Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sweet and Simple--WOYWW 215

My workdesk is clean! My workdesk is clean! Hello lovelies.

Welcome to What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday...here in the summertime Ozarks. 

We've had an extremely unusual cool front come through and it made last weekend heavenly! I was so full of vim and vigor, my workdesk has been unusually clean ever since. Just my Smashbook, and knitting my new tank top. I started a page in my Smashbook about my tanktop, because I'm looking at a few different patterns, and as usual, making it up as I go! My art journal is always a great place to sketch things out, make a list and keep track of what I'm doing.

I love this chunky monkey supersoft yarn and these big acrylic knitting needles. It came out to my greenhouse sunporch with me--the perfect place to knit and chat.

Other than that...I'm working my daywork, writing, and trying to get more art journaling done. 

I am getting excited about my garden. Although everything seems a little later than usual, I think the tomatoes, herbs, squash and lettuces are doing exceptional! Soon I'll be eating those tomatoes right off the vine.

I bought some fun new t-shirts this week, and love wearing around the upcycled shorts I embroidered. Oh summer...I love you!

Have a happy week and do what you love!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Relax


  1. HAPPY WOYWW, I'd love to have a cool down, it's HOT in the Southern US. Your making my mouth water with the talk of those Tomato's. I love the color of the yarn.. What are you going to make? I always wanted to learn to knit, but there just aren't enough hours in the day. Have a great week. (((HUGS)))
    WOYWW #3

  2. It's winter here in Brisbane but the days are mostly nice and sunny, but the house gets a bit nippy overnight. Lovely clear desk you have and the knitting looks lovely as do your journal pages. Annette #8

  3. I love clean desks. Yours looks lovely, especially in the light you shot it in. We missed your weather. We were hot, hot, hot as usual. I didn't plant any veggies this year, focusing on herbs only. I hope your tomatoes make it when it turns hot again.

    1. I forgot to leave my number, since I got so excited about the tomatoes (grin). Happy WOYWW from #2.

  4. I love your clean desk, looks so cozy and inviting in that lighting. Sash book is coming along nicely
    Krisha #5

  5. I almost bought some wool this week.... and then I woke up! Oh it was scary!! Love your tidy room! Book looks great so far!
    Happy Crafting!

    Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn)) #11

  6. Your desk is really clean. It's really hot in Georgia US. Happy crafting #13

  7. It's winter here and I've been knitting too which I haven't done for years as we've lived in the tropics, but we have a baby coming - our daughter is due in Oct, first time grandparents so excited. You have so many crafty things on the go and garden too, a bit like me .. have a great week

  8. I love the color/texture of that yarn you are using. You're lucky than there in the mountains. I've seen how the Northeast is getting hit with a heat wave. We've been getting so much rain, today was actually dry! Brigita #25

  9. Sandy Leigh, you aren't kidding--your desk is SOOOOO clean!

    The weather WAS an absolute delight, wasn't it?

    #27ish this week
    with mail art

  10. Wish it would cool down here in england . Were having a mini heat wave right now & were just not used to it . Enjoy the coolness in your part of the world . Hapyy woyww Jill #29

  11. ah so glad you are enjoying your knitting Sandy does look great wool! Happy WOYWW, thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #30

  12. I wish my desk could look as clean as yours and it definitely sounds like you found a wonderful spot to sit with your knitting. Love the bright green flecks of the yarn you are using. Danie #34

  13. It is always nice when you get a little reprieve from the heat, I think we all make it up as we go along that is the art of creativity.

    Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

  14. Your desk is so clean and tidy! Mine is too, but only because it's too hot to craft... The wool looks gorgeous. Helen, 19

  15. Far too tidy - makes me anxious! Glad you are enjoying your summer garden & eating all your healthy salad! Ali #44

  16. What beautiful yarn - I hope you show us the finished product! Isn't it fun when things in the garden do well? We are putting in a yard this year (new house) and I get such a kick out of watching the water beads from the sprinkler hang on the tiny, thin new grass blade. It glistens....happy tomato eating!!
    Sara #43

  17. Glad you seem to be enjoying the summer! I love watching the garden grow too! The apples on my tree are tiny, but give them time! Your yarn looks gorgeous and I just love those pretty acrylic needles! You are always so inspirational and full of ideas and life - your page brightens my day! Julie Ann x #45

  18. Lovely cean workdesk =)
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    Monique # 70

  19. Hi Sandy Leigh
    I love that your knitting is not just taking shape on your needles but in two of your books that you use as well, what a great idea
    Have a great day today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #75

  20. Wow, that is clean - I thought I had done a good job on mine, maybe not. Perhaps if we ever saw an end to the heat here in the UK I might do more, but no I would probably do more painting if it wasnt so damn hot not cleaning LOL.

    Very pretty yarn you have their too.

    Lynda #84

  21. that is a very clean and organised desk, send your cool weather over here, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65

  22. Yes your desk is clean! Now get busy and mess it up!
    Glenda #82

  23. Hi Sandy - love your journal - the open page all about your other passion... Happy WOYWW - Mxx #87

  24. Hi Sandy Leigh, what a happy post, I did enjoy reading it. Nice clean and tidy desk too. You are clearly enjoying the summer, too bad it won't stretch to 51 weeks in the year. Here in Scotland we get a hot summer once in about 10 years so we are certainly making the most of it and that means very little crafting. Enjoy your day and have a great week. Elizabeth x #47

    PS: my life is definitely a 'patchwork of creativity' :)

  25. Oh wow wow wow! Congratulations on your clean and tidy desk! Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@96)

  26. What I wouldn't give for a cool front right now! It's so hot, which is lovely when you're sitting on the patio drinking a cold beer, as I am doing right now! But in school, where there is no air con, it is unbearable!! I love being outside, I really do, but I'm no good in such high temperatures! I must have been a Viking in a previous life ;-)
    Like the lol of your chunky monkey wool...it sounds lovely to knit with. The ivory yarn I'm using around the granny squares is soft and beautiful to handle too, I'm really enjoying using it!
    Everything is coming along in my veg patch too..I'm just putting the second lot of spinach plants and lettuces in. My cucumbers are doing well too as are the dwarf beans. I love my garden too!
    Hugs, LLJ 46 xx

  27. How lovely to read your happy musings! Have a great week
    Rosie x

  28. That yarn is beautiful, I love anything with Neon flecks :-)

  29. A lovely clean and tidy desk! Enjoy your knitting - its been too hot here to knit - we're not used to heat in N Ireland - so its just been a case of making the best of it while it lasts!
    Bernice #7

  30. OOh Sandy, some lovely fresh weather is prolly just what the garden needed, I'm excited about your produce too, nothing like it! Knitting in mid summer - yep..I get it, I'm just piecing together a double bed sized throw with my crochet hoook!

  31. It's always nice to clean up before I start a new project. Most times I just end up getting it all back out though. Knitting is really coming back, I heard. Have fun.