Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Whats On Your Workdesk this 475th Wednesday:


Julia at Stamping Ground, our fearless leader of all things desks might be a bit upset with me today because this post is a bit longer than I originally intended.

Today you get TWO desks.  Actually, this is my dining room table where I was able to lay out some lovely gifts sent to me by Kaybee at Ink, Paint, and Me.   She sent skeleton leaves which I am in love with, along with some feathers, flower petals, and ribbons.    I am in LOVE.  Thanks beyond belief for your generosity, Kay.

Of course, she had to go the extra mile and make this incredible card.  I know many of you deskers will love it as much as I did.  If you wish to pin this, please ask Kay, not me!

On my craft desk you will find I am STILL working on the belated Christmas gift (quiltlet).

I've only ripped it out and reworked it THREE times. This is the back

and it's still not right.  The only thing I really like is the variegated thread!

Of course, I know many of you came to see the rocking horses, and today's is a napkin holder.  Functional and beautiful rolled into one.

Thanks for visiting, and if you are coming from Julia's please leave your number.  However, I have encountered a couple of deskers who are only on Instagram, of which I'm not a member.  I'll visit, but can't leave comments.  And thanks to Sarah for contacting Zsuzsa.  I may not be able to leave these two G+ artists  messages on their blogs, but at least I now have a way to contact both.  And isn't that the point of sharing the love at WOYWW?

43 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

That's a great gift you received, have fun using those lovely items. Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

what a lovely gift from Kay! Helen #1

Helen said...

Hi, no we're not going to Wimbledon this year, it's really too expensive for her to take all of us, and also, Monica is on holiday right now. The final on Sunday clashes with the World Cup Final so that is what I will be watching (although the tennis does start earlier so can get a bit of that in first)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Hi Elizabeth, what sweet gifts received from Kay. It always puts a smile on my face when I receive little parcels just like these. It looks like you are creatively busy as always and i'm so intrigued by this quiltlet you are creating.
What a handy rocking horse that is!!
Thanks for sharing & sorry if i've missed some visits to posts, i'm in real need of a catch up.
Hugs Tracey #2
P.S Saw what you said on Helens about trouble posting blog posts, I thought it was just me and my rubbish laptop, you wouldn't believe the process I have to go through to even begin to put a post together xx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Elizabeth. That's a beautiful gist and lovely card to go with it. have fun!! I also have trouble contacting some of the folk on Google +, but now have a couple of email addresses, so can make sure they are not left out. I don't do instagram either, but think I have worked out how to leave a comment - will try later!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I feel your pain about ripping out the stitches!! It's weird how sometimes projects go without a hitch and others are trouble from the get go...persevere, lovely gal, you'll get there. Lovely gifts from Kay, hope you enjoy using them!
Hugs LLJ 9 xxx

Sarah Brennan said...

What a lovely and thoughtful gift from Kay, Elizabeth. Hope you manage to get your quiltlet finished without much more reworking. The napkin holder is great, you certainly have an unusual and extensive collection! Have a good week. Sarah #14

froebelsternchen said...

Oh what a lovely gift - so many useful and pretty items and the card is a woser as well!The girls like you so much - that's for sure, but no wonder - you are such a sweetheart! I love to see your quiltlet in progress - you know how much you inspire me with your Mixed Media sewing skills and just now I really try to incorporate this into my current book project. And those napkin holder is really just a WOWSER Elizabeth! Happy WOYWW for you dear Elizabeth! Happy day!
Hugs, Susi

Annie said...

What lovely gifts from Kay and such a gorgeous card too. I’m watching the quilt making with interest too.
Hugs,
Annie x #15

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Diana Taylor said...

What a lovely package of little gifts you received - all so useful and I'm a huge fan of skeleton leaves too, they are amazing aren't they. I love the card, very elegant. I hope your sewing gets back on track, I hate when I have something that just won't work as I wish - I find walking away for a few days and then coming back to it sometimes helps - but only if you aren't working to a deadline!
Hope you have a great week,
Diana x #11

Hazel said...

Super gifts you received. Good to see your sewing ... hope you can get on with this now. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a good day - Hazel, WOYWW 17 x

Dortesjs said...

waue great gift

Ellie said...

That's such a nice gift. The feathers are beautiful. Have a great woyww!
Ellie #22

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Gorgeous photos of such fun treasures. Lots of details on those items.
Frustrations of projects ! at least you are sticking by it. Hope the final stitch makes a perfect item. Have a fun week.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Elizabeth, and hugs to Bleubeard. Fab gifts, and the card is gorgeous. Love the card design, it's gorgeous.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxX

jan spencer said...

Hi Elizabeth, what a great gift, must admit I've had some skeleton leaves in the drawer for years, one of those things I get out now and again but they never work for me so I'm looking forward to seeing your project using them.
I love the card, it's so clean and precise!
Happy WOYWW
Jan no25

Jackie P Neal said...

Hello Elizabeth! Happy Wednesday to you!
What generous gifts you have received, Ill bet you can't wait to break them open and play!
hugs,Jackie

CJ Kennedy said...

Lovely gifts. I like the variegated thread. So nice to have an object that is functional as well as prized . Enjoy your day

Caro said...

What a gorgeous gift you received. I am sure you will get the quilt just right in the end... I admire anyone who can sew... I'm a disaster! Thanks for sharing. Caro x (#17)

Lindart said...

What a great stash! I love those skeleton leaves as well! The rocking horse napkin horse is cute. I work in a second-hand store and I'm always looking for rocking horses while thinking of you. So far there has only been one, and it is full sized and way to heavy to mail! Oh well, i'll keep looking! Good luck on your quilt, I'm sure it will be spectacular when it's finished! Inky says "hi" to Bleubeard! Lindart #33

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, I do enjoy seeing your rocking horses, awesome gifts in the mail, and your desk is full with projects-love that--you'll get your quilt I love varigated threads
Thank you for your comments on my papers-they are still pretty this morning with allot of the colors not as bright-as expected. I just posted a tutorial on what I did.
anxious to see your eco prints soon hugs

Sandra Cox said...

That card is just amazing. What a wondrous gift:)

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Elizabeth, gorgeous gifts, the skeletal leaves look fun! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. There are quite a few deskers that are tempting me to reclaim my sewing machine from my daughter ... but I don't have the time for more crafting at present. Maybe one day! Cute rocking horse napkin holder! Have a lovely week Heather x #12

Julia Dunnit said...

That is so the beauty of WOYWW, people working out a way to reach each other. How very happy making! That was a lovely generous present fro Kay, and yep, a beautiful card, gosh aren’t people clever. I cant see whats wrong with it but I understand your quiltelt frustration. It makes so much sense in your head, but somehow sometimes, head to item just doesnt work. I too like the variegated thread..that will show the other side too I presume? Just me that’s too lazy to change the bobbin then?!!

Nikki C said...

Such a lovely rocking horse napkin folder. Blogger can be such a fussy thing some days I find I have to clean out my buffers Every once in a while hugs Nikki 3

da tabbies o trout towne said...

what a neat napkin holder; have never seen one like it before; very cute Elizabeth ! ☺☺♥♥

Meggymay said...

Enjoy the new goodies you were gifted and the card looks beautiful.
Your rocking horse napkin holder is lovely.
Yvonne xx

kathyinozarks said...

Sorry I forgot to comment about the deli paper-If it is like parchment paper it would be good-but if it is like a wax paper I don't think that would work well

Angela Radford said...

Hi Elizabeth. You're not the only one that's late, I'm even later and may well have to finish off tomorrow. Gorgeous card too. Pleased you like my pebbles. They were fun to make. Have lovely woyww, Angela x13x

Rita said...

Lovely presents and card! :)

Sharon Madson said...

Love your ricking horses. I wonder how many you have. I hope you do not have to tear out any of the quilt mor times! You will be glad to get it done, I am sure! Great gifts from your friend! Thanks for sharing today, Elizabeth. #30

Jeanie said...

I really admire your productivity! AND, Love the rocking horse napkin holder. It's perfect!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I actually took a photo of my desk yesterday morning and then everything went pearshaped!!! Wha ta lovely package you received! I love the variegated thread you are using on your quiltlet! Oh! and what a clever rocking horse you have! Hugs, Chrisx

Dorlene Durham said...

I'd love to see what you do with the skeleton leaves. I was gifted some awhile ago but I'm stumped! Dorlene #34

Neet said...

It wasn't that long a post and you certainly were not that late - in fact I am even later visiting you (and Bleubeard). Blame if on my bad back.
What a gorgeous card your received. I love black and white - so clean looking and so classy. Also like the feathers in the first photograph, what lovely bright colours.
Maybe we will get to see the quiltlet some day, so sorry that you have reworked it so many times but at least you are better than I am - I would not have dared attempt it.
Great little rocking horse and so useful to - and decorative on the table.
Hugs to you and you know who
Neet 6 xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a lovely gift.

All the best Jan

kaybee said...

So pleased you liked the contents of my little package! Look forward to seeing what you do with the skeleton leaves. Hope that quiltlet turns out right for you! Happy weekend!

Shoshi said...

What a tremendous gift and what fun things to add to your stash, Elizabeth! You will have such fun playing with it all. I love the little black rocking horse. At Tyntesfield there was a rocking horse and I photographed him - when I get around to posting about that outing, I'll make sure I point him out! Thank you for your sweet comment and I'm sorry to be so long replying - we've been so busy and in between I've been very tired and had to rest, and I'm having a job catching up with everyone! It's still tremendously hot here and we are spending as much time as possible under the shade of the apple tree in the garden.

The kitties really are funny! Lily fell off the trolley the other night! They are so tired when they come in from the garden and they just crash out up there for hours. Esmeralda is going bonkers and I had to transfer her to a larger jar or she'd have been busting out all over the kitchen! I think she'll be ready to use for sourdough tomorrow.

Sorry to hear you've got continuing problems with the Internet. It's a real pain, isn't it. I hope they can sort it out for you soon.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #8

Jan Ltc said...

Thanks so much for your kind words. Hope you are feeling better xx Jan (27)

Kelly said...

Hi Elizabeth. I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather. I'd send you a card but I find I don't have your address. If you'd please pop over to my blog and email me using the contact for, please. I need you in my Christmas card list anyway ;-)

You asked about the booklet. The booklet is one that I hope to have ready to sell as a companion to my talk at the conference. I can not cover everything in 30-40 minutes but I'll have handouts for all attendees. Just not possible so I hope to have the companion workbook that takes each step I'll touch on a lot further. I also determined to have my romance book ready to sell at the conference.

Feel better soon.
P.S. Scrolled through your zoo pictures. I love the zoo! If you ever want a weekend trip, come to Springfield. We'll take in Dickerson Park Zoo and/ or the new wonders of wildlife at Bass Pro. Haven't been yet but hear it's something to see. - Kel

Anne said...

Hello Elizabeth. So you think you were late !!! I apologise for almost not making it this week. I went to see my lovely mum last Wed and did comment on several posts on my way down South - after that I lost track. Apologies.
What a super gift you were given. Love the rocking horse napkin holder. Good luck with getting the quiltlet completed. Anne x # 28( I think :-) )

Anne said...

Hello Elizabeth. So you think you were late !!! I apologise for almost not making it this week. I went to see my lovely mum last Wed and did comment on several posts on my way down South - after that I lost track. Apologies.
What a super gift you were given. Love the rocking horse napkin holder. Good luck with getting the quiltlet completed. Anne x # 28( I think :-) )