What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #585

on my desk…

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and you know what time it is. Time to snoop. For those of you that aren’t familiar with WOYWW (What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday), head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world where we get to snoop on other crafter’s desks.

Wow, I know I say this often but it seems like yesterday was Wednesday. It went so fast, I did not get to visit many desks this past week. Thank you to all that left your comments. I’m running late on my post because today was one of our track days with the boys and I had to shower before I sit to snoop! Above is my desk on Sunday, after my all-day craft session on Zoom. We stayed on until 8:30 pm! It was great fun.

Princess Tiana wanted to be featured in my post so I told her I would take her picture to share. My sweet friend, Joan, bought her for me from Disney World. She watches over all of my creative happenings.

Above is a photo of the sentiments I stamped out for the cardbases I assembled. I cut up paper and just turned the paper to get the images on the bottom half of the sheet. The MISTI is all about mass production and this tool is great.

I just kept pulling out sentiments and stamped up sheets to be cut for use on the cards.

At the end of the session, I had cut and scored to make this stack of card bases and then glued the pattern paper on them. It’s so satisfying to see a stack of cards.

A peek in my garden this week. Phlox and ferns. I need more ferns, they make me happy. I love their delicate fronds and the way they move in the breeze. The Phlox just makes me happy. If you look closely you can see a variegated Phlox my neighbor gave me from her garden before she moved. I love seeing it come back each year. A plant is a very special gift to a give.

Yesterday I was sitting on my deck steps and Mr. Bee zoomed past me to do his business. So I decided to take his picture.

New editions to the annual garden were these tall asters. They needed staking but the color is so vibrant they almost look fake.

The picture above is a mixture of perennials and annuals. I usually overshop for plants in late spring and when I can’t find places for purchases, I tend to stick them in here. So it’s fun to see what evolves.

Above are some pots I placed infront of my husband’s home office. I planted them from seeds from my father-in-law. He doesn’t know the name but I saw the in his garden last year and had to have them. I know they are called Four o’clocks because of their flower and behavior. They tend to open in the late afternoon into the evening and then close when it gets warm the next day. At the end of the season, it is so easy to collect the seeds for more plants.

Above my husband caught me writing in my journal last Friday. The temperature was nice and I like to write outside whenever I can.

I included the picture above because on Monday, I was working and then sat back in my chair and the view of all the productivity on my desk brought me great joy. I love when that happens.

And finally I completed three card collections from some of the items you saw earlier. When I re-open I will continue to sell single cards and I will also be offering card collections that contain between 3 – 5 cards. I wanted to open first thing in September but I am still building inventory and will have to schedule times to photograph everything so I am going to push to try to launch the end of September. Fingers crossed!


Flowers from my garden

Dahlia's from my garden

Dahlia’s from my garden

Today, I thought I would share with you a photo of some of my favorite Dahlia’s from my garden. This year, I have had an amazing explosion of Dahlia’s in my gardens. This is the first year I planted bulbs that I dug out last year.  The ones’ that I planted near my deck are almost as tall as I and still blooming. I cut a few to bring inside to enjoy in the house. I definitely will dig them out this year now that I see how easy it is to grow them.

Have a great weekend!


IN THE GARDEN – update

A pleasant surprise despite such harsh weather.

A pleasant surprise despite such harsh weather.

This has been a strange gardening season. For weeks the weather has been oppressively hot and humid and I just haven’t been able to care for the plants the way I normally do. I have been trying to keep things watered but the weeds have had free reign.  So I am having to put my perfectionism aside and just be.

The rose bush photo makes me smile I planted it two years ago and it was not looking good last year and this year it has announced itself. I love how straight and upright it is. Some of my other roses are more lanky.

My Bee balm in my veggie garden

My Bee balm in my veggie garden

I love looking at my bee balm. It continues to grow and I don’t mind. I have two other veggie garden raised beds and I love catching hummingbirds and bees on them. They are so tall and vibrant. They just make me smile.  In the back is an old plant called false sunflower.  I also planted some sunflower seeds late so we will see if I can get them going.

My dahlias are just starting to update and I will photograph them soon.

Happy gardening!


Photos from my garden – 1

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

 – Buddha


Purple Irises in my garden

This is a picture taken in my garden after a rainfall. I love to capture raindrops on my flowers.  It looks amazing and makes me look like a better photographer than I am.


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