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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WOYWW March 30th

It's Wednesday again and time for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday with Julia over at The Stamping Ground.  I can't believe it's the end of March already! Spring is beginning to rear its lovely head here - at long last! The days ARE getting longer and the temperatures are SLOWLY warming up. Hopefully all that snow is behind us though I'm not counting on it!

Well, here's my desk this week



Yup, it's a lovely mess again. I tidied up at the beginning of the week but it's Wednesday now and a mess again. I should have cheated and taken a nice 'clean' picture on Monday. The box I keep beneath the desk (nicely out of sight) was full of scrap pieces of paper, so I dragged it up to the desk and pulled out the Big Shot and die cut some things. That's what I'm in the middle of. I have so much scrap pieces of paper (boxes) so I thought I better use some up. A screw that held the handle on my Big Shot fell out (not sure how!) but I couldn't fix it so had to wait for hubby to come home. Apparently I was using the wrong screwdriver (who knew!). All is well now.

I did finish my first box card. There is a picture in the previous post. It is still sitting on my desk as I have to make the envelope to go with it.

I finally did start a stitching piece to keep me busy at night. I haven't been working on it long. It will be a fairy. I could finally get hold of a Nimue pattern here in the US and gave in as I love the look of them.


Well, I'm off to visit some desks. The men are coming to finish our driveway today - yeah, no more puddles in the mud! Hubby is trying to take Thursday and Friday off. He's been working overtime since about October so it will be a nice break for him. Depending on the weather we might take a drive somewhere.

40 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon! Thank god for hubbies, huh? A screwdriver is a screwdriver - why do they have more than one type? The fairy cross stitch looks promising - they may not have worked on it long, but that would have taken me weeks to get to that stage, I'm sure. Enjoy the beginnings of Spring. zsuzsa #26

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  2. I really love the look of the sewing you're doing.....will look forward to seeing developments.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    Annie x # 13

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  3. Your box card is gorgeous. (I had a look on your previous blog).
    And the cross stitch is also beautiful. I love doing cross stitch. I like to sit out on the terrace while the sun is on it (like now) for an hour and do cross stitch.
    Thanks for visiting already,
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week
    Lisca

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  4. Yes, Sharon. I did too - just like Lisca. The box card is lovely!! That cross stitch is coming on beautifully. Lovely neat work. Well done.
    Been snowing again here in Wales -the mountains are looking VERY white again!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #21

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  5. Hi Sharon! Love the cross-stitch. I haven't done any in a long time. Too many goodies, not enough time. LOL Go you on using some scraps. I hope the two of you can take some time this weekend to enjoy time together. Sounds desperately needed. Creative Blessing! Kelly #44

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  6. Ooh, lots of good stuff going on here today - ENJOY

    Kathyk
    #17

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  7. Yay for longer lighter evenings and warmer temperatures..though you never know, it still may yet snow, lol!! I actually got around to sowing some seeds this weekend as well as the other sober of sewing when the weather was bad (and it was!!)
    The cross stitch is lovely, I used to do so much but haven't for ages and ages....shame really as its a lovely relaxing craft. I tend to knit or crochet in the evenings now, easier on the old eyes 😃
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xxx

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  8. My handle fell off my Big Shot once too. I had to crawl around an icky restaurant floor to find the screw. So weird how that happened. Good for you for die cutting up all your spare scraps. Pretty stitching piece. You must have good eyesight!!! PJ #54

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  9. glad you got your big shot fixed, and hope the drive looks good now. Thanks for visiting. Helen #1

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  10. That desk looks remarkably similar to mine, don't worry, a desk like that shows something is happening. Pleased you got the BigShot back working, nothing worse than a tool which fails to perform. I love your stitching, looks good.
    Thanks for visiting my page.
    Chris #20

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  11. A lot of good stuff going on. Good luck with your fairy.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #34

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  12. Hope the weather was good and you managed to go out. Your cross stitching is gorgeous. Thank you for the visit earlier - have a great week . Soojay xx

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  13. It's great that the evenings are getting longer - more time to cross stitch in daylight! Thanks for visiting earlier.
    Bernice #15

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  14. Ooh, liking the look of your fairy stitching. Please can we see it when it is finished as well.
    Sounds like my diy - wrong tool! And I got my son to buy me a workbench once - enough said!
    Hugs, & Thanks for the visit to me today - Neet 11 xx

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  15. Such a sweet stitched fairy!
    xx
    MiSchra #23

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  16. Sharon, the screwdriver debacle sounds just like something, I would get trapped in! Of course, my hubby would totally use that story to his advantage with all his buddies! LOLOLOL I have a scrap paper stash, that I could craft for days on....I think it hurts to throw those luscious scraps away! LOLOL Beautiful stitching, I haven't stitched in years! Can't wait to see the finished angel! :) Blessings, Felicia #53

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  17. Hi there Sharon - veryi ndustrious of you to use your scraps - trouble is then you have to file all the die cuts somewhere!I'm in two minds which I think is best, the scraps drive me mad so I have a cutting session, then I have to make another folder/file for all the die cuts!! You should see my die cut flower collection (and I've still never got the colour/shape I need!) Hey ho, the trials of crafting eh? Thanks for your visit and yeah, where did the beginning of 2016 GO? Happy WOYWW Cindy #27

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  18. I LOVE your needlepoint! My wife used to do it, but I don't think I'd have the patience to do it. Blessings!

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  19. Good evening oh my I so love your needle point and can not wait to see when it is finished. I also hate when things break mostly cause I never had the tool box as it was always with my husband......so I have a small amount of tools now so I am in away little Mrs. Fix it when needed unless the job is to big. Have a great week Hugs~Anne L#3

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  20. I so love to see people sewing, I'm sure you will get lots of pleasure from working on that. Bit late today as I've been out walking.... yes walking not crafting, so trying to catch-up a bit.
    Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x 25

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  21. Looks like lots of fun going on. The needlepoint is lovely.
    April #36

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  22. A lovely mess, it means lots of creating! I have done cross stitch but not needle point. But I have some great needle point by my step mom and grandma, and great grandma. They are treasures. Thanks for sharing. the 'other Sharon". #66

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  23. Hey Sharon, thanks for the visit. Love the desk view. Your needlepoint is amazing, so detailed. Cx #52

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  24. Hi Sharon. I hope your husband gets the time off. Sounds like he is more than deserving. I see loads of fun stuff to play with on your desk. Peg 56

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  25. Looks like my desk does at times Sharon, Stitching is looking good, I used to stitch but make cards now,

    Lilian B

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  26. Bet there was steam coming off your die cutting machine, you were that busy with it, no wonder the handle fell off!!!!! Good old hubby with the right screwdriver. I'm looking forward to spring too, it's a lovely time of year.
    Your needlepoint is beautiful.
    Thanks for visiting already and your kind comments.
    Hugs Lisa #48

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  27. The cross stitch is looking beautiful already, I love fairy images so I'm looking forward to seeing it's progress. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great week,
    Diana #24

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  28. Love your Blue Bigkick. The screw comes loose in the handle of my Cuttlebug, so I just tighten it with the Alan key they supplied with it now and again. All that winding causes them to come loose, I'd commandeer the correct tool for your craft room if I were you so you can keep it sorted. Gorgeous cross stitch too. Thanks for visiting me BJ#49

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  29. I really should tackle my box of scraps too. You did that cross stitching in a couple of hours, it would take me forever. happy WOYWW Vicky #8

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  30. Hello fellow c-s friend! Your fairy is so adorable. I have a fairy pattern I've been longing to do--but right now, when I have free c-s time, it goes to the dollhouse until I get the room of the month done anyway. Thanks so much for visiting. Sandy Leigh #61

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  31. Hi, Sharon, your desk looks like you've had some happy playtime! Your fairy looks lovely. Hope your husband was able to get time off and that you also got good weather for a jaunt. Happy WOYWW (a day late) and thanks for your visit! ~ Laura #62

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  32. Your box card is pretty cool for a first one! And your fairy cross stitch is lovely! Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great rest of the week!
    Carol N #43

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  33. Looks like you've been very busy! Love the cross stitch!
    Thanks for stopping by. Happy WOYWW!

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  34. Happy Belated WOYWW and thank you for your visit yesterday. If I stick to one project without distractions I can get lots done, but that does not happen very often! Ali x #18

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  35. that is so funny, you see mine is almost always clean by Wednesday as I make most of the mess over the weekends. :) Love the fairy too! thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy 64

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  36. The cross stitching is coming along really nicely and your first box card looks so kewl below hugs Nikki 2

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  37. Great cross stitch. I love the fact you're actually using up some of your scraps! I should take that advice!

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  38. I too have boxes filled with paper scraps... I guess we crafters all have *lol* The cross stitch fairy is cute! Thanks for the visit to my blog earlier and happy (belated) woyww. Hug from Holland. Marit #33

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  39. You have been busy, love the stitching project. Take care Zo xx 41

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  40. Love your desk & it looks exactly like mine does most of the time :D
    Great x-stitching too.
    Hugs
    Tracey
    xx

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