Wednesday, 26 April 2017

What's on my work desk

Not exactly on my desk more on the garden bench. 
The sun came out so I made the most of it and took my knitting outside.  
It's the last bit of the waistcoast that's been going on for a while.

I've also potted up this little button handbag I found in the charity shop.

Something else I been doing is going through my vinyl collection which 
started at the age of 10 in 1965.  
Junior Walker & The All Stars - "How Sweet It is (to be loved by you)"  was my first purchase bought from Bradleys Record Shop in Rochdale, Lancashire.  My full collection is in the main soul music with lots of American Imports. I think I paid five shilling for the first one.

I'll leave you with my Aldi metal flowers. They are going in the garden 
among the white bluebells that havent quite flowered yet.

Don't forget to have a look what the real crafters have 
been upto this last week over at Julia's place


  1. We've been sorting our records out too cos our youngest daughter and her hubby have bought a juke box....what giggles we had at the titles of some of them too.
    Annie x #9

  2. I don't blame you for going out to the garden to knit while the weather is so good. That button handbag certainly makes an unusual hanging basket. The first record I ever bought was from Woolies, Rugeley, Staffordshire in 1976; Kate Bush Wuthering Heights and cost 75p. Sarah #15

  3. That's a brilliant idea planting out that handbag, I love it!
    Those Aldi blooms are wonderful. I've seen something similar made from old drinks cans. A garden that doesn't need daily watering gets the thumbs up from me.
    Both of us still have every record we've ever bought or borrowed off an old flame (and not returned!) My first record was One Way Ticket by Eruption. I'm not as cool as you! xxx

  4. Happy WOYWDW

    It lovely to go out in the garden and knit, Love the idea of the hanging handbag,

    Lilian B #12

  5. The weather has been amazing here in Wales too - it's another beautiful day today. The BBC keep forecasting cloud but it hasn't;t happened for a good three weeks and more. Hooray! Love the button bag plant holder, you have such an eye for detail - I really enjoy seeing what ideas you come up with :-D
    Hugs, LLJ 4 xxx

  6. A lovely post, Lynne, full of sunshine. Isn't it great to be able to get outside again now.
    I had a record player for Christmas and we have loved going back through all the old vinyl and discovering it again.
    Have a great week
    Hugs Lisax #17

  7. Love that little button handbag - how ingenious to put a pot plant in it, it looks perfect!

  8. Hi Lynne, love the planted handbag, lovely novel idea. Great to have such nice weather, some sunshine here, but chilly breezes as well. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #1 XxXx

  9. What a wonderful collection of albums! Love the bag find. It looks like a fun bag. Knitting outside sounds like fun. I really have to drag the garden chairs outside and clean them off so I can take mine out there.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K#29

  10. but I bet that 5 cents was a lot of money in the 60s, thx for your visit, Vicky

  11. PJ and I had a laugh about the handbag - but it's a brilliant idea!
    My first vinyl was a Cliff record!!!
    Have a good week
    Christine #19

  12. I have a collection of LP's too, but I think my first 45 was the Beatles, "I Wanna Hold Your Hand". I remember me and my besty playing that over and over. It must have driven her Mom crazy! I have most of the early Beatles and Rolling Stones, as well as Dave Clark 5, and even the first Buffy St. Marie. I haven't looked at the for years! I LOVE your button purse flower container - what a great idea! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #34

  13. Oh, this is an interesting post! Where do I start? First, I wish I could do my paper crafts outside when it is pretty out. But not as easy as taking knitting outside. Next, I love, love that button handbag planter! That is so creative of you to think of that. The most creative we were in that manor was to use a glass lampshade and turn it upside down. I don't know whatever happened to it. Last, it is great you still have all those records. My step grandfather had owned a restaurant with a juke box back in the 50s and 60s. I had all those great 45s as he gave them to me when they took them off. After getting married, we moved a lot, and on one of the moves I gave my boxes of all those 45s, including my Elvis records to the movers. Well, I have certainly regretted that! So, kudos to you! Have a great week! #45

  14. Hi Lynn, Your number has changed to 11, which was my number, but I am now 10:)

    What a fab idea to use the button bag for a plant.

    Your record collection would be my kind of music (born 1962).

    The metal flowers are nice and will add a bit of colour where it's needed.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #10

  15. That handbag used as a planter is a great idea! Love your record collection, and that you still have all of them. I can't quite remember which was the first record I bought, but it would probably be something quite unmentionable ;-) xxx

  16. what magical makes and I love your vinyl collection! my first record - a 7 inch single - my brother bought me cos we all loved it - was Lily the Pink by the Scaffold... thanks for visiting and glad I made you giggle. Helen #2

  17. Love your button-bag.. what a great find! And more than that, what a brilliant way to utilise it :)
    Have a Wonderful Wednesday
    Bubbles #32

  18. I'm so impressed with your record collection. I have friends who love vinyl; they'd drool over that lot.

  19. Love your metal flowers - Aldi you said ....
    That is some record collection - I cannot begin to recollect what was my first record. Maybe the singing milkman with She Was Only Sixteen.
    Hugs, Neet 6
    ps is the knitting finished yet?

  20. Knitting in a sunny garden is a joy isn't it? Your button bag flower holder is a fantastic idea - its muted colour looks great against the brick wall.

    I thinks its wonderful that you still have your record collection; I've still got mine though some records have gone astray over the years. By the way, my first record was 'Stand and Deliver' by Adam & the Ants.