Wednesday, 4 March 2020

WOYWW - Week 561

Hello Everyone

Wednesday again and, surprise, surprise, I can report it's another lovely day. We have wall-to-wall spring sunshine. Just what the doctor ordered! And so it's a perfect day to join in with Julia's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Here's what's on my desk today.
Yet another scrapbook layout. Well, two, one complete and the other just waiting for a bit of tweeking and some journaling to explain the ancient (1966) photo. There's also a pile of scraps that didn't make the layout. I need to decide whether to keep or toss. Decisions, decisions! On my daily walk (now that the weather is better) I popped into Tesco's and discovered the two new notebooks - I think it's been said before, I'm a sucker for pretty covered notebooks. So that's two more to add to the collection. Perched, teetering, on top of the tray filled with embellishments, is this new set of stamps.
Clearly Besotted's April Showers - a magazine freebie - contains 25 stamps and a five piece die set. Not sure when I'll use any of it but they appealed to me, my resistance is low, so I had to buy. More stamps to add to the new filing system I've just made a start on. 

Here's a close up of the hidden layout.
The photo is of our very photogenic great-niece, Freya, enjoying a delicious but messy hot chocolate.The photo is a favourite of Tracy, her mum, and we can see why - it shows Freya's bubbly personality perfectly.

The hat I started a couple of weeks ago - mentioned in Week 559 is finished. The flower, a perfect match, was a gift from a talented knitting friend. 

And finally, not the book bit. It will be back soon but in the meantime:

Just a few images that made me chuckle - hope you like them too.

That's it from me this week. I'm off now to see what Julia and our fellow deskers have been showing us today.

Take care everyone and have a great week ahead.


Neet said...

I enjoyed your chuckles and the fact that you have another lovely sunny day. Makes me realise spring is just around the corner.
What a lovely LO you have done and I can see why Freya is a heart stealer with that beautiful smile and that gorgeous hair. Love the lettering that you die cut.
Have a lovely week
Hugs, Neet 8 xx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, great stamp set with that magazine.Love the layout too, you can indeed see her bubbly nature. Great job with the hat, love the colour. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the LO featuring Freya - she reminds me how I was when I was her age - my mum used to say I was a houseful, don't think much has changed really!! The hat is a lovely colour too, the rose finishes it off a treat x
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

Annie said...

I love the LO of Freya....such a lovely little face and that hair is very special :-) Love the knitted had too...the flower just sets it off to perfection.
Your funnies made me smile.
Annie x #10

lisa said...

Your layout of Freya is gorgeous, Elizabeth. It made me smile .My daughter is called Freya and when she was little we didn't know any others but now, I work with a Freya and we know several others.
Love your hat, you'll need it in this chilly weather.
Have a good week.

Hugs Lisax #23

Caro said...

It's been a gorgeously sunny day here as well. Your two chuckles made me smile and I love the layout and the hat. Have a good week. Happy WOYWW. With love & God bless, Caro x (#15)

Helen said...

We on the other hand, have had rain!! love the final funny! great layout of Freya, she's gorgeous! Helen #3

Catriona said...

Love the hat and it would be good in this chilly weather! Like your funnies too.

sandra de said...

Beautiful layout and little hat. So nice to hear you have blessed with sunshine always good for the soul. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @16

Sarah Brennan said...

The finished hat is so pretty Elizabeth and your friend's embellishment is the perfect finishing touch. I can see why Freya's mum loves that photo so much. Great layout to show it off. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #1

Julia Dunnit said...

I’m late, sorry.....and today is wall to wall rain here so I hope its still lovely for you. I love the layouts, and you’re quite right about Freya, she looks all character and is quite beautiful. ...the scraps thing....I watched the others at crop and I conclude that I don’t throw away as ruthlessly as I could/should. When I make a LO I’m pleased with, I tend to hold onto the scraps in case they make me make another good one!! You so aren’t alone with the notebooks either, oh I’m quite embarrassed by my collection...but I’ll use them, honestly!

Lindart said...

What a gorgeous layout of Freya (love that name!), I can see why it's her Mom's fav picture! And the fox smelling the daffodil, how cute is that! Makes me smile! Have a great week, Lindart #22

Twiglet said...

Your Lo is stunning - lovely Freya! The little brolly pads etc will be very useful and fun too. xx Jo

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Interesting stamp set bet you'll make good use of that. Loving the layouts too. Sorry for being late this week just ran out of time. Happy belated woyww, Angela x14x

Rita said...

Fabulous post Elizabeth. I need to get my scrapbooks looked out and get some of your expertise to guide me and make a start on at least one of them. I love your hat, such a pretty colour too. Hope to see you soon. Dog sitting next week, but I'll be in touch. Hugs Rita xx

Kelly said...

Great post, Elizabeth! do love the bear comic. Very pretty layout. I doubt I'd use that stamp die set, but just in case which magazine was it in? LOL Creative Blessings! Kelly #27