Wednesday, 19 February 2020

WOYWW - Week 559

Hello Everyone,

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday seems to come round a day earlier every week. I spotted some of you in my feed yesterday. Well done to all the early deskers but I just can't keep up - I'm like the coo's tail - always behind!
Photo taken yesterday evening. The craftroom sorting is still ongoing and it's the turn of the enamel drops which, up till now, have been kept in an absolute guddle in a pretty, but pretty useless, tin. So, I've found a better box - once an office index box - and created dividers with tabs made with a die from Crafter's Companion's Die'sire Essentials 'Just the Ticket' set.
Another pic from yesterday. I used markers in the nearest shades to the colours of those delicious dots.
And here's what's on the desk this morning! All dots filed and looking tidy. It's good but I'm thinking it's needs a bit more thought. However, it will have to do for now because there's a lot more sorting to do. Sigh.
And then there's this. The recent storms and the continuing horrible weather has me wanting more cosy knitted hats. One of the ladies in my Thursday craft group gave me this mammoth ball of yarn she no longer loved. Happily, I do love it. It's a lovely shade of purple with the added interest from random flecks of colour too. It's nice and chunky too - so quick to knit up. The pattern is a very easy one I've knitted a few times now - it doesn't require a lot of concentration so perfect while TV viewing.

And finally today ...
The EM has been busy. Daughter Juli was looking for a spice rack, admired the one in our kitchen, mentioned how expensive the one's she's been looking at are. Et voila! One custom made spice shelf for the use of. Delighted daughter, happy dad!

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.

Monday, 17 February 2020

Christmas Card Club - Card 04/2020

Hello Everyone,

I completely forgot that it was time for another Christmas Card Club Sunday yesterday. I blame Storm Dennis, myself. He came in and created quite a stir these last few days. Yesterday was the first day that was dry enough for me to step outside my door, and even then it was too windy for anything more than a mad dash in and out again. Today is no better - worse, in fact! No matter. Back to CCC and the theme, chosen this time by Christine. is for either a Christmas Carol or Song.
Not sure this qualifies but the embossing folder (Darice) used does give it a music theme, of sorts.
The inside is decorated with an embossed topper (Cuttlebug's Cindy Loo folder) and several leftover scraps, all found in the snippet box.
I used several punches to decorate the card - X-Cut's scallop border punch and Woodware's tiny leaf and flower punches.

That's my very late submission for the CCC challenge today.. This one brings my total for the year, so far, to ten!

As I managed to use quite a useful number of snippets on this card, I'm also submitting it to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #371.

I hope you will pop over to see what my teammates have created this week. You'll find a list of their names and links on my right sidebar - as always they are so much more creative than I will ever be.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

WOYWW - Week 558

Hello Everyone,

Happy Wednesday - and it's snowing! It won't last and it isn't lying - well, not yet - but the soft white flakes fluttering down and melting on the craftroom window is lovely to watch. Which brings me back to why I'm here today. It's another What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday! Don't know what WOYWW is? It's my excuse to bare all, so to speak, by posting a pic of my desk - usually a sad mess - and talking about what I've been up to since last Wednesday, if anything at all. Feel free to join in over at the Stamping Ground - Julia would be happy to see you. 
So what's on my desk is a pile of scraps. I've been sorting out my boxes of festive themed stuff before it's moved off the desk and put away again for a few months. When I've decided I've squeezed as many cards, so far the count is only two, from those scraps I'll toss what's left. We are, after all, well into the middle of February so time for Christmas to be gone ... well, at least for now. There's a cyber crop coming up at the end of the month and I need to be prepared. 
Thought you might like to see the cushion I was working on last week. It's finished! There's a bit of quilting on the backing fabric - not a lot but enough to add interest.  
Here I am stitching the binding with the help of my new little helpers. The book lights are a very thoughtful gift from my daughter - the perfect aid for her old mother whose eyesight isn't what it used to be. 

Now, the book bit. Not an audiobook this week, instead it's a cookery book. 


Rukmini Iyer's The Green Roasting Tin, is a beautifully illustrated book of dishes that look delicious, tempting and simple to make. I bought it for inspiration when we, actually he - I've always preferred vegetarian meals to anything with meat in it - decided to eat more veg based meals. This is a great book to be using regularly. The recipes are so easy to make - just throw everything in the roasting tin and pop it in the oven to bake. The result is a tasty hot dinner made with very little effort. I'd say this is a book that I'll be using a lot. 






And finally ...

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.