Wednesday, 25 May 2016

WOYWW 364 - The 7th Anniversary

Seven years! I can hardly believe that Julia's brainchild, WOYWW, has been going for seven years. Not that I've been submitting my desk for scrutiny all those years, but it's certainly been for a big chunk of them and I so enjoy it too. Not so much for the showing of my desk which is as often as not, to borrow a phrase, a hot mess, but for the opportunity to join in the fun with one of the friendliest bunch of people I've had the pleasure of meeting, sometimes in person but mostly online. And that includes the ever fantastic Jan, LLJ, who is for this week, and a few more to come, standing in for Julia. Many thanks to you all.

There's not much on the craft desk today, except that hot mess I mentioned above, but I have a couple of projects on the go to share.

Another giant granny square in progress. This one in my niece's favourite colours. I'm hoping it will be finished by her birthday ... it's not until August, plenty of time you'd think, but that's no guarantee it will be done by then.
And on the ironing board, materials for a cushion cover. Well, it will be a cushion cover once I've decided how to put it all together. The crochet lace was made by my late mother. It's very precious to me ... so precious I've hesitated to use it up until now but I think it would look perfect with the panel of embroidered lavender.

And finally,

I have made a few ATCs to celebrate the occasion. (Dreadful photo! I'll try to take a better one in daylight to replace it.)

Edit ... a slightly better shot of the ATC. At least it shows the gold thread used.

I've made several so just let me know if you would like to swap.

I'm well aware that I may be the last Desker to participate today. I meant to make an appearance earlier but, as often happens, life got in the way today. Nevertheless, I simply could not let this celebration pass without joining in.

Too late to say have a happy WOYWW so I'll wish you all a wonderful week instead.


dmgarafalo said...

Awesome work! Thanks for sharing & inspiring me!

Sharon said...

The granny square looks great. I love the colours. Nice ATC. I had fun making them - it was my first time.

Happy WOYWW anniversary
Sharon K #43

Nikki said...

Hi Elizabeth
I think the lace border will look fab against the the lavender and if you are the last I will get a pretty atc from you which would be exciting to have one from you

Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 1

Helen said...

the crochet lace is beautiful and will grace your cushion, it goes perfectly - hope we see it when it's finished and you work out how to assemble it! Helen #11

Lynne Mizera said...

well Elizabeth, you are NOT the last link up, there is one more after you, but I have to share that I was finally DONE visiting and commenting on every single link up today... (at 10:3opm my time) when you popped up! Grin Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera, WOYWW#58

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 7th Anniversary Elizabeth!! I'm sorry I didn't manage to comment on the day, I just ran out of time and energy! But Thank you for being such a staunch supporter of Julia and WOYWW all these years. It has been great getting to know you a little better through the that time and it was wonderful to meet you in person what seems like quite a long time ago now :-)
Your granny square is looking great, love the colour way, and your mum would be so pleased that you're using her lace on the cushion. Much better than it being stuck in a drawer.
You seem to be the last person with an asterisk so you should send your Offical Swap ATC to Nikki at No 1. Of course, if someone else links over today, then that's that plan scuppered!! Give us a shout if you need to....
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Twiglet said...

Hi Elizabeth - I have promised myself to get round all the desks this week to celebrate our 7 years of friendship - so here I am. I always find something lovely on your desk and today the lavender embroidery and beautiful crochet lace have caught my eye. They will be perfect together and such a lovely thing to use your mum's crafti-work for. Happy WOYWW 7th anniversary. x Jo

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, I think the embroidered panel will look gorgeous with your Mothers lace on it. A perfect place, I think. I'd love to swap if you have any spares, you can email me through the link in my sidebar, if you want to. Happy 7th, and have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx

Sandra H said...

Time just flies by Elizabeth and 7years is a long time so love all of your projects hope your well x

Jennifer Rose said...

the crochet looks really nice :)

ToadilyDiane said...

Love your ATC. Great job crocheting.
Happy anniversary!!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #2

Cardarian said...

Hi Elisabeth! I am the person who sends you the ATC. Sorry I am a bit late coming back to you but I have been busy with my craft room and suddenly realised my garden was in a very poor state so I had to go and do some gardening - it is a never ending circle - crafting, gardening, cleaning ( not so much :-)) and back to crafting! Anyway I am very excited as you are the first person from Scotland I am sending anything! Please send me your address to doloresdotkerec@gmaildotcom
Happy 7th anniversary!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian at nr. 62

Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth, Lovely ATC. Really like the Lavender cushion cover and your mums crochet lace is beautiful and will go perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary.

Sue #24

Kathyk said...

Fab crochet, embroidery and ATC's, HAPPY 7th Anniversary WOYWW too


Andrea said...

belated woyww anniversary love the granny square and i'm sure the cushion will turn out wonderful l treasured.your ATC looks fab especially gold lettering crafty hugs andrea #6

Anne said...

Hello Elizabeth, thanks for visiting - I didn't make it to as many as I'd hoped - I've been feeling so poorly. ( grandson Sam passed on his cough to me, DH and his mum. He of course is bouncing around again :-) - I seem to have come off worse though
Love the crochet and the lace is lovely. I can understand your reluctance to use it though.
The ATC'S are super, sadly I didn't have time to join in. Hope you are well. Anne x #25

Unknown said...

Hello Elizabeth. Happy belated WOYWW 7th anniversary.....sorry I am getting to your desk so late. Great job on your crochet just loving the colours. I have to say you embroidery is stunning just love all the work you put into the flowers. Great job on your ATC love the stitching. Have a wonderful day. Hugs~Anne L #3

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

dear Elizabeth,
.. thanks so much for calling by.. we've been blogging almost the same length of time, since towards end of 2010 and wowyww'ing too, its a few years now:D
I can imagine how much you must treasure that lace of your dear mothers but think the embroidery is a brilliant choice!

Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy very belated WOYWW 7! Shaz in Oz.x #8

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Diana Taylor said...

Sorry I'm so late in commenting - it's been so hectic with being away over the weekend and life just gets in the way sometimes. I love the cushion cover - it will look perfect with your beautiful trim round it and it really is so lovely it deserves to be used and be out where it can be admired. I love the colours of the crochet - it's looking fab so far - and what I love about crochet is it grows so quickly. Thanks so much for your kind comments on my desk, once again sorry I'm so late,
Diana #22

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Well, you may be the final desker to share your ATCs with the world, but I'm the world's slowest visitor this week. It's nearly time for the next one, so knew I had to make it before Wednesday in your world. Thank you SO much for the earlier visit. And of course, happy belated 7th WOYWW anniversary, too.