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


  1. 100 sample curtains !!!!! where on earth did you put them lucky you only had 6 this time.
    sorry! my brain has just crashed .... the thought of Christmas designs aghhhhh :)

  2. I'm glad that you are able to salvage all those curtains.
    I used to do a heap of cross stitch years ago but not so much lately.
    Happy WOYWW,
    RosA # 19

  3. How fab is that, all those lovely fabrics! What a waste throwing them away!! The cross stitch is really coming on, my limit would be the Xmas tree! Hugs. Pam#9

  4. Great recycling of the curtain samples...you'll have to show us what you do with them!
    A massive Thank You for the yarns you sent me via Fairythoughts! So kind. I shall be using them in a big ol' crochet blanket at some point soon.
    I think baby sampler is going to be under the sea!
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xx

  5. What recycling!! Happy Woyww, Helen 5

  6. Another busy week, Lucy. All that scrumptious fabric - you will show and tell won't you?! Confess I have made about 15 Christmas cards - but keep that a secret, as I wouldn't like to scare too many folks!
    Have a great week.

  7. Hi Lucy
    100 curtains how amazing was that, a bit of a let down only getting 6 this time but as you said you have plans for them.
    your sewing work always looks so good
    Wishing you a very happy WOYWW and hope you have a great week
    Ria #40

  8. How lovely that you are able to use those Homebase curtains and they don't go to waste. I love lavender bags too; I like to make them for Christmas gifts. Your embroidery looks amazing. Have a great, creative week! xx #59 Julie Ann

  9. How lovely that you can recycle the curtains. Can't wait to see the finished lavender bags - do you sell them on a craft stall or give them away as pressies???
    Fantastic cross stitch.
    Happy WOYWW

  10. Happy WOYWW!
    Wow 100 curtains, you must do a lot of sewing! Love the cross stitch, and Christmas - well done I suppose I should make a start going by last year's sales, and the fact I was ill in December having not expected the sales and it caught me short of cards for family and friends so was making on Boxing day (and beyond) to take with us to a party!

    Cazzy x #147 (was last)

  11. That's one heck of a lot of fabric! You are making lavender bags - that's great, what are you doing with them?
    Great cross stitch.
    Hugs, Neet 17 (late as usual)