Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WOYWW #158

It has been a busy day today running here and there!  I went to a doctors appointment with my daughter in Oklahoma City and found out that she will be having surgery in a week or so to remove a growth from the top of her uterus.  The doctor said it was most likely a polyp or a benign growth but it would be best to have it off before she goes through the IUI (intrauterine insemination) as she stands a chance of miscarrying the baby.   To cheer her up we used a bit of retail therapy and went shopping at the local Asian market and to the biggest mall in OKC for lunch then home where we could go our different ways to attend meetings this evening.

My desk this week with a collection of 'stuff' I have been using.  A couple tags I made for a swap.
An attempt at watercolor technique using stamps...I need more practice I think!
 My outside desk and the first tomatoes of the year...  I have a few tomatoes my husband planted in the garden but these are in containers on the patio.  They have all the earmarks of becoming prolific this year and we are already a head...due to the drought and heat last year we didn't get a single tomato.  Difficult to thrive in 40-43C temps.

Oh yes...almost forgot to share the pictures of my grandbabies.  These were taken during Skype visit so the quality isn't all that great but...grandmas have to brag!
Hannah at 9 months

Teresa is 3 years.
 Trying to keep it short this week...good luck I hear...I know I am long winded but...
If you are wondering what all this is about check out Julia's blog...Stamping Ground and join us in all the fun!

47 comments:

  1. Love your desk as always and go ahead and brag away! These two are just the cutest! Lucky you on getting your tomatoes that far, as soon as mine shoot out the ground some snail or night creature eats it off...

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  2. Super desk and aww those little cuties! We often take pics over Skype too. Hope all goes ok with your daughter. Take care & have a good time snooping the WOYWW desks of the world ! Zo xx 55

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  3. Hi Vickie great pics of the grand kids, I hope your daughter gets sorted too. Loving your tomatoes we have the opposite problem in Scotland....not warm enough! Have a great Wednesday, hugs Erika. #41

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  4. Sweeties! and while I love your desk and garden and kiddies, I missed seeing the box from last week and I really adore that idea!

    Happy WOYWW

    Mary Anne (5)

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  5. Hope your daughter's surgery is fine, must be a worry none the less! love the pics of your grand-kids!! Have a good week. Helen, 3

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  6. Great tags, I know those stamps :)) like the way you have used the plant one. Thanks for stopping by BJ#8

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  7. Hope your daughter is ok.retail therapy..NOTHING like it is there!!
    Always love your posts/desk.
    Judy #22

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  8. Hope your daughter has a good recovery Vickie, Love your gradbabes piccies, but the one that took my eye was the tomatoes, boy, how lucky you are, here in Scotland ours are just beggining to flower. Hugs Rita xx 33

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  9. The grandbabies are adorable..sigh still waiting for mine, I guess mine need to find a husband then get married first.
    Those tomatoes look so healthy. Love swap tag, looks asian from here-colours etc
    Bridget #13

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  10. Hope all goes well with your daughter both with the Op and with her IUI so that soon you will have another Grandchild to add to the adorable two in your photos.
    Ann B
    #21

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  11. ah grandma what lovely grand babies you have! and I hope your daughter is also is successful in her procreation, your watercolour is fab - it is the least forgiving of media - you cannot hide any 'mistakes' I think you did a brilliant job.

    dx (79)

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  12. Oh what lovely grand babies.. hope everything goes well for your daughters op. Love the tags. Sandy :)

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  13. Happy WOYWW. Best of luck to your daughter for her operation and then the IVF. Ali x #84

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  14. Gorgeous photos of your grandchildren! And I'm envious of your tomatoes, I haven't grown any for years. Put your ATC in the post this morning, here's hoping it turns up, lol.
    Helen S #23

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  15. ...hope all goes well for your Daughter, lots of worrying times on woyww so far :( your Grandchildren are adorable and Hannah actually looks like a cherub :) your Tags look great too, thanks for sharing...Mel :)

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  16. What beautiful grandkids you have.
    Hope your daughters op goes well,
    Laura 78

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  17. Best of luck to your daughter, and your grand babies are beautiful

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #12

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  18. Gorgeous little ones Vickie - hope the op goes fine. Happy WOYWW! Di xx

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  19. Hope everything goes well with both the op and the following procedure - these are the important things in life, aren't they? Glad that crafting helps as well though!
    The photos of your grandkids are sooooooo cute :)
    Hugs, LLJ #1

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  20. Hope all goes okay for your daughter hugs trace x

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  21. Hi Vickie. That is one cool collection of ink pads you have going on there! Wishing your daughter a speedy recovery. Thanks for popping in to see me. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 14

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  22. Aww gorgeous looking grandchildren. WOW you have A LOT of ink pads! Great looking ATC

    Thanks for visiting me. Happy WOYWW

    Hugs, Sarn #4

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  23. Gorgeous photos. Best wishes to your daughter - hope all goes well.

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  24. Oh, I hope your daughters op goes well Vickie. I know they give you the feeling that it’s all routine to them but it still doesn’t stop you worrying does it.
    Your desk is looking great. I love the tags and there doesn’t look like anything wrong with the stamping. If you’re not happy with it then keep practicing, it’s a good excuse to play. Have you tried stamping it onto watercolour paper once you’ve spritzed the stamp, you might find you like the finished look better?

    Beautiful pictures of the little ones too, no wonder you’re a proud Grandma!

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x
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  25. Hi Vickie,

    I hope everything goes well for your daughter.

    I love the looks of your desk! I'm just always amazed by all the ink pads! The watercolor stamping effect sounds interesting. I might have to google it.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs,
    Kay
    #124

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  26. Your workspace is pretty tidy! Lots of ink! Your tag looks great. I don't do too good stamping with water color either! Glad your daughter got that problem taken care of! Your tomatoes look wonderful! I want to eat them! Drought was bad for us last year too. I didn't even try this year. Your granddaughters are just precious! Thanks for sharing! Valerie #26.

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  27. your tag is superb,creative looking desk
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #25

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  28. I know your daughter won't feel like there's a plus sign, but at least the miscarriage chances will be significantly reduced by this surgery...I have her in my thoughts, for sure. Mum at your side and retail therapy - keeps the world turning, right? Loving the sight of your grand daughters, too cute! Now, is that two different supplies of blue twine or are you decanting one from the other??

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  29. Your desk looks very inviting this week, and those tomatoes!! Mine are only two foot with no fruit yet! Daughter's i my thoughts and all fingers and toes crossed, mine gave me some fabulous news tonight, but I can't share it yet!! (ssshh!) no one reads these! Thanks for my snoop! and your visit! HaPpY wOyWw
    {{Lyn}} #31

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  30. Look at those tomatoes! They make me drool. I tried growing container tomatoes before with no luck. The sun is just too brutal in Arizona I think, although I have a nice variety of plants growing around outside, in the shady areas of course. Every time I see your desk I want to stop in and play. It looks like a fun place to create.

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  31. Love those tags.. fabulous design & colours..WOW look at your tomatoes.. lovely! and the Gorgeous pics of your beautiful grandchildren... A lovely post.. Hugs May x x x#20

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  32. Your water colouring looks fine to me. Those grandies are cute.
    Have a great day.

    carol

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  33. mmmmm...love me some tomatoes! I just finished having a tomato sandwich for dinner too! Those grand babies are just too cute for words! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  34. Great tag, gorgeous grandchildren! Wishing your daughter well. TFS Happy WOYWW Cindy #39

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  35. Hope all goes well with your daughter. Love the pics of your grandchildren. Those tags look great, love the little key. I've given up on tomatoes here, the fruit fly get them before we do and nothing seems to stop them.
    Have a great week.
    Von #83

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  36. the tag and the tomatoes are impressive but of course the grandchildren win hands down! hope all goes well with your daughter.

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  37. Good luck to your daughter...I hope all goes well. I just got the news last week that my son and daughter-in-law have made the decision to stop putting her body through the ringer, and instead to adopt! So now, the waiting begins!

    Congrats on your tomatoes!! You're so lucky! It's been so cold up here, we don't even have a single bloom yet. It's hard to grow tomatoes in Seattle anyway for the lack of sun, but I really thought we would see something by now!

    If you're still interested in seeing my finished DCWV/May Arts project, I just finished the post...here's the link if you want to take a peek! http://www.scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com/2012/06/my-dcwv-and-may-arts-ribbon-project-and.html

    Amy E. #18
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  38. Thinking of your daughter...Just look at those tomatoes! No ripe ones here yet, just waiting and waiting. It has been a good growing season in Tennessee! Happy WOYWW!
    Glenda #96

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  39. Lovely tags, yummy tomatoes and gorgeousgrandchildren! Hope all goes well with DD's op and the invitro.
    happy WOYWW

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  40. Gorgeous photos all round, Vickie - love the grandchildren - such happy little faces! Your tag is gorgeous too!

    I hope your daughter gets on OK with her operation, and that she is soon able to have a baby. It's a worrying time for you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and I'm glad you're enjoying my various projects! The steampunk card came out really well - I did a post about it - and we're giving it to my dad tomorrow.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #15

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  41. Hi Vicki. Thanks for your visit, and fellow feeling on the finnicky die-cuts. I've had fun with smaller ones but this Doily type just doesn't cut well.
    Love your lovely kids and splendid tomatoes. Desk looks good and I particularly like the tag with its strong colour. Enjoy the week - hope your daughter is fine.
    Ros. #9

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  42. What adorable children - love the youngest the way she is looking at the screen for you.
    Nice desk view - and I love that tag - gorgeous colouring and lovely composition,
    Hugs, Neet (like the White Rabbit - late) #59 x

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  43. I'm leaving two comments on your WOYWW post this week! I just wanted to say thanks for coming back and checking out my address book! They're announcing a winner today so I'm keeping my fingers crossed! (Do you know how hard it is to type with crossed fingers???)

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  44. I do hope your daughters surgery goes well, my prayers are with you all at this time. I had something bad happen to me when i was pregnant and was told to eat lots of bananas min of 4 a day, high in potassium and believe me, I think it helped, strange I know but what the hell it can only help.

    Have a great crafting week
    Eliza #65
    www.queenartoypia.blogspot.com.au

    Please use this link when replying or the stamping Ground blog link.

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  45. My best to your daughter. I'm sure a little fun was totally in order. Stress doesn't help pregnancy at all. I hope it all goes well.

    I really want to start growing tomatoes, but I think I'm a little late... :(

    What do you use your tags for?

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  46. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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