Wednesday, August 26, 2020

WOYWW #586 and what's up around Casa de Doswell

 Yay!  I remembered to come back to WOYWW to visit other folks desks and to make a new post...I have not been the greatest in the memory department this month!  WOYWW? Go check out Julia's desk to find out what it is all about!

My desk this week continues to be a nightmare of sorts...I did get a couple cards made but just!  I got a couple new kits in and unloaded them and it makes a stack for sure...

I really like the Stamps of Life stamps and dies lately...I have never been much into cutesy stuff but I have been so depressed with all the isolating etc I decided to try it out!  Also bought some beach stamps and die kit from Queen and Co.  I miss being able to go on a cruise.  I guess feeling guilty over 3 last year is done cause I won't be able to take one for another year from the sounds of it.  

I made a couple cards this week prior to the deluge on the desk...This first one was from a swap!  We all kitted up and sent stuff to our partner for them to make a card with.  If you use glue on this glossy cardstock it will warp...should have thought it out but...anyway I think it isn't half bad considering!

This second one is a pick up card.  I was tied up on a wait on the phone and saw this stuff laying on the desk and decided to make a slimline to find an envelope to put it in.  I had made a couple scrapbook layouts last year with this paper and how it got back on the desk is beyond me!  
It seems to be all the rage to do these slimline cards over here right now and I think it turned out okay considering it is a first.

I guess that is it for my WOYWW post.  I hope everyone has a great week and has a lot of fun doing whatever they are doing.  It has been very hot here...I am almost ready for fall!

I am kind of down in the dumps today cause my middle fur baby was outside on the deck and came up missing.  I have never seen her leave the back yard so I am assuming she went for a walk and didn't know how to get home.  I have "put out the word" so to speak and I hope people will let me know if they see her.   Ghost is pure white and such a sweet kitty...I hope no one has taken her.

I have been spending a lot of time outside and swim most evenings.  We had a new deck and pergola put in this year and it is just a nice place to sit and contemplate life...kinda like a vacation at home.  

The deck and pergola had been there for over 30 years so it was definitely time for new!
Chuck spends a lot of time in the garden during this time of year.  We are canning a lot of tomatoes and had some squash and corn earlier that I processed for the freezer.

The patio and deck look a lot different two months later...I am not so happy that this vine took over and killed out a lot of the other plants I had planted.

A good place to sit for a glass of wine or a chat.  I listen to music most nights and eat my supper out here! 

The swimming pool is also a good place to float and have a good time.  

Okay enough for today!  Hope everyone has enjoyed my back yard as much as I do.  Backing up to park makes it so nice...I don't have to care for it as much as if it was my property and yet I enjoy it like it is mine!


  1. You have a gorgeous garden and I have pool and deck envy now! It looks lovely and the perfect place to while away a few hours. I'm featuring tomatoes on my blog too, lol!! I think your swap cards are lovely btw.
    Hope Ghost comes home soon, she may have got stuck in someone's garage or she'd maybe,
    Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

  2. Gorgeous cards and your garden looks lovely too. A pool must be heaven in the summer but quite a lot of work too. Lovely kitty. Wishing you a very happy week and a creative woyww, Angela x12x

  3. Your deck and pool look so inviting ~ Your garden is wonderful and your tomatoes are plentiful! ~ I hope your kitty returns soon ~ terrific cards ~ Blessings to you & on ghost to come home.

  4. your garden looks fab how great to have a space to chill and eat outside. hope your kitty finds her way home. the cards look great - I only do cute at Christmas!! Helen #1

  5. What a gorgeous outside space to relax. I do hope Ghost makes it home soon. Love the cards! Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

  6. Wow, as a deck lover I am sure feeling some deck envy right now! Lockdown has been hard, but at least you have a beautiful place to be. I hope your fur baby turns up soon. Stay safe, stay well, Cindy #14

  7. Hi Vickie, lovely to 'see' you again. I love your garden, and your deck. It's fab, I can see why you spend so much time on it. Unfortunately, getting the weather to sit outside is very hit and miss here in the UK! Stay safe, have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz` #3 X

  8. Gorgeous garden and how lovely to have a pool. Ido hope your kitty comes back safely x Angela #29

  9. Hope the furbaby has returned...
    I am very envious of your garden - would love to laze there!!
    Sorry I am so late visiting!
    Stay safe, keep well…happy WOYWW, Susan #19

  10. Hi Vicki, lovely cards and spot and what a backyard.. great pool deck and pergola. Fun indeed. Huge crop of yummy tomatoes too, truly impressive.
    sorry I’m late... again... 😁
    Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially in these unusual times, a blessing to rest simply in Him! Praying you’re all kept well too!
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊 #6

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  11. Oh Vickie what an absolutely gorgeous place you've got, with the beautiful deck and pool, and the garden too! Those fabulous tomatoes! It must be bliss. I am so sorry to hear that Ghost has gone missing and I hope that by now she will have turned up. I know how distressing it is when your kitties disappear - we lost one of ours not long after we'd got them and searched high and low and feared she'd got out of the garden onto the road, but she turned up in the airing cupboard, the little minx!

    Sorry to be so late visiting this week. I've had various extra things to think about.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #8

  12. I hope you gorgeous fur baby has returned safe and sound! Your desk is full of cool stuff and you cards are fabulous! I am loving your garden with the deck and pool, such a wonderful place to be! Lovely tomato crop too, yum! Take care and stay safe! xxx


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