Wednesday, June 13, 2018

What's On Your Workdesk this 471st Wednesday: the napkin edition


Julia, our desker Queen and WOYWW host at Stamping Ground, didn't kick me out of the club last week, so I promise to be brief this week.  As an update, I have received my ATCs from Neet (and one from Julia), so I will share those next week.

Today you find my desk filled with a few napkins I'll be working on

for my Second Thursday (of the month) tutorial tomorrow.

I've sorted them according to size, and now I must remove the lovely images from their multiple layered/ply backings.

Did you notice the cute tiny rocking horse?  They aren't all large and they don't all rock.  Some actually roll!

Thank you for joining me today.  I really, really wish I could visit everyone, but I'm only on blogger, not G+, Facebook, or Instagram.  I appreciate your visit, and if you are here from Julia's, I guess you don't have to be told to leave your number.

39 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Have fun creating with your napkins, have a fun day! Valerie

Helen said...

that top napkin is gorgeous! have a great woyww Helen #2

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Hi there! I'm glad to see you're still collecting rocking horses. Happy WOYWW and blessings!

glitterandglue said...

Morning Elizabeth. Hope your tutorial goes well - they are certainly gorgeous serviettes. Cute little rocking horse - so tiny!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a lovely collection of napkins Elizabeth, I find it so difficult to use mine, I think it's the peeling apart of them it seems so painful hee hee!!
Look forward to seeing what you get up too creating with them and I see one of your Rocking Horses is intrigued too..
Creative wishes Tracey (#7) xx

Diana Taylor said...

Oh my goodness I absolutely LOVE that butterfly napkin - I must make sure I get to see what you do with it! I also love the cute little rolling horse - I'm wondering if you have any that both rock and roll and if so do they have blue suede hoofs. Sorry, gone off at a tangent!
I hope you have a great week,
Diana x #19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I've often seen napkins used in crafting but never has a go myself - there are really beautiful patterns these days, so different and worthy of being used in a project. I knew Diana would love the butterfly one! Cute rocking horse too, it's good to see some of your collection :-D
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

Hazel said...

Lots of crafting loveliness. Have fun with the napkins. Thanks for sharing today - Hazel, WOYWW 472 xx

Twiglet said...

Ha ha - I am with Diana on the rock and roll! Such a cute little horse. I love all the lovely designs on napkins too. I am sure your creations will be fab. xx Jo

craftytrog said...

Ooh! Those napkins are super, especially the top one! Enjoy using them Elizabeth!
Happy Wednesday,
Alison xxx
p.s. Thanks for your comments on my blog yesterday. I don't usually drink Lipton's tea, it was from our hotel in Slovenia, but quite tasty and refreshing. And I'm with you on the strawberry front, only like them fresh. Hate them soggy on flans and in jam with a vengeance! Lol!

RO said...

Wow! I had no idea those were napkins until you shared, and they look so lovely and unique! I was at Walmart a while ago and noticed that they had marked down quite a few napkins and paper plates in various genres. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with Dear Elizabeth! Hugs and Wonderful Wednesday to you! RO

CJ Kennedy said...

Looking forward to seeing what you will do with all those pretty napkins. The little horse is very cute.

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for visiting already and taking the time to email I really appreciate it. Those napkin images look scrumptious, perfect for using on a mixed media project. Have a good week. Sarah #16

Lillianb said...

Happy WOYWDW

Thank you for your visit to my blog,

Great desk and projects,

Lilian B #17

froebelsternchen said...

WOW- you made me curious now! I am looking forward to tomorrow's tutorial with those napkins ( the brown checkered one with the Raphael angel is from me♥♥♥) The rolling horse is so cute as well my friend!

Happy day !
Hugs, Susi

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, and hugs to Bleubeard. Love those napkins, the butterfly one is especially beautiful.So many gorgeous designs these days. Have a lovely week, Love & Hugs, Shaz XxXx #8

Gibby Frogett said...

Whenever i see a desk I always want to have a little rummage with a bit of ooh and ah-ing for the things I would discover - like looking through your lovely pile of napkins Elizabeth - the top one is really beautiful.
Thanks once again for the lovely coments you left on my post earlier and your AJJ support..
Hope your day has been good...Gill xx

Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth, Intrigued by the napkins.

Love the little horse.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #12

Jeanie said...

Separating napkins from their ply is one of the mixed media jobs I hate most -- and a no-brainer too! Enjoy.

And thanks for coming to the blog. Three days out and the room still is neat!

Lindart said...

Interesting napkin project - I really like the napkin on top - looks like a Tim Holtz napkin! LOL! Have a great week, Lindart #29

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Elizabeth. I have napkin jealousy! The butterfly one is too pretty for a napkin! I think I may be paying Wal-Mart a visit when I am in Canada in September, as well as Michaels. Or I could just send my sister a shopping list to pick up before I arrive! Who am I kidding ... I have to browse the shelves, she might miss something! Thanks for stopping by earlier, and your kind words. Have a lovely week, Heather x #15

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; the butterfly napkin is gorgeous; I rather hope it stays intact though I know you're working on a new piece. da tabbies say hi to bleu and squiggles !!! ♥♥☺☺

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

What would we do without napkins in our creative lives. xox

Meggymay said...

Have fun creating with the napkins, I look forward to seeing whet you will be making.
Yvonne xx

Angela Radford said...

That rocking horse is so gorgeous Elizabeth! I will have to pop back to see how you use those napkins they look very interesting. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a lovely woyww, Angela x18x

Stacy Sheldon said...

AWw that is a cute horse, its fun to see the different angles of your room that you get to enjoy your collection on a regular basis. love the prints on your napkins too :) ~Stacy #28

Caro said...

Gorgeous napkins and cute little horse. Thanks for sharing. Caro X #37

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth! You are setting such a good example - I do miss joining in at WOYWW and hope to get back there soon! Meanwhile I look forward to tomorrow's tutorial! Hush, Chrisx

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous napkins, Elizabeth. I was give some very pretty peacock feather ones recently and knew there was something I could do with them but I don't know how to do it! Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing our sweet kitties. I'm getting on pretty well with sorting my computer files now and I'm definitely going to trash the hard drive that failed in my old computer!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #32

My name is Erika. said...

Can't wait to see what the napkins are going to be used for! Hugs-Erika

Mia said...

I am sure you will make great creations with your beautiful napkins, Elizabeth. Kisses, my friend.

Cindy McMath said...

I will look forward to seeing what you do with the napkins tomorrow Elizabeth!

kathyinozarks said...

Yes I spotted that sweet little rocking horse-
I always enjoy seeing what you are creating next.
I am glad you found my slow cooker post-when I wrote the paper post I thought readers may not see the slow cooker one. speaking of melting wax in your crock pots--have you done batiks??? that has been on my want to do list as well I even bought the soy wax to melt and use that way.
I have cooked the hemp fibers for four hours now with the washing soda-and not sure if it is broken down enough. I decided I am going to just let it cool down in the pot over night and then rinse well tomorrow morning-and then see what happens in the blender first before i add the cotton pulp--
have a good night

Neet said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for letting me know my atc's have finally arrived (probably after visiting all over the States before they got to you) having redone my Pif I have one ready for swapping when I next visit Holland where we swap in huge numbers. Hope they don't go down the route of doing the circular ones that are all the rage over there.
Love your cute little rocking horse, he must be so tiny as I see you have the badge close by. Am wondering what the technique is you are doing with those napkins, love the squared off one.
Have a good week the three of you,
Hugs, Neet (and tickles to Bleubeard) xxx

Dorlene Durham said...

Interesting to see what you do with those napkins. I'll need to check back later. Thanks for your earlier visit to my blog. Have a wonderful week. Dorlene #30

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a cute little horse.

All the best Jan

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. I was sorting out my craft room yesterday and found some lovely napkins that I had forgotten about. If you would like some, send your address to my email (teddybob@live.co.uk). Will be interested to see how you are going to use them. Cute rocking/rolling horse. Ali x #11

Let's Art Journal said...

Loved seeing you craft space and that little non-rocking horse is so adorable with it spots and beautiful mane 😁. Have a great day! J 😊 x

Nikki C said...

Funny how napkins now become art and look really good