Wednesday, 8 January 2020

WOYWW - Week 553

Morning Everyone,

After a longer break than anticipated, this is the first reveal of my desk of 2020 for What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday so Happy New Year to you all - may it be a happy, healthy and crafty one!
Predictably, I'm still scrapping December so there's the most recent batch of photographs and the contents of one of my homemade scrap kits taking centre stage. Making kits from old stash is the best way I've found yet to make some impact on my sizeable, but lovely, stash mountain. And can you see my fabulous new desk calendar - from Cindy, one of our crafty WOYWWers - love the cat! The rest of the stuff is just the usual mess. I try to keep it tidy but I'm as effective as Canute trying to push back the tide!

There's not been a lot of crafting going on here but I did finally finish this quilted Christmas tree cushion.
I did add some diamonte 'lights' - randomly on the ribbon trim - but it they don't show up on this photo. Here's a close up.
Still not too obvious but they look lovely in real life. Needless to say, it's now packed away - along with the trees and the decorations - until next December.

There's some new fabric on my sewing desk.
There was a sale and I couldn't resist these patterns - perfect for the little bookworms in the family and 4-year old Callum, who has a thing about globes and maps of the world - just like his daddy before him.

Now for the book bit. Not that I have a book this week but I thought I'd share my latest app, Libby.
After a trip to my local library, I'm now, through Libby able, to borrow audiobooks - free! All that's needed is a library card and password - it's so easy. It's also possible to borrow e-books through this app which can be sent to Kindle if preferred. I've now discovered a huge collection of books - both new and older ones - that I'm able to 'borrow' for a couple of weeks at a time. That's more than long enough for me to 'read' any book.

That's it from me this week. I'm off now to see what Julia and our fellow deskers have been showing us today.

Take care everyone and have a great week ahead.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well all I can say is that your desk looks tidier than mine right now :/
I'm trying to get ahead on so many orders and projects that I'm actually not achieving anything - a change of plan is needed.
What a beautiful cushion Elizabeth, such a lot of work has gone in to it, shame to pack it away until next December I think :)
Have a good week.

Annie said...

I really love the Christmas tree cushion and the new fabric was a good find....I'm sure you will enjoy using it. Your Meet Libby app made me chuckle cos that exactly what Theo did yesterday....I will tell you about her at some point :-)
Annie x #12

Julia Dunnit said...

Happy New Year Elizabeth! I love the Christmas cushion, I expect the gems are a lovely twinkly finish, what a great idea. I sift through my complete stash every time I make up a LO...I deliberately don’t keep papers and embellishments in any order to make sure I do. Thanks for the info about Libby. We brought my Ma in Law a kindle for Christmas (she’s newly converted to reading) and it will be a great way for her to choose her own reads. At the moment she’s relying on the choices I made at the time of wrapping!!

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, love the cushion, beautiful job. The fabrics are gorgeous too, and that library app is a great idea. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

Caro said...

That is a lovely looking desk and I really like the idea of a home made scrap kit. Love the cushion as well! Happy WOYWW. I hope you have a lovely week. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#11)

Helen said...

what a fab cushion! it's almost a shame to only use it at Christmas. the fabrics you bought are gorgeous, I love all of them. Helen #1

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

That cushion is gorgeous, hope you don't hide it away till next Christmas it would be such a shame. Your desk looks good to me and I love your idea for getting down some stash too. Wishing you a very happy and ceative woyww, Angela x8x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy New Year Elizabeth! I love your Christmas tree cushion, it'll be lovely when you bring it out again in 11 months' time! I too am aiming to use up and recycle this year, I think a few of us are thinking the same way today.
Hugs LLJ 2 xxx

Dorlene Durham said...

I love the quilted Christmas pillow. It’s nice that you have two different crafty hobbies. I used to sew a lot but not so much anymore. Thanks for your earlier visit. Dorlene #24

Sarah Brennan said...

Brilliant tip about Libby Elizabeth. I sorted myself a new Kindle recently so can see it being well used as I already use the library. Hope you manage to make a dent in your stash in 2020. The fabric is brilliant! Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, that Christmas tree cushion is a stunner - what a shame it has to packed away for the rest of the year. I love the fabrics - what a great find in the sales.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana x #16

Crafting With Jack said...

I think your desk looks reasonably tidy :) Love your Christmas cushion x Angela #27

Twiglet said...

Your cushion is gorgeous - always lovely to bring out something so fresh at Christmas time. xx Jo

Linda Simpson said...

Nice clean and tidy desk, mine is also tidy until tomorrow when I make a start on my DT samples. Love the cushion too.
Linda xxx