Wednesday 30 April 2014


Missed last week's desk tour because I haven't done much crafting for a few days. Visiting family over Easter, then away last weekend and away again in the camper on Sunday for a week.  It's all go when the Bank Holidays fall so close together.

Not much to show this week and I took the photo on Tuesday evening because once Mr B gets home we will be cracking open the bubbly (Prosecco, his favourite) as it was our 20th wedding anniversary on Tuesday and I may have a sore head on Wednesday morning.  Have already started on the olives...mmmmm...

OK, back to the desk and six gessoed beer mats which I'm doing ready for a swap organised by Louise of Zuzu's Petals.  Send five and get five back - haven't signed up yet because I wanted to make sure I could complete before I put my name down but at least I've made a start. Pretty papers at the top right and a personalised notebook I got in a swap on Katie's Corner Yahoo Group a few years ago.  Star item this week is that brilliant colouring book that came Tuesday.  I know everyone loves colouring and this one's for grown ups and I've already started.  Bit disappointed that the quality of the paper means I can't use my promarkers of watercolouring pencils but on the plus side it means I need to buy a few more pencil crayons.

Here's a closer look at one of the pages.
Boy, am I going to have fun with those bugs.

Finally a shot of my garden and a ton of Forget-me-nots.  Bought a packet of seed about the same time as we got married and they keep coming back year after year, how romantic is that?

Hope that's not too long a post Julia, and I do have an excuse...did I mention my anniversary????


voodoo vixen said...

Aaaw, congratulation on the wedding anniversary and hope the head isn't hurting too much, the forget me knots are lovely and to think they are as old as your marriage!! Like the look of your colouring pages, would make fabby backgrounds to a journal. Annette #6

Helen said...

happy anniversary - what a lovely idea you had with the forget me knots - beautiful!! Helen 9

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your 20th wedding anniversary Ann!! What a wonderful milestone to get to :-). I love to colour in as well and your Forget-me-nots have put a big smile on my face as the photo of them is just so beautiful. Happy WOYWW and have a great week. Thanks for visiting me earlier.
Janene #5

jill said...

Happy anniversary Ann. Have a lovely day . The forget me not are lovely little flowers & very hard that keep coming back every year & also for yourself reminds you of you hubby.
Happy woyww Jill #18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful day - enjoy the Prosecco :-)
Oooh, I love colouring in too...I want to have a go at that tree. I could while away a happy few hours with that book!
And your garden is beautiful...Forget me Nots are well named, huh?!
Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Ann and congrats for your 20th, enjoy the bubbly. We're off out for dinner tonight as it's our 38th tomorrow...just remembered there's bubbles in our fridge :-D Awesome colouring book have fun there and have a lovely week Cheers RobynO#35

VonnyK said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, I hope you don't have too much of a heavy head today :)
That colouring book looks fabulous but what a shame you can't use the felt pens and water colours. Have fun colouring with the pencils.
Von #11

Chrysalis said...

Congratulations to you and Mr B on the anniversary - many happy returns! The desk looks busy (love the idea of the grown up colouring) and the garden looks beautiful. Have a great week, Chris # 15

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Happy Anniversary. Congrats on 20. Nice to read some marriages still last!

Love your garden. So many lovely plants we don't have here in the states.

Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW from # 2.

Eliza said...

Congrats on the 20th Wedding Anniversary. I keep hearing about all these grown up colouring books but this is the first one I have actually seen inside of. Such a beautiful garden too, thank you for sharing.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 47

Hettie said...

Happy Anniversary Ann. I just love forget me nots and we have a good crop too.
I think you are going to be bugged out by the time you finish!
Hettie 79

cockney blonde said...

Gosh, can't believe I've been married longer than you!!!
Love the forget me nots, we have so many around here and they always make me smile.
Oh and the crafting piccies are good too, lol, x

Andrea said...

congratulations I hope you had a lovely anniversary and didn't get too much of a headache.the forget- me-nots are lovely ...great colouring book its is a shame you cant use pens or watercolours as you say but I hope we get to see what you do with it...have a super duper week and thanks for visiting yesterday Andrea#1

Annie said...

Sorry I'm so late popping over this week.....yesterday was full to the brim with twinnie fun [blogging doesn't get a look in as you can imagine :-) ].
Belated Happy Anniversary from me :-)
I love forget me nots too and our garden is full of them cos they were my dad's fav :-) Happy memories.
Annie x # 26

Laura said...

Happy Anniversary!
I love the illustrations in the book, but I was really annoyed about the paper quality. It wouldn't have been hard to print it on good paper - even if it was more expensive. Maybe two versions, one with paper for pencils and one with paper for wet media and promarker-type pens... I said at the time I was going to write to the publisher - I must get round to it!!
Happy WOYWW (on thursday!)

Twiglet said...

Congrats Ann - hope the head is feeling better! love the forget-me -nots. x Jo