Wednesday, 16 January 2013

WOYWW 189 - What's On Your Desk Wednesday

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers,

It's Wednesday, so time to join all WOYWWers around the world and show what's on our desks today. Simply click the logo on the sidebar to be transported to Julia's blog, the Stamping Ground, and you will be transported to the place where it is all happening :)


And on mine today is a project that should have been completed before Christmas. It's a Christmas patchwork wall-hanging, the brainchild of BJ on the UKPC Yahoo Group. Each member of the group created a patch based on measurements that would make an 8" square when pieced together.  Unfortunately, for me, the piecing together got pushed to the side before Christmas - other more pressing matters - and then I got poorly after New Year so not a lot got done at all. So what you can see is the patches pieced together on a backing of black card that is edged with my version of 'frantage'. Next to it is a piece of cardboard painted black - the pot of paint is just behind - another backing to give the piece stability. The red mirri die-cut edging is to trim the bottom and the corners are for the top.

Behind all that you can see that things are looking a bit more coordinated and swish because of the lovely new plaid desk tidy and baby-wipe cover - the work of those crafty sisters, Annie and Jo. All part of my ongoing, and never-ending, attempt to do the  impossible - keep my desk tidy :)

Since I started to write up this post, the glue gel has dried and the wall-hanging is completed.


Too sad that it has to be carefully wrapped up and put away until December! Thanks to all the girls - your names are recorded on the back - who contributed a patch. Each one shows a wealth of techniques and expertise. The finished piece is lovely and will be hung in a prominent place each Christmas for years to come.

It's the wee small hours of the morning and, as it is getting distinctly chilly, I'm off to bed. I look forward to popping in to see as many of you as I can over the next few days.

In the meantime, have a happy WOYWW and a great week,


36 comments:

MaryH said...

Hi Elizabeth, just trying to get around to a couple blogs before I head down to the stamp den (or is that ?din?!). Your patchwork is so lovely, and what a fine idea to share the patches with other crafters to contribute. Your desk is so tidy...sigh...mine is not. I may take a picture of another area so that I can participate at Julia's. Got another little project I need for tomorrow too. So thanks for sharing, and hugs.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth,
..wow love your finished piece, very Beautiful, and well done on persevering in spite of everything!

thanks for sharing and Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x # no number yet, and almost 5pm here :D

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What fun, very pretty finished design. Thanks for sharing, Happy WOYWW #13

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a great idea that wall hanging is! I love the thought that each patch is from a contributor, makes it so much more special. Ad you will have so much pleasure seeing to again in a few month's time :)
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Annie said...

Your finished piece is really fab Elizabeth....far too nice to go into hiding til next year but won't it just take pride of place when you get it out :-)
Love the familiar bits on your desk today too :-)
Hugs,
A x #50

Redanne said...

Hi Elizabeth, hope you are feeling a lot better now. Your patchwork is beautiful, I love the die cut border you added in the red mirri, it sets the whole piece off so beautifully. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #35

PS - like your blog header too x

Helen said...

The patchwork hanging looks beautiful, I would be tempted to leave it on show all year round!! Have a good day. Helen 10

BJ said...

Oh Elizabeth, you don't know how pleased I am to see another wallhanging assembled. Those corner punched/diecuts sure do well on the top boarder don't they. Those stars look very familiar too LOL. It looks super, weel done on getting it done ready to hang later this year! BJ#55

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Elizabeth
I love the hanging it's very pretty. Glad you like the stuff I'm doing on my new course, thank you for your lovely comments.
Lynn //66

Frankiesue said...

Wow......loving the Patchwork hanging idea...may just have to borrow that and share with a few of my crafting friends..thanks for letting me snoop around your workspace.

Sue #77

butterfly said...

Wonderful wall hanging... and what a treat it will be to unwrap it next year and be able to display it properly for the first time... Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#39

MrsC.x said...

loving the wall hanging what a great idea may have to grab frankiesue and get her to do one with me and some of our crafty friends

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}
craftylittlemoos.blogspot.com

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the wall hanging, especially the stars at the bottom. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx#65

jill said...

Fab wall hanging Elizabeth i'm sure you must be delighted with it . happy woyww Jill #40

lisa said...

What a stunning hanging, Elizabeth. It's far to nice to have to put away!!
It certainly is a tad chilly isn't it. We had -10oc here last night!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #70

Krisha said...

OOOOH! I love the way the wall hanging turned out! Next Christmas you will have something NEW to put up. how woderful that will be!!
Krisha #122

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, Wow what a fab wall hanging display just love everything about it!! x

Twiglet said...

Your little plaid purchases look lovely tucked in there Elizabeth! Thanks for the mention. I love that fabric - it has a lovely feel to it and was so easy to sew. Have a great week. -Oh and your Christmas hanging is such a lovely idea. x Jo

Di said...

Oh Wow Elizabeth - I adore your wall hanging, and such a lovely idea too.

Happy WOYWW! Hugs, Di xx

Ria Gall said...

What a beautiful wall hanging I am sure you will enjoy looking at it when you put it up with your decorations this year.
Ria #114

Sarah Evans said...

What a lovely idea for a wall hanging. I could use some of my christmas cards in a similar way - I never really know what to do with those. And a birthday version too...

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Laura said...

Fab project. Bet you can't wait til Christmas now!!
Happy WOYWW
Laura 92

CraftygasheadZo said...

What a beautiful hanging. You've done a great job with it. Take care Zo xx 80

Erika said...

Hi Elizabeth loving your wall hanging. Hope you had a super crafty Wednesday, hugs Erika.

sandee said...

That wall hanging is gorgeous, what a clever idea to swap pieces that would make that. Aren't you glad you got it all ready to be pulled out for next year! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina :)

voodoo vixen said...

I love pieces where you end up with lots of work from different people and your wall hanging is really lovely the way it has turned out. Annette #3

Julia Dunnit said...

well there's a swap that paid off, it's a stunning pieced piece (!) Love that border die cut too, it looks fab doesn't it. Are you completely recovered and back on top now gal? Hope so, it seems to have been a long slog.

shirley clark said...

I really love your wall hanging, I may have to steal the idea and make a spring version.

butlersabroad said...

I love your patchwork Elizabeth, what a lovely thing to do. As you say, shame it has to be packed away for a while! THanks for all your comments, I'm off to look at your wedding photo!

Hugs
Brenda

Shoshi said...

That's beautiful, Elizabeth. I particularly like that red border. Gorgeous.

Just been to see your lovely wedding photo!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #83

Lori said...

Ok, there are 3 boys around me talking to me while I am trying to visit everyones blogs. Load on top of that I am taking large amounts of cold medicine. So, if I have posted twice, I apologize. The meds and the boys are not mixing well.

I love the patchwork. Very pretty.

Sorry I am a day late. Fighting the nasty flu.
Lori #84

Samantha Elliott said...

Oooo! Love this hanging Elizabeth! What a fabulous idea too and a lovely way to remember friends next Christmas! I love your plaid desk tidy too!
Hugs
xx

Caro said...

Wow! That hanging is stunning! Thanks for sharing. Happy 'Belated' WOYWW. Caro #63

okienurse said...

I am late! One of the advantages of being late is being able to see the posts that came after WOYWW! :-) Love the Christmas wallhanging. Better late then never I say! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Everyone seems taken by the pics of the ribbons. Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #43

Nicky said...

Love the Christmas wall hanging - what a nice thing to look forward to for Dec 2013 – I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness – Have a great week

April Story said...

What a lovely hanging. :-) I love the way you put it all together.
April #141