Wednesday, 5 June 2013

WOYWW 209 – Here We Go Again!

All that anticipation over the 4th Anniversary celebrations for  What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday,   and can you believe that it all over. It flew by in a flash but didn't we managed to celebrate it in style.  An ATC swap and then there was a crop that some managed to get to, and good time was had by all I understand.

Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the crop, but I made myself a promise that seeing as it was a special week I would visit each and every person that linked, mentioning WOYWW’s 4th Anniversary……… all 182 of you........mind you, there were a few duplicates in there because some peps forgot their *, but it was still a lot.
There were a couple of blogs that wouldn’t let me comment on for some reason, so if that was you I apologise, but for everyone else that mentioned the Anniversary I left a comment and they weren’t completely copy and paste messages either, I also added a personal line or two and it took my until Sunday afternoon to get round everyone.

I also had a record number of comments left for me too, 70 at last look so if you were one of those people, thank you so much, I appreciate it.

So, here we go with the start of a new year of desk hopping and looking forward to the 5th anniversary, and here’s the photo of my very first desk of the year.

Now, you’ll see as soon as you look at the picture that’s it’s been staged, but as soon as I had set it up I realised it was floored.

On the Left hand side of the table I had put my passport, sun cream, the battery from the camera charging and the camera itself, a hint that I’m going on my holidays on Friday. Then on the other side I laid out all the ATC,s that I’ve received so far.

So now I go to take the picture and yes, you’ve guessed it, the camera is on the table and the battery in the charger…….what am I like!      Take two…same set up minus the camera.

And here’s some close-ups of the beautiful ATC’s that have arrived so far.

From Annie (aka Wipso) at  A Stitch In Time

From Jo at  JoZart
From Sandra D at  Serendipity
From Jo (aka Twiglet) at  Twiglet
From Lisa at  Lisa’s Craft Garden
And last for the time being
From Karen at  Frayed Round The Edges,  who not only sent the ATC but some lovely die cuts as well.

Thank you ladies, they are all beautiful and each and every one of them is a little masterpiece in its own right.

There was also more than one comment regarding what exactly was in the packet and envelopes on my table last week.  I think it’s fine to show you now.

The envelopes of course contained the ATC’s that I was sending out and I decided to stick with something I know and cross stitched a little mini sampler.

I made twelve of these, all hand stitched which is why I had to start making them early.

The parcel was also a cross stitch that I stitched as a Thank You to   Jan  for making me the wonderful Knitting Needle roll a couple of months back.

The kit is called Bad Hare Day and as soon as I saw it I just knew I had to stitch it for Jan, seeing as she has a liking for Hares.

So that’s it for this week. As I said I’m away next week and won’t be able to join in because I don’t have an iPad and I’ve no idea how to do it on my phone yet.  Just imagine me sitting by the pool in Spain, doing my cross stitch and that will be my workspace for the week. There might also be a large glass of Sangria close by!!

I'll try and visit a few desks before I go but if I don't manage it I'll see you all when I get back.

Happy Crafting!




Julia Dunnit said...

Sue your cross stitching prowess is legendary, and so generous of you to share it in teeny ATC form, they must have taken ages. Jan will be utterly made up and a little choked over the hare, believe me. Loving the idea of a week in Spain - it will be marvellous..and hey, phone tablet - whatever you've got, you won't feel like connecting with the real world! Have a lovely time!

Helen said...

Last week was such fun, and it is so lovely to see all those beautiful ATC's out there.... including yours. Have a wonderful holiday, and we'll see you when you get back! Helen, 5

glitterandglue said...

Great desk this morning, Sue. Love the atcs you made. Beautiful.
Have a fabulous holiday. Come back with lots of piccies!!
Margaret #30

jill said...

Some lovely atc recieved. There are some really talented ladies out there. Happy woyww jill #82

Twiglet said...

Oh happy happy hols to you! Sounds great. What fab little ATCs - we are so lucky to have such clever crafty blog buddies. I am just deciding how to display mine. Your little cross stitch one is just perfect! x Jo #49

sandra de said...

Hi Sue, pleased to see the atc arrived promptly. I absolutely love the Bad hare day cross stitch and I imagine it will be loved by LLJ. Have a lovely week.
Sandra @53

Ria Gall said...

Hi Sue
some really lovely ATC's and well done on commenting on so many blogs and then for getting so many coming back to you
I hope you have a great holiday
Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
Ria #39

scrappyjen said...

fabulous work! thanks for visiting me happy woyww jenx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I was thrilled skinny with the cross stitch, cards and the divine little ATC...all gorgeous and put a great big smile on my face. You must try to come to the next crop,'s just fun, everybody gets on and it's very inspiring. I really enjoyed it but was shattered the next day...age is catching up!
Have a wonderful, relaxing week in Spain......
Hugs, LLJ 35 xxxx

The Taming of the Glue said...

After your marathon session of getting around all the blogs last week you must need a holiday! Have a great time. All the ATC's are fantastic. Hugs. Pam#9

scrappymo! said...

You received some fabulous ATC's. It is so much fun to linger over each photo and marvel at the artistry.
Yours is so lovely. I saw it on another blog and loved it right away!

Buttons said...

Gosh you got some fab ATC's there Sue. Yours must have taken forever and are so special. Love your needlework. Hope you have a fantastic holiday. Happy WOYWW, hugs Jenny #131

Liz Black said...

What lovely ATC's and I love your desk, it looks so inviting! Have a fab holiday, thanks for sharing and Happy Woyww Liz@135

Marit said...

What wonderful ATCs you received Sue! I, too, tried to visit the whole list last week but miserably failed halfway... it is just too much! I'll do my best for the next year! Happy ~ belated ~ woyww, Marit #70

Anonymous said...

I love your bad hare day! And all the wonderful ATCs
Happy WOYWW !
Gabriele 58

Julia Dunnit said... again - I've received the baeutiful picture and ATC tha tyou made for me - I'm so thrilled, it's beautiful, and so touched that you spend such time and care over a gift like that for me. Thank you so much. I know you're away, but am counting on blogger to remind you about extra messages when you log in!

Anonymous said...

Sue, I had this post open in my browser, which must mean I am negligently late in returning your visit from *last* week! Can I just say "WOW" with regard to your ATC treasures??? Absolutely gorgeous. Almost makes me wish I sewed/stitched. lol ~ Laura (Bookworm)