What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #577

on my desk…

Hello, my crafty friends! It’s Wednesday and I am am a bit late but 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.

This is my desk before I started working this morning. On the left is my journal. I have fallen off a little. I probably journal about 4 days a week but I would like to get back to daily writing. In the middle is some stickers and alphabet stamps and on the right are coloring books and nope, I have not finished the butterfly picture I shared two weeks ago!

I made these bee cards during my last zoom craft session with my girlfriends last Saturday. I love the little bees. Especially the one with the glasses.

I also began there prep work for another card design. I colored and fussy cut these beautiful Bird of Paradise but decided after cut number 3 that I will order the die. It’s just way too much to cut them all by hand. So hopefully it will arrive in a few days so I can continue working on those cards.

So very happy. Last weekend our landscaper came and pruned my shrubs and installed my mulch. It always looks so much more serene when they put it in. Those pesky weeds don’t get to steal the show.

A late birthday gift arrived later in the week. It’s a solar powered garden decor of a flower with dragonflies. It’s so pretty and so bright at night. I love it. I placed it near my deck so I can look at it when we are out in the evening.

Confession: I did buy myself some craft gifts for my birthday! Hee hee. A beautiful color by number coloring book. I will swatch it with my prismacolors this week so I can start coloring in it. I also bought a coloring book with black women in it. It’s so gorgeous and wonderful to see black women in a coloring book. Sooooo naturally I had to buy a set of dark tones colored pencils so that I could better color the images. 😉

Yesterday, I spent over an hour in the morning giving my houseplants some TLC. I bought new pots and mixed up potting soil and repotted plants. I even repotted some of my orchids. They require a different medium. I didn’t want to get bit by mosquitos so I did it right on my deck and swept up the mess (you can see it in the smaller photo on the bottom row) when I finished. Now I have fallen in love all over again with my plants after their transformation into their new homes. I love how the cactus plant matches the pot and the prayer plant pops in the porcelain white pot.

Ok enough of my babbling. It’s time to snoop. Stay well, my friends!



  1. Hi Belinda. My – you’ve been busy! Your garden looks great, your house plants wonderful – you can come help with mine any time you want – I just LOVE those bee cards!! Lovely birthday bits and pieces – good choices of new stash.
    Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
    Margaret #3

  2. sue jones says

    I wish I was that organised with my card making. Love your bee cards. Lovely house plants – my windowsills are too narrow, so i don’t have them anymore. Enjoy the colouring
    :)- lovely find.Have a great week . Soojay #17

  3. The bees are lovely and yes, the one with glasses is really cute! You have been so busy with the garden and it is looking lovely, I have some of those plants! I admire your skill with houseplants though, I seem to kill all mine!
    Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

  4. I love the bee cards! I also love that green wall behind your desk – what a lovely cheerful colour. I like a nice bit of mulch on the garden too – makes everything look better! Stay safe, stay well, happy woyww Cindy #11

  5. the bee cards are fab, and how beautiful does your garden look! Have a great week Helen #1

  6. Those cards are so sweet and the plants too, gorgeous. Wishing you a happy week and a creative woyww, Angela x19x

  7. I’m re-discovering a new passion for houseplants because I am notorious for killing them! I think the pencils are a fabulous idea and I can’t wait to see what you do with them. Have a great week, Lisa-Jane #14

  8. Hi Belinda, your plants look so happy and healthy. I love the prayer plant, but I’ve never managed to keep one healthy! Great find with the colouring book- isn’t it sad that it is an unusual thing, though? The solar light is so pretty, and your garden does indeed look serene.Stay safe, Have a good week, Hugs, Shaz #5 X

  9. Heather Marshall says

    Hi Belinda, sorry for the late visit. My, you have been a busy bee . The bee cards are lovely, the honeycomb is great, and yes the little bee with the glasses is cute! Your gardener did a great job in your garden, as did you with repotting your plants. I’ve never heard of a prayer plant before – it looks quite striking. My new potting shed was delivered today, and Mr M will put it together this weekend – then I will start repotting some plants, and look at growing some myself. Have a lovely week and stay safe and well, Heather xx #4

  10. Susan Renshaw says

    Love your bee cards – and yes I love the bee with glasses too!
    Beautiful garden and plant photos.
    Enjoyed pottering round your space!
    Happy Crafting!
    Susan #13

  11. Your garden is looking really good Belinda. Good for you for treating yourself on your birthday. Looking forward to seeing the pages in that new colouring book. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  12. Sorry I’m late! Your garden is just a joy isn’t it, I love the solar light, so pretty, what a nice way to remember a good birthday! I too love the bee cards, and am super impressed at the details you’ve recorded for the Bird of Paradise stamp colouring. I think you’re right , if you’re going to use the image a lot, you might as well have the die. Do you know I think re-potting and sorting is one of the most therapeutic of all garden jobs; your patio is like a second workroom for you in the summer, how lovely.

  13. I love the bee cards, Belinda – I always love anything with a bee theme. I love how you’ve gone the honeycomb too. Your plants are looking great. Happy birthday for whenever it was!

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #26

  14. Carolyn Staton says

    Well you have been busy. Happy belated Birthday. Love the bee cards and the garden is looking good. Sorry I am late visiting. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xx (#9)

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