Wednesday, May 22, 2019

What's On Your Workdesk this 520th Wednesday? Don't let me forget the *

This is the BIG one, ladies and gentlemen.  It's the day we honor Julia at Stamping Ground, our wonderful host and Queen desker.  It's also the day we celebrate 10 years of WOYWW.  I wasn't here from the beginning, but I was here for the first anniversary and haven't missed one since.  I simply can't forget to add my asterisk.

I want to point out, that I have only found one person I can't reply to and it was a desker on Instagram.  I'm a blogger (PERIOD) and don't "do" any other social media sites.

I have to admit, these "artistic" ATCs look much better on my dining room table than the actual ATCs I created.  It's amazing what several blur transformations in Photoshop can do for some not very creative ATCs.  None of these are for my PIF partner.  All will be revealed after the crop on June 1.

More than a few of you have asked about the dresses hanging on my wall.  I will explain them next week, 

but for now, today is all about Julia and the desks.

What's On Your Workdesk Wendy is a photo hog.  She is hiding the ATC I kept for myself.  It's clear she's also guarding the envelope I've designated for my PIF partner.

She's also pointing to the obligatory rocking horse (which I'm sure is the real reason people visit).  It was sent to me years ago by no other than the queen of deskers, Julia herself.

Wendy has hopped over to my other "desk" that holds my guillotine cutter and my sewing machine.  I made this dust cover from a used pillowcase to celebrate the first anniversary of WOYWW.  It was the first time I ever stamped on fabric.  I was SO scared I would mess it up.  Of course, that's when Wendy was born, too.  She doesn't look too bad for being 10 years old!

I want to thank each of you for joining me today, and in Julia's words:
The number that your name is given on the list is important..leave it when you make a comment on other Desker's posts and they can visit you without too much to-ing and fro-ing.
I am also grateful for any and everyone visiting my desk today.

Thank you Nikki for once again making and supplying the blog button.

61 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

As always when I see your anniversary post, I remember I intended to include my WOYWW themed items... they still surround me! hey ho, maybe next year! happy WOYWW Helen #1

Sarah Brennan said...

Happy 10th anniversary Elizabeth. How fortuitous that last year Iwas your PIF and this year you are mine. I have already emailed you as I have mislaid your address. Love all the WOYWW references in your craft room and I am intrigued to find out more about the dresses.
Sarah #4

Valerie-Jael said...

Have a fun day! Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Forever giving with your posts Elizabeth and always a joy to sit and read and see all you WoywW tributes through the years. Fab to see the cover is still going strong, it's one of my favourite mediums to work on is fabric and I think we all need a Wendy in our WOYWW lives. No ATC participation from me but hope that one day I can send you a little something for your kindness from across the pond. Happy WoywW Tracey #10
P.S Sorry again to all those missed posts, it's such a busy time for me at the moment and online time is very limited xx

Neet said...

You bringing Wendy out again has made me wonder what I did with Flat Susan? I know she is somewhere safe - must have a look for her and must have a tidy up in the process.
Lovely to see Wendy and what a little mummy's helper she is proving to be today.
Love your machine cover - obviously you had no reason to be scared all those years ago and I guess printing on fabric is a breeze these days for you.
Hugs to you and Bleubeard (and Squiggles and Wendy, cannot leave anyone out)
Neet 18 xxxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's good to see Wendy out again - she's a diva, of course she's going to hog the limelight, lol! It's funny how we've all evolved, be it as crafters or bloggers - I'm very grateful to have been part of the journey.
Oh and the badges are stuck onto my shelves with blu tac, nothing complicated!
Happy 10th WOYWW,

Bridget Larsen said...

Your craft room looks very warm and cosy
Bridget #2

Marit said...

Happy anniversary Elizabeth, so glad we 'meet' almost every Wednesday - although I think I 'found you' via Seth Apter a long time ago, even before I joined woyww.... I feel blessed to be part of this crafty, creative, nice and supporting tribe that is still blogging and communicating (more than just a 'thumb's up') Yep, I am one of those bloggers that still WRITE POSTS... ha! Enjoy your day! Hugs and kisses from the Netherlands. Marit #17

aussie aNNie said...

Your work desk looks oh so interesting, love your crafting room.xx

Debbie Rock said...

Happy Anniversary Elizabeth! Looking forward to the Tales of the Dresses next week ... am intrigued. Hope you have a super day. Love Debbie #25 xXx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Elizabeth. Good to see you on this auspicious occasion!!! Happy 10th WOYWW anniversary. Love the artistic shot of your ATCs - and great to have a real gander around your room. So much to see and sneak peep at.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #5

shazsilverwolf said...

HI Elizabeth, and hugs to Bleubeard.Lovely to see so many projects on your desks,not seen Wendy for a long time.Huge hugs to you both, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

Annie said...

My plan is to get round everyone today to wish them a very happy 10th anniversary and to thank you for your friendship and lovely comments over the years.
Lovely to see Wendy joining in the celebrations today.
Annie x #10

RO said...

What a fun and colorful horse, and your pic reminds me that I would probably be much more orderly with a rolling cart with drawers such as you have. I really like that a lot. Hugs..and Wacky Wednesday to you! RO

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Nice to see so many celebratory projects on your desk, Elizabeth. I don't believe I met Wendy before. Happy anniversary! zsuzsa #26

My name is Erika. said...

I need you to mentally send me some cleaning energy. I love how clean your work desk is. Hope you had a dry and storm free night! Hugs-Erika

buterfliecrafter said...

Hello Elisabeth,
Thx for your visist to my desk,
and no Hannah is not doing a 365 again, I am still in the process of finishing last year :-(
Lovely commerates for WOYWW you have,
Happy anniversary Vicky #33

Barbara said...

What an interesting and inspirational desk! Im also wondering about the dresses. Thx for visiting my grade school project. It’s dry today but needs more thickness. Promise to show it when further along.

Diana Taylor said...

Lovely to see your wonderfully arty and creative space again, and of course Wendy and the rocking horses (it sounds like a good name for a band!).
Happy 10th WOYWW Anniversary and thank you so much for stopping by my desk earlier,
Diana xx #22

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy 10th! Such a treat to see all the wonderful things in your studio. And what you are working on.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Elizabeth m. Happy TENTH indedy! Seeing WOYWW Wendy did remind me of Neets flat Susan too.. funny isn’t it? Love your guillotine that’s like the ones from school days, certainly very sturdy and strongly built. Your WOYWW sewing machine cover is certainly prettier than mine which came with my machine.
Looking forward to story of dresses!
Great to enjoy your desky share Elizabeth I’m off to bed it’s wayyy late,
Happy WOYWW 10, Shaz in Oz.x #24

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
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rikae said...

Hi Elizabeth and Happy Wednesday to you.I haven't been in touch for a long time but you have been in my heart since I made my first altered book so many years ago. I lost track of you, found you again and I am very happy to see that you are doing such wonderful work.

I want to take some classes with you, again. you are a marvelous teacher and an incredible inspiration.

Rita m Kaehler

Meggymay said...

I love seeing whats on your work desk, even though I don't join in this group. It seems like a lovely gathering of like minded folk. Congratulations to Julia for reaching 10years .
Wendy looks awesome I am pleased to meet her and the cover for you machine looks fantastic, good for you stamping on fabric, the result is great.
Yvonne xx

Sami said...

Happy 10th WOYWW anniversary Elizabeth.
I love the rocking horse and Wendy too :)

Sandra said...

I LOVE your dustcover. It turned out purrfectly! And Wendy is wearing her age well:) Happy Anniversary;)

Sandra said...

PS Sorry to hear your power was out. How are things now?

Lindart said...

Hi Elizabeth! I love Wendy, what a great idea! She is very cute and elegant at the same time. You have been in the group a lot longer than I have, I'm still trying to figure out when I started, but I think maybe about 5 years ago. Good for you for trying something new, I'm sure it was a great success! Happy 10th, Lindart #37

Caro said...

I do love your Anniversary post with the beautiful Wendy! Happy 10 year WOYWW anniversary. Have a great week. Love & God Bless, Caro x (#27)

StampinCarol said...

Happy 10th!!
Love your desk today! Wendy looks very happy to be holding that envelope! And what a lovely rocking horse. Looking forward to the dresses story. Also, that is a nice sewing machine cover. I've stamped window roll-up blinds once, turned out really cool!
I love my new desk arrangement! Thanks for asking!
Hope you have a fantastic day!
Carol n #36

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happy 10 to everyone in the WOYWW group; that's quite the accomplishment !!

Elizabeth; the little doll is too cute ☺☺♥♥♥

Sue said...

Hi Elizabeth, Love Wendy.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Happy 10th Anniversary WOYWW
Sue #10

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Elizabeth, THanks for stopping by!! It seems like an absolute age since I've had the pleasure of 'visiting' you (and seeing your rocking horses) but that's down to me and my inability to make time for WOYWW these days. (It was actually easier when I was working on a Wednesday 'cos I could schedule myself public counter duty and browse the internet instead - we didn't get many queries!!). Hope all is well with you and Happy 10TH Anniversary. Happy Wednesday, Cindy #43

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I like these WOYWW posts by everyone. It's fun to see people's desks. I don't think I've seen Wendy before. She is lovely. And I like that rocking horse she's pointing to.

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Elizabeth, ooh that is a fun little collection you have gathered together :) and I should probably mention that I have been collecting rubber stamps for 20+ years and quite a few of them came to me from dt assignments and ebay yard sales of lot purchases. ( I am weeding them out) :) ~Stacy #37

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Elizabeth, happy WOYWW 10th anniversary. You certainly have quite a few WOYWW mementos. Love Wendy, she's certainly stealing the limelight there. Thanks for stopping by earlier. I have to keep my craft room relatively tidy as it doubles up as a guest room. Doesn't often get a polish though! Have a lovely week Heather x #32

Dorlene Durham said...

I love all the secrecy of the ATC and envelope. Happy 10 year anniversary! Dorlene #42

Caty said...

Your Art studio is awesome, full of so wonderful things, like the dresses. I hope to know their story too Elizabeth, it may be interesting. Lovely Wendy, and love the dust cover of your sewing machine.
I wish you a very nice afternoon,
Bi hugs, Caty

Nikki said...

Amazing space as always so full of creativeness and I see I'm not the only one with the WOYWW block not coloured up or sealed up it's just so pretty as is :)
HAPPY WOYWW #10 Hugs Nikki C #46 ish :P

Twiglet said...

I love your crafty space and all your WOWYY memorabilia! Happy 10th anniversary! xx Jo

kathyinozarks said...

I enjoyed your post today-and a nice look at your lovely craft room too.
I just discovered a bunch of comments that didn't make it to my new email to approve-yours was in there for the weaving video-thank you-I loved it-hugs

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your craft room looks so neat and tidy - I hope Wendy tidies her own space!! I have been to the physio today - have exercises to do! Hugs, Chrisx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Elizabeth, I look forward to the reveal of all that hidden stuff. Always love looking around your place, so much to see. Wishing you a lovely woyww and a happy creative week with hugs, Angela x19X

Divers and Sundry said...

Enjoy this special anniversary! Actual desks! I'm always impressed by people who have actual desk/table work spaces lol and equipment that needs covering. Y'all rock!

Glenda said...

I look forward to hearing about the dresses next week! Happy WOYWW Anniversary!
Glenda #32

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Happy 10th anniversary. I always love looking at your embossing area. So much to see. Thank you for sharing. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #38

Julia Dunnit said...

How absolutely fab to have you on the list for this big old anniversary. I struggle to believe that Wendy is ten! I am very touched that you’ve gathered all the WOYWW stuff to remind us, it means a lot to me, helps me understand that I’m not the only one who thinks that we’ve built something really nice here.

craftytrog said...

Happy anniversary! Love Wendy! xx

kathyinozarks said...

Since I am reading on the computer for a break I wanted to answer.
I decided too that these copper pots were too valuable to sell-I also have a copper piece we bought in amish country in Indiana years ago that was used for homemade fudge making-I love it-I remember it was a splurge as we paid 200.00 for it-we were going to use it as a sink for the bathroom and I decided I didn't want to do that-that is coming too.
there are fire pits at the lake but that is a good idea to check on the fire rules never thought of that -thanks. we are planning on building me an outdoor kitchen in the front of the house so it will be close to the kitchen and there is a rock wall behind it already.
I collected old sears gates, headboards of beds etc to use in my veggie gardens-they are great to have things climb on them-pole beans, cucumbers, etc I was thinking perhaps morning glories or something similiar-they look nice just rested on a tree too-I have one loaded with native honeysuckle-which I thought of digging up but there is too much poison ivy there too.

Anne said...

I don't think I've seen Wendy before, she has made me smile. I also don't believe I noticed the dresses, curious :-) Happy WOYWW Anne x #24

Robyn said...

Happy 10th!
Robyn 7

Sharon Madson said...

I am so glad to see that you are helping celebrate WOYWW’s anniversary/birthday! What fun that you have WOYWW memorabilia to share. Have a great week, Elizabeth.

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sandra de said...

Now that is clever to arrange your woyww memorabilia around your desk. Hope you are having a wonderful woyww anniversary and I also remember that we have been visiting each other's desks for a decade!!
love to bluebeard and squiggles
sandra de @31

Cardarian said...

What a lovely contribution to the WOYWW - you have made sooo many things! I haven't been around for a very long time but it is still a pleasure to look at your interesting blog! So HAPPY WOYWW birthday! If you want to swap let me know!
Love and hugs

froebelsternchen said...

Happy 10th WOYWW anniversary Elizabeth.
You know how much I love your workspace and Wendy and your rocking horses!!!!


Shoshi said...

A lovely WOYWW-y post, Elizabeth, and What's On Your Workdesk Wendy is so clever lol lol! She is so cute, and yes, looking good for her 10 years. The sewing machine cover is genius! (And yes, we do come looking for rocking horses when we visit you!)

When I first saw the blurred photo of the ATCs, I thought, "Oooh, she's made her ATCs out of fur! How nice!" Strokeable ATCs.

Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment. I hadn't connected my hubby' twindom with that of the kitties! Nice one. I'm so glad you like the card I made for him, with Lily floating among the clouds. Going to the County Show is always a bit of a birthday treat for him because it's always at the same time of year. He enjoyed being a pirate for a minute but he'd never succeed in that job because he's far to nice!!

Thank you for your good wishes for my benefit appeal. The whole thing's a total nightmare and I'm already suffering from the stress of it and feeling quite poorly at the moment. I'm gradually gathering all the necessary paperwork and really hope I don't have to appeal, but given by what other people say, that's a vain hope.

Happy 10th anniversary WOYWW,
Shoshi #15

Jeanie said...

It's fun to see what's on your work table. I finally cleaned my desk yesterday -- part one of office/art room clean-up. I hope it ends up as good as your table!

Kyla said...

ooh some lovely dresses, will pop back next week to read all about them.
I am a blogger and instagrammer too but for some reason my android will NOT let me comment on blogs (even if I am logged in) so out comes the big old laptop (hence a couple days later for my comments) but I got there in the end!

I have my WOYWW badges too and sometimes wear them to shows as its a good way to potential meet other deskers! Not seen your sewing machine dust cover before, what a great idea.

Marfi-topia said...

happy anniversary to you!!
Love Wendy..she's too cute:)
Can't wait to hear about the dresses.

Mrs.D said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I do like your "furry" ATCs!!! :)
Good to see Wendy celebrating the 10th anniversary, has she been on her travels recently
Bless you
Chris #36

Kelly said...

HI Elizabeth
Seems you've been catching more of the weather over there than I have. The SE corner of MO seems spared. Looks as if the ones this week could meander here Wed or so. Look forward to seeing what your ATCs look like. Creative Blessings! Kelly #35