Tuesday, December 28, 2010

What's On Your Workdesk this last Wednesday in 2010?

Bleubeard waited all day for me to take a photo of my desk because he knew Ms. Dunnit (aka Julia to her friends), was going to be throwing another huge blog party on Wednesday. And it would be the final one for 2010, so he didn't want to miss out on the party or the links kept at Stamping Ground. After all, he didn't get to tell most people hi last week because I was gone from Wednesday through Sunday, although I actually got back to Wichita on Saturday.

He knows it won't be long until I remove the Christmas decorations and return them to their proper home in the basement.

Even though it wasn't time to photograph my desk, Bleubeard continued to prod me into showing it. After all, most of his European, Australian, and Asian friends are asleep right now.


So here I am with a really boring desk this week. Actually I'm getting ready to start a new project. I've finished putting my gifts and Boxing Day purchases away, and the only tools on my desk are those punches I borrowed from my friend Kathy several weeks ago. And no, I haven't punched a single circle yet! But it looks like I need to clean that black turntable on my desk since it seems to have become a junk magnet rather than a tool holder.

However, I am really excited to show one of my Christmas gifts. It came from my friend Scott's parents (whose home I visited most of last week, and who I later learned didn't have internet, except through a cell phone).


I had to take a closer photo because I'm so proud of this rocking deer. It is truly unique and will be a welcome addition to my rocking horse/animal collection. It stands about 9" tall and I didn't measure the width. It is gorgeous silver and weighs a ton. OK, maybe not a ton, but it's heavy.

I hope each of you has a marvelous New Year, filled with love, warmth, and happiness. Be safe, don't drink in excess, and ring in 2011 surrounded by friends and family you love. And whatever you do, don't forget to kiss your children and pets. It will start the new year out right and confuse the heck out of them.

Today's blog belongs to Angela at Toucan Scraps. Angela is a long time WOYWWer who lives in England. Angela is a digital artist and scrapbooker. She also creates lovely hybrid scrapbook pages, and owns a digital design company, also called Toucan Scraps. Angela even gets her children involved in crafting, and the fun never ceases when the kids get busy making art. Angela has the perfect blog to end the year on. So, I hope you visit Angela at Toucan Scraps today.

This will be my final blog I feature on Wednesday. No, I'm not leaving WOYWW, I'm just not going to feature a blog every day after January 1, 2011. So Angela gets the final honors.

54 thoughtful remarks:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy new year, Elizabeth! and Bleubeard, too! yes, that is a gorgeous addition to your collection!

voodoo vixen said...

Such a lovely clean desk to end the year with and what a gorgeous present from Scott's parents, your latest addition is a gem of a rocking creature!!
I also think the china horse behind the lovely Bleubeard on the floor is stunning... your home must be a fun place to snoop about, never knowing what you will find in any given corner!!

The Paper Princess said...

Happy new year and what a beautiful gift for your collection! Bleubeard is an excellent tour guide by the way!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Pam said...

Your desk is all ready for a new year! How perfect that your new rocking deer (beautiful btw) will be there to rock on. Thank you for your NY wishes and we hope you have a wonderful one as well. (p.s. sorry for displacing you - better luck next year ;-)

Rhonda said...

Happy New Year to Bluebeard and you! Your new Rocking Deer is wonderful! Lovely clean desk to start a new inspiration. Happy WOYWW #4

jude said...

Lovely clena desk to start off the new year with hun!I just adore the Rocking deer what a treasured gift that is!Have a wonderful new year and wishing you health and happiness and of course craftyness for 2011!
I have some candy for woywwers this week so please pop by .
Love n hugs Judex5

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Elizabeth! Happy New Year to you and Bluebeard! You've got such a great collection- even the table cloth has a rocking horse! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Marjo said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Happy New Year to you and Bluebeard. My workspace is actually clean too, must be some crafting virus going around...lol

Thanks for the peek and sharing, lovin that new Rockin' Deer. Hugs Marjo #10

Rachel said...

The reindeer is beautiful. But it's your desk top that is really wowing me: you should photograph it and use it as a background for something. Just fabulous!

Happy New Year,
rachel, #15

Ohhh Snap said...

Bleubeard is looking lovely and definitely seems to be herding you lol. The rocking deer is gorgeous! TFS :D

#12

Sheila said...

A clean desk, ready for new creations. Happy New Year to you and Bleubeard.

oneoff said...

A clear desk ready to start a project is a fine and lovely place. The rocking deer is absolutely gorgeous, and Mr B is looking in fine fettle.

Wishing you and Bleubeard a happy and creative 2011,

Bernie #17

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your rocking reindeer!

I'm #20 on the WOYWW list this week. Stop by for a visit when you get a chance.

Happy *almost* New Year!

Sid said...

Love your little Rocking horse and your desk is so tidy this week !!

Terry Blais said...

That rocking horse rocks! So pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Terry #25

Spyder said...

Happy New Year to you! Hope you and BleuBeard have a lovely time. My desk didn't get tidied, but I promise ONE day it will be! Happy Last 2010 WOYWW
(Lyn)

Minxy said...

A super cute and unique addition to your rocking collection.
Happy WOYWW and have a great new year to both you and bleubeard.
hugs Minxy #33

JoZart said...

Happy to see you here today after all!
Your Rocking Reindeer gift is so beautiful, he should rock in your New Year for you. Thank you for the wishes and hope 2011 is good for you and Bleubeard too.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh a great example of tidy desk and intent to tidy Miss Elizabeth! No wonder Bleubeard didn't want you to forget! LOVE that rocking reindeer - it really is lovely, first thing I said aloud as I scrolled down! He'd make a handsome paperweight.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh and PS...Blogger giving me trouble this morning too....ah well, back to the chores and try again later!

sandra de said...

The silver rocking reindeer is gorgeous, but you know that already. Thank bluebeard for the tour (i love a tidy desk). Can't wait to see what your new project will be. Have a lovely new year.
Sandra #29

Diane said...

Happy New Year Elizabeth--I can't wait to see what 2011 brings us. LOVE your Christmas gift!

Ciara said...

What a beautiful rocking deer! He looks heavy & solid. Nice to see Bleubeard again.

All the best for 2011 and thank you for making me feel so welcome in blogland since I joined 6 months ago :-)

Ciara
xx

S said...

It's always good to peek in on you. Love the deer - he makes a statement, doesn't he. Happy New Year. S #48

nnalorac said...

Wow! Isn't he gorgeous and so is you cat. Wishing you a happy creative 2011. Carolxx

olive said...

It was great to meet you in blogland Elizabeth, thanks for making me welcome. Wishing you all you wish yourself for 2011. Happy crafting.... blessings from the UK. Olive xxxx
ps.. give Bleubeard a tickle from me.......

akilli melek said...

Bleubeard is so gorgeous, nice of him to visit for the last photo of 2010!

That reindeer is awesome.

Hope you have a wonderful new year and see you in 2011
caroline #50

Debgem said...

Such a lovely reindeer. And Bluebeard is gorgeous!!!

Happy 2011 to you!

Toucan Scraps said...

you have a lovely house, and that new rocking horse is absolutely gorgeous.

thank you for featuring my blog today. Many blessings to you all from Angela (in at 54 today I think).

Best go build a duplo elephant house now

Anne said...

Love the rocking reindeer Elizabeth. Look forward to seeing your new projects and what you get up to next year
All the best for 2011
Anne xxx

Halle said...

That is a beautiful rocking reindeer. The scroll-work is awesome.

elle said...

Beautiful rocking deer! You've done an amazing job with the whole blog thing. Thanks

Esther said...

There's nothing better than a new clean desk ready and waiting to get all messy again! Have a fabulous New Year...Esther xx

see you there! said...

Give my thanks to Bleubeard for helping you get this post up. The rocking-deer is really a treasure for your collection.

Darla

Gez said...

FABULOUS rocking horse. Isn't it gorgeous & truly a wonderful addition. :) Sending you & Bluebeard very Best Wishes for the New Year. Happy crafting. Gez.xx

Clare H said...

Happy New Year!!

Helen said...

Love your rocking deer! What a great addition to the team. Happy New Year to you and yours too, thanks for stopping by again.

Amberbop said...

Dear #2,
Happy New year! Love that dear little deer!
xo,
#1 ;)

joey said...

Hiya Elizabeth

lovely photos, that rocking deer is just stunning a real nice piece to own in your collection, wishing you a happy new year

Joey xx

ANewYear said...

Oh I LOVE that reindeer. I have a collection of reindeer and in that collection there are two on rockers.

Happy New Year.
Carole#62

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, that's a gorgeous rocking deer, so unusual. Spotted the one on the floor too. Wishing you and Bleubeard a Very Good New Year. Elizabeth #57

Marilyn Rock said...

Bluebeard really does a great job! Love your rockin' reindeer - beautiful gift. I'm happy you enjoyed your holiday! Happy New Year and I look forward to sharing more with you in 2011! xxoo

Twiglet said...

Thanks for all the fun you have shared with us this year. Your silver rocking deer is lovely.A All the best for a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year!!

Dragon said...

Ooo that is a wonderful deer and I wonder if you will feel compelled to alter it in some way??? Tee hee... Just kidding to make Bleubeard laugh!!
Happy new year
Frankie
xx

Carmen said...

What a beautiful gift - so perfect for you :)

Happy New Year Elizabeth :)

Carmen #80

Susan said...

Love your rocking deer! Perfect!
Thanks for visiting. Unfortunately the dinosaur won't ever make a full recovery but as she is precious to Miss 5 I will do all I can to prolong her life!
Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
Susan #13
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

Christine said...

Bleubeard is adorable and so glad you captured him on your final WOYWW for 2011. Beautiful rocking deer - think that would look grand on my mantlepiece! :-)

Net said...

Wow what a pretty kitty! Love your little raindeer too.

Tracey Brossart said...

What a gorgeous gift! Hope you have a wonderful New year too!

Thanks for the peek!
Tracey #86 :D

Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

Happy WOYWW and Happy new year, Elizabeth and Bluebeard!

I look forward to checking out your desk in 2011!
Sam xx #14

butlersabroad said...

*Shock*, no internet??!! That's terrible, you must have had to actually talk to people, real people!!! Lol, hope you had a great Christmas and that's a beautiful gift from your friends parents. Love the clean work desk, just ready for a new project.

Have a wonderful New Year and a crafty 2011.
Hugs
Brenda 81

Debs said...

Awww Elizabeth we shall miss our weekly visit with you and Bluebeard. Happy new year to you all xxx

Serendipity Stamping said...

Well I hope you and Bluebeard survived last night. What a wonderfully beautiful rocking reindeer. Bet you were totally taken away. Hope this new year is kind to you. #75

Nicky said...

Love your rocking deer locks beautiful - like the desk all ready to go and get creative - happy New Year to you and Bluebeard - love Nicky & Stiggy ~ 38