Wednesday, 24 May 2017


Good Morning gentle deskers on a sunny morning here in Yorkshire. Happy 8th Anniversary to you all and especially Julia for keeping us all in order for so many years. The world would be an even darker place if we didn't have the lovely friendships that have been built from the simple pleasure of sharing a craft desk.

Nothing at all on my desk today

The weather has been so lovely I've been outside rather than crafting and after the tragic events of Monday night, I haven't been in the right frame of mind. It's been all too close to home. We have people missing from town and still no news and having a teenage daughter myself, I just can't bear what has happened. It's so so sad. All my love and prayers are with everyone in this part of the world.

To remind us that there is still beauty in the world I wanted to share my other desk with you today, my outside desk. Lots in the greenhouse waiting to be planted out.

The garden is looking lush and green.

This gorgeous rose has been flowering for a couple of weeks now and it smells wonderful.

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

I am joining in with the ATC swap and have mine ready to go. I do have a few spare so if anyone would like to swap, please drop me an email, *sorry to those who tried to email, I put a rougue dot in the address, must have been half asleep when I typed this!!

Enjoy you Wednesday, whatever you are up too.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness, Lisa, I'm saddened to read about you knowing people who are still missing in the wake of the terrorist attack. My heart goes out to you and all those you know.

I LOVE that outdoor desk. I also love your yard. It is so well manicured, too. Happy 8th Anniversary from # 1.

Annie said...

Good morning my friend and a very happy 8th year anniversary. What a wonderful group we are part of.
I think we are all feeling the same Lisa....but we mustn't let the **** win. I love your garden. Keep smiling.
Thanks for all your visits and for all your lovely comments.
Annie x #19

sandra de said...

My heart goes out to you all in the UK. A big thank you for your friendship over the years. I so look forward to your comments and emails. Lovely to know we have connected and can pick up a conversation over the net. Gorgeous garden absolutely stunning. I think I will have to try and paint your yellow rose. Stunning. Ohh I think I am your swap.... no I didn't even plan it. Just lucky I guess :)
sandra de @27

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh Lisa, I am sorry to hear that you know people who are still missing. Sending out hugs to you. It brings home just how important WOYWW is, the support and friendship is sorely needed. I am envious of your garden, our new one is a wilderness of chippings and overgrown bamboo. I need some flowers back in my life :-D
Thanks for the love and comments over the years,
Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

glitterandglue said...

Hello Lisa. What a lovely post despite how your heart must be breaking at this time. Take care of yourself dear girl as you all wait for news.
If you still have an ATC to spare, then I would love to swap with you. I'll email my address.
God bless.
Margaret #5

Sarah Brennan said...

I'm sorry to hear that there are people you know still missing. I pray they will be found. I'll send you my address as I appear to be your recipient. Look forward to seeing your ATC, but there's no rush if you're busy until the weekend. Sarah #27

glitterandglue said...

Hi again Lisa. Just tried to email the address - and it has bounced straight back..?
My email is margaret(dot)diddanfa(at)gmail(dot)com

Sorry about that.

Margaret #5

Sarah Brennan said...

Just tried emailing you and it's been returned (can't be delivered). I sent it to as stated in your post. Sarah #27

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Lisa, gorgeous shots of your garden, that rose is so beautiful. I've emailed you my addy for a swap, will you send me yours please? Have a lovely week, Love & Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

Neet said...

What a beautiful garden. Enjoy this weather whilst you can.
Yes, my friend who I was with on Monday used to mentor the Ramsbottom girl (wasn't she beautiful) so Naomi is devastated. It is heartbreaking and there is so much more to come with horrendous injuries to hear about.
Good job we have crafting to escape to.
Hugs, Neet (will swap atc's gladly) xx

donna garner said...

I hope one day my garden ( which is currently a buidlign site) looks half as beautiful as yours, much love and Happy anniversary Doone @ 23

Cara said...

Lovely to see your outdoor desk. I hope all your neighbours are now safe. Sending hugs, Cara x

Helen said...

I hope you get some good news soon... it must be so much worse knowing someone who has been involved.
however, thanks for sharing the pictures from your gorgeous garden - they look fabulous! Helen #2

Plush Possum Studio said...

Blessings on everyone who is in anyway connected with the horrible events at the arena in Manchester this past Monday. We here int he USA are thinking of and praying for families parted by this tragedy. Your garden is a sweet and peaceful reminder that life will continue to be lovely even when something bad is happening. Blessings xo
Rose of Rose's Art Garden #50

Bubbles said...

Your garden is amazing - so beautiful!
My daughter is in Manchester right now - thank goodness she is safe and unharmed... but it does make you stop and think, doesn't it?
May all you know return home safe and well. xxx
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Bubbles #36

Stacy Sheldon said...

I love the peeks into your garden :) ~Stacy #42

Sharon Koole said...

Your garden looks so beautiful! What a lovely space to be able to sit in. Looks like it takes a lot of work.

I agree with your sentiments. There is still good in the world and that's what I try to keep focused on.

Happy WOYWW anniversary
Sharon K #37

Kathleen said...

Nothing on your desk? maybe not a card but looks full of lots of tools and equipment! Your plants and flowers look fabulous.

Kath x

Kim said...

Happy 8th Anniversary! It must be awful not knowing if your neighbors daughters are OK. Thank you for sharing photos of your garden, I'm sure being there can bring you peace.
-K #39/40

April Story said...

Great desk! Looks like a great crop too.
April #34

Diana Taylor said...

I am so sorry to hear you know people missing in this terrible atrocity. My heart goes out to you. It has been difficult to focus on much else since that news but your beautiful garden has given me a lift - what a gorgeous and peaceful haven you have created there, I want to wander out with a cold drink and a good book and settle down for an hour or two!
Happy WOYWW Anniversary,
Diana x #21

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Pray dear Lisa those missing from your town are alive and fine in spite of the ordeal sad event, indeed, such a senseless act.
Love your garden, wow it's a picture of beauty. The plants in green house look grand too, and the rose well that is a cracker of a yellow rose. What's its name, please????
....a healthy string AND fragrant yellow is hard to find. Might not grow here but no harm asking.

Thanks for sharing your space each week, and happy eighth WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Lindart said...

What an absolutely gorgeous garden! Wow! And I love the smell of a greenhouse, the humidity, the life growing - mmmm! I hope the people that are missing in your town are found alive and well, such a horrific thing to happen. Thanks for visiting mine earlier, Happy 8th WOYWW! Lindart #51

Angela Radford said...

Hi Lisa, I realise I'm late but if you still have any spare ATCs I would be happy to swap with you, have sent you an email. It's just been a couple of busy days not complaining really but had people visiting both days! They are like buses, you wait for ages and then two come together Lol! Have a great belated WOYWW Anniversary, Angela x17x

BJ said...

Gorgeous garden, love all the purple Alliums this time of year although they remind me of the anniversary of losing my Dad, happy/sad time.
Rather given up on the varifocals the past couple of days as been house bound with period and feel horrid so I didn't wish to feel any worse! Not sure I will bother any more even, never mind.
Thanks for the visit. BJ#19

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm late. It doesn't make Monday night any more distant frankly, somehow I felt your lovely yellow rose was a nice tribute, even if unintentional. There are no words are there? I can't count the number of times that one or both of us have wandered round a foyer waiting for our gal to come out of an event because we felt we needed to 'keep her safe' afterwards. Horrifying.
Your growing looks good, love me a geranium, I can almost smell those leaves from looking at them. Love having you around for W8YWW, keep on won't you girly?

Dorlene Durham said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful. Oh, it must smell lovely! Happy WOYWW 8 year anniversary. Dorlene #49

Nikki C said...

I can see why your desk is so tidy I'd be in that lush gardens tooit's so pretty. I have a woyww badge first the 8th anniversary hugs Nikki last place

Carol Norby said...

Happy belated 8th WOYWW Anniversary. I'm still getting around to desks.
My heart just breaks for Manchester. My prayers go out to all.
Your garden is gorgeous! So nice and lush. And such a beautiful rose.
Thanks for the visit and I hope God comforts your heart and the hearts of many.
Carol N now #37

Marit said...

I didn't have acces to a computer last couple of days so I'm very, VERY late visiting desks and celebrating the 8th anniversary... anyway, here I am! Temperatures dropped today too so it's a lovely day to be in my atelier and be at the computer again... I love seeing your garden! I decorated my balcony (smaller than your garden but still a nice place) and it's so nice to enjoy the flowers on a warm Summer evening! Thanks for visiting my blog last week, it's so nice to be part of this lovely group of crafters. Hooray, hooray and on to another year of 'desking' and crafting! Hug from Holland, Marit #29

Morti said...

Hello Lisa!

Please accept my most humble of humble apologies for not getting in contact with you sooner, but I've only just come up for air after a manic couple of weeks.

I am supposed to be sending you a lovely, one of a kind ATC, to commemorate WOYWW 8 - so please would you pop me an email to the(dot)bromilows(at)btinternet(dot)com - replace the words and the brackets they are in with the appropriate symbbol. I will then send you out an ATC forthwith!