Wednesday 2 September 2020


 Morning lovely deskers from a sunny Yorkshire today. I hope you are all staying well and keeping safe and getting back to some sort of new normal.

Sorry I haven't joined in for a few weeks. We have been finishing off our kitchen refit that started last summer so I've been busy stripping and painting walls. We still have floor tiles to put down after a radiator has been moved so not finished yet.

Anyway, I do have a desk to share with you.

A bit of scrapping in process.

DD and I had out first little shopping trip to Harrogate last week and crafty shopping occurred which made me want to play with my new bits and pieces.  I'm still trying out things so nothing is stuck down yet and I need to do a bit of stamping on the background and add some lace and bits and bobs but it's coming together. 

I also upcycled an old stool yesterday to use in the kitchen.

Despite the poor summer we've had the garden has been looking lovely. I usually spend a fortune buying new plants but, apart from compost, I haven't bought anything this year and am really pleased with how it's turned out just using plants that survived the winter. A lesson learnt for future years me thinks!

This lily has been fantastic and smelt amazing.It was taller than me.

Well that's me this week. If you want to join in and share your desk with us then pop over to see Julia at WOYWW headquarters. 

Enjoy your Wednesday, Stay Safe and Happy Crafting!!


Sarah Brennan said...

Liking the look of that layout Lisa. Glad you had a productive bit of crafty retail therapy. The garden is indeed looking lovely. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #6

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You'd pay a fortune for that gorgeous stool in some chi-chi shop! It looks brilliant, you made a great job. Our new kitchen still isn't finished either, we're waiting for some to do tiling and we have to paint as well. Hooray for getting out to a bit of normality and shopping - I love Harrogate, a good place to go! Your garden is looking lovely - I haven't bought any plants this year and the garden has looked fantastic since March, as you say, a lesson learned!
Hugs LLJ 2 xx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Lisa, gorgeous garden photos, we had one of those lillies a few years ago, they do smell divine, don't they? I've been surprised for the last couple of years at what has survived the winter, just shows how mild our winters have actually been. The stool looks great, and well done on the crafty shopping. Stay safe, have a lovely week, hugs, Shaz #14. X

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice to see you whenever you can make it Lisa, really don’t apologise, we’re all flexible. On paper, anyway! There’s a house near me that has a lovely display of tall lilies like yours, arent they wonderful! I don’t think till this year that I knew they could grow so tall! Your garden looks lovely. I’ve spent lockdown getting a grip of the non-building site part of ours and am pleased with it, and have made an effort to only use perennial planting, I don’t want to work that hard every year! Really like your scrapbook do you know it still ‘needs’ stuff? I stop as soon as it looks OK, cant say I ever have a plan though, perhaps thats the issue!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Lisa. Your garden looks stunning - I'm the same - haven't bought a thing this year, and it still has been full of colour. Shopping is quite a novel adventure at the moment, isn't it? I'm out and about a bit as I shop for some folks who are still not going anywhere, but shopping for myself is hardly being done!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Neet said...

That lily is fantastic. Of course I have no idea how tall or small you really are but if you are 5' that is some lily so well done you on your growing skills. On the other hand you could be all legs like me and nearer 5'10" which would be even bigger. Gorgeous garden flowers.
Love the stool, what a fabulous colour and the stencil is beautiful. As is the LO you are sporting on your desk today.
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

A fantastic layout and I really like your stool and what you've done with it. I wish I lived closer to Harrogate - I know there are some great craft shops in that area with workshops, etc. I've looked into them but they're just too far for me to travel! Enjoy your lovely garden this autumn! I'm just glad it's not so hot any more! zsuzsa #18

Helen said...

well done on the kitchen - hope you'll be really pleased with it when it's all done. I love the pics of your garden - it looks beautiful. Enjoy your crafty buys; too. Helen #1

My name is Cindy said...

Hello there! Love your garden pictures that lily is amazing! I think those of us who have gardens have spent a lot of time in them this year! Like you I haven't bought many new plants due to being stuck in. Did a bit of mail order - some more successful than others but everything grew. And seeds. The garden is actually looking better than normal for this time of year. I like the soft colours in your layout, I'm sure it will be fabulous! Happy Wednesday, stay safe, stay well, Cindy #15

Karen said...

Your scrapbook page is coming along nicely, pretty colors ~ Lot's of great blooms in your garden too ~ Enjoy your week

Crafting With Jack said...

Hi Lisa, your lily looks beautiful and what I can see of your garden is lovely as well. I bet you are looking Forward to your kitchen Being finished, take care Angela #28

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Layout looks good. I'm pleased it's cooled down a bit as it's been very hot here and we were quite pleased when it started raining. Your flowers look gorgeous and the little stool too. Take care and have a happy creative week, Angela x10x

Susan Renshaw said...

Lovely garden pictures!
Love the stool too - that would be excellent in my kitchen!
Your layout is looking good - like the colour scheme!
Happy woyww, stay safe, keep well! Susan #13