Wednesday, 26 June 2019

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 525

Good Morning Everyone,

Whizzday again and it's another special WOYWW day too. One of our Deskers is having an especially important birthday today ... it ends in zero ... so Happy Birthday, Helen! Have an especially wonderful WOYWW!!!

Now, on to what's on my desk today.
Piles - and they are multiplying! There's the usual right back looking much as it ever does but the front!!! I've been busy making cards for birthdays - I have a lot of those in June - and Rudolph Day so stuff has simply accumulated as I pulled out bits and pieces to use. And, of course, it's all too much. The little tray to the left contains some tools of the trade - Versamark, stamps, embossing powder, etc.

From last week - the caddy finally finished. So pleased with it - very useful for carrying stuff to crops, etc.
Made this quick and easy book bag for my little great-grandson who turned four this week.

Look at the happy mail the postman has brought me.
Just in time for this post. Can't wait to try these out but it will have to wait. We're off on our travels again this weekend. To North Yorkshire this time - there's a steam railway the EM just has to take a trip on.

The book bit and I'm sharing two light holiday reads this week.

'The Bookshop On The Shore' by Jenny Colgan. What could be more romantic than to escape to the Scottish Highlands, where a tiny mobile bookshop parks on the edge of Loch Ness. Zoe is a single London based mother of Hari, her adorable four-year old son - perfect in every way except he doesn't speak. London is too expensive and Zoe despairing when her landlord raises her rent, takes the opportunity to take on two part-time jobs, one as the bookseller and the other as a nanny to three unruly children. It's a fun read about finding a place that feels like home..

Felicity Hayes-McCoy's 'The Library at the Edge of the World' is a feel-good novel set in Southern Ireland. Another one with books at it's heart and, again, it's about the importance of belonging - of finding a place where you belong. Hanna drives a mobile library through the Irish countryside but yearns for the life she once had in London. That was before her marriage breakdown forced her to return home to Ireland and her sharp-tongued harridan of a mother. Then the threatened closure of the library has Hanna putting up a fight and in doing so she finds the life she has been searching for.

Right, I should get off now. The EM is treating me to brunch - not lunch, I didn't have breakfast this morning so brunch it is. I'll be back later to check out your desks.

Take care everyone and I hope you enjoy the week ahead.


Annie said...

Your caddy looks really stunning and soooo useful too. I'm sure the little one will love his bag too especially if he's got the books in it too.
Hope you have a lovely brunch today and weekend trip....enjoy every minute.
Annie x #16

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah indeed happy birthday dear Helen, so agree, Elizabeth! And agree re desk piles too.. That bag of yours, Elizabeth, the carry all maybe a tricky pattern but it’s simply awesome.
Cute book bag too ... amused the theme in book reviews we don’t have travelling library here. I wonder how they work if it travels, I guess it has a limited route.

Happy WOYWW. Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #21

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Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love that caddy! The polka dot bias binding just finished the whole thing off! What a fab pattern it is, I bet you'll make a few more of those as presents. The book bag for your GGS is lovely too, the fabric really floats my boat. And I'm reading a lot of Jenny Colgan at the moment, I like her style. I think I may have that book on my Kindle but haven't read it yet...a pleasure to come!
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, great job on the caddy & book bag. Bet he loves that. Those stamps look amazing, love all the words to go with the images. Have a lovely week, hugs, Shaz #4 X

Sarah Brennan said...

Enjoy your break and the railway Elizabeth. Love the book bag, just the thing to encourage reading. The caddy is brilliant too. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Caro said...

That caddy is stunning! Love the cute bookbag too. Happy WOYWW. Have a lovely week. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#15)

Helen said...

Thanks, Elizabeth, it's official now (I was born just after 6pm) but it's been a great day. the book looks good fun, I enjoy Jenny Colgan's books. Hope you had a good lunch. Helen #2

Twiglet said...

Oh I did laugh at your comment on my blog. Yes I knew about button phobia as I had a boy in my class who hated them so I tried not to wear anything that would upset him. He couldn't cope with school shirts etc. Your caddy is really lovely - well worth the effort. xx Jo

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your caddy looks fab Elizabeth how clever, and the book bag is so sweet. My children would have loved to have taken their school books to school in something like that. Have fun with the DRD stamps a great choice set. I have a few of their stamps and they always make the best impression.
Hope you enjoyed your brunch, sounds like the perfect start to the day.
Happy WoywW Tracey #17

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, gorgeous little bag and caddy very useful. Great stamp set too, think I have those somewhere and look forward to seeing how you use them. Wishing you a very happy woyww with hugs, Angela x11x

craftyani said...

A beautiful caddy and book bag. Hope you enjoyed brunch. Ani #18

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I wish I'd known about Helen's birthday. I feel like I'm the only one left out of the loop!! Your cake to her was perfect.

You are truly busy. I love that new caddy. It looks SO functional. That book bag is adorable, too. Of course, I would love that new stamp set. My kind of images.

Have fun on your train ride. It sounds exciting, actually. A bit romantic, too. Happy WOYWW from #1.

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Love your caddy and that book bag is perfect. Thank you for the book reviews, which look very interesting. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #9

Glenda said...

Just running through! Sorry to be so late! Happy WOYWW belated...
Glenda #23