Wednesday, June 27, 2018

What's On Your Workdesk this 473rd Wednesday: Playing hide and seek


As I'm sure you know, WOYWW is the brainchild of our desker Queen Julia, our beloved host at Stamping Ground

I'm showing the back of this quiltlet, a REALLY belated Christmas present, because it's a gift for a friend who reads my blog.  Thus the reason for hiding it.

Yes, I also staged and hid the book, because images from it will also be used as I create the quiltlet.   Note also the tiny rocking horse clothes pins.

On the left, you can see one of the rockers has walked away.  I wondered where it was hiding.  In the middle, I tried to show the size of the clothes pins and rockers.  On the right you can tell I've corralled the errant rocker, and must glue it back in place.  Now you see why I can claim I own over 460 rocking horses.  They can be functional as well as decorative!

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52 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

cute pins! I think you should claim that as an early for next year, present! Helen #? waiting

Valerie-Jael said...

Those rocking horse pins are fun! Have a great day, Valerie

Sarah Brennan said...

I like the genius at work sign that I spotted on your desk Elizabeth. You really do have a lot of different rocking horse items! Have a great week. Sarah #5

Hazel said...

So much fun there - or perhaps I should say sew much fun - lol! Thanks for sharing - Hazel #8 x

Sharon Madson said...

Rocking horse clothes pins! Now I have heard of almost everything! LOL They are cute though. I wanted to stop by and tell you that I did join the Inspired by challenge as you suggested. I hope I did it right. Thank you. #10

Neet said...

Well I never! Where on earth did you find those rockers? They are wonderful and I can imagine them being used to peg clothes on the line - a row of rockers! Sounds good to me.
Good luck with the quiltlet - hope we get to see it at some time.
Hugs Neet xx 9
(under the chin tickles to Bleubeard and Squiggles) with an extra one for you know who

Anne said...

Those clothes pins are brilliant, though I was looking for the sort of pins I have for quilting- then realised clothes pegs as I call them :-) Have a great day. Anne x #10

Anne said...

Those clothes pins are brilliant, though I was looking for the sort of pins I have for quilting- then realised clothes pegs as I call them :-) Have a great day. Anne x #10

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What sweet little pegs Elizabeth, it's as if they were created just for you! I'm intrigued to see your quiltlet?? Don't keep us waiting too long. Happy WOYWW enjoy your sewing and thank you as always for visiting.
Creative wishes Tracey #4

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Good Morning...Oh the guilt I feel when I see a sewing machine. Have so many ideas and just haven't had the spunk or fire to tackle that new one I have. "Computerized" mistake ! But I've had enough other things to keep me occupied. Some time email me your mailing address, when I find a small rocking horse or 2 in my rubble I'll mail it too you. I am weeding out ALL unused treasures !!! I've kinda boxed up my collections...so many and when I am done gathering I'll re locate a few of them within our home. Bugs, Heat, standing Water, closed windows, have created a weird summertime here. I think all of the states have had extreme things this year. Fires, Water, winds, political messes, but I keep praying ! Have a good week and Happy WOYWW

Annie said...

Love the little rocking horse pegs and I’m really hoping to get to see the quilt when it’s finished.
Hugs
Annie x #14

Ellie said...

I like those clothes pins. Have a wonderful day!
Ellie #21

Julia Dunnit said...

A quintet in progress, how lovely! As we’re at the half way point, you could call it an early Christmas gift really! I spot a postcard of London scenes, postcards are still amongst my favourite sort of mail! I like the rocking horse pegs, they are very little - nice to collect something that can be used as well as making a nice display, huh.

froebelsternchen said...

WOW.. you even own rocking horse clothes pins! They look great!
Happy day my dear Co.-Admin!
Hugs, Susi

craftytrog said...

I like your horsey pegs! Good luck with the quilt, hope you'll show us the finished item! xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I like your ink stained work surface! That's always a sign of creativity taking place! Happy #473! zsuzsa #23

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, hugs to Bleubeard.Love the workspace, and those rocking horse pins are ace. I have some with bats, lol.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

RO said...

What a cool idea to do with clothes pins! I never would have considered that anad love them. I'm amazed that you have so many things in your office, yet it still looks so orderly and bright. Hugs...RO

Ginny Maxam said...

such cute pins, I enjoyed reading your post! Have a great week, Ginny #30

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth a Christmas quilt et fir 25th July is an idea!
Love your rocking hires goad yoyve corralled safely the errant one.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x #25

Diana Taylor said...

Those little pegs are so cute - I never knew there were so many rocking horses around! I'm looking forward to seeing the quiltlet when it's done. I love your studio space, it always looks so inviting and I've just noticed that gorgeous card with teapots on - I do love a teapot!
Hope you have a great week,
Diana x #17

CJ Kennedy said...

Until you did a close-up, I thought the rocking horse clothespins were some sort of floral picks. The rocking horses are very cute. Love the genius at work sign, too. Have fun working on the quiltlet

kathyinozarks said...

Oh wow those rocking horse pins are Amazing! they must make you smile to use them-

My name is Erika. said...

NICE clothespins. Did you (or someone) make those or can you buy such fun ones? I am always amazed how clean you work area is. You should see mine and I even picked it up a bit. Hope you have a better day today. Hugs-Erika

Cindy McMath said...

So organized! I’m in awe.

Jeanie said...

I love making clips from clothespins but these are especially cute! Good for you!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Elizabeth. I so love those rocking horse pegs (sorry we call them pegs in the UK). What a collection you must have. Hope your week is full of lovely crafty stuff and have a great woyww. Thanks for the visit to mine, Angela x13x

Lindart said...

Cute pins! I'm sure they will be very useful in your crafting. Lucky friend to get a quiltlet from you! Have a wonderful week, meows to Bleubeard from Inky, Lindart #38

Gibby Frogett said...

Loved seeing your workspace with a project in progress.
The rocking horse pins are sweet and so unusual.
Gill xx

Lillianb said...

love the pins looks like a great machine

lilian B

Sandra Cox said...

OMG, I've got to get some of those clothes pins!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth! I'm sure the recipient of the quilt will love it whenever you get it done! I'm hoping to start blogging and joining in soon. How IveI missed all of my blogging friends!

Hugs
Kay

glitterandglue said...

Hi Elizabeth. Glad you managed to round up the lost horse - makes it so much better when they are all in the same paddock!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Caro said...

Those rocking horse pins are adorable... I look forward to seeing the finished quilt! I am a bit late to the party tonight - thanks for sharing. Caro x (#42)

Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth, Looking forward to seeing the quilt.

Those Rocking Horse pegs are so cute.

Sorry the link didn't work properly for my blog. Don't know why, but appreciate you tracking me down anyway.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #16

StampinCarol said...

What cute clothes pins! Bet your quiltlet turns out fabulous!
Have a great week!
Carol N #33

Caterina Giglio said...

I never tire of seeing other studios, and what is lurking upon the desk.. you are always so neat and tidy!! Just love stopping by, to see what you are up to Dr. E and the kitties! x

da tabbies o trout towne said...

bleu N squiggles....we cant be sure... sew pleez due knot men shunz thiz ta elizabeth.... but we think we saw de rockin horse at the merry go round in de park just de other day ~~~~~ ☺☺♥♥ !

Annie Claxton said...

Love those rocking horse pegs, they would be a great way to close a gift bag wouldn't they? I'm intrigued by the teapot pictures too ... :o) Annie C #18

Pamela Gerard said...

What a cozy spot to sew -- and how I wish I could sew! I love to see workspaces.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh, I do like those rocking horse pins! Fun!

All the best Jan

Marit said...

THat's a very belated X-mas present indeed... make it double gorgeous and it's appropriate for two X-masses at once *teehee*. You know I do love your rocking horses! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, have a great week! Love from sunny (and warm!) Holland. Marit #28

pearshapedcrafting said...

What cute clothes pegs! There's a reminder here that I need to get my machine in for an overhaul - it behaved so badly I don't use it any more! Hugs, Chrisx

Christine said...

Thank you for your visit earlier - Felix is coming home today.... yeah! even more hugs!!!
Just love those rocking horses, brilliant idea.
BTW - I am 18 YEARS into stitching one of my pictures, hope this makes you feel better!! lol
Have a good quilting week
Christine #44

Jackie P Neal said...

heehe I love the Genius at work sign on your workspace- made me giggle Elizabeth!
Jackie xo

jan spencer said...

Great rocking horse pins, I have never seen those before, I have quite a few myself with Christmas items, bees, flowers etc, must admit I haven’t used many!
Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt, something I started but never finished, ha,ha

Meggymay said...

Sorry to be calling in so late, it is a super post and the rocking horse pins look fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Shoshi said...

What dear little rocking horses, Elizabeth! I don't think I've ever come across anyone who collected rocking horses before or who had so many! They are so charming. Thank you for your lovely comment and I'm so glad you enjoyed my projects, and especially our kitties! They are endlessly entertaining!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #43

Let's Art Journal said...

That thread looks wonderful on your quiltlet,can't wait to see the finished piece later this year ...lol 😉. What lovely rocking horses pegs too and Wow, owning 460 rocking horses - how amazing is that! Take care dear Elizabeth! J 😊 x

Kyla said...

Love the clothes pegs and looking forward to seeing the reveal for the quiltet once the lucky recipient has seen it.
kyla

Elizabeth said...

Hi Elizabeth & Bleubeard, those clothes pins are a delight though I can't see you using them to hang anything out on a line with them, especially if the rocking horses have a tendency to go walkabout, or should that be rockabout! Look forward to seeing the finished quilt project. Elizabeth x #32

Kelly said...

what adorable clothespins! Thanks for sharing those, Elizabeth. Thanks also for your visit last week. Sorry I'm late getting 'round. Will explain tomorrow. Creative Blessings! Kelly #39