Wednesday, 27 March 2019

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - Week 512

Hello Everyone

It's so nice to be back WOYWWing again - it's been weeks!!! Not that much has changed on this desk.
After such a long period doing very little crafting  I'm trying to get enthused about something -  anything crafty at all. It's not as if I haven't got plenty of goodies that should have the creative juices flowing ... pretty patterned paper, embellishments, tubes of pastel shades of acrylic paints, even a Vicki Boutin Art Wedge to enable me to 'create unique textures and contours for mixed media projects'. Ah well, all in good time. In the meantime, I'll just sit here and think about it.
And just outside my window I have a little feathered friend as a very welcome distraction. I think he - I'm assuming it's a he - is doing his best to attract his partner and he sounds quite agitated too. Wonder where she is.
I I should say that t's not been entirely a craft desert here. Another UFO done and dusted. There's nothing quite so soothing as hand sewing hexagons while recuperating on the sofa and watching endless daytime TV.

Finally, the book bit is back. Needless to say, I've listened to quite a few books recently. Now that it's possible to listen on a mobile, and now that mobiles are allowed in most hospital departments, waiting times are so much more pleasant when you can while away the hours with a good book. Here's just a few I got through in NHS waiting rooms.

I do like an Ann Cleeves mystery. This is one of her earlier books, 2001, so it's quite different from the later ones with Vera Stanhope & Shetland's Jimmy Perez. However, it's still entertaining and I enjoyed this book.
This is a hoot of a book. Connie McColl, 66 years old, loves her children and grandchildren but is fed up with being taken for granted, especially by her husband, Roger, who spends more time at the golf club than at home, so she decides to take off for an adventure, on her own. In her little car, Kermit, she meanders up through England to Scotland meeting interesting people on the way. It's a bit of fun, not, I think, to be taken too seriously but I thoroughly enjoyed this light take on the road trip novel.

Another fairly light read based on one of my favourite themes, knitting. It's also a novel about friendship, grief, trust, privacy and the therapy found in keeping busy. You don't have to be able to knit to enjoy the story but if you get excited by a basket of different wools and colours you'll understand one of the main characters, Martha.

That's me for this week. I hope you are all having a wonderful WOYWW.

Take care and have a great week.


Lunch Lady Jan said...

I hope that you and the EM have both recovered from the various things going on. Listening to a book in hospital is a great idea and as always I enjoy seeing your recommendations. That little quilt is really pretty and a fantastic way of using up scraps!
Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

Annie said...

I love your quilty hexagons but can't work out how big the quilt is. Well done you for completing it.
Even more frustrating for this bird lover is that I can't see your little feathered friend well enough to see what it is.
Looking forward to the crop already.
Annie x #12

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad you are getting back to your old self Elizabeth. Love the quilt!! I can't wait to see everyone at the crop. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #5

Caro said...

I love your hexagons and well done for completing it - i cant say that I would have found it relaxing as I am a disaster with needle and thread, i always seem to get the thread tangled. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW and have a lovely week. With love & God Bless. Caro xxx (#26)

Helen said...

Good to see you back, and you've been busy - love the quilt, and the books you've read sound really good. Helen #3

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Glad to see you back even though you have not had time for too much crafting. Hope the hospital visits easing off. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #8

Neet said...

Oh Elizabeth I have missed what has been going on in hour life. Just scrolled back and seen that you have had an operation and EM has too. Glad you are both on the right side now and may you both keep improving day by day. keeping you in prayer now.
Hugs, Neet 4 xx

Anne said...

Hello Elizabeth good to see you back. Love the quilt - I am sure your mojo will soon return in force. Anne x 16

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Lovely to see you back Elizabeth, it's good to take time out to heal, hope you are both taking it easy and recovering well? Love your quilt great sofa therapy. I love sewing infront of the TV. Happy WoywW & Take care Tracey #7

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I thoroughly understand how your mojo is affected by being poorly. It takes time, but will restful Gal. I have just finished The Salt Path on your recommendation (as an Audible listen). I really enjoyed it. Beautifully narrated, although I did think the actor chosen had a slightly older voice than it should have been. Marvellous though, and I’m grateful for the recommendation!

Marit said...

You did quite a lot of 'crafting' Elizabeth - if not with your hands, than with your head! I find reading a creative thing to do, as you 'fill your cup' and get new ideas. Have a great week and 'see ya' next Wednesday. Hug from Holland! Marit #18

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Elizabeth, good to hear you are feeling better. Love the quilt! I usually take my tablet to appointments too, it most definitely does pass the time faster!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #2 X

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth. Lovely quilt. I think you're right about the sparrow as He looks as though he has a dark coloured cap which the females don't have. I had to smile at how much reading you'd managed though not surprised. Wishing you a happy belated woyww, Angela x20x

Lindart said...

"The Runaway Wife" sounds like fun, I've often driven by our main highway ("the 401") and wondered what would happen if I just went down the ramp...Your desk looks ready for you when the whim finally hits! And that quilt is gorgeous! Glad you are recovering :-) Thanks for your visit, sorry I'm so late! Lindart #27

Twiglet said...

I hope you are both feeling better. Your quilt is lovely - I don't have the patience but I love the combined effect of such gorgeous little hexagons. xx Jo