Wednesday, 11 July 2018

WOYWW #475

Good Morning everyone.

I'm not quite sure where the last week has gone but it's time again to share 
what's on my work space. Many thanks to Julia over at the stamping ground 
for hosting WOYWW #475

Well there's not much Crafting been going on this week life's been so busy 
with hardly any time to get online.. a welcomed break with this dysfunctional laptop!!

...but today is partly free so i'm spending the morning having a little play time using
those products I won from Kezzy a few weeks back and hoping to catch up
with what's been going on in blog land..

There's something quite magical about eating breakfast outdoors 
watching the sunrise with the sound of the dawn chorus..

Dorthe kindly notified me of my win, here's the little gift I sent her to say
*Thank you* which I can now share with you as I know it has been received.

The posy was cut from one of my Lavender bushes which have thrived better than ever 
this year with the mixture of stormy weather and the last 4 weeks of Summer sunshine.

The Butterflies and Bee's are having the time of their lives dancing within it.

Have a great day everyone, I'll be round to visit asap.

Creative wishes
Tracey xx


  1. well done on your win and love the thank you you sent Dorthe. the lavendar looks gorgeous. I am looking forward to having time (after football and tennis finishes on Sunday) to get back to crafting; if the heat reduces enough! Helen #1

  2. What an incredible win. And that thank you note and lavender bundle is beautiful and thoughtful.

    Happy WOYWW from #4.

  3. Morning Tracey. Goodness..."eating breakfast outdoors watching the sunrise with the sound of the dawn chorus.." You must have been up and about before 5am!! But well done you! The lavender is gorgeous - mine have done well this year as well. That's a lovely, thoughtful gift for Dorthe.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  4. Hi Tracey sweet thing. Loving your desk today. I have to say Wednesday does seem to come round pretty quick since I started woyww or maybe it's just my age Lol! I've been up early as the dogs keep getting us up but I keep my eyes shut and go back to bed Lol! Great win and gorgeous sent gift. Have a lovely woyww, Angela x13x

  5. Beautiful shot of the lavender and butterflies! I've planted a few bushes in my new garden and they've been looking good already, all the plants I chose are specifically for bees and other pollinators. I love the way you decorated the thank you bits and pieces, so pretty!
    Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

  6. Beautiful Lavender Tracey, it must smell gorgeous in your garden. Well done on your win again. Have a great week. Sarah #14

  7. Oh --- I love your gifts for Dorthe! Such a lovely packed set and this small bunch of lavendar - gorgeous!
    Happy WOYWW for you and good luck with the laptop !
    Congrats on your win--- the materials look great and I bet you will turn them into good use soon!
    Big hugs, Susi

  8. I feel like a bit of an intruder commenting on your WOYWW post, since I am a 'lapsed' member but just wanted to say how beautiful your lavender looks, especially with the gorgeous Tortoiseshell butterflies!! Congratulations on your win, the pendant you made for Dorthe is stunning. Hope you get many more chances to breakfast in the garden too. Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Love the little bunch of lavender and thank you card for Dorthe - what a sweet little parcel you sent her. I hope you have a fun morning with your new stash!
    Diana x #11

  10. Looks like you're having a lovely playtime. Love the gift you sent and the photo is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good day - Hazel, WOYWW 17 x

  11. Hi Tracey, what a lovely post. I love your background, and what a great idea to send some of your own lavender as a thank you to your friend, and the beautiful card too. She must have been thrilled. I made lavender bags for all my fellow-patients when I was having my chemo 3 yrs ago and lavender always goes down well! You are another busy bee this week, it seems! Thank you for your lovely comment. I am enjoying all my current activities so much. Just waiting for Tesco to arrive with my groceries and then I can start cooking for tomorrow! Can't wait to fill the house with all those gorgeous Middle Eastern aromas...

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #8

  12. Have fun playing with your prize goodies! I adore lavender, such a lovely posy. Have a good day!
    Ellie #22

  13. Hi Tracey, love the gifts you sent. Lavender has indeed been magnificent this year, like yours, mine is smothered with Bees!Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

  14. Hi Tracey, What a lovely gift to send, so beautiful, so is the photo of the lavender and butterflies.
    I think sometimes early mornings are the best part of the day when it's hot weather, not that I'm very often up with the dawn chorus!
    Happy WOYWW
    Jan no 25

  15. What a gorgeous gift adn what lovely goodies to play with. Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#17)

  16. Hello dear Tracey, wonderful to see your creative table, and read your eating breakfast in the garden- we do that here, too :-)
    And Tracey, your beautiful gifts , have all been showed on my fb page, I thought I would tell you, as I know, and can see, you are not on fb much. I so enjoy them all, and, feel so thankful, for having friendships like yours. Something for you, has been started :-)
    Tomorrow my daughter and the kids, will arrive to spend 5 days with us, so I will also not be much online in that period . Wish you, lovely lady, a great weekend to come, and send you big hugs from here. Dorthe xxoo

  17. Another lovely post, Tracey! Gorgeous gifts! We see so few butterflies in my corner of Birmingham it's great to see you with a couple of beauties, Jo x

  18. Hi Tracey, it is lovely to be able to eat outdoors. Only manage breakfast at home at weekend, but we have been eating dinner outside every evening. I love this weather! Congratulations on the win, enjoy your prize, and what a lovely thank you gift you sent. Have a lovely week Heather x #12

  19. Gosh I bet Dorthe was really chuffed. How like you to share your luck. Gorgeous weather and I cant agree more about early mornings in the garden. Bliss. My DH isn’t lavender keen, i discovered when he pulled up my row of bushes a couple years ago. Now I have one in a pot, which was agreed to so that we didnt lose any bees. It’s a delight this year, I must say.

  20. That must be wonderful butterflies flying all around your backyard I've just started seeing more of then finally
    Hugs Nikki

  21. Lovely capture of the butterflies on your lavender. We've seen more this year than last which is a relief because it is thought they are in decline here. Pretty gifts too. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #29

  22. Lovely thank you card Tracey, and your butterfly garden is my waiting for my spring to arrive here in Oz.xx

  23. Beautiful gifts Tracey, and lovely shot of your lavender and the butterflies.
    Happy arting!
    Alison xxx

  24. Such a wonderful thank you make Tracey, I bet it was much appreciated!! Glad you are enjoying your garden, the lavender looks glorious!! Hope you will get that nasty laptop sorted one of these days and I am so glad you got some crafty time! xxx

  25. Wow Your lavendar is stunning! I hope to plant and grow some in my yard some day as well!
    You are so right about enjoying the morning outdoors,truly inspiring as well as calming- a beautiful way to begin the day!

    Tracey love, thank you so very much for always popping round and leaving such joyful messages! they truly make my heart swell!

    I have a ? for you, would you consider adding a follow by email to your blog so I wouldn't miss any posts? just a thought-

    Hope your day is beautiful sweet friend!
    Jackie xoxo

  26. Great photos. Have a wonderful week! Dorlene #34

  27. Congratulations on your win - love your thank you gift you sent in return - what a lovely thought - and the lavender is the cherry on top of the cake. Lovely photo of your lavender with the butterflies.
    Like your tag.
    Sorry I am so late but I thought I had honestly visited you earlier.
    Hugs, Neet 6 xx

  28. I LOVE the smell of lavender in the Summer, it always reminds me of holidays spend in France as a kid with my parents, driving through the countryside with it's lavender fields. The goodies you won are marvelous and playing with them after breakfast outside is a day well spend! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog today - yes, I studied 'textiles' when I was young but changed to 'paper' pretty soon, I do however know all the techniques still and it is fun to go back to 'textiles' every now and then and alter some clothing (or crochet a blanket, like I did last year.) Have a wonderful day and weekend! Love from sunny Holland, Marit #19

  29. Hi Tracey, I love the colours on the canvas/page on your desk, really gorgeous combo. Lavender is so beautiful isn't it? Lots of it is grown in Norfolk where I live now, them smell and colour of it just make me feel happy :o) Annei C #16

  30. Happy Belated WOYWW and thank you for your earlier visit. I did manage to get out on my bike, but my body did not like that and I have been in a lot of pain since. Determined to not give up, but perhaps a weekly ride out is the most I can do. I haven't done the ATCs yet - but everything is sitting on the table waiting for me to have the mental energy. Ali x #21

  31. A message for lucky lucky girl, firstly, for receiving these beautiful gifts, and secondly, for having the sweetest, kindest, generous (not just with her gifts, but with the time she takes spreading her love on people's blogs) and most thoughtful and talented friend in Tracey. X

  32. Congrats on the Win! Love new toys! Great picture of the Lavender. I need to plant some again next year. Thanks for the visit! Creative Blessings! Kelly #31

  33. Hello there. Many apologies for my late visit. I went to visit my lovely mum last week and failed miserably in catching up with WOYWW.
    Glad you got to play with your win and love what you sent to For the. I love lavender and have some in my garden. It has done well this year. Anne x #28

  34. Hello there. Many apologies for my late visit. I went to visit my lovely mum last week and failed miserably in catching up with WOYWW.
    Glad you got to play with your win and love what you sent to For the. I love lavender and have some in my garden. It has done well this year. Anne x #28

  35. Looks like you are having fun with your new toys! I love the photo of the butterflies in the lavender! Such a happy photo! Thank you for your visit, and I hope your laptop starts behaving soon! Lindart #33

  36. Lovely new goodies - congrats on your win Tracey :)
    Your thank you card/gift was very beautiful too - and so is your lovely lavender - that was a great photo with the butterflies.
    Gill xx


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