What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday #591

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.

I am glad I took my picture of my desk yesterday because we have had a whirlwind of weather this morning. The winds are so high some of the stuff on my deck were rearranged and the rain was pretty heavy. So the natural light in my craft room right now isn’t the best. I am so grateful for the rain despite the winds. We desperately need rain.

On my desk you can see my work and book journal, my current read, Frederick Douglas, my headphones my husband gave me. They are so high tech and the sound is quite divine. I usually listen to music on my Bose speaker while I work but now that my boys are home doing school virtually, I try not to make too much noise. So the headphones are great. You can also see some fall themed flags I will be printing on sticker paper for my bullet journals.

I thought I would introduce you to my new desk mate. Her name is Thea. I hope she will thrive here. I have had a lovely conversation with her today (yup, I talk to my plants). She told me to stop slacking. She is a bit of a bossy one.

I finally went out in the garden last Saturday to clean up a bit and plant my fall mums. My husband even helped a little. He knows the garden is my happy space so when I asked him to join me he was a little surprised.

This is the planter he built for me a few years back and I love it because I can change it for the seasons. I will take another photo once the flowers bloom.

Happy mail is the best during the pandemic. My sister sent me this kitchen towel and candle. The funny thing was that I had sent her a surprised package earlier that day.

New book I just received. It’ an anthology of female authors from the African Diaspora. It is a chunkster so I think I might save it for the new year and take my time with it. But isn’t the cover so beautiful? I just had to take a picture.

Saturday’s craft zoom session was fun as usual. I ended up just playing with new products rather than working on a project. Above is a few dies I recently purchased. I see some come cool projects with these beauties.

Above is a new 3D embossing folder I used some distress oxide on them for color but they look so classy plain white. I can just slap a sentiment on them and they would be complete.

I did complete one card. I used distress oxide with a new stencil. I wanted to create and ombre effect.

Well enough about me. I need to get to some good snooping.



  1. you sound like you’ve had a great week, your garden looks fab! enjoy the book when you get into it. stay safe. Helen #3

  2. Hi Belinda. My goodness, your garden is on quite a slope! You look so very comfortable out there enjoying the sun! The embossing folders and stencil give really brilliant effects – well found! That book looks like a real big read – yes, maybe the new year…
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  3. Loving your new desk mate. I have had one of these plants for years and if she’s happy you will soon know as she will start to reproduce just about all my friends now have one of her babies. Your garden is looking nice too. Loving the Tea towel too. Wishing you a happy week and a very creative woyww, Angela x12x

  4. I love seeing your garden pictures Belinda, it really is a breautiful spot and your colour planting is gorgeous. Hope the wild weather didn’t create too much havoc. Our weather has been so changeable too, gorgeous days but cold, followed by stormy winds. How lovely to receive that happy mail, the cover of the book is amazing the woman is so beautiful. Hope you enjoy it as and when you start!
    Hugs LLJ 2 xxx

  5. Hi belinda, you certainly look happy in the garden. I love being outdoors. To craft outside is my happy place. Love the planter, reminds me of many dry stone walls we have here in the UK. Lovely happy mail and I agree the cover of that book is fantastic. It’s something I would love to paint or draw. Happy WoywW & carry on talking to those plants, they really do love it.. Hugs Tracey #7 x

  6. Hope the weather hasn’t done any damage in that beautiful garden Belinda. That book cover is indeed spectacular, it looks like it will be a very interesting read. The new dies look cool and the finished card is lovely. (Negative result in here). Stay safe and happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #5

  7. Nice outdoor planter ~ What good sisters you both are to send happy packages just because. Very pretty new EF and I like your stenciled card as well. Blessings, Karen#32

  8. Carolyn Staton says

    I love the garden so pretty. The ink on the embossing folder cards looks amazing. Happy Belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless. Caro xxx (#14)

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