Wednesday, 25 July 2012

WOYWW 164

Happy WOYWW to all those I do not get to visit.

Firstly, for those who do not know what these initials stand for (What is on Your Workspace Wednesday), go to Julia's blog, Stamping Ground, and take a look/join in.  She has a fab piccy of a lovely poppy field and a piccy of a surprise trip to Spain (not at all jealous - why couldn't she take me with them???) to entertain you.

Secondly, I apologise, but I haven't actually done much crafting in the past few days - the sun has actually come out in Pembrokeshire and hay had to be cut/baled.  I don't do any of the physical work now (apart from sitting on the tractor with Rich for a while yesterday - good fun, and a lovely view from up there, but a bit bouncy with the baler working behind), but I do have to drive Rich to and from the field, go to buy more baler twine, and also supply sandwiches/cakes/tea to the hungry men.

This is a piccy to prove that we have had sunshine (but cloudy at the moment - sun should be out again later and the hay will be finished today hopefully - only another 700 bales to go - 800 already in the shed).




























Back to my craft room, which I am sitting in at the moment.  No actual crafting taking place, but whilst I wait for photos etc to upload I am tidying up a bit.  Two magazines with free gifts purchased this week (some sweet Daisy & Dandelion images to colour, glitter glues, CD-Rom and a card inspiration booklet), plus my latest instalment of the Recipe Cards from Craftwork Cards (from QVC).  These arrive every 3 months and are fab for inspiration.  I also had a book of die-cut Xmas Ornaments with it - and they are now waiting to be used to make a card in the next couple of days.







28 comments:

  1. Bet they're glad they can finally make hay while the sun shines!! It's been a long time coming this year for sure. Love your tidy desk, too. Helen 6

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  2. Lots to give you inspiration on your desk! Have a great week trace x. 9

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  3. Oooh what a great craft space you have there! How lovely to get to drive a tractor too - glad the weather is good for you to harvest. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl #1

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  4. Wow Ali, it's all go for you guys huh...most of us are just lying about enjoying the sun. 800 bales already..that's a lot of work. I like the recipe cards idea...I've got a scrapbook version in a calendar that's now 5 years old and still inspiring me! Money well invested I think you'll find.

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  5. What a fabulous healthy lifestyle you must lead....great tidy desk.
    Elaine #10

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  6. I'm glad the sun has come out so you can crack on with the work. Have fun reading your magazines! Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.25

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  7. lovely craft space - good luck with the harvest

    tfs happy WOYWW! :) Mrs C.xx #33

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  8. I like the photo you've taken in the field , is'nt the sky a beautiful blue. Jill #32

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  9. Beautiful pic.. love it!! good luck with the hay bales.. Have a good week, Hugs May x x x

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  10. So pleased you are all getting some sun in the UK at last, lovely blue sky.

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  11. How nice to see some sunshine in everyone's photos this week. I am glad you were able to take advantage of it on the farm. I'm sure you role as gofer/ head cook is just as important as those who man the equipment.
    We went to IKEA specifically to buy a good office chair for Chris, who get back ache sitting at his computer for so long each day. And guess what? That is almost all we came home with. Just one very small unit to hold the digi-box and hi-fi under our new TV managed to creep into the boot of the car as well. Very restained weren't we?! Kate x

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  12. Sounds busy, how many bales?! But I can imagine looking out across the surrounding fields here we see 100's of them during this time of year. Take care & enjoy this week's desk hop/nose/snoop. Zo xx 69

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  13. All that hay is making me sneeze! i'd be rubbish on a farm, too many allergies!! That pic looks idyllic though, although very busy! Trish #55

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  14. Oh this takes me back to when, as I child, I used to spend my summer hols on my grandparents farm - I used to get to go with my uncle on the tractor and combine harvester, and help Granny to bring the food out to all the workers in a basket! Thanks for sharing,
    Bernice #74

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  15. The farmers around here are working 24/7 at the moment. We've got blazing hot sunshine and everything's ripening well - it was all green two weeks ago!!
    Hope the crafting continues this week :)
    Hugs, LLJ ~27 xx

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  16. I spy the magazine we subscribe to. We Haven't coloured the free images yet, we've been enjoying the sun instead.

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  17. I heard that the farmers turn out at the Royal Welsh this week has been down because they have all been frantically getting the hay & silage sorted out - never realised that anyway literally made hay whilst the sun shines (not sure where I thought the phrase did come from !!!) I have those Daisy & Dandelion cards too ! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Are you going to Art Stamps Wales on 1st Sept ? I'm taking a car-ful from my Scrapclub ! Ali #97

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  18. you must be very releived to have done your harvest.... now you can get back to the important stuff... crafting of course he he
    janet #18

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  19. Glad your sun is shining! Lovely desk girl. Looks like good goings on!
    Glenda #71

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  20. My first WOYWW, and what a hop it is!! A blog of an amazing collection of hobbies, interests and discoveries here. Hope the magazines and freebies offer you lots of inspiration to play with in the next few days!
    Alison x
    #128

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  21. Oh, and loving my Distress Markers that I got via Teddybo too!
    Alison x

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  22. The stamps at bottom look cute from what I can see....and I always enjoy looking through magazines for ideas/inspiration.

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  23. Good luck with the harvesting, the weather seems just right now so fingers crossed! Di xx #13

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  24. Baling hay and riding a tractor. All in the sunshine. I have never seen hay being baled. #81

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  25. I grew up on a farm in Cloverdale, BC and know all about haying. And praying for the rain to hold till the hay gets in.
    I used to help my Mum make the lunch for the men. They would come in from the fields and eat at our picnic table! Later, in the heat, I would walk out to the fields with lemonade we would make from fresh lemons...oh, those were the days!
    I must be sure to buy a paper crafts magazine when I am in England next...We don't get free things in ours!

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  26. Great post ... love the photo of the hay cutting in progress, so glad the sun came out though it does make for a busy time for you. Hope you get it all in before the weather breaks again. Looks as though you will busy crafting when the sun goes down :) Belated happy WOYWW to you. Elizabeth x #24

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  27. ooh, sun...lovely isnt it. Like to idea of the craftwork cards each 3 months, they are lovely quality products.

    Thanks for visiting my desk also
    kyla
    #42

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  28. Seems like I've been spending a lot of time at farms lately...LOL. Great post. Happy WOYWW #2 !! Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x