Wednesday, 12 September 2012

WOYWW #171 - Another Year Older

OK, it's just a few days older, but Sunday was a bit special as I was born in 1956 and this birthday was my 56th, so if ever there was a reason to celebrate, that was it and I want all my regular WOYWW friends to be a part of the celebrations too.

My Blogaversary managed to slip by somehow in July without me noticing, so I’ve decided instead to have some Birthday Candy if you're up for it.  I'm not sure what it’s going to be yet but I’ll pick a winner from everyone who visits my blog and leaves me a massage this week and announce the winner next week. By then I should have something together to send to you.

Now then, onto the reason we are gathered here this bright but chilly Wednesday morning and unveil me desk for you to see.

There’s not actually very much going on at the moment but I’ve been getting a few Christmas bits together and today's the day I make a start on the long list of Christmas cards I have to do each year.

After winning the all those lovely LOTV stamps I thought I would also treat myself to their new set of Christmas Grungy Messages and two of their Christmas paper stacks, so they are sitting ready and waiting along with a pad from Hobbycraft and Do Crafts and a Goody Bag from Craftworks Cards, so that little lot should keep me going for a while.

Over to the Left, just behind my box of Promarkers you can see my sewing machine which is seeing the light of day for the first time in years I think!

After dusting it off ….boy was it thick………I was using it to make up some of those little pillows for the advent calendar that I showed you last week.

The stitching still continues in the evenings while I’m watching TV and I now have six completely finished.  Just 36 motifs left to stitch equating to 18 little pillows to make up……should get it done before December……..I hope.
All I have to do now is find some very simple instructions for making up the quilted backing that they will all hang against.

The Stamping Ground is the place to go if you want to link your desk for the weekly blog hop that is What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, so pop across and join in, but beware, it’s very addictive.

Happy Crafting!




Mini said...

Happy birthday, Sue! Lovely to visit your work desk.
Sue x

barbarabeesblog said...

Like your very organized working place! Happy WOYWW Barbara #118

CLaire said...

It is nice to know I am not the only one that is cold... and Happy Birthday to you.... I will have to be 73 to do I was born in 73.. so you have a lot of waiting for
Your desk looks a lot better than mine this week... finished projects and lots of toys..
Have a fab day
and thank you for letting us win Candy.... xxxx

Eliza said...

That is one really cool case for your promarkers, interesting where did you get it. Desk nice, neat and tidy.

Happy crafting
Eliza #93

Sarah said...

Good luck with starting on the christmas cards!! Sarah WOYWW 127

House of Bears said...

We're thinking about starting on the Christmas cards now, it's the thought that counts, right?

The bears@#111

Karen McAlpine said...

Happy Birthday!!Looks like you have a very neat and comfy space to create. So good that you are getting an early start on your Christmas cards. Have fun!
Karen 129

Eliza said...

Thanks for letting me know I will look into them. I have a smaller one that I use for my alcohol inks like that I think.


Twiglet said...

Many happy returns Sue. Good to see your sewing machine has been dusted off!! x Jo

sandee said...

Happy Birthday wishes, I love numbers too and do things similar to you. I was born on Feb. 22, so anything with 2's in it are special, never thought about the birthyear and age going together, which means I have to wait until I'm 59 for my big celebration! lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Di said...

Hi Sue, Happy Birthday! Lots of lovely goodies to use I see :)

It's my birthday today - am counting backwards though!

Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Happy Birthday o you!

Those stamps look great...I saw then on another blog today as well!

We will be working on Xmas cards

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Belated Happy Birdies to you, Sue - that was an auspicious date, 56 born in '56. I love number patterns like that!!
The Christmas craft mag you've got looks interesting, any good ideas in there that aren't stamping??
And hooray for you ressurecting your sewing machine - you'll have to show us what you're working on in close up next week...pretty please??
Hugs, LLJ #73 xxx

JoZart said...

Happy Birthday Sue and what a special one it is. Hope it is a special time too.
Thanks for the chance of winning some blog candy too.
You really are tidy and organised with your desk.
thanks for visiting me and for your lovely comment.... glad you like my pages.
Lots of love Jo x

Cath Davidson said...

Happy Birthday/Blogaverary to you :)

Love all that storage you have there at your desk, (I'm a storage freak and always look at what people keep there stuff in :D )

I plan to do some proper sorting out and arranging of my stuff SOON! ahem! yeah well soonish.

Cath #'147

lisa said...

A very Happy Birthday, Sue, I hope you had a lovely day.
There are some lovely goodies on your desk, I think I need to pop over to LOTV to check out their new things. Unfortunately for my bank balance their shop is just round the corner!!!
Good Luck with all your stitching.
Hugs Lisax #88

Angie said...

A very happy birthday...your desk looks ready to take on the challenge of xmas cards ....cant wait to see them, you make such gorgeous ones.
I was born in 47 so my match up has long gone lol but I share your digits this year...i'm 65.xx#81

fairy thoughts said...

happy birthday and good luck with finishing the advent calendar,just going to have a look at that post.
thanks for your comments earlier
janet #37

fairy thoughts said...

i finally found the advent calendar, it looks great. I am now following you so I can see how it turns out
janet #37

trisha too said...

Your workspace is a delight, and a belated Happy Birthday to you, Sue!!

Happy WOYWW!
:)trisha, #144

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Sue, hope you had a great day/week/month or whatever it is you celebrate! SO is everyone on your list going to get a LOTV card this year then???!! Their free worldwide shipping over 25 quid is very tempting I can tell you! Lovely clean desk, hope you got an opportunity to mess it up!

Brenda 3

Belinda said...

I can't wait to see your advent calender. I love them. Every year I can't get enough of them. Oh and new paper packs, well what is a girl to do? Love getting new paper pesacks..all the possibilities.

Have a great birthday and thanks for sharing your goodies.

Oh and thanks for visiting my desk.

Belinda (#26)

Annie said...

Hi Sue. I've been AWOL this week so am just calling by to wish you a belated happy birthday. Hope it was a great day.
A x

Jojorenee said...

Happy belated! Blog Birthdays usually slip my mind too but I finally was able to do one! This # reference should make it a magical birthday and you should perhaps do a mini album based on 56? I would love to see those gruny Christmas stamps close up I am leaning my head into the screen like I would be able to see them better. GO figure! Tamika #162

Jan Hennings said...

Lookin good :) Love having a peek into the spaces of fellow crafter's! If you happen to peek in on my blog, be sure to wear a hard hat! LOL!