Wednesday, 29 September 2010

WOYWW


Happy wet Wednesday everyone!
Just a few things to share with you today.....

I sorted out the few Christmas stamps that I have er.. just in case I fancy making some stamped cards. ( Usually I make fabric collage and embroidered ones). I helped Wipso to sort all her stamps ready for her grand stamp sale this week and it reminded me that M. and I had a few stamps somewhere.
If the wonderful card makers amongst you would like to browse/purchase any of Wipso's stamps, you can find them here in our blog shop.

Below the stamps, you can see two little embroidered pieces that I found at the car boot sale this week. Don't know what I will do with them but they were too pretty to leave dirty and unloved in a junk box!

The open magazine is my new Stitch mag. Inside is an article by Michala Gyetvai. I love her work and follow her blog Kayla Coo where she shows us how she can transform her sketches into wonderful embroidered pictures.

You can also spot my Argos catalogue. Great news here because I won some vouchers and I have been planning how to spend them!!!

So that's my work desk - I don't think I shall be working there today as I am recovering from a tummy bug and feel a bit limp!! I will soon bounce back.

In the meantime - two pics to share with you.
The first is the view from Old Churchstoke towards the Welsh mountains which you can just see in the far distance. It was such a beautiful morning on Sunday and we made the most of it by going for a walk with M. This was the view when we were half way round.



 The photo below is the result of my comment that the hedge needed trimming!!!
Within an hour, half of it was lying on the lawn, ready to be bagged up and taken to the tip.
It looks a bare, brown mess at the moment but I am assured that it will be green by Springtime!
Hope you have enjoyed checking out my blog. Thanks to all who manage to visit each week. It's great to hear from you. I try to get round as many as I can because I love to see what you are all up to. I usually manage about half of Mr linky's list over several days!! If you want to join in or,  have no idea what I am talking about, then visit Julia's blog today!

61 comments:

Wipso said...

Lovely finds from the car boot sis. Hope you're feeling much better today. I'm smiling at you going public on trimming your bush. Thats not what I would call a trim....more of a good cut back! :-)
A x

Sarah said...

That looks like my idea of a light trim in the garden LOL

bayou said...

Hope you will soon be feeling better, Twiglet. I love the idea of being an owner of embroidered pieces and not yet knowing what to do with it. :-)) Very good picture of the Welsh Mountains, it beams me over to you. Impressed how quick that trim was done - mine is 350 m (2 sides) of horthorn and sloe still waiting.

Mummylade said...

great gardening =) thanks for the peek today

mckinkle said...

Hello Jo, lovely to see those gorgeous photos from your Sunday walk, the view is amazing!

Well done on your win and have fun mooching through the book to see what you fancy getting! Sometimes thats the really fun bit!

Keryn x

Linda Elbourne said...

Great pictures ... have a good week!

Deezines Art said...

Hope your tummy feels better soon - Jacqueline xx

Katie said...

Thank you for sharing! What a trimming! Have a great week :)

Katie (83)

Suzanne said...

I love the embroidered pieces
Very interesting things you have on your desk!
Great pictures,
I'm going to look at all the links:) Thanks!
Take care,
Suzanne

Sue said...

Hi ya
oh i used to make table clothes doing embroidery, lovely veiw, im sure the hedge will recover by next year! i hope! lol,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Jingle said...

I wish we had those boot sale things here in the US! That just sounds like fun and you found some great goodies!

Cheryl said...

oh brilliant find at the car boot they are really beautiful great job with the bush too hun and yep it will soon turn green,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Maggie's Crafts said...

Lovely pics. Thank you for sharing.

Maggie #110

butlersabroad said...

Lovely finds on the desk and I hope you feel better again soon. Note so self: Never ask hubby to trim your fringe!!!

Hugs
Brenda

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jo, I couldn't see the pic of your desk till I clicked on it to enlarge it :-/ Another subscriber to CPS I see :-)
Is Annie being rude? Surely not LOL
Anne xx

Helen said...

Great stamps there! Hope you get to use them. That is a LOT of hedge trimmings - I can see it must have needed doing quite badly!

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

The picture at the top of your page makes me smile nearly as much as thinking about Arran - how wonderful to be able to see that everyday.

bad penny said...

I started to look through Christmas art stuff & have one machbox completed for my swap now !

lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. I have to say your views are almost better than ours. I don't know Wales at all but you've made me want to come now.
Enjoy spending your vouchers, Argos has just about anything you could dream of doesn't it!!
Don't worry I shall bore you with cakes from time to time.
Hugs Lisax

joey said...

Hiya

AP is the bestest day out lol, gorgeous piccys they look so peaceful!

Joey.x

Ciara said...

Hope you're feeling better & less limp. I think getting that haircut will help - always gives me a bit of a boost :-)

Ciara
xx

Dragon said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling up to much... Hope you are better soon
Frankie
Xx

airing cupboard crafts said...

I like what you got from the car boot. That view is stunning xx

Thistleblue said...

good evening! very cute stamps and pretty boot sale finds. What a beautiful view!
Hope you have a wonderful week
hugs
Michelle
x
p.s. feel better soon!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Get well soon Twiglet! Love your photo, such a lovely view! hugs Heidi (#32) xx

Chrissie said...

I hope you feel better soon... that was quite a radical trim for the hedge! It'll look great later!
Chrissie

Ali H said...

Have faith - the hedge will rise again ! Thanks for stopping by & for sharing your desk today ! Ali

triciasconfetti said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in - almost as pretty as parts of Yorkshire. (Have to say that as a Yorkshire girl.) Love the bits of embroidery you found. Thanks for letting me browse your desk. I'm not playing this week. Just too busy today to photogragh it!
x Tricia

kath said...

wow that really is a short back and sides...thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

Sherry said...

Hope you feel better very soon! Your workdesk looks lovely. Great pictures too. Thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

Yay !! a sewing machine on your workdesk !!!!
Will be back often to see what your up to
anne xxx

Scrapcollectr said...

Hope you feel better soon and you're back to your fun desk! Thanks for the comment on my blog...=D
Happy WOYWW
Linky #124

minnie_mac said...

Great post and pics. I'm in the middle of scalping my hedges at the moment too. They've been gradually getting taller, so I'm putting a stop to that !

Marilyn

Linda C said...

Gorgeous pictures of the Welsh mountains. One of these days I will post some pictures of the beach where I live. Right now we are having a bit of a Tropical Storm. Lots of Rain no strong winds though. I needlework projects are awesome. Linda #125

Kathryn said...

Thanks for visiting me today! Your route for walking is beautiful! Are you sure you won't do some stamping this year? Maybe use them to stamp cloth to embroider?
Feel better!
kat

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Nice finds at the car boot sale. I hope you are feeling better by now.

Your photos of the Welsh Mtns. were awesome. I always love it when people show places I'll probably never see in my lifetime. As for that bush trim, it's a good thing you have a handy worker to help you. It would have taken me two weeks to cut them and two more to get rid of them. Bleubeard would have been no help at all! Happy WOYWW (#1).

oneoff said...

Ahh car boots, so cold but so fabulous. Great to see your finds and to know what is inspiring you. And what a fantastic setting for a walk.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hello Twiglet! I know what you mean by having to save the pretty embroidery from languishing in a junk box unloved! I see you've got your CPS on your table- I go through that magazine from cover to cover! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Lizzybobs said...

loving your space today don't talk to me about hedges - long story but lets just say cars and hedges do not go!!!! thanks for visiting my blog this week Love Liz

Joanne said...

Oh those gorgeous country sights. Lucky girl.
Luv Joanne xx

Julia said...

Hello!

What a lovely view you have shared, its beautiful! Your trimming pic has reminded me that I ought to get into my own jungle (sorry, garden) and get busy before the cold weather descends!
I also like to visit Kayla Coo's blog, she is mightily talented isn't she? Thank you so much for visiting me today, its always nice of you to take the time to stop by.

Sending love
Julia x x x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great pics! Feel better!

Sunshine Girl said...

That magazine looks interesting and I love your pin cushion! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hope you are now feeling much better Twiglet. Love those embroidered pieces on your desk - reminds me of the embroidery my Mum used to do many years ago. What a stonking great hedge you have - it's more like a park than a garden!! Hope hubby had a lie down after all that hard work! Beautiful photo of the Welsh Mountains - I guess the colours will be changing quite soon now Autumn is on the doorstep.
Love, Sylvia xxx

Terry & Kim said...

I hope you're feeling better. I loved seeing the photos!

Terry
#127

Heather x said...

wow babe, your hedges have had a skinhead treatment lol.
Thanks for visiting me today :)
*hugs* Heather x

madebyKarla said...

Love your finds! they're just beautiful. Beautiful view on that picture of the coutryside! thanks for sharing and thanks for your visit as well!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh those embroidered doilies are so pretty. You will be so happy NEXT year that you did a good pruning too!

Shropshire Suz said...

Hi..sorry to hear you've been feeling a bit off..hope you are better now?
Last minute rush with the lounge and stil a teeny weeny bit of painting to do forgot the window sill ooops lol
Already planning the Christmas decs for in there..excited hehe
Good luck with the stamps..must dig mine out
Hugs Suz x

Susan Allan said...

LOvely embroidery finds. Thanks for the link to Kayla.
I do hope you show us all what you do with the finds...I agree they were too good to leave behind.
Have fun
Sue xx 15

The Taming of the Glue said...

What beautiful photos. It's wet and miserable here today so they really cheered me up. Pam (12)

Kayla coo said...

Thank you so much Twiglet and it's lovely to hear you enjoyed the article.
Beautiful landscapes.x

akilli melek said...

That embroidery looks fab. My lovely sis made us one for our first anniversary, ofcourse i had to frame it. I cant imagine why anyone would throw things like that out. Hope you find a suitable home for the pieces, and ofcourse post an update so we can enjoy.
caroline #141

Posie said...

Our hedge is needing more than a trim here....

Ohhh Snap said...

Those embroidery pieces are to lovely to be left behind. I have that issue, but haven't had a chance to sit down and look through it properly. TFS!

#2

Candace said...

Lovely view you have, love Churchstoke we always stop there on our way to Tywyn where we have a cottage

nerllybird said...

Gorgeous view of the Welsh hills, what a lovely place to be. Your Christmas cards sound lovely, I'd love to see them when you make some. Helen (16)

Gez said...

Gorgeous views. Hope you are feeling much better. Sorry for not being around I started with vertigo last Wednesday :(
Just quickly popped on to wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO ♥
Hope you have a super day.xxxx

Felted House said...

I was just on my way over to say Happy Birthday!! when I saw your comment, and then Blogger wouldn't let me do anything! Hope you're having a lovely day.xx

silverpebble said...

Oh I do hope you are all recovered now. That image of your hedge reminds me just how much hacking I have to do in the garden. Sheesh! Happy Tuesday to you x

Spyder said...

(I sooo late!!) but had to say...now I know I'll have to get out there and cut my hedge too!