Wednesday, December 28, 2016

WOYWW - Last one of the year

It's the last What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday so I just have to join in. Julia over at Stamping Ground is our gracious host. I'd love to say Thank You to Julia for hosting this lovely weekly get-together. Also thanks to the lovely Jan who took over hosting duties while Julia was poorly. I really enjoy visiting weekly and seeing what fellow crafters are up to.

I don't have a photo of my desk this week. It looks basically the same as last week - messy! I haven't been up in my room a lot in the past week. I did finish the album for my daughter - she loved it - and the album for my Mum - she loved it!

I did receive crafty goodness myself - yarn from my daughter, a knitting book & a photography book from husband and some stamping blocks as well as lots of other non-crafty goodies including books!

I will knit those hedgehogs gloves by the end of 2017 so hold me to it! The photography book goes along with an online/email photography course I'm joining in with in 2017.

My MIL made me

She is in her mid 70s and still does this fiddly work! Lots of patience too. She also knitted us all scrubbies

Yesterday we (me, MIL & daughter) went out together to some local craft stores where yarn was on sale and both MIL and I stocked up. Today we all ventured out to some charity shops where I found some crafty bargains along with (more!) books.

So that's it. I'll probably visit a few this morning but more later in the evening. Daughter and I are taking a (chilly) visit to the lakeshore and then taking the dog on a long walk in a nature reserve. This time next week we will be on our way to Minnesota where daughter will begin her new adventure. Sniff. Sniff.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Well that little lot looks like it will keep you out of mischief for a little while then!!!

    Happy New Year and WOYWW


  2. Just wanted to pop by here and wish you happy crafting and a wonderful new year! x Jo

  3. Oh, you got some great presents and new stash there! You'll have such a lot of fun with them...I'll remind you about the hedgehog gloves, don't worry :-D. I got a voucher for an online yarn store too so am looking forward to spending that very soon - I think I'll get some more chunky yarn for charity projects.
    It's so hard when our kids go further away, that's what my son is doing too but not quite as far as your girl. Skype does make it easier but goodness, I still find it tough.
    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017!
    Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

  4. Am planning on getting that book! DIL adores hedgehogs!

    It's amazing what craft kits wind ip in thrift store

  5. like the look of the photography book, amongst all that other fabby stash! Happy New Year Helen #1

  6. That yare sure is a pretty color. It will make something pretty! Happy New Year Sharon. #25

  7. Hi Sharon, sounds like you had a great Christmas. Lovely gifts, and it's impossible to have too many books! Hope you have a good week, and a Happy New Year. Hugs, Shaz #3 xx

  8. Lovely yarns and I hope to have good eyesight like your MIL in my seventies to be able to cross-stitch like that! The photography course sounds exciting! I once got into photography too quite seriously, but then mixed media came along and it was pushed to the side, but I'm still interested in it! Happy New Year! Hope to see lots of your crafty desk next year! zsuzsa #15

  9. Looks like you'll have a nice, crafty year ahead of you!

  10. Looks like you received a lovely collection of chrissy goodies and the find at the charity store are brilliant. Wishing you a happy 2017.
    sandra de @7

  11. Hedgehog gloves?? Sounds interesting! And great yarns! Hope you have a great New Year!
    Carol N #16

  12. Lots of goodies there to play with, hope we get to see what you do with them and yes I will show you what I do with the chair stencil.... that is once I make my mind up about the card which is needed for February so will probably finish it two days before it's due to be sent knowing me Lol! Have a great woyww, Angela x 6

  13. Thanks for visiting. Lovely photos here. Our weather was exactly as you described yours. Poured down rain the 25th..winds, got warm and the rain made ice ! Happy New Year to you and Yours, enjoy the Merriment

  14. So much fun things to see Sharon, hopefully MN is not too far for you to be visiting back and forth with dd.

    My mama lives within driving distance of the Duluth airport so, when we were there last year at Thanksgiving the snow didn't phase them.. they shut the airport down for fog and kept plowing all the snow off the runway ha ha. Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy

  15. Good luck to daughter when she starts her new adventure. Just think of the happy times when she comes hoe.
    Lovely gifts and great shopping - all ready for the New Year. Have a good one, best wishes to you and yours.
    Hugs, Neet 12 xx

  16. Hi Sharon, Lots of lovely crafting goodies to have fun with.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #9

  17. Your photos are awesome now, they will be beyond awesome after the course and I can't wait to see them. x

  18. Well Sharon that is an abundancy of beautiful gifts that you received. Hope to see more wonderful photos soon ♥

  19. Lots of gorgeous goodies have come your way this Christmas, Sharon! Yes, we'll hold you to the hedgehog gloves! What fun. I'm not surprised you haven't had much time for creativity as it's a busy time esp. if you've got family. Thank you for your lovely comment and kind words - I hope the coming year will have lots of nice things to attract you on my blog - I'm determined to do more than I did last year! I'm full of good resolutions but like most people I don't manage to keep most of them... Still, one has to try! So glad you like my pages. I had a long session yesterday and have updated my blog. Not much more to do now.

    Happy New Year and happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #26


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