Wednesday, May 25, 2016

WOYWW May 25th

It is the 7th Anniversary of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!!! Happy Anniversary.

It is Wednesday again and time to join in with the lovely group of WOYWWers. Our usual host is Julia over at Stamping Ground but she is taking a break for surgery so Jan over at Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy is graciously hosting for us. Thanks so much Jan!

The last week has been a busy one for me just not a crafty one so my desk just looks like this.

It's not a whole lot different from last week though there is some crafting finds dumped on the top. I thought maybe I could use the snazzy elastic to secure some mini-albums and beneath that are some stamp sets I found at the charity shop. They were good finds.

My ATCs for the swap are just about finished - I should have them finished up tomorrow and posted at latest Thursday (difficult to get to Post Office as public transport not good and I currently do not have a car and will have to rely on hubby to drive me to PO). I think they turned out okay and I hope the recipients like them. I had fun making them.

I had fun on my trips this last week. I did post some pictures on Friday and will post some more in another post of our trip to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Can only say WOW, FANTASTIC! The weather was gorgeous and the dunes are really breathtaking.

You can just about spot some really brave people down at the bottom by the water (not more than tiny specks lol). It is said to take about two hours to climb back up!

And lastly an updated cross stitch picture. I haven't been home much this last week to stitch. I am on that pesky gray again. I am hoping to get it finished this week and (maybe) start the backstitching next week. I really would like to get it done as early in June as possible so I can start on one for my Mum.

I really appreciate all the comments everyone makes!

It's not the greatest picture (taken with my phone) but it shows the little (though it seems like a lot) of gray I've got done this week!


  1. There are some huge dunes that are couple of hours south of here, we climbed up them and slide down them when in our teens wouldn't do it now ;)

    Lovely desk,guess I'll never find Stamps at an op shop as we call them, short for opportunity shop, as I hardly ever go there. :)
    Happy WOYWW 7!!! And thanks for popping over!
    Shaz in Oz.x #8

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  2. Beautiful photos of the dunes. Wow! Two hours to climb back up! Did you go down?
    I have an ATC for you, ready to send tomorrow. I'm looking forward to receiving yours. Don't worry about not being able to send it immediately. It arrives when it arrives....

    I am determined to visit everyone. I have dedicated today to WOYWW. (a freezer meal for hubby I'm afraid!)

    Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary

  3. You're my official swap recipient, Sharon! Yay! I'll send you PM via G+, so you can give me your address! You should get a notification when you're logged into Google. Those landscapes are amazing! Two hours to climb - sheesh! what if you roll down? Happy anniversary!

  4. Thanks for popping by my blog on this 7th WOYWW Anniversary! I am not nearly as organised as I appear ... I am usually in a frenzied rush in the lead up to Christmas and for years I have been saying "never again" and next year I am starting earlier! So this year I did ... WAY earlier ... so no tizzing around for me this Christmas! I would not even contemplate those sand dunes ... a distant view of the sea would have to do for me! Happy WOYWW'ing! Love Debbie xXx

  5. Happy 7th WOYWW!! Thanks for joining in the weekly madness, you always have something interesting to look at! I was stunned at those dunes, you don't get any sense of the scale of them, until you pointed out the people and the time it takes to climb back up. I don't my legs would take it!! I love seeing photos of other parts of the world - my knowledge of US geography has improved leaps and bounds :-D
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  6. Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary! I bet your ATCs will be very well received! And I love your scenes! Those are some BIG dunes! Your counted cross stitch is really coming along nicely! Thanks for the visit and hope you have a great week!
    Carol N #4

  7. Hi Sharon, thanks for the visit to mine. My plan for today is to visit everyone even if it takes till midnight! But you might know the one day when I planned to sit and do this people keep coming, post men x 3, friends x 2, workman x 1 and my hubby in and out, dogs decided they needed to go out more than usual but I will get there Lol! Have a great woyww 7th Anniversary, Angela x30

  8. Hi Sharon, Oh I love your ribbons....I have a thing about ribbons:)

    What a lovely spot, but don't think I'd want the climb back up.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy 7th WOYWW
    Sue #24

  9. Blue skies, sun, sand ..... I'm green with envy as I sit on the cold and the rain haha
    Lynn 15 x

  10. Those pictures look amazing - and the weather looks perfect, unlike ours over here, the heating is back on today! Good going with the embroidery, it's looking so pretty. Thanks so much for the visit it mine earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #22

  11. Wow - the beach looks amazing - did you have nice warm weather? Did you venture in? at least to your ankles? Love the cross stich, I enjoy CS as well. Have you tried it on paper for cards & scrapping?
    Donna #13

  12. Thank you for visiting my blog, Love the pictures of the dunes, I used to cross stitch so know what you mean about the grey. Looking good though.

    Lilian B #36

  13. I have never found any stamps in a charity shop here but we don't have that many around us at the moment your CS is looking fantastic
    hugs Nikki #1
    HAPPY WOYWW #7 too

  14. Hi Sharon thanks for popping by. Those dunes are incredible - lovely photos.
    Happy WOYWW 7th Anniversary Anne x #25

  15. Stunning photos what a beautiful place,thanyou for sharing them with us all I look forward to seeing your ATCs and so happy that you enjoyed making them a very happy WOYWW anniversary and I hope you get the oppurtunity to have some crafty action soon. Hugs Andrea #6

  16. Hi Sharon, what amazing scenery. A two hour climb back up is not for the faint hearted! Have a great week, Happy Anniversary, Hugs, Shaz #8 xx

  17. Happy WOYWW! Those dunes look stunning, though challenging to climb! Well done on that. Thanks for stoppimg by my desk and for your lovely comments. Happy crafting, Max #35

  18. HI Sharon! Beautiful pics of the dunes. I would love to see them in person. Thanks for sharing. #57

  19. Ooh I like the idea of that elastic as a mini book holder - very snazzy!! Fantastic photos as well, Happy Anniversary!! Cindy #48 xx

  20. That's a great busy looking desk. Those dunes look great for exploring. Elaine no. 33

  21. Happy Anniversary Sharon, oh wow that slope must be way more steep than it looks if it takes two hours to come back up to the top. :) ~Stacy #59

  22. Oooh Sharon, what amazing photos of the sand dunes! Soemthing I have not really experienced living her in the Rockies...grin, so THANK YOU for sharing, and thanks for the lovely comment over at my blog... do come back often to visit! Smile Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera WOYWW #58

  23. Hi, Sharon, happy 7th anniversary WOYWW! Your beach photos are nice -- wow, that dune is very high! Thanks for your visit. ~ Laura #47

  24. Stunning beach scenes there - I can just dream of walking along the shoreline! I am determined to get round all the desks in celebration of the fun we have with all our mad WOYWW friends so here I am! Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary - here's to many more! x Jo #19

  25. Happy Anniversary! Those dune shots look great; and the height is deceptive. And those ribbons are my kinda colors! Thanks for stopping by, and if you have any spare ATC's, I'd love to swap. you can email me at Enjoy the Holiday weekend.
    -K #60

  26. Hey Sharon, thanks for the visit, Happy WOYWW A Versary. Love the elastic cord, its so snazzy. I want to see the charity shop stamp finds, amazing. I love the photos of the dunes. Your cross stitch girl is coming along nicely. Cx #53

  27. Looks like a great trip!!
    Happy anniversary!!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #2

  28. Such pretty outdoor shots. I'll bet that was a great day. That elastic sure looks fun. Have fun playing and thanks for the visit earlier! PJ #63

  29. your cross stitch looks great, you must have a lot of patience to do that

    the photos of the dunes are wonderful :)

  30. Hello Sharon and happy WOYWW 7th anniversary. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and I love the pile of mini albums on the back of your table. Have a great week Hugs~Anne L#3

  31. Sleeping Bear Dunes! What a great name! Fabulous pics!
    Happy 7th woyww anniversary :) and thanks for visiting earlier too.

  32. Glad you had fun at the Dunes! We bought the annual park pass for it last month and dd has been really wanting to go back. Did you make it to the scrapbook store? Happy belated WOYWW Anniversary! Hope you have a great and crafty week. LisaDV #44

  33. A belated Happy 7th Anniversary to you Sharon. Thanks for visiting. Wednesday just got away from me.

    Fiona #26

  34. Hi Sharon !
    Thank you for commenting on my blog and sorry I am late coming back - my garden was in a bit of a state and needed some TLC - all sorted now so I can revert to crafting again! I would love to send you an ATC if you send me your address - my email is doloresdotkerec@gmaildotcom!
    Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary!
    Lots of hugs,

  35. Great to see that cross stitch piece as how it is taken - so look forward to its progress each week.
    The sand dunes look lovely on the picture but not sure I could do a two hour climb once I got to the bottom - think I would be more than puffed out LOL.
    Here's to another year of WOYWW friendships
    Hugs, Neet 28 xx

  36. Hey Sharon! Sure looks like your having fun!! I would just love to be at the sea now...
    Thank you for visiting my space earlier. I just haven't found the time to get out to everyones space this week - as usual ;-) Wishing you a wonderful and happy 7th Anniversary. I enjoy desk hopping and hope to see more of your wonderful space again soon!
    Michelle #54 ♥

  37. The elastic is very pretty, Sharon, and I am sure you will put it to good use. Those views are just stunning - gorgeous photos! The cross stitch is coming on fine, and yet again, I haven't touched mine, while you are making such good progress!

    Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm sorry to be so long replying to it - it's been a busy time lately and all this activity has taken its toll on my health and I've had to rest quite a bit. I am quite behind with computer stuff!

    Thank you for your anniversary wishes, and I'm so glad you like my painted boxes - I am pleased with the result and they do look fun on the summehouse!

    Happy belated WOYWW and have a great weekend.
    Shoshi #49

  38. Thanks for your visit earlier, if you have any ATCs left I would love to swap with you.
    That is a lovely crosstitch picture you are making, keep on stitching!
    Take care
    aka Bishopsmate #32

  39. Such a busy desk - looks like mine. Great pictures - the water looks lovely. 2 hours - wow! I love seeing the progress on your stitching project.
    April #40

  40. Hi Sharon, sorry for the late visit, I@m still running to catch up! Looks like you got solme bargains in the charity shop (win-win situation!) and those photos are stunning! :o) Happy WOYWW anniversary! Annie C #27

  41. Wonderful job on the cross stitch. Apologies for the late visit but it has taken me ages to get my room sorted after the painting. thanks for your lovely comments.
    sandra de @37

  42. HI SharonK. Thanks so much for your visit this week.. though I'm seriously late catching up. Silly storms kept me off-line. Dunes and water pics are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. Creative Blessings! kelly #50


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