Friday, 15 September 2017

Polly's 5th Gotcha Day - 15th September, 2017

I can't believe that on this day five years ago I got Polly.  

Two weeks previous I lost my previous Greyhound Song very suddenly.  When I got back from the vets, holding just her collar and lead, I phoned up the kennels where I had got her from and went the same day to look at dogs.

What better way could I honour Song than to give another Greyhound a home.

I was lucky that Polly chose me.  When they got her out of the kennel, she came over to me, leaned against me and looked up with those beautiful brown eyes.  In that instance my broken heart started to mend.




Just like Song, she was in season and so the kennels kept her for two weeks.  On Saturday 15th September, 2012 dad drove me back to the kennels to collect Polly.

My flat had been so empty, but as soon as she walked through the door, it felt like a home again.





Wednesday, 13 September 2017

WOYWW 13th September, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



My desk this morning.



 I made these cards recently.




Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

WOYWW 6th September, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


My desk this morning.



Cards I made recently.




Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

WOYWW 30th August, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



My desk this morning.

No crafting of late, due to my back being really bad, so having to sit for a short time at the desk, then sit in my recliner with the heat pad.



Happy WOYWW.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Finally A Sofa

I have not had a sofa since having Greyhounds.  I know I am a terrible Greyhound owner.

My girls reckon there must be a clause in the adoption papers that states 'A sofa must be available to your Greyhound/s at all times.  If a human is on it and a Greyhound wants to get up, the human MUST move'.

There are various sized rigid dog beds in the flat.  The two in the bedroom have duvets in them.  The larger rigid bed in the living room has a memory foam pad in it.  There is also a memory foam pad on the floor in the living room.


Honey on the memory foam pad, whilst Polly waits for her to move.



Polly gave up and went and laid in the dog bed.


Then a couple of weeks ago this sofa arrived.   Thought Polly would be the one that used it the most, but for the first few days she wouldn't even get on it.  Honey needed no coaxing.

This was the first time Polly got on the sofa.



At last my girls are completely happy.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

WOYWW 23rd August, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



On my desk this morning are the gubbins for some birthday cards.  I have already finished a few, which are on my keyboard (and shown below).



These are the cards I have made so far.  The background papers are ones I have coloured in.





Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

WOYWW 16th August, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



My desk this morning, with the gubbins for a card I made for a Swap where the theme was Gingham.



The finished card.





Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

WOYWW 9th August, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



I received the blank cards as a RAK (Random Act of Kindness).  Thank You So Much was marked on the card with I think wax, so when I coloured them the Thank You So Much stood out.  Then sent them on as a swap, where the theme was a colourful as possible.




My desk this morning has an untidy pile of odds and ends.



Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

WOYWW 2nd August, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



My desk this morning.



Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

WOYWW 19th July, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk




My desk this morning.  

Look it is untidy:) LOL




Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

WOYWW 5th July, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk





My desk this morning has the gubbins for a card for a swap.  



The theme was you had to use backing paper you made/coloured yourself.  I used a page I had coloured.  The middle of the flower is a button with crochet.



The finished card.



Happy WOYWW.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Happy 4th July





Hope all my blogging friends across the pond have a very happy Independence Day.






Sunday, 2 July 2017

I'll Just Have To Share, But Not My Pooh Bear

Here's my girls sharing a bed again.  It's so funny to watch which ever one isn't on the bed, as they lay staring at the one who is.  They should both know it doesn't work.




They don't have to share their Pooh Bears, as they have one each.





We hope you have had a lovely weekend and the new week is a good one for you.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

WOYWW 28th June, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



My desk this morning.

I have to make some appointments, so that's why my diary is out and the pile of papers on the left.




Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

WOYWW 21st June, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



My desk this morning.




Finally got the keepsake frame with my dad's Navy things up on the wall.


Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

WOYWW 14th June, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



My desk this morning.



Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

WOYWW 7th June,2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



This is my desk today.

I am in the process of colouring in some more postcards.



Happy WOYWW

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Twos Company

Let me take you back to the 9th January, 2015, when I brought Honey home.  I had taken Polly to the kennels to see how the two of them would get on.  Despite an initial growl from Polly, they were fine. 

Within a few hours of getting home, Honey boldly went over to the dog bed Polly was in and stepped in.  The look on Polly's face was priceless:)  Honey layed down cuddling up to Polly.  Well the old girl made it clear straight away that she was not having this invasion of her space and growled at Honey.  Honey got out of the bed and went into the other one.

She tried this once more a few days later, but the outcome was the same.

Then the other day, over two years since I got Honey, this happened:





They never fully relaxed, but there was no growling.


About 15 minutes later this was Honey.




Wednesday, 31 May 2017

WOYWW 31st May, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk




Here's my desk this morning.  I was playing with a new set of Steadtler Fineliners (on offer in Tescos) and a fairly new set of Stabilo Power pens.





This is the card I was working on.  It's for a swap where the theme was mirror.  I have a mirror image of the elephants.




Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

WOYWW 24th May, 2017 ***Happy 8th WOYWW***

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk

Today marks the 8th year of WOYWW.  Thank you Julia for starting this weekly event.  It's great seeing other deskers work area and have got loads of inspiration.



On my desk are some postcards to colour in.  I received the pad of postcards from a member of my RAK (Random Act of Kindness) Group, for our May RAK.  I haven't done postcards before, but these were fab, so I will look out for some.



Here are some I have completed.



Happy WOYWW.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Pijama Party

My girls and I had two of my friends dogs yesterday and over night. 

All the dogs know each other and Hilary's know me.  I have looked after them at Hilary's, but this is the first time they have stayed here.


They'll be going home this morning.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

WOYWW 17th May, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



My desk this morning.



Gubbins for a birthday card.



Happy WOYWW.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

WOYWW 10th May, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk


On my desk today I have a birthday card for a friend.




A close up of the card.



Happy WOYWW

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

WOYWW 3rd May, 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk



After my dad passed away, I came across his Navy things.  Got a box frame and have been meaning to do it for ages.

Not sure if the three buttons will stick, so may have to open it up and do something else, but not sure what.



Happy WOYWW

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

WOYWW 26th April

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk




I'd just done this birthday card for my brother.



Happy WOYWW



Wednesday, 19 April 2017

WOYWW 19th April,m 2017

Here is my WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday).  If you want to know more about this weekly event, take a look at Julia's blog http://stamping-ground.blogspot.co.uk




On my desk this morning are four Toppers for a swap.  The theme was Spring Garden.



Happy WOYWW.