Wednesday, 9 August 2017


Hello Deskers and All,

Joining in very late with What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Why so late? Well, I swapped my desk today.
To this! The weather has been so changeable for weeks now that we have to grab the sun when and where we can. So we took a picnic down to the beach and just relaxed.
We enjoyed watching a father and his two daughters flying this kite. Aren't the colours stunning?
Here's himself posing at the start/finish of The Lang Scots Mile. Not that he walked all that way today. With his knees! X-rays were taken on Monday and depending on the findings he may be in for a transplant so it could be a wee while before he's up to his walking tricks again.

Not a lot of crafty stuff to show for this week then but I did make another of the scrappy patchwork bags.
This one for my daughter Juli for her birthday last Thursday. It was filled it with lots of goodies.
And here's the birthday girl herself. Not the best of photos but the best I snapped on the day.

Thanks to those of you who left comments last week. If I didn't get back to you I can only apologise. Apologies too for not having anything more craft related to show you but times are difficult. Several family members are ill and needing a lot of support. This means I have very much less me time, even if I had the inclination, to spend crafting. And whilst I do my best even finding time to comment is proving to be equally difficult. Heavens, I'm even finding less and less time for blogging! It won't always be so, I'm sure, so please bear with me for now and hopefully things will improve soon.

In the meantime, I wish you all a very good week ahead.


Helen said...

the sky looks amazing, and the kite is stunning! we had solid rain all day... very dreary. Hope your poorly family members get well soon and you get back to crafting! I took the book away with me at the weekend to start reading it, but spent so long chatting there was no time for reading! Helen #1

Plush Possum Studio said...

Avery pretty bag full of goodies sounds like a very special gift. I'm sure she will treasure it always.
Hope you'll soon have an easier time Elizabeth - with enough free time for creating.
Happy WOYWW!
Rose of Rose’s Art Garden #8

Annie said...

Hi Ellie. It's good to see you joining in when life is so full of challenges for you just now and that gorgeous patchwork bag is more than enough crafting for me.....I love it as I'm sure your daughter did too. I really hope life is a little kinder for you and your troubled family members.
Sending you big hugs,
Annie x #10

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, looks like you had a day with lovely weather. And we do understand- life gets in the way sometimes!Love the baggies, very pretty. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxX

Jan Ltc said...

Happy WOYWW TFS. I have fond memories of Air beach and Butlins xx Jan (34)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You don't have to apologise for anything Elizabeth - life just happens sometimes. But take care of YOU too. I adore that little patchwork bag, it looks fabulous - I especially like the fabric loop handle at the end, it makes all the difference to me!
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Sarah Brennan said...

No apologies needed Elizabeth. I'm sure your daughter loved her bag and all the goodies and I don't blame you making the most of the sun when it finally comes out. Sarah #25

May said...

Gorgeous photos...the bag for your lovely daughter is Apologies needed Elizabeth... Don't forget to look after YOU also x x Have a happy week ahead... May #17

Lindart said...

What a lovely present! I wonder what all the goodies were? Enquiring minds want to know! LOL! And I don't blame you for wanting to get out in the sunshine! My hubby's knees are also going - and have been for quite awhile now, but I can't get him to the doctor. At some point he will have no choice. Thanks for sharing! Lindart #30

Neet said...

Almost didn't see you this week and completely missed you last week. Sorry to hear about OH's knee problem. I didn't know they did knee transplants. Hope you get some lovely days out in before the day he has to go in.
That bag you made is gorgeous, what lucky daughter you have. Now you have left me wondering about the filling you put in it ....
Take care, Hugs, Neet xx 3

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, I'm a bit late getting round myself as we've had a busy week. I love kites but could never get one up in the air so gave up on it. I am sure himself will be fine. My mum had a knee replacement and she is still going strong at 89 though naturally she has slowed down a bit as you can imagine! Have a great belated woyww, Angela x13x

Viv said...

Great photo's Elizabeth, that kite looks so much fun too ;) Viv xx