Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What's On Your Workdesk 228: The one where she returns to the fold

I'm thrilled to be back visiting all my WOYWW friends and Julia, our beloved host and Queen of the Deskers.  And then I noticed her link is up, so I'm heading there now.

On my desk, you'll note I'm trying to make up for lost time by finishing some Halloween cards I made several weeks ago.  They are now ready to mail.  I sewed pages from an old Somerset magazine Halloween edition into envelopes.

I'm sure many of you stopped by to see if there would be a rocking horse, and this one is new to me.  I picked it up at the thrift store about a week ago.  I can't walk by a rocking horse and leave it alone, especially since it was less than $1.00 (USD)

WOYWWendy is not hiding her head in shame, but doing a back flip to hide a wood project I recently finished, but am not yet ready to show.

Feel free to join Julia at Stamping Ground for links to other Deskers.  We all appreciate your visit.

53 thoughtful remarks:

Annie said...

Aw your latest rocking horse is sooo cute. I love it.
Hugs,
A x # 5

Helen said...

I was so surprised when I saw the WOYWW link up already, I haven't written my post yet! Lovely to see WOYWWendy again, and this rocking horse. Have a great week... from somewhere on the list eventually!

Jackie said...

Think we were all surprised that the link was up tonight but what a lovely surprise
Elizabeth when you pop over to my blog can you leave me your e mail so I can contact you direct as I have a little rocking horse needing a home!
What a great idea using your Somerset magazines for decorating the envelopes
Jackie 10
Scrapbangwallop

Krisha said...

I would have not played WOYWW this week if I hadn't seen your post, so Thank you! I like your WOYWWendy doll, perfect!
Happy WOYWW
Krisha #10

Sandy Leigh said...

Glad you are back! Your Halloween cards are so cute. Last week I was just wishing for chocolate, and it was just funny how many of our deskers love chocolate too! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #9

Dawn said...

That is one very sweet rocking horse Elizabeth, I'm not surprised it fell in your basket. Lol I thought I was loosing the plot completely seeing yours and BJ's WOYWWW posts up until I spotted the ref to Julia's link going up early - phew!! Ha ha ha I would play too but my stuff is spread out all over my little house - way too many pics would be needed tee hee.
Huge hugs x x x x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

There are quite a few of us making good use of the head start. We have a similar rocking horse in our Christmas decoration collection :o)

Ali H said...

Fun recycling of those papers into cards ! Ali #15

Deb said...

love your woywwendy doll, so cute and fabulous rocking horse!
Debxx

trisha too said...

Well glad to hear Miss Wendy is just waiting for the right time--I look forward to her full-face reveal!

:)trisha
#21 this week with a
tiny peek at a tiny make

Halle said...

I am totally loving the photos from your new camera!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Elizabeth
I thought you were hiding something from us but that's not a problem because I will come back to see what you have been making.
Your rocking horse is so cute and what a great price for it. Love the idea of your envelopes
Happy WOYWW have an enjoyable week hugs Ria #22

Spyder said...

and they are fantastic coz I've got one....must take another picture of in i better light!
Happy woyww
(might not have time, coz I hardly got round last week!

((Lyn))

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay!! You're back :-). Lovely to read about your week again, especially the fact that you scored with the new rocking horse....plus it was a bargain! I'm rubbish at going around charity shops, simply don't have the patience.... Sigh.
Well, Elizabeth, if ever you wanted to come to the UK, I would be happy to be your host and tour guide..you only have to ask!!
Hugs, LLJ 3 xx

Judy McCarthy said...

Cute rocking horse. Have fun with those papers.
Judy# 24

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Welcome back to WOYWW! I like your new rocking horse and can't believe how inexpensive it was. Blessings! #27

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, and big hugs and ear fusses to Bleubeard! Lovely little rocking horse, what a bargain too. Love your Halloween cards. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #29 xx

voodoo vixen said...

Hi E, love your latest addition, what a good find!! Lucky you noticed the early posting from Julia!! I'm not woywwing this week... got the divvy tummy again and am gutted, was starting to feel better too! LOL

Regina Hamilton said...

I love the newest rocking horse. How many do you have? Happy crafting #49

Danie May said...

Loving your new rocking horse and Halloween Mailers. I will have to pop back for WoyWW Wendy's reveal of your project. Have a great week! Danie #54

Monica said...

Can't even think about making Christmas cards let alone Halloween cards. I am guessing that the week of Oct 31 we will see a magnificent costume,well 2 I am sure Bluebeard will expect one.

peggy gatto said...

Totally fun!

BJ said...

Love the rocking horse, if I see one anywhere I always think of you. I love the tree die too, wish I'd cut more out at Craft Club now! I'm amazed I got poll position this week. I sat down to do my post to be scheduled for midnight and popped to Julia's blog to get her address and voila! BJ#1

Belinda Basson said...

Sneaky move to have your doll hide what ever it is you are up to. #70

Karen Busby said...

Your new rocking horse is so cute, your desk is very interesting and I have fallen in love with your cat lol. Thanks for sharing.
Karen no.82 x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Great to see you and Bluebeard back! I love your pics! That rocking horse looks like a wonderful find! He's a really traditional looking one! I love what you did with the sewing of the Halloween images. Somerset Magazine is gorgeous, but I do resist the temptation to buy magazines! Maybe though, if they can be recycled like this...Have a great WOYWW! Julie Ann xx #45

Ann said...

Hi Elizabeth - what a gorgeous ickle rockle horse!! Love the look of those papers on your desk too, have alovely week.
Ann (no47)

Kate said...

Great idea for the Halloween envelopes, I think I might have spotted one of the cards over at Spyders. Tell Wendy to be careful, she could do herself a mischief with those back flips.

~Kate~

ike said...

Lovely new rocking horse and what a fabulous idea for your envelopes :-)
Happy WOYWW228

IKE in Greece #94

artatag said...

this rocking horse is a bargain! I would have taken it too
Cheers
Gabriele #77

Marit said...

Poor WOYWWendy.. she must have neckpain now ;) I, too, use magazine pages to make envelopes... fun and easy and beautiful to look at/use! Happy woyww and a hug from - rainy - Holland. Marit #92

Eliza said...

What a bargain and it has such a perfect home now, all worth it. Love the bunting with the WOYWW on it. You must share what you are hiding soon.

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 58

see you there! said...

What a cute rocker for your collection. Now I can't wait to see what Wendy is hiding.

Darla

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Ah Elmers. I miss it. I've not found a PVA glue here in the UK that works as well - most of them are all gloopy and stringy. And the rocking horse is a winner too...wasn't that the name of a short story? The Rocking Horse Winner? and I think I've already seen that card someplace....
Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (26)

Julia Dunnit said...

And there was I thinking that WOYWW Wendy had one too many bottles of beer to help with the bottle top collection!! cute little rocking horse...I know there are many of us who see them and think instantly of you, so it's only right that you should pick them up when you see them!
Genius ides for the envelopes... Having just recycled about three years worth of mags, I'm slightly kicking myself!!

April Story said...

I can't wait to see your wood project. It must be great since WOYWWendy is so excited. :-)
April #61

The Taming of the Glue said...

Another gorgeous rocking horse for the collection and what a bargain! Can't wait to see that is hidden. Hugs. Pam#68

Princess Judy Palmer said...

WOYWW Wendy is doing quite the melodramatic pose there. Another great rocking horse! That's great that you sewed up envelopes from an old H'ween themed magazine. That's quite brilliant!

Caro said...

I love your new rocking horse. It is so cute. I cant wait to see what Wendy is hiding so effectively. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#12)

Donna Wheat said...

love the rocking horse, looking forward to seeing your hidden project soon, Donna #71

Yvonne said...

I always enjoy your posts even tho I may not comment every time. I appreciate your visits too.

Chrissie said...

I haven't visited in such an age, but I love your rocking horses and have missed seeing them.
Thanks for the peek at your workspace,
Great stuff
I loved having a snoop!
Chrissie #84

Chrissie said...

I haven't visited in such an age, but I love your rocking horses and have missed seeing them.
Thanks for the peek at your workspace,
Great stuff
I loved having a snoop!
Chrissie #84

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my! I thought you had a poorly Wendy there! Love your rocking horse - a bargain!! Your envelopes sure look fab! Chris111

Nan G said...

It seems Ms Julia caught us all off guard with her early opening of mr. linky! Love WOYWW Wendy and can't wait to see what wood she's hiding! Ooouuuu I loves wood! Darling little addition to your rocker collection. Chalkboard technique is a..tried it not my cuppa T ...thing. I'll stick to inks n paint and 'wood'. :) Thanks for the earlier visit! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #25

Angie said...

How clever to sew the envelopes! I love the rocking horse so cute. I'm that way about odd things like flying pigs. Thanks for popping by!
Angie #19

Gita said...

Nice homemade envelopes. What a find with the rocking horse!! Brigita #105

Neet said...

Lovely to have you back within the fold so to speak. We have missed you (and Bleubeard of course - certainly I have missed knowing about him). Love that rocking horse cannot get over how much of a bargain it was. Can you email me at some time when I get back (Monday).
Hugs, Neet xx 35

Horace House-of-Bears said...

We're surprised poor Wendy doesn't have a cramp lying like that. We just read your hoarder post and think you should celebrate by going out to buy more fabric! Good idea?

Oh, as for the typo on our comments. We've written loads on our visits, including declaring people are licky not lucky! It makes for a good giggle along the way. :)

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Cute new RH - very festive... and Wendy does look funny like that LOL... My new mug will feature next week on T day!! Have a great week Elizabeth... thanks for popping over - Mxx #72

Daniella said...

I love your new rocking horse!! And your WOYWW Flag is awesome!
So sorry I'm late!
xxDaniella#35

peggy apl said...

Ha, ha, WOYWWendy would be good at Limbo Rock! The new rocking horse is great and such a bargain too! No wonder you had to take it home with you! Happy WOYWW from #36 (Obviously, I didn't see the early post!)

Lisa-Jane said...

Looks like you are going great guns with the basement. Fab idea to sew the envelopes! #6