Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WOYWW #418

Welcome to Wednesday and WOYWW!  What is WOYWW?  Go check out Julia's blog for the deeds and come play with us!

My desk this week...not much different then last weeks view but I have been busy doing a few cards and other stuff!  I spent a couple hours Skyping and talking with my daughter in California while I made a couple cards last night!  I really miss her but she is having a wonderful time living out there.  So much to see and do in the San Francisco Bay area!
The desk is still cluttered with all the papers, glitter, and glues I used to make the cards.  I went to Michaels a couple days ago and walked out without buying anything so nothing new to show you today!  I know I must be sick for sure!

The Cards that I have been making!  the cupcake card...I decided that the white needed to be colored so made it up with green sparkly frosting top...definitely changes the look!

A double pocket card I made for a swap!  It was fun but I don't think I will be making many more.  
 I have been trotting out dies and different embellishments I have been saving to make cards...It doesn't make sense to buy more cause I probably have more then I will ever use in this lifetime...thought if I need something specific I will buy it but I have decided to really curtail craft shopping just to shop!
don't you love the bunting on this card!  The paper is from  Stamps of Life as is the Congratulations die...
Another card with SOL paper and dies...I found the resin flowers in a drawer and thought it would work perfect for the  color combo swap card of maroon, tan, and blue!
Okay that is it for WOYWW posting today...but there is more.  Hope all you deskers have a great week and I promise to get around this week.  I didn't do so well last week but plan on making up for that this week! 

This week has just flown past.  I went to the Dr. last Tuesday and was told I would definitely have to have surgery and based on the CT and MRI I had done on Friday he will tell me when and if I need to get it done sooner or later!  OMG!  I hate surgery but I am really hating this pain more!  It is difficult to get up and down out of chair, forget walking up and down stairs, and the numbness and tingling is pitiful!  My back evidently is out of skew....  Isn't it fun they give you pictures when they explain stuff.  I will go back to the doctors and let you know what is up.
My garden is really growing and doing awesome things...Chuck has harvested all the potatoes, onions and cabbages now....We are filling the empty spots with more potatoes and squashes.  

This is one of the hibiscus I wintered over in the kitchen window...It has started blooming and looks like it has more healthy grown in the making!  I love these flowers! So cheerful!  Makes me think of tropical islands!
A view of the sunset by the pool...this is such a calming place to sit and reflect!  

The onion harvest...the picture doesn't do them justice!!  Some of these onions are softball size...The picnic table is 70" round so you see they are good sized!

Also picked some of the first of the blueberries a couple days ago!  It isn't much but is a start.  The plant has been planted 3 years so I am glad to see it producing!
A couple pics of the flower planter...
 It is nice sitting out here and enjoying the weather!

  Okay!  Done deal!  I am going to go get dressed and go the the therapists office now!   Hope everyone has a great week and I will be around shortly...


  1. My hibiscus plant grew into a tree - almost lol. I decided to move it to another spot in the garden.., and it hasn't thrived at all :( Seeing your beautiful bloom makes me think I really should get another one for the garden... you're so right - they are very cheering and beautiful :)
    Have a great Wednes-YAY!

    Bubbles #36

  2. What a gorgeous garden. Just love how you grow veggies and the like. It is the one thing I miss here in the Hill Country. we have 5 acres of soil-less land and many scrub plants and cedar. your attitude to buying new supplies is about the same as mine. more into refilling and replacing. Very disappointing that my Dylusions paint dried up as a replacement now has to be found.
    have a great weekend
    monica #38

  3. I love seeing your garden each week! Hope you don't have to wait too long for the surgery to help you! Helen #1

  4. Happy WOYWW. You seem to be keeping busy despite your back pain. Hope that surgery is sooner rather than later, and it enables you to move more freely. I always love your photos of your pool - one thing I would love to have, and the weather to go with it! Ali x

  5. Hi Vicki thanks for popping by, always lovely to see you. Sorry to hear about your back, pain you are in and surgery needed. I love your garden, think I've said it before :-) Great cards, I definitely don't need more crafting stuff.I was quite reserved this time with my order from the new SU catalogue. Hope you have a good week, Anne x #19

  6. Beautiful garden and the pool looks gorgeous. I love your card collection too. Hope you get your back sorted soon now they know what's wrong. For now I hope you have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x14x

  7. This is one picture packed post! Love the cards. Sorry your daughter is so far away but glad she is enjoying herself. I hope the surgery is over quickly and you get relief from your pain. The flowers are beautiful. April #32

  8. Hi Vickie, wow, you really seem to be in the thick of things with your back. Hope you can get it sorted to give you some pain relief! Love all the cards and the garden photos. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz#6 Xxx

  9. Beautiful pics of your garden produce and flowers. Wishing you all the best with your back specialist.
    sandra de @31

  10. Oh dear, it's a shame you have to have surgery but if it helps, that will be so cool! It's good you can Skype your daughter, I am glad she is having a good time. Fabulous collection of cards, you have been busy creating! Wonderful garden photos too! Take care! Hugs xxxxx

  11. Hi vickie SORRY I am a late woywww visitor as usuall!!sorry to hear you need surgery but I hope the surgery is soon and successful and a quick recovery time.I'm sure it will be worth it compared to the pain and discomfort you are in now. you've been very busy indeed,I am loving the colour combo cards those papers are lovely. As always stunning garden photos. I do love the Hibiscus flowers aren't they just beautiful.That is quite a veg haul,it is amazing... it must be such a good feeling of satisfaction growing your own when it looks this good. Hopefully your ATC from anniversary will be with you soon .I hope you have a good week ahead..big crafty hugs andrea #27x

  12. I know you're unhappy about the surgery but you are such a positive person, I know you'll be ok. And it'll be wonderful to have less pain. I enjoyed seeing all your cards - I feel the same about my stash, am really not buying any more until I use up some of what I have already. Tell Chuck I have onion envy! I used to grow loads of them and loved stringing them into a plait to store but our new garden needs loads of work yet so I haven't planted any veg yet....sigh...
    HUgs, LLJ 11 xxx

  13. I really like that bunting card. I rarely buy anything from a craft store, but there are several online shops that I try to avoid unless I have some spare cash! Good luck with the back surgery. I know it's daunting, but the thought of being in less pain must make a difference. Sarah #8

  14. Such a lovely colourful post Vickie. Thanks for your comment on my blog this week - my face is still tender and I have bruising down my neck but it's all good and will soon be better. I hope you get your surgery sorted quickly - you will be so much better once you get the other side of it all.xx Jo

  15. Fabulous post love all your cards... your correct the cup cake looks fantastic with it's green frosting... your garden and pool are stunning... Now that scan photo you must be is so much pain.. I hope they sort it soon for you Take Care... Have a happy & safe week ahead May #13

  16. LLJ has onion envy - I have swimming pool envy LOL! Would love to have a swimming pool - how cool is that. Lovely makes! Hope they can sort your back soon and it won't be too much hassle. Thanks for popping in earlier. Enjoy your weekend! zsuzsa #28

  17. WOW so much to comment on I don't know where to start, Hibiscus is amazing, hope the surgery goes OK, I hate operations too! Love the 2 pocket card but understand why you won't be making many more!! As for the diecutting machine, I have mine to hand and get it out most craft sessions, never a burden for me. Thanks for the visit BJ#17

  18. Sorry I'm late visiting. My internet was down for nearly two days, but I'm back now and wanted to thank you for visiting me while I was offline.

    I was sorry to read that you are in so much pain and will need the surgery. Your back really looks out of whack.

    Your cards are beautiful, and I love the dies you used. I would LOVE to have even 1/100th the amount of supplies you have, so was delighted to read you were curtailing your spending. Welcome to MY world!

    Your garden is beautiful and your pool is always a joy to see. Happy belated WOYWW from #5. If you are planning another trip through Wichita (after surgery, of course), maybe you could give me a call.

  19. Fabulous post,
    Sorry for the delay in commenting, laptop trouble. It's died on me and I'm in a bit of a flap.
    On a positive note, my Dear Husband plans to buy a replacement for me.
    Katie #33

  20. Love your cupcake cards. The different colour frosting really makes a difference. You have such a beautiful garden, you, hugs, Lynne x


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