Tuesday, 5 July 2011

WOYWW 109 Al Fresco

Another week winged it's way to somewhere or other, was it something I said, I ask? Soo oo oo, here we are for another WOYWW, courtesy of Julia our illustrious leader from Stamping Ground. We provide a fabulous excuse to snoop around the desks of the World's crafters so click HERE to see all who dare...... Here's mine!
So hot indoors so I decamped into the garden to take advantage of a glorious Summer day and to get  some fresh air.
A nice cuppa appeared courtesy of DH and a Bakewell cupcake went with it very nicely. What a great way to craft and it would be wonderful to do it more often, especially with friends, if only we could rely on the English weather.
 I trimmed and mounted some of the stencilling we did, with Lorraine as our tutor, on Saturday at the Vicky Stampers workshop. A great class with lots of fun, great crafting and a feast of a birthday party for Enid's 70th birthday.
Some of us remembered to wear the T shirts we painted and stamped last workshop with Lynne
Here's the T shirt gang, Birthday Girl Enid, Me, Lynne, Gill and Neet.
We attempted valiantly to devour the buffet spread for Enid's 70th birthday. A real shame that too many members missed this time by going off on holiday or getting sick. How very dare they but then again, we missed them too! Here's what they missed.....

Enid took the jibes really well over being the grand age of 70 and we did her a favour by reducing the candles to 7 instead of having a heatwave and setting off the fire alarms!! Heh heh!
Didn't get round all of the desks last week and sorry but it's going to be even less this time due to the blissful mayhem of seeing two of my lovely grandees.
I'll do my best to pop by as many as I can...... 



35 comments:

Tuire Flemming said...

That outdoor workdesk looks very comfortable - it´s been hot here, too!
Now I looked your last week´s WOYWW posting, and what did I see there... :)
And beware, some year, at the time of Beatles festival, I may be on your door...!!!
Tuire xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Jo lovely cards there really love the trees how did you do those were they a stamp or a stencil?? lovely spread too for the birthday girl well done love Shaz in Oz.x

Neet said...

You beat me to it with the Vicky Stampers piccies - great table for working on and how lovely to be out in that garden. Enjoy the family! Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #4

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a great workdesk outside! I have really enjoyed the warm weather but my veg patch is suffering!! Thank you for directing me to the hangabout instructions, I'm definitely going to have a go :) xx

ScrappnBee said...

What a great birthday party! What a great work space too! Don't you love it when the DH brings something for you! fabulous! Thanks for sharing -Amanda #33

nerllybird said...

Oooh I LURRVE those stencilled bits! Is that a tree stencil, then? Might I know whence you got it? (Good word, whence, underused in my opinion...). Your outdoor crafting photos are going to get me out into the garden any minute now to do that weeding I've been putting off!
Helen S

jude said...

gorgeous outdoor craft area .Doing what we all love in the beautiful english sunshine what more could a girl ask for!..lol
The piccies of saturdays workshop and party look fab glad you all had great time love the t-shirts!
Have fab weednesday hugs Judex 15

Paul Browning said...

Oh how I adore having tea & a cake outdoors in the summer. And how wonderful to see that you not only partake of this quintessentially english tradition but you bring you crafting outdoors too. I would love to do the same but haven't the clean space to do it in. The nearest I get, is to bring some sewing outdoors. Have fun visiting your grandees. P xx

Wipso said...

Have a great time with the grandchildren. Fab show and tell this week....what a spread :-)
A x

Helen said...

What a great looking birthday party - and I love your outside crafting!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What a fabulous outdoor party! crafts, lots of food, and great friends- what else can you ask for? Patsy from
HeARTworks

Twiglet said...

The perfect crafting spot out there!! have fun with your little ones. x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

Wonderful - outside crafting and a birthday at the inside crafting..happy returns Enid! Have a wonderful time with your grandees, am excited for you - see you back here when you've exhausted them!

April said...

Glad to see you all enjoyed the party! love those t'shirts and the sight of the buffet has made me hungry! crafting in the garden, how lovely, the stenciling work is great, so effective! Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

Hi Jo
fabulous piccies, lovely crafty table in the garden, luv the tree cards, do like me trees, great party piccies,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Cardarian said...

Oh what a nice way to craft - I bet that is a rare thing in England - crafting in the garden - he, he you will have to come to my terrace to be doing that the whole week! I loved todays post with all the birthday goings on! Huh what a great crowd - all lovely ladies! Enjoy your time with the grandees!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Doone said...

ooh yes make sure when I do Vickys Stampers that there is a birthday please,

Hope your journey was safe and swift, enjoyt he grandees, will be in touch... after the mayhem is done, stay Lovely,

oh yes - gonna go find me an ATG when I finish hopping

hugs

Dx

Lisandia said...

Hello Jozart,

I received the present. Thanks for it. It was very nice and I'll hope to use it very soon.
Greetings Lisandia

Theresa said...

what a relaxing environment! I think you should do al fresco all the time. GREAT stencilled pieces and Happy Bday to Enid! Cheers to 70:)

Lavinia said...

Great to be outdoors & getting crafty in the sun! Love the Dreamweaver stencil, always liked that design! But to be honest with you, the Bakewell cupcake & the Party Food Tables doing it for me!!! Yum....now I am hoping when I go downstairs for a coffee there is a cupcake left for me....please!! :)
Lavinia
x

Michellee said...

AWESOME idea.. I love it outside!! A nd you made the space so inviting. Thanks for sharing.

Carola Bartz said...

You made me hungry... Jo, I love those trees - is that the stencil? Who makes such beautiful stencil - that one is gorgeous.
I haven't been here for quite some time because of my surgery, so - how's your little granddaughter doing?

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

How wonderful to be able to craft outdoors, lovely idea and you have your DH well trained bringing you a brew and cake. Love your stencilled cards. Hope you are keeping well. Tracy x

Lionelsa said...

Your garden look adorable. I think it's very nice to work in this environment.

lisa said...

What a lovely place to craft in, Jo. You look to be being treated very well too with drinks and cakes on hand!! What a kind DH you have.
Those tree projects look beautiful.
I'm glad your friend had a great birthday, it looks like a fine spread!
Enjoy the time with your little ones.
Hugs Lisax

Angelfish said...

Those trees look great:) Was it a mask you used? My nephew loves those cakes, he calls them cherry bacons!

Angie said...

Looks like you all had a fantastic day ...love the t-shirts and the stencil work ...are you sure Enid is 70 ?????

Lisa said...

Now... i never get invited to birthday teas like that!! it looks fabulous and the desk looks great very chilled and hope the weather stayed good for you all too

Lisa aka 3peaches

sasa said...

Yummy stencilled backgrounds and buffet...could grab a bit now...Enjoy the sun, we've had rain ALL day!
Thanks for sharing, enjoy the desk hopping!

Sarah at 2

okienurse said...

Love your garden and the outside desk! I wish I could work outside here but it is just too hot! Looks like a lot of fun was had by all that could attend the workshop and birthday bash! Love the T-shirts! Vickie #44

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear, dear Jo thank you so very much for your generous heart you will brighten Ellys' day let alone Sheree, she was in tears she said yesterday when she wrote to me to thank me cos 3 people had emailed her for the address and her desire of a box of get well cards was on the way to being fruition. ("Franka (Sam) wrote on my blog - said she was in tears reading Ellys' story and who could not read it and send a card?").
Your extra bonus will be a blessing. As I said to Sheree we have a very caring lot on the WOYWW hop, love and God bless you, Shaz in Oz.x

butlersabroad said...

What a lovely place to be crafting! I've tried outdoors before but keep running upstairs to my room for stuff, it becomes annoying after a while, lol! Nice Bakewell cupcake and that buffet is making me really hungry!

Hugs
Brenda

Neil said...

Hi there
It looks like you had a fab time, I love that dreamweaver stencil! Just wanted to tell you that the matchbox swap is on and all the details are on my blog if you are still interested.? Have a good week. Neil Walker

Dragon said...

What a fab space to craft... and you seemed to have a great time at the party... enjoy your little ones!!!
Frankie
xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi, crafting outdoors, with tea and cupcake too, how perfect. Knowing me, I'd be forever nipping indoors for something I'd forgotten. Love your stencilled backgrounds - looking forward to seeing what you make using them. Hope you are having a great time with your grandchildren. Elizabeth x #72