Wednesday, July 4, 2018

What's On Your Workdesk this Independence Day Wednesday?


This is my work desk as I join Julia at Stamping Ground for Independence Day in the U.S.. 

This was actually taken yesterday as I was writing out plans for a complete yard makeover.   I was also making plans for Independence Day, which is today in the U.S.

The important items are my metallic Gelli Roll pens and my adorable rocking horse, brought to me from a friend when she went to India.  It's a lovely and proud stuffed animal.

Thanks for visiting, and if you are coming from Julia's please leave your number.  However, I have encountered a couple of deskers (including Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith whose art I adore) who are only on G+ and Instagram, which I'm not members of.  I'll visit, but can't leave comments.

51 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Happy Independence day, have fun! Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Happy Independence Day Elizabeth, beautiful hand writing. Have fun with the garden make over and enjoy your day.
Creative wishes Tracey (#?)
P.S What a great Rocking Horse!

Helen said...

what a gorgeous rocking horse! enjoy your Independence Day. thanks for visiting - I am not missing the flower show for FOOTBALL (lol) but postponing it a day!! Helen #?

Helen said...

nope, don't get it. lolol

Mrs.D said...

Happy independence day Elizabeth, hope whatever you have planned for the day goes well.
Love the rocking horse,
Chris #8

Lillianb said...

Happy independence day and WOYWDW Hope you get your yard made over how you want it.

Lilian B #9


Ellie said...

Looks like a lovely relaxing spot outdoors! Happy independence day! Have a great time
Ellie #14

Julia Dunnit said...

Well, happy Independence Day, I wonder if you have celebratory plans. Am amazed that you’re planning a yard overhaul, quite an exciting prospect...what sparked that off? wish I could come and help!

Julia Dunnit said...

Well I wish I could come and help and learn...I’m reclaiming our garden from our neglect, but apart from making it tidy, don’t really know what i’m doing. Sounds familiar by now! what’s the motivation for a whole yard makeover then? crikey that’ll be some work Miss Elizabeth! Happy Imdependence day, I wonder if you have a celebratory plan for that too!

Annie said...

Happy Independence Day. Have fun with the garden planning.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

My name is Cindy said...

Happy 4th of July!! Great little rocking horse - it's fun to plan a garden makeover isn't it? I have completed everything I want to do in our backgarden but have had to put planting on hold due to this amazing heatwave we are having in the UK. But I'm not complaining! Still looks great. Cindy #19

Neet said...

As I write this there is a helicopter flying overhead (very noisy) on its way to Winter Hill. I love the sun but do wish we could have some rain to help those poor firefighters.
Happy Independence Day to you and Squiggles and, of course, to Bleubeard (with an additional tickle for him). (Thank you for the purr and meaow)
Love your little Indian rocking horse.
Hugs Neet (who is not really a "football" fan) (BIG Grin back)

Christine said...

happy Independence Day - wish we could celebrate St George's Day with such gusto! I do but the neighbours - they live in Britain!!!!!
Do share your final plans for the garden with us, my garden had to be changed round to accommodate chickens, so I lost any sort of 'plan'.
Have a good week
Christine #20

Karen Ives said...

Happy Independence Day Karen #23

Hazel said...

Love that rocking horse. Happy 4 July, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing - Hazel WOYWW #15 x

Marit said...

Good luck making garden-plans... I found that very difficult to do so I'm pleased that I now have a balcony - not too small but not too large eather - I somehow 'do better with pots' ;) Happy Independence Day! Hug from Holland, Marit #22

Diana Taylor said...

Happy Independence Day - hope you have a good one. I love the idea of a garden make-over and you've certainly got a good size one there.
Have a great week,
Diana x #24

glitterandglue said...

Morning Elizabeth - trust all your plans come together. Cute rocking horse - and great night light candles!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, ear scritches to Bleubeard. I've linked Sarah, thank you! Garden makeover going on here too. We keep getting started, then I've ended up with hospital & recovery time so much over the last few years, we fall behind again. Doug has a lot of tree branches from the Clubhouse next door to chop off in the winter. Happy Independence Day! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 XxX

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and Independence Day. What a lovely place to sit and make notes. We are still at the planning stage of redoing our back garden - after 5 years of being here! Ali x #27

jan spencer said...

Happy Independence Day, lovely spot for a work desk and another lovely rocking horse.

Have a great weekend

Jan S No29

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy 4th of July. I need to make a plan to rethink the meadow area. Enjoy your day!

RO said...

That rocking horse sure looks fun and a great gift from your friend. I love that you're celebrating with such patriotic colors too. Aren't those gel pens fantastic? Happy 4th and Hugs...RO

Caty said...

Very Happy Independence Day Elizabeth !! Your rocking horse is magnificent, and the candles are very beautiful.
Enjoy!big hugs, Caty

Sandra Cox said...

What a purrfect work spot.
Happy 4th, Elizabeth.

Stacy Sheldon said...

Happy Independence day :) I love that you color coordinated your ink pen to the decorations :) ~Stacy #36

Elizabeth said...

Happy Independence Day, Elizabeth. Love the rocking horse. I hope all the plans for the garden go well. Hugs to Bleubeard. Elizabeth x #32

Lynn Holland said...

When you’ve finished your yard makeover can you come and do mine please
Lynn x

Caro said...

Happy Independence day. I look forward to seeing your yard makeover as it progresses. Lovely rocking horse again! Caro x (#38)

Sharon Madson said...

Always love to see your rocking horses! I actually posted to my Blog twice this week! :) Happy Independence Day, Elizabeth!

Sharon Madson said...

I forgot, #36.

Angela Radford said...

Happy Independence Day Elizabeth. I was a bit surprised to see you posting, thought you'd be too busy celebrating. I look forward to seeing your yard makeover. I noticed you said you can't leave comments at Zsuzsa's. I can only leave comments there if I use Chrome, Google wont let me do it. Don't know if that is any help but there are some others like that. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x10x

StampinCarol said...

Happy Independence Day!
Love your desk today! Looking forward to your yard makeover! Lots of work in store!
The 2 mesh bags with turquoise trim hold my packages of PanPastels. Keeps them neat and safe and easy to take places.
Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #33

Lindart said...

Happy 4th of July! Have lots of fun! We had our Canada Day on Sunday! Hope the garden plans go well - I remember that stage! So neat to make "something" out of "nothing". I love the Indian rocking horse, too! Have a great week, Lindart $41

Lindart said...

Hmm - #41, not $41 - money must be on my mind! And a big meow to Bleubeard from Inky! Lindart

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Elizabeth, Happy Independence Day! I love the little candles on your table, and pleased to see a little rocking horse in the picture. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished yard! Thanks for stopping by earlier and have a lovely week Heather x #9

Jeanie said...

All I can say is at the moment, a complete yard do-over would make me insane! Good luck and we'll look forward to seeing the results!

Anne said...

Happy July 4th. Can't wait to see the makeover! Thanks for visiting. Anne x #11

Anne said...

Happy July 4th. Can't wait to see the makeover! Thanks for visiting. Anne x #11

Let's Art Journal said...

How exciting to be making plans for your yard makeover 😁. Enjoy your Independence Day celebrations, Happy July Fourth! J 😊 x

Meggymay said...

Happy Independence day Elizabeth, I hope you have a great day.
Yvonne xx

Shoshi said...

What a lovely desk to celebrate Independence Day, Elizabeth, with those pretty candles and such an unusual and beautiful little rocking horse! I'm always fascinated by your rocking horses. Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm glad that you enjoy following the antics of our kitties as they grow up. They are such fun and endlessly entertaining with their funny little ways. Never a dull moment! The fete was such fun, and an event not to be missed each summer. Village fetes are so much part of country life in the UK, and I always find them a most enjoyable day out.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #28

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Happy 4th of July! Those are cool votive candles you got for the holiday. Thanks for your visit and happy WOYWW!

My name is Erika. said...

Nice desk view today. :) It's very festive! Hugs-Erika

Cheetarah said...

Hope you had a nice celebration yesterday and that your plans for the garden are coming along :) No desk shot for me this week, catching up on everyone just to say hi as the whole week just rushed by in an eye blink!! Thanks for stopping by last week xo Cheetarah

Kelly said...

An adorable rocking horse. A lovely gift. Our brains must be on the same train. While I'm not working on a backyard makeover I have taken pictures of my garden shed and am making plans for a re-design/ redecorating this fall. The space is nothing like I envisioned 6-8 years ago when it was built. Time to fix that... just as soon as the temperatures cool down. Are you sweltering over there? Creative Blessings! Kelly #29

Dorlene Durham said...

Looking forward to seeing your backyard renovation. We’ve been slowly updating ours as well. Great outside shot of your “desk”. Dorlene #40

Divers and Sundry said...

A complete yard makeover?! Wow! I look forward to seeing your plans :)

I thought blogger automatically assigned you a google+ on every blogger account.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

What a lovely setting, Elizabeth! Can I just say I love your handwriting! There's something very vintage about it! I would give an arm for handwriting like that - though then I wouldn't be able to hold the pen LOL! Thank you for mentioning me (it made me feel all important, haha!) - I've only just seen it. Sarah Brennan gave me your email address, so I'll send you one in a minute. Happy belated #474 zsuzsa #26

froebelsternchen said...

I hope you a had a fantastic Independence Day Elizabeth!
I love this wonderful rocking horse from India! Gorgeous!
Good luck with the complete yard makeover - I guess this will be much work and needs much thinking!
Hugs, Susi

Twiglet said...

Hope you had a good day - such a lovely spot for a bit of crafting. xx Jo