Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday musings and WOYWW

Well I am beginning to think that my memory is even worse then I think it is.  I think it is a problem of no time constraints and urgency of purpose.  I am feeling better and actually have been doing some more card making but...Well I just forget it is Wednesday until it is way too late to post!

For the WOYWW deskers here is a picture (or two)!  I am putting out a warning that this place is a pit!  The desk is an absolute mess to say the least.  My attention span seems to relate to making cards not cleaning up so I am piling stuff all over the desk and on the floor around it as evidenced by the second picture.  I like having my stuff I use close at hand cause with my back issues having to get up and down out of the chair makes my life living hell some days.

I know I shouldn't use that as an excuse but excuse or not that is the truth.  I promise to get it cleaned up soon!  Want to see some card pictures.  

A Mothers Day card!

These next three are  same but different.  I left the inside of the cards blank so I could put whatever sentiment in them I wanted before I send them off!   I love this paper and stamps.  The backside of this paper has popsicles and ice cream on it that would be fun for summer birthdays and I think I see some more cards being made with it!

Don't you love the colors on this card?  I used washi tape and pearl tapes to make the "paper" at the top of the card.
This is a fun tag and thank you card!
Pinwheel card!  Love these colors too!

These two cards were fun to make and I felt they were unfinished but couldn't figure out what I needed to do to finish them up!  Definitely have a Southwestern feel too them.

Love this hedgehog die and stamps!  they are from  one maker and the paper is from another!  I have had the hedgehogs for a while but the papers just came out.  Love how things come round!

Well that is it for the WOYWW post.  Go check out Julia's blog and learn what WOYWW is and maybe come play along!  

Thought I would share some photos of the garden and pool this year.   Chuck has been super busy in the garden and has planted all sorts of fun stuff...some we are already harvesting!  
 First up is a view of the garden along the fence line...We have a new bed in the center of the lawn that has peppers and tomatoes in it...  there are 6 raised beds in the background, 2- 8ft x 8ft and            4--6ft x 6ft

Garlic and potatoes are almost ready to harvest
This is a mixed bed of onions, potatoes, and chard!  Kind of interesting how that comes about sometimes!
These onions are getting big!
Next bed over is the tomatoes...something seems to be going on with them and we are thinking about pulling them out and buying new plants.  I grew these from seeds so I hate to do that but...        
 The corn seems to be having issues this year too!  They started out with a fantastic germination rate but everything has been wacky ever since.  The plants seem to be growing at such different rates etc that when it comes time to pollinate they will have issues.  Trying a high nitrogen fertilizer in hopes of bringing them around!
Beans and Okra are looking beautiful and we are hoping to get a lot of beans to can and eat!

The last raised bed is loaded with cabbage, kale, chard.  It is an experiment that seems to have worked out!  Chard and kale have been so prolific producing so far this spring...I just love the colors!

I love these Chard colorful and tasty!

We have a single artichoke growing at the end of the garlic planter...two more in a pot on the deck that we are hoping with produce for us this year...kind of an experiment of sorts!

I opened the pool early this year and glad I did because I have already been in a couple of times.

my view from my deck chair!

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Wow, what a fantastic batch of cards!

    WOYWW#45 Melissa

  2. Great cards - I really love the doughnuts and the 'hedge-hug' :)

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
    Bubbles #22

  3. Great cards and great garden. Anne x #10

  4. You've got it all, busy desk, gorgeous garden and a pool! Brilliant. Nice set of cards too. Have a great crafty week and a happy woyww, Angela x15x

  5. Beautiful cards! You've got a lovely creative mess going there. Your garden looks fantastic!

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #29

  6. Yup your desk is a busy mess! LOL. The cards are just beautiful and so is your yard. Dorlene #39

  7. very busy desk!! you have a very multi purpose garden, something for everyone! have a great week, and don't forget Wednesday! (it's easy, as soon as I am off work I have trouble remembering the days too!) Helen #1

  8. You see, crafting takes many forms and those veg beds are a work of art! So beautifully neat - it's really made me miss my raised beds seeing yours. Our new garden is just bare and there's paving to lay and bamboo to sort out before much can be done. I will have a veg garden one day though!
    Hugs, LLJ 6 xxx

  9. Hi Vickie, great projects, and love the garden and pool shots! Love the busy desk, and I also try and have as much as possible close to my desk, using my bins to rest stuff on, as well as the floor! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

  10. WOW! I am so impressed with your garden! I just wish we had the space/sunshine to have one. And you are already in the pool! Must be much warmer in OK than here! As for the "mess", mine looks just the same, and I don't have a good excuse! I just like having everything within reach! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #33

  11. goodness youv'e been busy Vickie and a messy space is a creative space sorry you are in so much pain and discomfort and having everything at hand is a must as I undertsand how draining this is. what a great garden and harvest your going to have.. so many fresh veggies....delicious. And i Do love the pool area It would be great to have one... but pointless in UK ..I would all get hypothermia. I hope you do have lots of enjoyable and relaxing times in it..looks very inviting...thank yo for sharing these wonderful photos. happy crafty belated woyww hugs andrea#42

  12. forgot to add what great cards too and the washi tape background is a fab idea ,I love many excellent designs and styles youve shared hugs andrea x

  13. You don't need to apologise for mess. I like looking at mess, it shows lots of creating is happening. Great veggie garden! Sarah #17

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    Thanks Vickie x
    Annie x

  15. WOW to have your own pool and for it to be warm enough to use - LOL. Despite the desk you have made some lovely cards and had a swim too, good for you. Thanks for the visit. BJ#4

  16. Hi Vickie. What a lovely post. So much to see - and do take heart - we all work just the same. I almost always have things piled up and then other boxes etc. open on the floor around me!! Your garden is doing really well - I quite agree - chard is wonderful stuff - always makes the plot look so attractive. I don't think I have ever seen it in the supermarket though - pity! Enjoy your pool!!!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2


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