Tuesday, 2 July 2013


Hello and welcome to another week's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  If you would like to join in with the weekly global snoop into the desks of the craftily-minded, you can do so here.

My desk this week...

On the left is the guitar strap and metal shabby chic heart I bought for my mate Lou's birthdy.  next to them is the birthday cake cross stitch I've made for her birthday cake.  In the box in the middle of the shot are all my DMC skeins that are waiting for a new lever arch file and DMC plastic archive sheets.  There is about 150 in there all tidily wrapped around their stitchbows.  In the lid, however, is a whole world of hell.  These are all the bits of strands that are too long to bin, but are no longer attached to their appropriate numbers and so cannot be identified.  I'm going to wrap them all onto cardboard tags and will store them in this box to use for creative xstitching projects I plan to do in the future.  The cardi is still in the background.  I am still painstakingly colouring in what was black with a black dye pen in a hope to spruce it up.

Here is the wedding present I am still working on.  Getting a bit antsy about it now as I only have about 40 days left to get it done.  This hasn't been helped by the fact that there is virtually no time to be spent on it this week as I have been cat sitting for OH's mum's cat and this weekend is the Hat Fair here in Winchester and I have found that I am going out for it on both Friday and Saturday nights and am also joining in with the Sunday picnic, so that's the whole of Sunday afternoon/early evening gone!

When I'm working on it, it is just a mess of colour and is very difficult to see any detail forming.  Huzzah then for having a camera as I' seeing the detail in Tom's shirt now and can see his beard starting to creep into the shot.  It's starting to get exciting!

I hope you all have a lovely week.  I will visit all those who visit me and then some. xxx


  1. busy, busy, busy but the wedding pressie is looking good what a difference where you have done all the detail. Don't get 'wound up' about all the little bits though he he!

  2. Oh my, that's a lot of embroidery to do. Looks great though.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    xx Monique #74

  3. Gosh - that is a lot of work to do and it looks sooooo complicated !! Can't wait to see the finished product :-)
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend - it sounds very exciting :-)
    Happy WOYWW

    IKE xx #30

  4. Oh my word, I'll say it again, your ambition for this wedding gift will be well rewarded I promise, they will be so thrilled with it. Love that Tom's bear is creeping in..I wonder if that is a life description!!

  5. Hi Lucy
    you are ever so busy as always but your work always is stunning. That wedding piece is really taking shape and I am sure you will get it finished in time
    Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #52

  6. What a difference a week makes in cross stitch! The picture is really coming on now, hope you get it finished without ruining your eyesight! Have a great time at the hat fair. Hugs. Pam#27

  7. That is really coming on well! Bravo! I'm itchin to see it finished! Happy WOYWW! #34

  8. Wow, your wedding gift is going to be AMAZING!.. I'd love to see the progress you make on it!.. Nice meeting you today, via WOYWW! ~tina