Wednesday, 24 October 2018

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 490

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a lovely day. Here in Ayrshire the temperature has dropped like a stone and the sky is cloudy and grey, making it another perfect day for the participation in the vicarious pleasures of Julia's What's On Your Desk - where there are bound to be a lot more interesting desks on view then this one of mine.
Yes, not a lot to see really. The little pile of patterned papers is all that's left from a weekend of cyber cropping. Not that I completed many pages, four to be precise, but that was only because we had the happy distraction of a visit from three of our lovely great-grandchildren. On top of the paper there's a pile of photos that I may scrap some time soon. At the back is a heap of recently finished Christmas cards waiting to be addressed ... that should be soon too but I'll probably put that task off for as long as possible. The notebook beside them was discovered when I was going through a shelf of books ... part of a process of weeding out my extensive book collection. I'm at the stage in life where I need far fewer possessions cluttering up my home! The notebook, handmade and brought back from a holiday in Amalfi, contains print-outs of cards that inspired about 7/8 years ago. They do look a bit dated today but the ideas are still good so I'll be keeping the notebook a bit longer. Finally, that's my 'things to-do today' book lying off to the left. As you can see it's empty but not because I've no tasks to do. Quite the reverse! I'm sure I can think of plenty to do. I just need to write the tasks I want/need to do down and get on with it ... just as soon as I've had another cuppa. 

Before I go, I thought I'd show this beautiful crochet doily.
Not my own work - well, not entirely my work. It was an unfinished object (UFO) found in the home of a Thursday craft club member's late mother-in-law. Knowing that I crocheted, she asked if I would complete the doily for her and, of course, I was only too happy to help. It was lovely to work on and I'm pleased it looked not half bad once I'd finished with it. 

No book review this week. I'm still listening to the same book as last week, the one about Alan Turing and the Enigma Machine ... it's a huge book and I've had less opportunity than usual to listen so I still have quite a few chapters to get through. 

If you haven't participated in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday before but fancy joining in the fun do pop over to the Stamping Ground where you can find all the information you need here. It's really too easy, post a photo of your desk, tidy or messy it doesn't matter, and add your link to all the others. It's fun, you'll see.

In the meantime, have a very happy WOYWW and a great week ahead.


Lindart said...

Nice desk today, Elizabeth! Some projects done, some waiting to be done, perfect! You finished the doily beautifully, never would know 2 people made it! How nice to Great grandchildren - I'm still waiting for the Grandchildren! Have a great week, Lindart #28

Sarah Brennan said...

Lovely crochet work ELizabeth. You can't tell where your work starts and the UFO finished. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Helen said...

that doily looks amazing! I need to start "pruning" my possessions too... there are too many around me! Have a great week. Helen #1

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Elizabeth. How special to be able to complete the crochet doily. It looks beautiful. I had fun with two if my grandchildren at weekend. Next weekend the third grandchild is coming for a sleepover- I love having them around. Have a lovely week Heather x #8

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth. Nice collection of cards you have and loving the Doily. Have a great creative week and happy woyww, Angela x11x

Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth, Looks like you have been busy. the crochet doily is lovely.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sue #6

Annie said...

Sorry it's taken me to now to leave you a comment my ipad is not playing nicely again so I'm on the lap top.
I love the finished special to complete it for your friend.
Love the new hair cut and am thrilled that the boss is now feeling like a new man.
Biggest hugs,
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That crochet doily took me back a few years - my mum had several dotted through the house. Her mother had made them and they seemed to be on every surface. I admire you for knowing how to finish that one as i wouldn't have a clue how to do it. The temps are still mild in the day here but the nights are getting very chilly....I love drawing the curtains against the world and staying In!
Hugs LLJ 13 xxx

Marit said...

Your desk is rather full and still looks tidy! That's quite a stack of cards you finished! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland. Marit #19

Kelly said...

You did a fab job on completing that doily. Bits and pieces in progress on our tables are always inspiring. Have a great week! Keep warm. Creative Blessings! Kelly #27

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, that doily is so delicate,you did a great job finishing it off. I need to start writing cards, got loads made so far, otherwise it'll be the usual last minute rush, lol. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

You made a beautiful job of that doily. I found that completing work that was started by someone who has died is quite stressful. I once had to complete a cross stitch, one of a pair, and I was so conscious that it needed to be a very high standard. You certainly succeeded there. Maggie #18 xx