Wednesday, 16 November 2016

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW Week 389

Good Morning,

I'm here again for our weekly visit to the Stamping Ground, and to link up with our Head Desker, Julia to see what's on your desks today. Here's mine.The desk this week is a tip!

The photo was taken late Tuesday evening but, be assured, it's looking no better this morning ... no little cleaning fairy has been in and worked their magic overnight ... I wish! The mess and muddle is the result of having made a few, only a very few, cards and not clearing up as I go. There's a pile of cardstock to the right, the trimmer, a pack of dies, an embossing folder, a pack of die-cut words, ribbon, washi tape, baker's twine and so much more lurking beneath. The finished cards are in a pile top left - scroll down through earlier posts to see close-ups. Truth is, I've been too busy making other stuff.
For example, I've finished the hat I was working on last week and knitted another. Not in the picture is a fifth hat made from the leftovers.
And here's the patchwork quilt top I've been working on, in the class I go to fortnightly, finished and ready to be put together with the wadding and lining before quilting. Frankly, it's the quilting bit I'm most concerned about ... I've never tackled anything this big before. I can't even decide how I'm going to do the quilting - straight lines, diagonal, in-the-ditch ... so much choice and no idea!!!

Of course, there's a reason for all this frantic creativity. It's the pre-Christmas panic ... I'll be fine, eventually, once Christmas is over :)

Take care everyone and have a very happy WOYWW

18 comments:

Annie said...

What beautiful creations you're sharing today Ellie. It's always so rewarding to see the results of your labours isn't it? Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Annie x #10

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Not being a quilter can't give you any tips on the quilt, however I can admire it, it's beautiful work Elizabeth, a wonderful creation. As are your wee hats, brilliant well done!!
As for your desk, it's not a tip in my books, a few crafty goodies out that's all :D Off to peek at your cards,
Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing,
Shaz in Oz.x #9

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You've hit the nail on the head for me - I adore doing the patchwork bit but oh, how I hate the quilting...I make it as simple as i can doing diagonal stitching but it's like pulling teeth for me. So much so that I hardly do it at all now! But yours is beautiful, so neatly done - good luck with your decision!
And I still adore those hats - such a great idea!!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Anne said...

My you've been very productive Elizabeth. I love those hats. Anne x #14

sandra de said...

Everyone of your projects are stunning. have a lovely week.
sandra de @26

glitterandglue said...

Morning Elizabeth. Never quilted in my life - but what you are making is stunning. Well done! I wish you well with your final decisions over it.
Those hats are just great fun - a lovely little collection you have now!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Sharon Koole said...

We'll forgive you for not clearing up when you make such beautiful things as the quilt and the quirky hats. Truly wonderful!

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #35

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, I also tend to let stufpile up when I'm making cards, only tidying when I have no room left, lol. Love the hats and the quilt is gorgeous, love the colours. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 xxx

Lynne Mizera said...

Oh the glorious messiness of Christmas card making... a desky mess like no other! Grin... Your whimsical hats are just lovely and THAT QUILT! swoon... not matter what you choose it will be fantastic... what a huge undertaking and accomplishment. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment you left me earlier and Happy WOYWW from Lynne in Canada #2

Lindart said...

Oh, if only cleaning fairies existed - wouldn't that be GREAT!!! I sure could use some of those! Your little hats are SO cute, you have done a wonderful job on them, and your quilt looks beautiful. I'm sure when the time comes that you have to make the decision on how to quilt it, the right one will come! Thanks for sharing! Lindart #41

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great to see your busy desk! Those hats look brilliant as does the quilt! You must have a lot of patience! Chrisx 29

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Elizabeth, your quilt looks amazing and the little hats that you've made are absolutely fabulous. It's really great to see a craft desk that looks like it's getting ready to see some action. I have a great admiration for the ladies at WOYWW for being brave enough to show photos of their desks, I would definitely need to tidy mine first I think:) Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments. Sandra X

Heather said...

Pre-Christmas panic... I like that term and might need to borrow it! Your projects are pretty amazing, I'd say doing any cards at all this week is impressive! ❤️ Have a great week! ~Heather~ #47

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

The hats are great! You've been quite busy with so many different projects going on. The quilt is very pretty; you've done a wonderful job with the piecing!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs,
Kay (33)

Angela Radford said...

Hi Elizabeth, more lovely hats. Your desk is not a tip, just busy, love it. Have a great woyww and happy crafty week, Angela x 14

StampedbyChris said...

Your hats are quite cute and any lucky recipient will be fashionable wearing it. Love the quilt. Never got into quilting though I do so.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Chris # 30

Viv said...

Wow you are so crafty Elizabeth! gorgeous quilt and such pretty hats too, you are one talented lady ;) Viv xx

Neet said...

Don't rush with the quilt Elizabeth, take your time, it will be worth it. I do love those hats, they certainly made me smile last week.
Loved to see your busy desk, mine is a tip - and I mean that sincerely. I think I will work elsewhere on my Christmas cards and just leave the craft room as it is.
Hugs - a very very late - Neet xx