Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Looks like the hot weather has deserted us after a gorgeous few weeks. I must admit it means the housework will get done, when the sun is shining it's just too tempting to be outside.

Although I'm joining in with WOYWW this week, I have no desk to show you. The dreaded C word has landed in my craft room but it's nothing I can share at the minute, just lots of samples in progress.

Instead I'm sharing the lovely collection of ATC's I received even though I didn't officially join in the birthday celebrations.

Thank you to Sandra De, LLJ, Diane and Sam, you are all very kind.

I also wanted to share some photos I've taken around town. We are preparing for the great excitement of The Tour De France on 5th July. It is coming right through the centre of town and for the last month or so yellow bikes have appeared everywhere and the flowers look fantastic.

This week we have flags flying and all the shop windows have been painted with Tour De France images.

It's going to be a real spectacle and despite the fact that the roads in every direction are totally closed for the whole day, we won't care as we will hopefully have a roadside viewing spot within walking distance of home.

If you want to join in the WOYWW fun, then pop over to see Julia, HERE. 

I hope you will forgive my lack of desk but I'll be around to have a look at yours when I get in from work so thanks for stopping round and Happy Crafting.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm a mad keen Tour de France fan and am really looking forward to seeing them whizz through the glorious Yorkshire scenery! Get to the front and give us wave when they go through your town and all the WOYWWers can wave back at you :-)
Those yellow bikes are great fun!!
Hugs, LLJ 16 xx

Annie said...

I'm just doing a quick visit round my favourite Wednesday blogs before I plough into my huge work load for today.
I will be watching the bike race with interest so make sure you run out and give us a wave :-)
Annie x # 33

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Lisa thank you so much for the pickies mentioned you in my post :D wodnerful to see cant wait... and wow what beautiful atcs..

..your Christmas creations have me curious too :D S!! happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #14

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

If I had all the excitement going on in my neighborhood about the Tour De France, I'd be out taking photographic shots too. They are gorgeous! Happy WOYWW and Blessings!

Gillian Pearce said...

Can't wait to watch The Tour when it's in Yorkshire. Will be on the tele though as I live on the South Coast. All those yellow bikes look great. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Gillian #66

Sarah said...

Oh the tour de france visiting sounds fab ... love the yellow bikes!! x

Neet said...

Oh heck Lisa, I could have waved to you. Where do you live? We went through Skipton from Nelson and then on to Grassington. What a lovely part of the country to live in.
Wish I had taken photos of some shop windows in Skipton now.
Thanks for your share and enjoy the race.
Hugs, Neet xx

Mrs.D said...

Thanks for visiting, Lisa and you nice remarks.
Don't those yellow bikes look cheerful, shame it is only for a sporting event and not just to make life more colourful.
Lovely ATC's you have there,very pretty.

chris #25

Anne said...

Lovely photos of preparations for the 'Tour' I was up in Holmfirth/Hepworth t weekend visiting my son and family. He is very excited and is a volunteer on the Sunday. he will actually be on the route. Very exciting. Happy WOYWW Anne x #38

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by at mine and your lovely comments. The bikes look lovely bet you're getting quite excited.
Had a look at your Sheena samples, they are gorgeous.
Happy crafting, Angela x #43

Jackie said...

Lots of yellow bikes, your town is getting behind the race!

Sue McDonald said...

Love the atcs I havent done one for ages....loving the bicyles tooo

sue #51

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Lisa, happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk. Haven't we all been so lucky with the ATC swap - it was great fun and it also looks like a lot of fun happening in your town...I love the yellow bicycles - I've seen bits of the race in France on TV and they have the bicycles too. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#29

Robyn said...

Lovely ATC's! What fun! and excitement over the Tour!
It was Twiglet who made the lovely embroidered ATC.
Thanks for visiting.
Robyn 10

Julia Dunnit said...

Lisa how fab an effort your town is making - it came through Andover about 15 years ago and apart from road closures, you wouldn't have known. And my goodness, when they come through, you get a taste of how fast they consistently ride too; in a must be really scarey!

I just read on Sheena's blog that she'd put her Christmas designs to bed, so I guess that's what's keeping you busy! Enjoy!

sandra de said...

Hi Lisa, clever idea to have the yellow bikes with flowers. Looks like the Tour promotion team have a crafter amongst the team.
Sandra de @56

Kelly said...

What a treat to see the Tour up close! Love the bright yellow of the bicycles. I'll have to keep my eyes open at the junk for a discard. Creative Blessings ~ Kelly #73

glitterandglue said...

Lovely shots today, Lisa. What a great sight to see all those coloured bicycles. Enjoy the race when it comes!
Thanks for visiting, and for your comments. Yes, indeed the dresses will be shown after the big days. Nearly done #1, and my mind is already racing ahead to #2!
Margaret #20

fairy thoughts said...

those yellow bikes are so cool I have seen them on a few other blogs too. you must be getting very excited
janet #21

Nan G said...

What a lovely town you live near. Love the yellow bicycles they've put exciting. Wow what a fab bunch of ATCs you've received. Deskers they're the best! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #77 a day late

Laura said...

Ah, I want that yellow bike in my garden! Best flower pot I've ever seen!!
Belated Wednesday Wishes. Sorry I'm late returning your visit!

Lisa-Jane said...

Wow, those bikes look fab! Great topic for a scrapbook page ;-) #30