Wednesday, 28 July 2010

WOYWW 28th July

Morning WOYWW'ers, I'm a little late this morning as I was up at 4am with my husband who was going away on business and once he left I fell asleep again, hence I am late in posting this morning. 
Not much on the desk this morning apart from a challenge piece half finished which has not been posted as yet as I am awaiting some of Tim's fragments in the post.
Towards the left of my desk are all my purchases, which I keep to one side to ensure I use them before I put them away in the cupboards.
Thought I would also show you my first bunch of cut flowers from my allotment.  I'm quite pleased with how the allotment is going considering it's the first year, we have had beans, peas, lettuce and cut flowers so far and these Calendula's are such gorgeous vibrant colours.

If you would like to join in the fun this week, pop over to Julia's place the Stamping Ground and join us all nosing around at everyones desk, it's great fun.
Need to go back downstairs now to look after this little girl who has been waiting very patiently for her breakfast LOL.  Have a good Wednesday everyone and thank you for your kind comments last week I had a fantastic day at Tatton RHS show.  Tracy x x

70 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sleeping in might get habit forming if your husband is gone several days (grin). Never thought about always using a purchase before putting it away, but I have used some of my latest (but after I put them away). Do you clean your stamps after you use them? I always do, and I think that's why I never stamp since I mostly use Staz-on.

Beautiful cut flowers. Looks like your garden is really taking off. My lettuce and peas died long ago, right after it got warm. Hope you continue to have a nice harvest with yours. Happy WOYWW and kiss that baby girl, too.

Helen said...

Great new stash on show, hope you get to play with it soon.

Cheryl said...

oh fab new stash on show hun and your dog omg how adorable oh so cute,love cheryl xxxxx

jude said...

Love the look of your project cant wait to see it finished.Glad the allotment is going well.This is our 2nd year with veggie patch and proving better thsan last year.Good luck with it and love the flowers!Have fab wednesday
hugs jude

Heather x said...

Aw what a cute little puppy :0)
Beautiful flowers Tracy, I'd love an allotment but I wouldn't be able to maintain it (arthritis).
Love home grown produce it tastes so much better than shop bought.
*hugs* Heather x

joey said...

Oh Bless I hope she has a very full tummy now lol, I had the same sort of puppy eyes from my daughter this morning feed me mummy!.Those flowers are gorgeous I do love flowers!. Have a fab week. Joey.x

Sid said...

Nice shots, flowers, doggie and desk !!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Wow what beautiful flowers! Well done you for growing them yourself. Your little dog is so lovely, I am sure her tum is happy now, lol!

Great desk, thanks for sharing with us all, hugs Heidi xx

Lothian Crafts said...

Your flowers have grown very well and look lovely. Your girl does look like she is waiting patiently mine never wait like that they just bark for their dinner..
Elaine

Alix said...

oh your flowers look lovely...and your challenge piece does too!

secret scrapbooker said...

Glad your still enjoying your allotment :0) and they are lovely flowers.
Kate x

Carmen said...

Ohhhh you are starving that poor doggy I an tell she looks so under fed... *g* Don't they have just the best eyes for making you feel guilty? She's gorgeous.

scrapcat 1 said...

what a beautiful dog, love your marigolds they are so bright and cheerful, good luck wth the allotment

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Tracey, the WIP looks wonderful :-) Well done on all the stuff you've managed to grow. Ah such a cute little dog, she's gorgeous :-)
Anne x

Linda Elbourne said...

That little lady is soooooooo cute Tracy ... Enjoy your lie-ins while they last :0)

Twiglet said...

Great flowers - think Wipso will want to dumf those!!

Sue said...

Hi Tracey
dont blame you going back to sllep, oh new stash good girl, gorgeous flowers, aww that puppy is super cute, have great day, sue,x

Spyder said...

Such a cutie! Love your frame on your desk (for want of knowing it's real name!) I usually find going back to sleep lasts longer than the first sleep! But I had to get up to go to work and was late...as always!! Happy Gardening, crafting and have a great WOYWW!!
((Lyn))

Pam said...

Oh I would love a lie in but can't till saturday!! Very tidy desk.
Hugs Pam

kath said...

loved seeing your crafty space today tracy and the pic of your gorgeous girl...maybe we should start a tidy crafters club...thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

Minxy said...

oh just look at that face, how could you keep her waiting lol like your idea of keeping new things on your desk to 'actually' use, mine more often than not go straight away in a draw lol

JoZart said...

Little balck cutie! The WIP looks good and your producing great stuff on that allotment!
Jo x

Lynne said...

Your puppy is adorable, your flowers are gorgeous. Hope you get to play with your lovely new stash soon.

Kate said...

I usually buy things, put them away and then buy more things. I might have to try this using them lark!

** Kate **

ikki said...

When your little girl looks like that with those big eyes, bet you feel like giving her breakfast and lunch. Nice stack of new products - enjoy using them. ikki

Darcy said...

oh that doggie is the cutest ever.

Love your flowers, well done on getting a crop of veggies too. I am growing toms for the first time, it is very exciting to see them appear.

Sarpreet said...

aww the girl is so beautiful! I think that is a fab idea, dont pack them away until they have been used! i like all your storage on the side of your desk. Happy WOYWW! Thank you for visiting my desk and my blog, Will have wedding cards on my blog after this Sunday and all in September! Its hard waiting, as I just want to show them

Angie said...

That project looks so interesting ...cant wait to see more ... your puppy is so cute .

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Hi Tracy, thank you for visiting my desk! I got totally distracted from your post I'm afraid when I saw the cute little black face looking at me!! :-)
Helen x

angeleef said...

Haha maybe I should do that too... Putting new stash aside so I'm sure I use it. Think that stash would grow over my head, because I always seem to shop for more stash than I use up. And YES I DO need everything new I buy LOL
Have a nice evening!
** Evi **

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohh that new stash looks like I might need to come n play with it. The flowers are gorjuss what stunning colours. Thanks for the nosey Hazelxox

Lizzybobs said...

lovely lot of stash - and OMW what a cute little dog awww I want one!!!!! lv Liz

Jane said...

Love the flowers Tracy!
Mmmmm the mask should be interesting as it is for Jude to decorate during this horrible rainy weather we are having up here in Fort William! Will post a pic up when she is finished.

Yours Artfully said...

I'm in love with your doggie Tracey......soooo cute! Nice pile of stash this week too but the doggie definitely wins the points this week!!!

Lin

ScrappySuzanne said...

I always admire your tidy work area. Would love to know where you got your easel from. Stunning flowers,,,,some of my favourites blooms. Yep hope to see you soon at the Cubby Hole too....miffed could not make last week. Everyone's work looked stunning on Sarah's blog. x

Phree said...

What a lovely airy place to craft in. Your calendulas are beautiful - I love the colours.

Serendipity (Christine) said...

Lovely flowers, gorgeous puppy :-)

Rica said...

Brilliant idea, use stash before putting it away and forgetting it. Your calendula's are fabulous, as for that little girl, how could you make that little cutie wait for breakfast.
hugs Heather xx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Great idea to leave purchases where they are in your face. I run across so many things I forgot I bought. Nice work space. And I just want to cuddle your little black furbaby.

Handmade with Love said...

Oh those flowers are beautiful Tracy and the little dog is so cute! What a good idea to put new stash to the side so that you use it before it gets put away! Tracey x

Deezines Art said...

What a cute puppy - such a beautiful face - Jacqueline xx

Ali H said...

Hi Tracy thanks for stopping by my blog - love the idea of making sure to use something before it goes away - think I need to adopt this policy !! Love your flowers too - my garden has gone wild as we've been away every weekend this month - think I'll need a flame thrower to sort it out on Saturday !!

Chrissie said...

Ooh! Lots of new stuff... what a lucky duck! And what a cute doggie!
Chrissie

Bluefairy4U said...

Hi Tracy what a good idea of using new stash before putting it away and forgetting what you have bought. Love your flowers from your allotment what a clever girl you are. Your beautiful pooch how can you leave her for a second, I would have to have her on my lap all the time. Hugs Jo.

itsamistry said...

Your little pug looks adorable. I enjoyed looking around your work desk to. Thanks for popping over to mine earlier.

Anita

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Such lovely art work as always. Love the flowers and your little dog is sooo gorgeous.

xx

vix24 said...

Would you mind awfully if I borrowed your girl for a while. She's soooooooooooo cute?
Huh? What's that you say, I'm meant to be looking at the workspace...oh...Look forward to seeing the challenge piece when it is completed and the flowers look beautiful!
Now please can I have the dog?

peggy gatto said...

what a sweet baby!!!!
We just got a 3 yr old rescue dog and my husband and I are now going to the dogs!!!!
Can't wait to see your shrine!

Thistleblue said...

Evening, Hope you've had a great WOYWW! Love your project, it looks fantastic. Sound like your allotment is going really well, your flowers are gorgeous! and the little pooch is sooooo adoreable!
thanks for sharing
hugs
xx

FlipSyde said...

Oh My God. That pup. I was going to comment on whatever images passed before my Now Emptied Brain and Eyes prior to TheCutestFreakin'DogIveEverSeen, but I've forgotten everything I've ever known.
Jeez, that's a cute dog.
Amy

Jan said...

now that little girl is about the sweetest ever!!

Jodene said...

I loved looking around your room Tracy, and your puppy is the cutest little thing!!
Thanks for visiting my blog, and to answer your question about the bags I made, the downloadable template came from www.creationsbyar.com.
I have also since uploaded pics of the finished bags on my blog :) Happy Stamping!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Gorgeous flowers! That challenge piece looks pretty interesting too! Patsy from
HeARTworks

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a tidy desk! and what a cutie your puppy is!

Julia Dunnit said...

Love the Calendula - I'd say your allotment is a hit - are you growing flowers specifically for cutting? Must say I've been treated to somemarvellous cut flowers from friends this summer. I too have a little pile of use before putting away stuff..sadly htis week, no yummy stamps!

Cardarian said...

That project that needs tweeking with TH stuff is lovely - can't wait to see it finished! Also I see you have bought some lovely stash waiting to be used and you have the cutest dog!
Those calendulas from the garden are lovely - must take a picture of my flowers - they are all out now!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Sunshine Girl said...

Love all your photos - thanks for sharing :) and also whats a lie in? I have a 5 year old who likes to get up at 5.30am! I keep telling myself it wont last but he hasnt slept in yet! mind you I do occasionally just come downstairs with him and craft for a couple of hours so its not all bad!

Tracey said...

oooooo, I have one of those wood thingies, can't wait to see yours finished. Gorgeous dog, flowers and stash too.
xx

Cath said...

Thanks for the peek, love the little girl she look so loveable.

Cathx

Wendy said...

lots of new things to play with, and i just saw the finished project,its stunning

Lorraine Robertson said...

That's one of the tidiest desk's I've ever seen.. mine never looks as good as that... lol

Well done on your allotment and if your flowers are anything to go by then I'm sure it's been a great success for you... they are beautiful.

love 'n' hugs
Lorraine xxx

Wipso said...

Love the flowers and the little dog is just adorable.
A x

Pallavi said...

Hi tracy!! first of all i can't stop thinking about your puppy..she is the most adorable puppy ever!! omg look at those eyes..hehe and i love your little goodies stored to the left..i see some cute stamps peeking at me!! k well hope u're having a wonderful day..take care

Doone said...

Sorry I am late - horrendous twelve hour working days at the moment - but golly had I known your little lady was here I'd have spent all my time just gazing at her and just abandonned the othe rdesks this week - she's super -

Dx

minnie_mac said...

Lovely post. Yummy purchases, gorgeous marigolds and a little cutie bow wow.

Marilyn

Tracey said...

evening tracy, I am still working my round all the blogs, wow there are so many this week. Your desk is lovey and I hope postman has been, Flowers are stunning and I envy you your allotment, where do you find the time.
Have a great weekend
Tracey

Alisonw30 said...

Well done on the first bunch of flowers, they are lovely. Good idea with the new stash, I should try that, keep putting stuff away and never using it! Have a great week x

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS art, flowers and...even more gorgeous pooch...she is soooo adorable! xx

Anneliese said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to use new stash before it gets put away lol :D .. your flowers look gorgeous & so does you dog :D x

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

OMG Tracy your pug is super - cute!!

Jan x