Wednesday, 17 July 2013

WOYWW 215 –

Once again   Julia   is presiding over the weekly blog hop over at The Stamping Ground, so if you love a good old nosy around peoples work spaces as I do, then pop across and join in the fun.

This week my desk is all about cross stitch but before I show you what’s on there I really need to apologies to those that visited me last week and didn’t receive a return call from me. 

My usual strategy is to visit those who’s number ends the same as mine and those who call in on me, with a few ‘special’ friends thrown in for good measure but last week didn’t go to plan.  I started off ok but as the days passed things just seemed to get in the way of computer time and I failed miserably, so my promise to those I didn’t get to last week is that they will be the first I go to this week and I hope they forgive me.

So as I was saying, it’s cross stitch all the way this week.

With baby ‘Pip’s’ arrival still imminent I’ve still not been able to finish off the sampler, so I’ve been having a sort out of some threads and have stated a ‘Dumbo’ square for a SOLAK quilt

I plan to move on the August calendar panel that you can see at the back next, to finish that off before TUSAL (Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long) on August 5th and then make a start on the cute Eeyore for the SOLAK quilt after that, so lots to keep me quiet.

That’s all I have to share with you this week, apart from some pictures of the latest batch of nineteen  cards for the  LillyBo Quilt cards   which are winging there way to JO as we speak.


Happy Crafting!




Wednesday, 10 July 2013

WOYWW 214- MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark, All the sweet, green icing flowing down

A very good morning to all my lovely ‘crafty’ friends out there.
Doesn’t it make you feel good when the sun is shining!

My table is quite busy looking this morning because I’m still making some  Lilly Bo Quilt Cards  which I hope to have finished and in the post to Jo after the weekend.

I thought I would change the design a little on this batch because I was running low of the large buttons I was using on the previous ones, so  I’ve used a rosette instead.
 Also on my desk is the almost finished baby sampler I was stitching for my Goddaughters first baby, a new cross stitch magazine and a pile of new threads for my next project. 

I can’t do any more to  the sampler until she’s had the baby and then I can add the name, date and weight but if you want a closer look pop across to  I'd Rather Be Stitchin', where I've updated my last two months stitching.
Nichola’s baby shower went well by the way and boy was it hot.

Some of you were asking to see the cakes when they were finished but silly me clean forgot to take my camera to the shower to take pictures of the table all laid up. 
We had set it up in the conservatory and it brought to mind the lyrics to the Richard Harris song MacArthur Park…….… MacArthur's Park is melting in the dark, All the sweet, green icing flowing down………mine was Lemon Butter Cream and it was melting and running down the sides of the cupcakes but this is what they looked like before they melted in the heat. 



Right then, your next stop (if you’ve not already come from there) should be The Stamping Ground from where Julia hosts the biggest weekly blog hop I've come across...........Thanks Julia.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

WOYWW 213 – 2 For 1

So here we are at Wednesday again and as you all know by now, it’s the day we share what’s on our work desks. 

You’re getting two for the price of one from me this morning because I have two work spaces to share with you.

The first is my usual desk in my craft room.

It’s not been used for crafting on very much recently but this morning I’ve made a start on some more cards for Jo’s   LillyBo Quilt Project

I’m thrilled for Jo, and amazed at how will her project has taken off and the generosity of everyone who has made quilts, more than one in many cases. 
My contribution has been the little gift cards that Jo is sending out with the quilts and having just received a case full of eleven quilts from Spain which you can read all about  Here , I thought I’d best make some more, otherwise she’ll run out and we can’t have that, can we.
The picture of my second work space was taken at 7.30 this morning when I was baking tiny cupcakes for my Goddaughter’s baby shower that’s being held on Saturday.

Ideally, I would have liked to make all the mini cakes for her afternoon tea on the day but with scones, cupcakes, chocolate ├ęclairs and fruit tarts to make and two dozen of each, it would be too much of a rush for the 1pm start.  So this morning I decided  bake and put them in the freezer for a couple of days, that way I can get them out the night before and  just do the finishing off on the morning.

The picture shows the first batch of Vanilla cupcakes and the tiny Pink flowers that I’ve just cut from some coloured Pink Fondant Icing. The second dozen will be Lemon and Poppy Seed and have Blue Flowers because she doesn’t know what she’s having.
So there you have it!

I have to get back in the kitchen right now but as soon as I’m done I’ll be hopping across to Julia and The Stamping Ground  to see what’s on your desk this week.

Happy Crafting!