Wednesday, 1 July 2015

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 317

Happy WOYWW Everyone,

It's the 1st of July and it's a wonderfully warm day - what more could we ask for? Well, more time to craft might be nice ... it's been pretty scarce around here these past few weeks and my desk has been boringly bare, definitely not worth showing. But, figuring that I couldn't possibly miss yet another week, couldn't have Julia, our Head Desker, thinking I'd given up altogether!, I've gathered up a few bits and pieces I'm either working on or planning to work on and even a couple of finished projects!
At the back there's a little gift bag I did find time to decorate yesterday using the papers and toppers lying nearby. Beside that are some photos awaiting scrapping ... the top one is of me and my newest great-grandchild, the reason why I have been so distracted of late :) To the front a new magazine picked up on a trip to the Post Office yesterday. To the left is a flock of bird shapes cut from freezer paper.
These still have to be ironed onto fabric to create applique birds that will be scattered over the front of a pram cover for the new baby.
To the right is a couple of remnants picked up on a trip my daughter and I made to Remnant Kings in Glasgow last week. Haven't finally decided what I'll make with them but they were such a bargain, especially the wool plaid, I couldn't resist. On top of these is the beginning of a chevron design crochet cover ... this time a small one, just big enough to cover baby Callum when in his car seat.
And here's a pic of the multi-coloured bed runner I've been crocheting for months - only finished yesterday evening! Enjoyed the crocheting but hated all the yarn ends!!!

So that's my desk today. As already mentioned, it's a lovely day here, not bright sunshine but definitely hot. Muggy too, I feel a storm coming on which is the perfect excuse to stop indoors for a session of blog-hopping.

First, I'm off to join the EM for a spot of lunch, then I'll be back.

Have a great day everyone,


Annie said...

Hi Elizabeth. Time spent with new family members is always time well spent....the crafting can wait ;-)
Annie x # 20

J said...

Hi Elizabeth, congratulations on the new family member, the crocheting is very colourful, it's sure to come in very handy.
Jan. no 41

Unknown said...

Your bed runner is so pretty! I think the photo of you and your precious great-bundle is a scrapbook page waiting to happen. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #46

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I would say that is a PERFECT distraction, Elizabeth. I've read about your weather, and have to say, if it weren't for AC, I couldn't make it. It's like this all summer here.

Your crocheted blanket is adorable. Lovely all season colors, too. Happy WOYWW from # 3.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I detest sewing in yarn ends too! Julia crochets hers in as she goes along, but I'm never very successful doing that. The bed runner is a triumph though...doesn't the white set the rainbow colours off beautifully? And I like the chevron crochet you have to count a lot for that?! And how does freezer paper help with appliqué? There's still so much to learn in this crafting lark :-)
Hugs, LLJ 7 xx

April said...

Glad to see you haven't given up. I hate it when life gets in the way! Great throw - love the colors.
April #50

Lisca said...

Congratulations Great-Grandma!What a lot of lovely projects you have there.
The zigzag crochet thingy looks very interesting. Looking forward to seeing that completed. And well done for completing the big blanket. Its beautiful.
The gift bag is so cute too.
Please show us the pram cover when it is finished (with the birds)I'm sure it will be gorgeous.
Have a great week,

Helen said...

Congratulations on the great grandchild! Hope you have time to use your new goodies soon. it's too hot for me to do anything but look at my desk! Helen 8

Barb said...

Congratulations Elizabeth on the arrival of Baby Callum. I hope we'll see the blanket with the birds on. You certainly do keep busy with all your hobbies. I really like your rainbow blanket. Have a lovely week. Barbxx #36

Twiglet said...

Your crochet is gorgeous - love all the colours. Enjoy that little one - they grow up too fast don't they. x Jo

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Thanks Elzabeth for the desky share and some beautiful creations, well done!!! :) happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x