Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday WOYWW

It's the Last What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday of 2010!   
We are in-between Christmas and New Years, and I definitely have some projects on my craft desk that I'm hoping to finish. This is a very old picture of my great Aunt Sis, and it is printed onto a fabric sheet. I have already soaked it in water to make it soft, and it is ready to sew. I think Aunt Sis is beautiful, and she and I share the same birthday. She lived a long life and passed away when I was very young, so I hope to do something special with this special photo of her. 

There is also a glittering cross-stitched angel on my desk that I am about to finish, and I am excited to finally complete this project too! I just have to cross-stitch her legs, golden shoes, and do a little outlining. She is going to be sewn into a wall-hanging tapestry--and it's about time because I started this angel over a year ago!

I was also sew happy to get the new Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts for Christmas! I was excited and surprised. It comes with a CD so that you can print out all the patterns--and I'm already having fun looking through it and checking some of my sewing techniques. Yay Martha!!

I have been doing a lot of cleaning up and re-organizing around my craft corner, and I have so many projects in the que, I need to make a list of them, so it can all just stay neatly put away until I get to it! I now have a master project list, which details everything going on with each project.

Oh, and I have to show you one of the sweetest gifts I received...a handmade zipper bag which is perfect to carry around some portable craft projects. It was created by a college student I know, who took her first sewing class this fall and has became an amazing seamstress. I have learned from her! The sheet music fabric is ideal for me, because I have started practicing violin again! It's fun, but at my age I have forgotten all the muscles you use to play an instrument, so I am not only getting my playing skills in shape, but my playing muscles too!

Of course, I couldn't get anything done without my helper Minnie!


  1. Oops think my comment got deleted? Thanks for the lovely peek and sharing. Happy creative crafting in the New Year.

    Hugs, Marjo

  2. Thanks for the peek. I think a master list of projects is a good idea, even though I'd never be that organized. Happy New Year! S #48

  3. Sweet pic of your aunt. Love the musical bag. Finish the angel. Thanks for sharing all your wonders. #75

  4. Great stuff and work area !!

  5. Beautiful photo of your Gt Aunt Sis, I love old family photos. Busy work desk too and great present also.

    Brenda 81

  6. Some wonderful projects going on. How inspiring to be working on a legacy project. Your Aunt Sis is beautiful and to share the same birthday is quite unique I'd say. Best wishes for a fantastic 2011. Hauoli makahiki hou from AmberInk (1)

  7. Great projects. The angel is gorgeous.
    Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
    Susan #13

  8. That is an amazing photo of your aunt and the kitty's. Would love to see the finished project. Enjoy your new year.
    Sandra #29

  9. Minnie looks as though she is waiting for another soft beautiful and comfortable project on which to catnap. What a lovely idea to do something with that picture of your Aunt Sis; I am sure that will give you lots of happy memories.

    Have a happy and crafty 2011,
    Bernie #17

  10. I am now totally fascinated by your Aunt Sis. I thought for a moment it was you in some fancy SDC tintype! Very cool. And I'm completely jealous of your workspace. Just sayin'. :)