Wednesday, 1 May 2019

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 517

Morning Everyone,

Yes, it's still morning and I'm here on the first day of May for Julia's WOYWW. You could be forgiven for thinking I'm turning over a new leaf - sharing a post this EARLY - but I very much doubt it. Next week I'll be back to normal and late as usual. So here's my desk as it is this morning.
Not the usual craft desk but the sewing table in it's new home. And there's some new fat quarters - as if I needed more fabric but there's llamas in the print - I couldn't resist.
I'm at a sewing class tomorrow - we're making a Keek-a-Boo bag - and I didn't have the right size of zip so had to go shopping.  I found the zips in Dunelm Mill and the pack of fat quarters just jumped into my trolley - as they do!
The stash sorting finished and clearly I didn't really need any more fabric. My name is Elizabeth and I'm a fabricaholic!
When I was sorting out I discovered this project waiting to be finished. I've worked at it over the last few days and it's now almost done - only the binding needs to be added.
Another project finished - the one that was on my craft desk last week . I quilted it and sewn, using free motion stitching, around the stamped design before making a lavender bag with it. It's an experiment. I think I need a lot more practice with the free motion sewing technique.

And finally, the book bit. Just one again today.

'Fireweed' by Jill Paton Walsh is a re-issue of a tale set in wartime London, first published in 1969,  for younger readers. After reading about the book in Lucy Mangan's 'Bookworm: A Memoir of Childhood Reading' I thought I should read it too and I'm so glad I did. It's about two teenage runaways, Bill and Julia, who refuse to be evacuated from London and their struggle to survive the blitz of 1940. It's hard to believe the author no longer appreciates this heartwarming story of teenage love because it's a great read.

Well, I did begin this post this morning but now it's afternoon. Where does the time go! Happily, it's just a few weeks to WOYWW Crop Ten and I'm so looking forward to meeting up with many of you again, and several I've not met, i.e. in the flesh, yet.

In the meantime, take care all and have a wonderful day.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay, a desker who has way more fabric than me, lol!! I do love your neat and tidy storage, that's a thing of beauty. And your lavender bag is awesome, I must practise free matching more too, it's not natural to me yet. Looking forward to seeing you very soon!
Hugs LLJ 7 xxxx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, some lovely projects there, especially like the lavender bag. Looking forward to the crop too, amazed how it's suddenly become very close! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

Annie said...

Oh wow....just look at all that much better than when you used to hide it in your cupboard ;-) You will be inspired to use it more now I'm sure. Have fun.
Annie x #11

CraftygasheadZo said...

Hello lovely - so nice to pop in and see you again after such a long break on my part. Love your fabric stash! Wish I was going to the crop but sadly not this time for me. Take care Zo xx 25

Caro said...

Wow, what gorgeous looking fabric all neatly put together. Beautiful. Love the finished projects as well/ Happy WOYWW. Have a great week. Love & God Bless, Caro x (#18)

Sarah Brennan said...

Well done on finishing the UFOs Elizabeth. The finished pieces are fabulous. Love the llama fabric but then it is the group animal for the JJAMMMA FB group (or JJAMMMA llamas as some people call themselves lol). Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

crafty cat corner said...

I think the free machine sewing is just fine and I love the little square quilt. I also love fabric and wool and have had to curb my enthusiasm a bit as unless I live to be 100 I'm never going to use it all, lol

Helen said...

although I don't sew, I do love fabrics - gorgeous indeed, of course you had to have them! Looking forward to seeing new faces at the crop. Helen #3

Neet said...

Gorgeous fabric - of course having four legs each those llamas would just jump right into your basket. So naughty of them.
Now what on earth is a Keek a Boo bag? I imagine it being some kind of play on Peek a Boo - think I might just have to go and check it out in Google.
See you soon.
Hugs, Neet 1 xx

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Like Shaz, I cannot believe the crop is so close already. Where has this year gone? Your fabrics are so tidy and organised. I wish my things were that well sorted. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #5

Kathryn Frantz said...

I love the lavender bag! And I like your free motion work, just as it is! Your fabrics are so tidy and orderly! I could learn from you! Have a happy week!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great projects on the go. Love the fabrics too. Happy woyww, Angela x14x

Kelly said...

Good morning, Elizabeth! Thanks for the visit this week. Sewing is on my To Do list this summer. So many projects that if I'd just get them done, I'd have more room in the studio for other stuff. LOL Thanks for the book recommendation. I'll see if it's on audible. I have credits to use before I cancel my account. this sounds like a perfect one to add. Creative Blessings! Kelly #27