Wednesday, 17 May 2017


Morning lovely WOYWW friends. It's a wet day here today in Yorkshire which the garden is very grateful for. I've been watering the pots for weeks now, I can't remember having to do it so early before.

I took the photo of my desk yesterday evening, hence the sunshine.

I thought I'd give you a slightly different angle to share a bit more of the chaos as there's not much happening on the actual desk. A bit more card making and some ATC's hiding away from WOYWW eyes!!!!

I have been busy elsewhere though. This is especially for LLJ. Look what I've bought!!!!!!

I thought it was time to be a grown up and stop relying on my Mum to alter and take up my clothes and I can also use it on my paper crafting so it's a win win all round. It's only a very basic model but I wouldn't be able to cope with anything more complicated,lol.

And for my lovely friend Sandra, who paints the most exquisite flowers, I thought you'd like this tulip I photographed in my garden. It's such a delicate shade of pink, more like a rose than a tulip. I love it.

Well, that's me this week, we are a revision household at the moment, GSCE's and all that, so I shall be round very quietly to see what you've all been up too.

If you want to join in with the WOYWW desk hop, then pop over to see the lovely Julia, HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!


Annie said...

Ooer a sewing machine 😀😀😀😀😀 I hope we get to see what you use it for over the weeks. What a beautiful tulip too.
Annie x #14

Sarah Brennan said...

Thanks for visiting earlier. That is such a gorgeous tulip. Good luck with getting to grips with the sewing machine. Mine is really basic too, but as long as it does straight stitch, zigzag and buttonholes you can cope with anything. Sarah #17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay, a Janome!! You won't regret buying one of those, they're just dead sturdy and reliable...mine hasn't got computerised screens or anything fancy either but my goodness me, I wouldn't have anything different now. Have fun playing with it :-D Gorgeous flower pic btw, I'm sure Sandra will be painting something equally beautiful soon, what a talented lady she is.
We had rain yesterday too after weeks of glorious weather. You can hear the garden sighing with relief :-D. Good luck with all the GCSE shenanigans.....chocolate helps...
Hugs, LLJ 6 xxx

sandra de said...

Oh my goodness your tulip photo is absolutely stunning. At first I thought it was a peony and then had to zoom in and have a good look when I read Tulip. Well done on buying a Janome I have one that would be over 30 years old and still going strong. I don't do as much sewing as I used to (craft got in the way) and it is a trusty machine. Weather in Sydney is crisp/fresh and the sun was shining today. We are meant to have rain over the next few days which means the garden will get a drink. I plan on sending you and ATC for the swap no problem if you are not participating. I have a list of blogging friends and I love to send you all an ATC once a year. Have a lovely week and I hope to see more blooms from your garden.
sandra de @3

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Lisa, fab new toy you've treated yourself to! Love the tulip. Raining here in Redditch today & yesterday, which on one hand is good, as all the newly planted stuff is loving it. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful flower. Lovely sewing machine. I keep thinking about getting one but I've overdoing on all the crafts as it is so I'm determined to master knitting before even contemplating getting one.

Sharon K #29

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Lisa , good to see you being crafty .. and love your tulip how pretty is that shade of pink!!!
Glad you're having rain, and plants are getting a wash and water too, very nice indeed!
Well done on buying a Janome my first machine was a Janome too :D much more basic than that and many decades ago.. I do hope it serves you well, in both craft and sewing fabric!
Thanks so much for sharing your desk and happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x #27

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Jan Ltc said...

What a great WOYWW TFS xx Jan

Claire said...

Hellooo from down here in Lincolnshire - it's raining here too - the garden's so happy :)
Great to be back at WOYWW - it's been ages...
Claire no.25

Cara said...

Oooh new sewing machine! Totally jealous, Cara x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa, new sewing machine! brilliant and hope you have fun. That is a gorgeous flower, beautiful colours. Oh by the way it has poured down with rain here in Lincoln, think it's because I got the hosepipe out to top up the pond Lol! Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww. Angela x 15 x

Helen said...

the tulip is beautiful! it's been pouring with rain here today (Surrey) No, you can never have too many stencils, no - I have hundreds! Helen #1

Neet said...

That tulip is so beautiful. So delicate. A delight to behold.
And the sewing machine - wow, what a way to go. Hope you have many happy hours of sewing,
Your desk looks nice and orderly, I can see a card you have been busy making but try as I might I cannot find a trace of those elusive |ATC's. Better get mine started when I get home before the bathroom people move in.
Hugs, Neet (from a wet Hartlepool) 13 xx
ps it hasn't dampened my spirit and I loved driving around those lovely beaches up here.

BJ said...

A Janome, I have one of those - super machines, LLJ will be impressed. A-level time here although not sure how much revision is going on! Thanks for the visit. BJ#4

Bubbles said...

Looks like a good, solid machine - have fun with it! That tulip really is a beauty :)
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Bubbles #22

Plush Possum Studio said...

I like your machine! Mom and i used to stitch all of the time when I was growing up. I haven't owned a sewing machine in years, but I am interested to hear what you will be doing using your Janome! Simpler is sometimes better. My mom's was a very basic old and very heavy Singer. I wish we could find proper metal parts and a good machine tech to make it so it won't skip stitches anymore. They do not make Singers the way they once did. Anyway, I even made some elaborate costumes using her old Singer - renaissance/Shakespearean. The basic, simple warhorse chugged on!
Rose of Rose's Art Garden

Kathleen said...

Hi Lisa, oh dear, you have put me to shame, when I retired I bought a mini sewing machine to use on my cards, I have tried it once and then that was it, it is now 7 years ago, looking forward to seeing your creations with it.
Gorgeous tulip.
Well to say we are not that far away we must have had a great deal more rain than you as I can not say that our garden has really need any additional watering.
If you posted last week I am sorry that I did not comment as I was soaking up the sun in Majorca for 10 days.

Kath x

Julia Dunnit said...

Doesn't matter as long as it sews forward and backward, it's a good enough machine. And defo a win win for your multi uses, I hope you get a lot of pleasure from using it. I can see ATCs but can't make them put, they self pixilated if I enlarge the pic!! Horrible rainy day here, hope it means that when I next now the grass, it won't be on broken earth, was very surprised to see that last weekend!

Lindart said...

What a great new toy! I'm sure you will be having lots of fun with that! Well, I guess we've been hogging all the rain lately in Ontario and Quebec - you can have it back now! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #33

April Story said...

Your desk looks great! I love all the activity and that tulip is beautiful.
April #26

Annie said...

Hi Lisa. Don't forget to email me with your details for posting your ATC to. Thanks,
Annie x

Andrea said...

I do hope you have great fun with your new sewing machine Lisa . I had a good look at your desk and can't spot your ATCs...Very well hidden I'd say.The tulip is stunning what a great photograph ...would make astunning painting too. have a great week ahead hope GSCE study is going well shhh.Andrea #42

Twiglet said...

A fab little sewing machine - you will soon master it and get such a lot of pleasure from making your own things! You know where to come if you need help. x Jo

Vicky Fisher said...

years ago I also bought a simple sewing machine, even couldn't manage that, still bring everything to my mum, luckily I have her. Now and then I want to use it for paperstitching, but it gets me so frustrated, have a nice weekend, vicky #5

glitterandglue said...

Hi Lisa. Sshhh! Slipping quietly into your craft room this afternoon so as not to disturb the revision which may or may not be going on at this time on a Friday evening. My eldest grand daughter is in the same state! - took her Spanish today. You have lots going on - it all looks very exciting. Great sewing machine - enjoy! Mine is STILL at the repairers - I'm just beginning to be concerned as to quite why it is taking so long. Desperately hope I get it back soon!!! I'm going into withdrawal!
Your tulip photo is just so atmospheric - it's lovely - well done.
Thanks for visiting - a great week has been had with all my college friends, and now they are gone - so I can get around to all you good folk.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2