Tuesday, December 8, 2015

WOYWW 340: the one where she has mail


I'm finally able to join Julia at Stamping Ground for the latest edition of WOYWW.  I had intended to play last week, then realized I was hosting Second on the 2nd, which interfered time-wise with WOYWW.

I even had taken photos of my desk, which held a special surprise,

as well as this little rocker that sits on top of my microwave.

In the envelope were beautiful tags from the October crop.  Some might remember I sent tags to Julia to distribute to the people attending the crop.

Even though I hadn't expected anything in return, here are the lovely tags I got from some truly wonderful WOYWW deskers.

Then lo and behold, tis the season, isn't it?  Seems this Royal mail came from our Queen herself.

I'm always in awe of Julia's stamping and embossing abilities.  I may have a better camera, but it doesn't begin to show the beauty of this card.

Many know I decorate my home with Christmas trees each year, and this candle fulfills both my love of trees at Christmas and my continuing love of rocking horses. 

And just so you see what WOYWWendy and I are working on, we've been dyeing lace and fabric, although it looks more like a commercial for every type of adhesive available!  Sorry this is so long, but you can blame Julia for the length of this one!

If coming from Julia's, please leave your number so I can reciprocate.  It may be late tomorrow (Wednesday in my world) before I get back to you, because I'm heading out and about for printer ink and a few other staples, standing in line at the Post Office, and taking my friend Sally to lunch.  Thanks for visiting, and remembering who I am (as IF you could forget the mixed media wanna-be who collects rocking horses).

36 thoughtful remarks:

Nikki C said...

Great rocking horse and Julia made you a beautiful embossed card for you too. Your space is very tidy hugs Nikki to early for a number

Robyn said...

Long time no visit! I love swaps! Peace in the making!
robyn 2

Helen said...

love the rocker and the candle; and the card from Julia. Great to see you back with us. thanks for stopping by already. (I schedule for midnight our time and link up when it goes live,once I'm back up in the morning!)
Helen 3

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

It is indeed a beautiful card. I love that there is even a rocking horse on your Christmas candle. I thought of you the other day (on a round trip with my boy) when we passed the hand built rocking horse place on our journey. Enjoy lunch with your friend.

Fiona #4

butterfliecrafter said...

that dyed lace and fabric looks awesome. Vicky(#6)

Annie said...

Hello Elizabeth. Long time no see. I love the little rocking horse and the one on the candle. I hope life is good with you and still full of smiles.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x #17

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's good to see you again Elizabeth! I'm goad the tags got to you ok...that is a really lovely card from Julia. She's a clever gal isn't she?!
Enjoy your crafty, friend filled day!
hugs! LLJ 16 xx

Lisca Meijer said...

Hello again. Isn't itgreat to get happy mail! The atcs/tags are beUtiful! And Julia's card is fabulous.
Ive only just remember that you like rocking horses.
Have a great day out today. I'm sure we'll see the photos on Tuesday.
Lisca

Valerie-Jael said...

Love you happy mail, enjoy, you have received some beautiful tags and cards, as well as the seasonal stamps. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Marit said...

Oh wow, look at those tags... they´re wonderful! Enjoy the Christmas spirit and decorations! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #19

Diane Baker-Williams said...

You were first this week! Love that card from Julia! I am interested in seeing the lace and fabric you dyed. I had a double take when I saw Halloween tags. Was expecting, I don't know, Christmas! Thank you for the laugh

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous things received, got all confused when I saw Halloween stuff thought I was in a time warp! Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela 24

Tertia said...

Lucky you to get a card from the queen herself! and such a beauty too. Love the horse and the tags.
I really missed WOYWW and I am so glad to be back.
Happy WOYWW
Tertia #21

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

How truly wonderful to receive a card from Julia! I would be so pleased to receive anything from you girls. I am so far away and the mail so slow, it just isn't feasible. Happy Christmas to you girl!
Glenda 25

CraftygasheadZo said...

I do love that rocking horse and your happy post! Take care Zo xx 28

My name is Erika. said...

Great tags to arrive. How fun. Doing those challenges is always such fun. And I love seeing people's work tables. Can't wait to see your latest dyeing results.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Such a lovely idea to send tags to the crop! Awesome tags received in return! Happy WOYWW and congrats on the coveted #1 spot! zsuzsa @' InkyDinkyDoodle #30

Neet said...

How good is that that you got some tags in return for yours. That must have been a lovely surprise.
Love that wooden rocking horse and am looking forward to seeing what you do with the dyed lace etc. Hope you show us on WOYWW - it was so good to see you there - and in number one spot too!
Hugs to you and tickles under the chin for Bleubeard. Tell him I have missed him lots.
Neet 13 xxxx

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You got a lot of beautiful keepsakes from the swap. I can imagine your home to be a winter wonderland with all your trees and rocking horses. Happy WOYWW! #29

Darla said...

Swaps are fun aren't they? You received some nice goodies. Your desk looks like it belongs to a busy artist. Maybe that is because it does. LOL!

StampinCarol said...

Cute little rocking horse! And Julia's card is just lovely! Is that the dyed lace in the top left? If so, very pretty! Hope you have a great day!
Carol N #32

Dianne said...

always enjoy seeing your decorations, and amazed that your work desk is so neat. (mine is always full of piles of paper) There ARE a lot of attachment/adhesive choices on yours! ;) what fun tags, too. Rock on!

Pamela Gerard said...

That is sure a pretty card!

Twiglet said...

Good to see you again - I making a real effort to get round a few more desk this week. I love seeing your little rocking horses. x Jo

Sharon Madson said...

What a beautiful card Julia sent you! Thanks for sharing. Love your tags, too! Happy WOYWW! #44

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, and hugs to Bleubeard. Gorgeous tags, and card there. Laughed at your 'glue advertisement'!Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #10 xxx

Suzanne Alexis said...

I love the rocking horses, candle, and card! So cute and pretty! It looks like you have a lot going on.

Suzanne #40

Anne said...

Such loveliness in your post! The card from Julia is beautiful. Love the rocking horse and candle. Great tags. Anne x #49

Anne said...

Such loveliness in your post! The card from Julia is beautiful. Love the rocking horse and candle. Great tags. Anne x #49

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your happy mail! Your workspace looks so neat - I had intended joining in today but we got stuck in a massive jam (Manchester seems to be in permanent gridlock these days - so many roadworks (Er, to improve the road systems!!)We didn't get back home until after our usual mealtime - so it was all systems go to get ourselves something to eat!! I think we spent a little longer with son and GKs and then we had to pick up food supplies as we hadn't intended being here!! It took us an hour and a half to travel 5 miles!! Hope you enjoyed your lunch! Chrisx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Hello, Elizabeth! What wonderful gifts you got in the mail! Yes, I too am in awe of Julia's stamping and embossing skills. Happy WOYWW!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@8

sandra de said...

Lovely tags and always a treat to see one of your rockers. I am sure we are not even half way through the collection.
sandra de @27

Lynn Holland said...

Lovely candle and tags. Postman Dave brought me some nice mail to this week
Lynn #15 x

okienurse said...

awesome seeing you again! I am impressed with those tags and that rocking horse. Hope you are staying warm well this week you are it is like balmy here in Oklahoma! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a message. Have a great week. Vickie #48

NatureFootstep said...

lol, love the little rocking horse. It´s adorable :)

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Congrats on the No.1 spot. Lots of lovely crafty busyness going on your desk. So much, I have forgotten all the detail! Ali x #39