lisa ah so very good to have you back, so glad you are feeling more chipper. And sorry to our meet up did not happen, I could say till next time but am never sure of such things, so wont! :D and do so love the creation on your last pickie. Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #76

Ann B said...

Glad the Op went well, don't forget to take it easy until you feel fully recovered. Love the wooden shrine and I spy some IndigoBLu stamps - love them as well.
You live in a beautiful place, how lucky. We used to spend long weekends up in Buckden for years and I loved the drive up the valley. Thanks for visiting and I would send you some sunshine but it has done a bunk.
Ann B

CraftygasheadZo said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend and back to normal. Can't beat a spot of me crafting. Take care & enjoy snooping the WOYWW desks of the world. Zo xx 55

Michelle Webb said...

Hope you're fully on the mend now, and that your crafting mojo has return with renewed vigour. It looks like it has from your pictures. Wonderful colourful DT piece for Sheena.Michelle x

Laura said...

Glad you are well again!
Laura 78

inkypinkycraft said...

Oh poor you, bless you..hope you are feeling better soon, love the screen! Hugs trace. X

Artyjen said...

Glad you got some sunshine to make you feel better and are now back to crafting.
xoxo Sioux

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Lisa poor you we all think we're gonna be up on our feet in a jiffy but it takes the body a while to recover from surgery but your back and thats the main thing! gorgeous is this piece so far the colours are just yummy, thanks for sharing & popping by me...Mel :)
Gosh these cats are bloomin naughty & all that extra work for you to! at least I only had to shampoo a coupla times but have now acquired a new nick name of wee wee head!...great!

Di said...

Hi Lisa, I wondered where you'd gone. Good to see you back and hopefully fighting fit. Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How could we forget you???? You have been sorely missed - hooray that you're back on form again.
People still seem to have ATCs to swap, so I'd go for it if you feel like it. I just swapped anything I felt was in the spirit of WOYWW as I don't make ATCs!!
We've got sun today...hooray..after what seems like weeks of rain. At least they've lifted the hosepipe ban now!
Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lisa,

I'm glad you are recovering nicely from the surgery. Sometimes healing takes longer than anticipated - glad you didn't push yourself!

If you want to swap ATCs with me send me an email at I'm in the states.

Kay #124

Twiglet said...

Hope you are feeling better. Take it easy and enjoy the blog hop. I love that turquoise card. x Jo

Claire Phillips said...

So pleased to have you back Lisa...hopefully feeling alot better. Thanks so much for popping by mine. Caleb goes into hospital on Monday so hopefully it will give us a better idea of what is ahead after his appointment.
It really has been great to have some lovely weather hasn't it. It puts us all in a far more positive frame of mind, I think!
Take care Claire x

SueH said...

Glad to see you back with us Lisa, it’s so frustrating when you want to do things but can’t, isn’t it.

Still, it looks like your back with a vengeance now!
I love the little creations you are working on, especially the colours and I know what you mean about working on something ‘for you’. I’ve been feeling that way about the heritage album but just don’t seem to find the time for it. Actually, I have loads of time really, I just need to manage it better.

Happy Crafting!

Samantha Elliott said...

Nice to see you back now Honey! Hope you are feeling alot better. Have you got my ATC yet? If so, sniff it! NO it is not some kind of halucinagenic - just a vanillla cupcake smell!

Helen said...

Hi Lisa - lovely project on the go. How great to have a hubby with a complimentary hobby! WOYWW Hugs from Helen 14

May said...

Glad your back...dont overdo things sit back and enjoy your hop around the world's desks... Hugs May x x x#20

Beryl said...

I thought it had been a bit quiet from your end and didn't know you'd been in hospital. I hope you are back on top form soon and able to enjoy your crafting again.
Beryl xx

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear you've not been so good Lisa - you kept that one quiet! Hope you are feeling less tender and have a little more energy now.
Love as always
x Michelle

Jill said...

Hi Lisa, glad to hear that you are now on the mend and yes I had missed you! Lucky you having some sun, we have missed out on that for days!! Lots and lots of rain which can STOP right now! It's not so much as watering my plants as drowning them! Jill x

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

Your new project looks gorgeous already .. .. even though it is a work in progress!!

Love the beautiful colours and fabulous background.

Your desk looks super intriguing as always. Desk are a bit like shopping trolleys don't you think .. .. everyone else's always looks more exciting LOL!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Aww . . . poor thing! Glad you feel better now.

Look out for another ATC in the post!

Sarn #4

Neet said...

Hope you are soon feeling 100% fit but in the meantime you have created a lovely triptych. The colour is fabulous - love that pale turquoise. Some gorgeous work on your desk - great daisies.
Take care - Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #59 xx

Sarah said...

glad to hav eyou back in WOYWWland and hearing you are on the mend... love the lively blues on your project - looks gorgeous....Thanks for calling by…Sarah.

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice to see you - you did the right and good fighting it, just prolongs the recovery! Love the wooden piece, gorgeous colours you've got going there.

Tertia said...

So glad to hear you are feeling a lot better. Love that piece you are working on and would love to see the finished project.
Happy very belated WOYWW

craftimamma said...

Sorry to hear about the op Lisa but glad you are now on the mend and that you got to sit in the bit of sunshine we had. We've had two terrible days here and it is currently raining heavily and blowing hard not to mention being very much on the cool side.

I love the colours on your wooden triptych. How lovely of your OH to make it for you and you are using my favourite type of images. I had to smile because I too hardly ever have a plan and on the rare occasion I do it never works out, lol!

Lesley Xx

Queen Of Toys said...

Glad to hear you are better again, you must of been bad to stay away. So nice of people to send you ATC's regardless and keep you in the loop. Love your canvas, the colors are just beautiful can't wait to see the inside.

Have a great crafting week
Eliza #65

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sandra de said...

Good to hear you have recovered, I think we all underestimate the time it takes for our body to heal. Lovely to see you back blogging. I would love to send you an atc just email me your address I will pop one in the post asap.
Sandra @85

Kezzy said...

Lisa its great to see you back with us, hope your feeling much better. From the looks of your desk you certainly havent lost your creativness (hmmm not sure thats a word!!!), I love what your working on it's gorgeous. I would love to send you an ATC, I ran out of time, so only sent a few. If you could email me your address and I shall email mine. No rush, I won't get to work on mine until wkend if thats ok so it will probably be sent next Monday at latest :-). Happy woyww, hugs Kerry xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

I haven't joined in WOYWW for such a time now and I didn't realise you were poorly! Glad you are back fighting fit but it does take it out of you more than you think sometimes doesn't it?!