Greetings dear WOYWW Folk. Sorry I missed so many people last week, but be assured I really loved the comments that came along and trust that I returned the compliment and visited more besides. Thinking of all the people on the US east coast trying to manage without power and every other drama following the super storm. What feelings of absolute impotence this must bring. My thoughts are with you.
The weather's been warm here. In fact it was up around 30C, and I found myself dripping with perspiration whilst gardening for the first time this season. Not a pretty sight for either the by-stander or for me looking through small pools of salt water at the weeds I'm pulling out. The rewards are broad beans and rhubarb, all gorgeous and more lovelies on the way.
Not a lot is different on my desk this week. Here are a few of the variations that came along after the card I did for my friend's birthday. This photo just shows the panels but they look fine as finished cards and some have already gone to friends to say Thank You for lovely dinner parties.
Christmas cards are cranking up and I've been playing with a new set of dies for greeting messages. I just cut them out of paint colour swatches from the hardware paint department (Bunnings for the locals, naturally). It's a bit boring and the rest of my desk looks the same as usual but at least I'm getting on with it.
I took a photo today of this lovely rose we have in the garden. It was bred to commemorate the Black Saturday fires in 2009 and is so beautiful in both colour and fragrance. So happy it's doing well.
I can't recall the name but I'll pop it in tomorrow morning.
Must away to bed. I'm done in tonight, but looking forward to another day of gardening, walking on the beach, and exploring desks. If you wonder about this desk business, it's all about snooping in a world of desks starting with Julia at the Stamping Ground.