Wednesday, 1 May 2013

WOYWW ... on May Day

Hi Everyone,

Oh dear, I'm more than late this morning, but for the best of reasons. Our friends, Margaret and Brian, all the way from Kirkcudbrightshire, dropped in very early, before 8am, on their way to Glasgow. Brian has a hospital appointment up there today so I hope all goes well for him and they return this afternoon with good news.

In the meantime, for Julia, at the Stamping Ground, and all you WOYWWers, here is the state of my workdesk today, the first day of May. (I can hardly believe we are into May already ... the days, weeks and months seem to be flying by.)

Some of you will recognise the boxes ... they are the cat food boxes I started prettifying a few weeks ago. Needless to say, I didn't get the job finished back then so I've rescued them from the forgotten WIP pile and moved on to the next step - covering them with pretty paper, Nature Garden which came free with Scrapbook Magazine some months ago.  What else? Besides the usual crafting necessities, including that cup of tea, of course, you can see part of a recently completed scrap page, some white glue, a roll of kitchen paper and some lace ... I'm debating with myself whether or not to use it to decorate the boxes. The pretty pink card only arrived this morning - it's from the lovely May, of May's Happy Daze, winner of one of my book giveaways. (Book Giveaway #5, can be found by clicking the link at the top of the right sidebar.)

And here's where the lace came from - I think I have enough to last me a lifetime :) There's even some trim my late mother crocheted tucked in there ... the pink and cream one in the centre and the purple and white just in view at the back  - I'm still looking for the perfect project to use these precious trims on.

Right, that's the state of my desk today, I'm now off to have a look at the state of yours ... almost guaranteed to be tidier than mine :))

Take care everyone, happy crafting, and have a very happy WOYWW.


CraftygasheadZo said...

Great lace trim collection there! Boxes are looking fab too. Enjoy your day, hope the sun is shining with you. Take care Zo xx 77

Helen said...

hope your friends are ok after the hospital trip. LOVE that box of lace, how fab.... I can't believe it is May either... where does time go! Helen, 3

Anonymous said...

There is just something so wonderful about old lace. It just makes me happy. And cat food boxes? What a clever up-cycle!

Happy WOYWW!
MA (2)

Hettie said...

A busy desk there Elizabeth! I too have a cat box now thanks to Mrs A, but I have no cat! I am keeping the box for "that" essential project that may come along.
Lovely lace. I do like looking at (and making) lace!

Winnie said...

Hi! Hope your friend Brian does well at his appt! Good thoughts from NYC! I spot a great layout there and your boxes are so nice too! I don't have any lace, and after seeing your collection, I see I need to get some! Enjoy the day! Winnie#78

Roudi said...

Look at all the pretty lace! I can imagine you making all sorts of fun things with them. Hope your friends are better soon. xx

Roudi #115

Angie said...

Could I throw in an idea reyour Mums trims about a LO of her ... then get it properly framed.

I so love the cat foodbox idea ....must stop crushing them for the recycling!!! xx66

Krisha said...

Lovely stash of laces. My ribbons and laces just keep growing, but I just can't pass up a good deal on either of them....LOL
Krisha #36

Candace said...

what pretty lace that is

Happy WOYWW, have a great week

Candace #58

ria gall said...

a good desk this week with some lovely lace stash, wow you do have a lot of the stuff.
I love the paper you have used to cover the box I look forward to seeing what you do with it
Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week and I hope you get plenty of crafting time
Ria #113

Caro said...

Yay for the cup of tea! I am rarely to be seen without one. The boxes are looking good and that is a gorgeous stash of ribbons and lace. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Caro x (#70)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful laces. Great idea to use the box. Happy Wednesday!
Hugs, SueC#107

Twiglet said...

Oh wow - I would love a good snoop through that lace box - it looks gorgeous. x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

Wow, some of your Mum's handmade lace and crochet - what a treasure. One day, the perfect project will jsut present will be a lovely day! Love what you're doing with the cat food boxes, the papers are lovely.

May said...

Hi Elizabeth, Love your stash of lace...Those boxes on your desk look fabulous... Thank you again for my wonderful book... Have a great week... Hugs May x x x

Annie said...

Sorry I'm so late in calling by this week but I've been having fun all day with my little twinny munchkins and blogging didn't get a look in :-)
I'm pleased to see I'm not the only one who has pretty lace etc that I keep and stroke til I can bear to use it :-)
A x #37

glitterandglue said...

What agorgeous collection of lace - it's just beautiful. Trust your friends had good news at the hospital.
Have a great week
Margaret #85

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Elisabeth
the boxes are looking good, aometimes you need to have a rest from a project to give you the inspiration to finish it... lace is a bit like handbags and shoes .... you cannot have to much or too many :)
janet #32

Nan G said...

Just busy with pretty crafty things! You can never have too much lace. :) Thanks for the earlier visit. Happy WOYWW. Nan G 5

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

Loving that scrummy lace drawer .. .. how special to have some that your Mum made.

I hope your friend got on OK at the hospital.

Wishing you a good day.

Love Jules xx

Alison Scott said...

Great job with the boxes, you'd never guess its origin.
Love the lace collection.
Hope the hospital went well for your friend.
I also hope you are well.

Unknown said...

You can't have too much lace!
Karen #52

sara j said...

Wow. Even cat food boxes are cooler in the the paper you're using! How cool to have some embellishments from your Mother...I imagine it's a bit tricky to pick just the perfect project for that! Have a great week.
Sara j #22

Sue from Oregon said...

A lace hoarder for sure...I have a big drawer just like this too! Happy WOYWW! Sue K