Tuesday, 17 September 2013


Hello and welcome to another week of What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday!  You can join in the international peekfest of other peoples' craft desks here.

My desk (of sorts) this week...

This is part of the cross stitch commission from another branch of the shop I work in.  It's a table runner and I've been asked to only complete half of it.

This is what the warning is all about.  I spent ALL (6am-10pm) on Sunday making preserves to be given away as Festival at the end of the year presents.  I made 20 pots total of the following:
Blackberry jam
Apple and blackberry jam
Crab apple jelly
Plum jam
Chilli jam
Green tomato chutney.

Last night, I looked at my forlorn garden.  Summer has taken her love with her and now everything look wilty and sad.  I took a carrier bag to collect the last of the tomatoes and was astounded to completely fill it up.  I have a shedload of chutney to make.  I've estimated that I have at least 36 pots worth of tomatoes.  Eep.  Waste not, want not.

The sky from my playroom this morning.  Just had to share it with you.
Have a happy crafting week all! xxx


  1. hey lucy
    Thanks for the warning.... but I knew it wouldn't be real festival stuff..... jam is still summer stuff :-)

  2. Cross stitch is looking good but if you don;t mind me asking if you are only doing half who will do the other half?

    Thanks for sharing your creative crafty space and hope you have a great weekend

    Candace #60

  3. My, you have been busy. I like your cross stitching. Happy crafting #1

  4. Nice.. Thanks for the peak and have a great day . Roberta 7

  5. Hi Lucy
    I love the table runner that you are working on I am just a little bewildered as to why you only have to do half of it?
    You have been so busy with your cooking and now you have got to start all over again, wishing you good luck with it
    Have a great day today and a wonderful weekend
    Ria #61

  6. I want to be in the jam give away line. Yum yum! I'm sorry to hear that your garden looks so sad now, but what bounty you've gotten from her! Sometimes I miss fertile earth and growing things but urban cement is easier to deal with and doesn't require watering. Great stitching project.

  7. i love cross stitch, i am intrigued to see it when it is finished :) Lx

  8. Glorious sunrise this morning on your post. Lovely cross stitching - but only to complete half?? Is it to be a guessing game?
    Have a great week making tomato chutney, tomato sauce, and anything else tomatoey that you can think of!!
    Margaret #70