Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Up, Up & Away - WOYWW #195

It’s yet another cold, dull and dreary Wednesday morning but the bright ray of sunshine comes from the fact it’s the day I visit my  What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday  friends.
The mess……sorry, I mean creativeness on their desks always brings a smile and brightens my day , I can tell you!

My week has mostly consisted of a little paper crafting and a lot of cross stitching and here’s what’s on my desk this morning.

I finally managed to sorted out some papers to scrap the photo of my big brother and ended up buying a First Edition ‘Up, Up & Away pad, not particularly vintage looking I know, but I just loved the colour combination and decided to go with it. I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet on the LO but so far done some fussy cutting of the circle in the corner and have decoupaged it. I just need to sort out some embellishments and hopefully I’ll be up and running.

The only other paper crafting this week has been a few more cards for the   LillyBo Quilt Project  and they will be going in the post this morning.

I also think these are perfect to enter into Di’s 'Pixies Crafty Snippets' challenge as I’ve used up loads of offcuts for them as well as odd pieces of ribbon.

Stitching wise, I made a concerted effort to finish off the ‘Time and Season’ s sampler and I’m happy to report that the last stitch went in on Saturday evening. You can see the finished piece over at I’d Rather Be Stitchin’.

I had a load of threads left over from the sampler and decided to use them for another sampler, a much smaller one this time, and started on in straight away………it’s funny how I can’t be without a bit of cross stitch on the go……….and this is where I got to last night.

Just the word April to add and then that one’s done too and I’ll be ready to start my next Celtic Lady.

If you stop by my stitching blog please take the time to leave a message, I love to read your comments and I’ll be by to call in on you soon.

Have a great day and ………..

Happy Crafting!




Annie said...

Wow Sue....where do I start?
The cards for the LillyBo quilts are just really are a gem.
The x stitch is beautifuland that gorgeous photo in the first pic is really special....I love old photos. I have boxes full of them here to have a good sort through ready for our move :-)
A x # 56

Heathers Inspiration said...

Such wonderful projects, the cards are Fabulous and I love your cross stitch design x
Happy WOYWW Heather #85

tilly said...

super x-stitching and I love your new LilyBo cards

Helen said...

Oh Sue..... you are a complete star with all those lovely cards. Have a lovely day. Helen, 8

ria gall said...

your cards are great and you manage to make so many at once. the piece you are working on looks interesting I like the way the circle bit has been cut out.
Love your cross stitching
Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
Ria #48

Nan G said...

The cards are fab! Great cross stitch too. Happy WOYWW! Nan #1

Laura said...

What a lovely photo of your brother.
Love the cards too
Have a good week

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Omg, look at all those gorgeous cards for LillyBo, they are gorgeous!! Well done you :)
And your cross stitch is beautiful too, makes me want to find where all my stuff has gone to!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

Krisha said...

I love all you quilt cards! I never got into cross stitching, but I admire it so much.
Thanks for visiting my blog and lwaving such a nice comment.
Krisha #32

lisa said...

Just a few cards!!!! Goodness me, Sue, that's a production line, they are gorgeous.
I like the look of that photo you have on your desk which looks ready to be scrapped and the sampler is beautiful. I keep meaning to pick my x-stitch up again but time just disappears somehow!!
Thanks for stopping by earlier. I am sending you some of our beautiful sunshine today with wishes for a Happy WOYWW.
Hugs Lisax

LuLu said...

Howdy Sue,
Thanks for stopping by my blog for WOYWW! Love your samplers!!!

I’m following yours now!


Annie said...

I've just found your comment as you have left it on my last weeks WOYWW post.
Just thought I'd drop in to say that I'm not really a sentimental person. My memories will be coming with me to the new house. :-)
A x #56

Caro said...

What a gorgeous post! I love all those projects...the cards are simply adorable and I can't wait to see how the layout turns out with the fussy cutting! The cross stich is looking wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Mr Linky has disappeared from Julia's blog, but I was somewhere around #65! Caro x

jill said...

Sue , what abusy bee you've been . Such lovely projects. Happy crafting Jill #22

Debs Willis said...

My goodness Sue, that is a LOT of cards,a nd all so pretty!



Di said...

Hi Sue - what a star you are, making all those cards for the LillyBo quilts, Super way to use snippets and each one is a beauty! Hugs, Di xx

Sarn said...

Beautiful creations all round. xxx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sue,

That photo of your brother is adorable! Those cards are so cute too - a great addition to the quilt project.

Kay #60

Scrapcat 1 said...

love the cards and the cross stitch I really must dig mine out of the bottom of the cupboard. Tracy #72

April said...

Love all the cards. And you saved the best word for your sampler for last. ;-) April #151

scrappymo! said...

The cards for the LillyBo quilts are splendid! Each one is lovely and unique!

You have been very busy...a sea of gorgeous card, a beautiful sampler and a lovely crossstitch!

Hazel said...

Sampler is beautiful and what a super array of cards - as Di has said, you are a star. Sorry I haven't visited for ages - busy as ever - haven't done WOYWW for quite a while because I just wouldn't be able to get round - hope you are well xx

Unknown said...

Wow, gorgeous projects!

JoZart Designs said...

Woo hoo! What joy to receive all those lovely cards today! You are a star! TYTYTY Sue! We are up to 27 quilts as there are more to post through this week!
Love your cross stitch... it's exquisitely done and such lovely designs too.
lots of love Jo x