Wednesday, 9 July 2014


Afternoon WOYWWers, Followers, Friends ...

... and well, everyone who drops in to see what's on my desk today.
It's tidy! That's because there's not been a lot of crafting activity going on. I have good intentions ... just not getting around to them yet. For example, I plan to create a scrap page with that black and white photo. It's the next one from the pile of over-sized photos I'm working my way through. And I plan to use patterned paper from the box under the photo. It's full of A4 size (approx 8"x11.5") papers, all magazine freebies. Then there's the MDF letters - I have plans to paint and decorate them. The polystyrene ball - I have plans to use it to stuff a crocheted Amigurumi penguin ... that's when my hands are less of a pain and I can get the crochet hooks out again. The little blue pot contains masking fluid ... acquired for the watercolouring class. Never used this stuff before so this could be an interesting technique to try out.
From L-R: Shaz (Silverwolf); Julia (WOYWW Head Desker); Debbie (tatteredrocks)
MaggieC (Silvercrafter); Kyla (Lilpidge); Jan (Lunch Lady Jan)
And last, but definitely not least, six fabulous ATCs received only recently ... the postie took the scenic route :) Anyway, thank you ladies - I'm delighted to receive them and, here I go planning again, just as soon as things get back to normal at Casa Worthington I'll be looking for the best way to display them here ... they are far to decorative to leave tucked away.

Okay, that's my desk for this week. If you want to see many more, much more interesting, desks than mine do pop over to Julia's Stamping Ground - join in too, everyone's invited.

Take care everyone and have a happy WOYWW,


  1. Hullo Elizabeth. . Can relate to the sore hands.. craft yesterday and garden today have stirred mine up with the cold weather. Winter and I don't get on.. pray yours improve and that layout is done.. I too have same issue with great plans little gain it so it seems ;) Shaz in Oz x #13

  2. Hope the hands don't cause you too much grief I find the cold weather is better for my aches and pains. Crazy.... I know. Lovely collection of atc's.
    Sandra de @55

  3. Hello Elizabeth,
    Love your black and white photo and I can't wait to see your layout. I'm so behind in my scrapbooking. My printer is getting old. I'm going get my photos printed for me and my local photo shop. I don't like my photo just being on my computer. I enjoy looking through my photo albums.
    You have a lot of neat projects lined up and those ATC cards have beautiful images. Happy crafting!
    Bobbie Lynn

  4. Good afternoon, lovely b/w photo you have there. I have some of my maternal grandmother's brothers and sisters taken before she was born. I want to use them at some point! My FH research is extensive so I'm leaving it alone for a bit so I can go back with fresh eyes. Lovely to see you here! Take care Zo xx 29

  5. Hello Elizabeth you sound pretty much like me! Today though I HAVE to try and do housework :-( Happy WOYWW Anne x #35

  6. Your desk is pretty and I love your ATCs. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #57

  7. Really hope the hands improve so you can get creative with all on your desk today. It's been a busy day but thankfully I've cleared my sewing mountain now :-)
    Annie x # 30

  8. It's a fab desk pic today, Elizabeth! Lots to be played with/worked on when the time and hands allow. I so understand that. Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #76

  9. What a great photo! Glad the atc's arrived and you find a way to display/store them - something I need to do too! Helen 4

  10. Hi Elizabeth l also have sore hands or wrists they can be pretty sore too and l hope yours are not giving you too much pain and you get some release from them so you can carry on doing what you like take care xx

  11. You have some interesting things there, Elizabeth. You must share the finished Home letters, I did the same ones for my mil when she moved and enjoyed them so much I want to do one for us when I get time. Hope you can get back to your crochet soon.
    Hugs Lisax

  12. That really MUST have been scenic if those ATCs have only just got to you! They were posted ages ago :-)
    Lovely desk, nice to see an old black and white shot ready to be used. Too many of my pics are shut away in a drawer...sigh...
    I hope you can take up your crochet hooks before too long. Have you tried the fatter handled hooks? Apparently, they put less stress on your wrists.
    Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

  13. I am intrigued about the story of a penguin and a polystyrene ball!
    Pretty ATCs there and great photo.
    Hettie 59

  14. Loving the ATCs.
    I have loads of those free papers but just don't know what to do with them, must try and use them soon.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #41

  15. Hi Elizabeth,Happy WOYWW ...sigh we all have those piles of "to do" things they just get moved around more on my desk. Cheers and hope you can managing some crafting time. RobynO#28

  16. Didn't the WOYWWers do well with the ATCs this year - such a stunning set - so varied and pretty.Hope you soon have crafty hands. x Jo

  17. Great ATC's so pretty love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

  18. Love the black and white photo. I work in Adult Care and I love the old wedding photos I see. Especially the wedding dresses, so much nicer than todays


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