Tuesday, 25 June 2013


Hello again!  It's another week's peek at crafty desks across the globe and you can join in too by clicking  here.

This is my desk this week...

I am currently painstakenly filling in all the washed out areas on my favourite top with a dye pen.  I can't do more than 10 mins at a time due to sheer boredom, but I'm not ready to let it go, so suffer I must.

There is a pile of stitchbows waiting for m to wrap my DMC flosses onto.  That will probably happen on Sunday.

OH is a computer game nut and he has been known to buy limited edition merchandise.  The foldy paper you see with shapes on is a 3D tab Duke Nuken doll.  Oh yes.  I will show him off next week to you all.

The wedding present continues.  Starting to get irked with it now.  Don't worry, this is perfectly normal behaviour for me.  When I start a cross stitch, I am in love with it.  Then comes the obsession in stitching it every waking minute that I am not at work.  Then I get irked, start to dispise the piece and at the point of handing it over to it's new owner, I utterly hate the thing.  Thank goodness I have a deadline!

Thanks for peeking at my desk this week!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


Good morning!  Welcome to another week of creative desk blog hopping.  You can join in by clicking here

My desk this week has been the chair sat next to the one I sit in.  Here is what is on it this week...

This is the wedding present I am making.  It is still not showing any sign of a face.  What looks like a face on the left is not a face.  

I spent most of my Sunday unpicking half of the white work I did down the middle.  I was out by 22 stitches!  Then I filled it back in to find I'd done it wrong again and spent Monday evening sorting that little pickle out.  I've nearly finished with colour number three.  To put it into perspective...

...This is only a quarter of the colours going in.  HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.  I may have just broken.

Have a lovely week everyone, I look forward to seeing your desks! xxx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013


Hello and welcome to another week of desk hopping, courtesy of our Julia.  You can join in the fun by going here.

This will be a painfully short blog today.  This is my desk this week...

Can you even see it?

This is a brand new design I'm making as a wedding present.  It will be a double portraiture and currently, I'm filling all the edging whitework.  Boring, sorry.

This means that all other cross stitches are currently on hold.  That includes Nathan's Diatoms.  It's going to be a tight squeeze as this new cross stitch is due to be gifted the day before Nathan's birthday.

In other news, two curtains have been unpicked and I am currently trying to source loose lavender locally.

That is it, I'm afraid.  Have a great week all! xxx

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Hello everyone.

This is the 209th What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and I hope that you will join in with our weekly feast of blog hopping around other like minded and crafty peoples desk by clicking on this.

Firstly, I would like to thank my WOYWW 4 ATC partner, Kyla, for the beautiful butterfly ATC she sent me (at top of first photo) and to Fairy Thoughts, for thinking of me and giving me the lovely lace and button ATC, even though I wasn't able to give her one back.  THANK YOU GUYS!

The lovely ATC's from Kyla and Fairy Thoughts!
 My desk this week.  My mum works for Homebase and every couple of years they throw ou all of the demo display curtains.  They are single curtains and about half the width of a regular one.  The first time they threw them out, I salvaged the lot by ringing up friends to bring their cars to collect it all - all 100 of them!  This time though, I've been given six.  I unpick and keep the linings separate to reuse as lining, for embroidery or as practice fabric for my sewing machine.  I pln to use some of the top fabrics to make lavender bags with, as the fabric looks like real silk I think they'd look lovely with some lace wrapped around them.  The rest of my desk is a mess of cross stitch!

'Cat Pile' is coming along nicely.  The first page is now becoming a little more defined.  The black part is a cat's tail!
I'm sorry!  I've started on my Christmas card designs already!  Tee hee.
This is the Bartlett-Cobb baby sampler.  Can you guess what it is yet?!  Nah, didn't think so!

I've done nothing to Nathan's Diatoms piece this week as I had to reboot my computer which meant losing my place on the chart I had on my screen.  I'm now intending to print the chart out instead.

That's all from me - I hope you all have a lovely and productive week! x