Tuesday, 16 July 2013


Hello fellow WOYWWs!

It's another week of nosing at other people's desks to see what crafty projects they have been up to.  You can join in the fun here.

My desk this week...

Hope is slowly fading that I will get this finished in time for the wedding.  I'm not a pessimist, just a realist.  With 25 days left to go, I still haven't finished all of the bottom panels.  I will keep at it though as I would dearly love to see the bride and groom's faces when the see it.  Wouldn't quite be the same to have to take it around at some point afterwards.

Also on my mind this week...I'm thinking of making hard boiled sweets using recipes from a book I bought myself.  I hope to wrap them individually, stick in the jars I've been saving like a nutter (got around 15 of them now), pretty them up and distribute when the big festival at the end of the year comes around.  I DIDN'T SAY THE WORD!

Thanks for looking, see you all next time folks! x


  1. Hi Lucy the
    cross stitch is really coming together now fab. I'm so glad you didn't say the word otherwise I might have to kill you

  2. Wow, your cross stitch is coming along nicely. I haven't seen it in a few weeks. It's so hard to hit all the deskd from week to week. I saw this post in my blogger dashboard. I have to ask, what exactly are hard boiled sweets?? You're right though, that "festival" will be here before we know it. I'm routing for you that you get your project finished. If I could, I'd let you borrow a few of my daily hours. (((HUGS)))
    WOYWW #3

  3. Hi Lucy - slow progress but looks like its going to be amazing - Have a great week - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #87

  4. It’s a shame you don’t think you’re going to finish your piece of stitching in time for the wedding Lucy but you never know. It looks to be coming along nicely.

    Like the idea of the jars of sweeties. I made chocolates as gifts one year and put them in crocheted baskets that were stiffened with sugar water but I’ve never tried making boiled sweets. I look forward to seeing how they turn out.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @ 88

  5. love your desk, thanks for the snoop

    Happy WOYWW
    Jay NO.65

  6. I think you are being very hard on yourself and even if you do not get these piece ready in time I am sure they will be happy to wait for you to finish it. You are making a one off piece of stunning art that is really taking shape now
    have a great day enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #75

  7. Good luck with your stitching, it will be worth the wait,
    Rosie x

  8. Oh wow, is that counted cross stitch? Amazing. A M A Z I N G.

    (That was Daisy lying herself all over the desk, by the way!)

    Thank you for dropping in this woyww, tell Spice hi from Daisy!

  9. I am envious of anyone with the patience and perseverance you must have for cross stitching. It definitely looks amazing. And I am sure that no matter when you finish and deliver your project it will be treasured! Happy WOYWW! Danie #34

  10. Looks like you're going to be really busy to get all that finished - it will be treasured forever though and so well worth all the effort.

  11. Now that sounds ambitious to be planning a big job with the sweet, not only making them but decorating the jars and all. I think I will have to keep tabs on that craftiness, but great idea too. I do hope you get the quilt completed and yes you are right nothing like seeing their faces at the time and no it isn't the same giving it after the event. Good luck with your work. Sorry I am visiting so late this week but hey I am here now and have enjoyed the stay.

    Happy Belated WOYWW
    Eliza 26

  12. Sorry I typed quilt and it isn't a blessed quilt it is a cross stitch. I think I was having a blonde moment, yep I am blonde LOL It is looking good.

    Hugs Eliza

  13. Goodness! That is very detailed.
    Thank you for visiting.
    Karen #57

  14. Oh, your needlework is beautiful. I cannot wait to see the finished product. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier. I've been working my real job too much! April #107

  15. LOL Lucy! You didn't say the word!! Thanks for visiting me, I'm sorry I'm late getting back. I think the bride and groom will be thrilled knowing you are making such a special piece for them. They will know it will be worth the wait!!
    xxDaniella#17 i think?