Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Another week has flown by and what a week it was. I'm delighted to report that we are all warm and toasty again in The Craft Garden. A sparkly new boiler is sitting in the corner making the house lovely and warm and we are certainly not going to take it for granted. A week without certainly makes a big difference. I've never got dressed or undressed so quickly in my life before and the weather wasn't even that cold thank goodness.

So, my desk this week.

After I'd taken the photo is struck me that I am working off my mat which is just covered in the clutter I'm making. Not sure what that is all about.

I'm in the middle of planning a project for a class on Thursday night. It's just a short one so I didn't want anything too complicated so came up with this little heart hanging.

So, short and sweet from me today, Julia doesn't like us to ramble on so for once I am obeying our leader. If you want to join in the workdesk fun then pop over to see her, HERE.

Before I finally go I thought I'd leave you with a smile. Not only did we have no central heating last week, on Friday the Gas Board arrived and dug holes up the entire road meaning no one could get in or out of their drives. It caused a great spectator sport when they all came home from work  to discover what had happened. Luckily, we were at home so could take action. They are replacing the pipes so on Saturday we had no gas at all!!!!! This is the view from my workdesk this morning.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll be round to see what you are up too later in the day when I get home from work.

Happy Crafting.


Annie said...

So glad you're all warm and toasty again. Really love your heart.
A x # 44

Beryl said...

On wonderful. Now why couldn't they have done that while you were without a boiler? Your wall hanging is lovely. That looks a gimormous flower stamp you have there.
Beryl xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah Lisa, warmth at last, so glad for you. It's not an experience you wanna repeat is it!
I love that you end up working 'off mat', just shows that when you're in the swing, you just use whatever space is available, too busy to even push back! That big flower stamp is a great one isn't it.

Helen said...

Sounds like you've had quite a week... at least it wasn't freezing cold at the time! Love that heart hanging for your class!! Helen, 8

Neil said...

Hi there, thanks for the peek into your world this week. Lovely hanging you've made, I'm sure everyone will enjoy making it
Neil # 23

JoZart said...

Brrrrr I really pity you a week without your heating! I can't believe I grew up in a house with only a coal fire and Jack Frost drew his designs on the INSIDE of the bedroom windows. I couldn't cope now! Glad you are cosy again.
I LOVE the heart and the sentiment is fantastic. It's how I try, that's try...! to be in life.
Looking forward to your quilt TYTYTY! Please let me have your colour choice too as I want to make the little token in one go... big mess!
Love Jo x

Jaki Morris said...

Just a simple project? Blimey, can't imagine what a complicated one would be!!

Got to love the gas board.

Take care
Jakix #85

Heather Alger said...

Gorgeous creative project x
hope the gas supply will soon be all fixed for everyone :0)
Happy WOYWW Heather #59

Marit said...

What a sweet, little heart! That'll work for a short workshop! The last photo made me giggle... enjoy the warmth and happy woyww, Marit #94

Ria Gall said...

so glad to hear you are nice and warm long may it last
What a pretty heart hanging really lovely and the flowers look great going down the edge
Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
Ria #39

Samantha Elliott said...

Hi Lisa. What a gorgeous project there! As for working "off the mat" I often do that and have been known to work "off my desk" too!
Have fun!

Hammers said...

Love the heart hanging it's really lovely. I am curious about the yellow punch on your looks like a mini something. I am loving mini punches at the moment :) I know what you mean about no heating that happened to us a few years ago brrr. Happy WOYWW. Cx #103

tuesday afternoon said...

I love your little heart hanging, so pretty. Happy WOYWW

Pallavi said...

Pretty card! Love the natural light on your desk and all the goodies you've got! Happy WOYWW! :)

SueH said...

Loving the colours on your desk this morning Lisa, what pretty papers and the finished heart looks amazing. Beautiful verse on it too.
I know exactly how you feel the gas board digging all those holes. I think they must be doing right across the country because we’ve had them our area for weeks now. Everywhere you go there’s traffic lights, holes and workmen getting in the way. Glad at least you’re warm again now though cos there’s nothing worse than trying to craft with chilly fingers……….sounds like something Mr Birdseye should sell, Lol.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @86

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, that heart hanging is so pretty...I love it! The class will really enjoy creating that :)
Glad your heating is up and running, you have had fun and games this week, eh? Glad it's all sorted now anyway.
I'm feeling much better,'s taken a while but am back at work with the lovely little germ buckets that kids are!!
Hugs, LLJ 32 xx

Regina Hamilton said...

Your class is really going to love making that simple project. Glad to here you have some heat again.

Anonymous said...

Happy WOYWW! The hanging heart is absolutely gorgeous!

Lauren x

Krisha said...

LOL yes getting dressed in the cold is something else, wouldn't be so bad but MY hands get like ice..LOL
Beautiful heart hanging
Krisha #126

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Lisa, lovely to see you visit my desk this morning, thanks so much for joining me. I see you have a desk like mine, full of lots of bits and pieces and practically no space to do anything in LOL. Love your heart hanging, good luck with the class and I hope your pipes are all sorted now.
hugs {brenda} x0x

okienurse said...

glad to hear your heat is working now...leave it to the gas co to replace pipes in the winter! Love the heart hanging. Thanks for dropping by and visiting at my desk! I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking yours! Have a great week. Vickie #11

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Lisa..So glad you are warm again.. did feel for you last week..cant beat being comfortable can you...

and could not believe that your road was dug up like that? surely they had forewarned you about it - they do here... but then maybe not there.

Ha ha, had to smile too that you were working off the mat - that's way have a plastic cloth under my mat cos do the same thing..

Some lovely work going on here, off to peek down below!
Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #17

Di said...

Love the heart Lisa - really pretty!

So glad you're warm again - and hope the Gas Board are finished ASAP.

Belated Happy WOYWW, hugs, Di xx #42

BJ said...

Super heart hanging, love it. BJ #69

craftimamma said...

Oooh, wish I could have joined your class Lisa. This is lovely and I bet everyone had a smashing time making it. Glad you got your new boiler but what a nuisance that the timing with the new pipes was not co-ordinated.

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

No boiler and now no gas! I tell you us lot wouldn't survive in Victorian times if we ever got transported back! Love the heart, very pretty.

Brenda 104

CraftygasheadZo said...

Glad you've got your heating sorted! Your heart hanging is just so pretty. I'm just starting my desk visiting as I rested yesterday so I could go to footy last night. We (Bristol Rovers) won! So I am a very happy Zoe today. Take care Zo xx 92

Anne said...

Hi there glad you all warm again. We were visiting my son & family about 3 weeks ago , in Holmfirth , it was very cold and the boiler broke!! Love the heart. Sorry late visiting Anne x @ 65

Alison Scott said...

Thank you so much for the Liebster award. It was most appreciated.
Great wall hanging. It is beautiful. I love that sentiment stamp, who is it by? I have one with a similar font, but shorter sentiment for create, memories etc.
I'm late visiting for WOYWW as was offline yesterday,
Have a good week

Lisa-Jane said...

Beautiful heart hanging Lisa! I love it! Glad you are toasty again now - its SO hard not having something when you are so used to it, isn't it?!

April Story said...

I love the colors you're working with and your heart with the flowers is just lovely. You're luck to have heat at all! LOL April #145

JoZart said...

Woo hoo! TYTYTY I really am thrilled with your fab quilts and they are certainly up there with the rest so don't do yourself down! Lovely colours and fabrics too.
Grab a well deserved button for your side bar as a Super Star Stitcher,.... they are on a recent Lillybo post. email me your address and colour choice for an item you would wear. (A very small gesture of thanks from me, no arguments please!) Till soon,
lots of love Jo x