Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Angel on My Desk

Happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk Wednesday world! I love blog hopping around from desk to desk, here in the United States and to all the lovely desks across the ocean! My desk is located right in the middle of our country in the Missouri Ozarks. I can't wait to see what's happening in your creative world this week. As for me, I am obsessed with a little angel.

This little angel has been on my mind for a while, and she has finally come to life in linen. I have these beautiful linen DMC flosses, in gorgeous shabby chic colors, and before I knew it, I had designed a little angel with them, complete with a beaded halo planned. Everything spread out on the worktable, and on my laptop I played Etsy.tv continuously. It's great inspiration while I started stitching my angel to life. I snapped a pic right when a video about a lady who cans tomatoes was playing. Love it, cause I also canned tomatoes in the last couple of days!

I was so excited about designing my little angel, that I skipped dinner and stitched all evening long! I love stitching with the beautiful linen flosses. 
Now, I'm not bragging, BUT, I've been cross-stitching for over 20 years, and you cannot imagine how many ways I have organized my flosses, and how many systems and containers I've invested in. Yet, here I am now, completely happy with using clothespins for some reason. I don't know. It's just my latest thing, like using the linen flosses, and even linen aida cloth and vintage backing fabrics. It's all so old-fashioned and lovely. So I was thinking, that when I create my handmade cross-stitch kits for my new Etsy store, the floss will come wrapped around clothespins in the kits. Too funny.

Here are a few other close-ups of things around my desk.
My Bible with the bee on the front.
A peek inside my bible--a cross-stitched bookmark, of course.
To me: a jar of happiness.
I'm finally getting to the wings of my little angel. I think I'm getting this done! Yay! Onward and upward.

Eat, Write, Dream, and Stitch it your way.


  1. I didn't know there was an Etsy TV. I am a total Etsy fan. I shop there lots. Let me know when your shop opens.

  2. I think your little angel is going to be a sweet one Sandy. I am so happy to meet you!!!
    I love to stitch as well, although I haven't done it in awhile.

  3. Beautiful shots of work in progress. Love the clothes pegs. Happy WOYWW! Victoria no.53

  4. What lovely colors! Thanks for subbing me to! We have been under the weather here so I have a lot of catching up. Thanks for viewing my vids too!

  5. Clever use for the pegs, lovely muted colours of your silks for the angel. Great desk Francesca #32

  6. Very nice! It's funny, your Bible, looks like mine, you never know what you will find in it! #106

  7. Lots of interest here. Thanks for sharing your workspace. Hope you have a good week. Hazel WOYWW #99 x

  8. You DO have a lot going on--I made salsa last week, peeling all those tomatoes, ugh, but it's worth it, yes?

    Your little angel looks so sweet, and great idea with the clothespins!

    :)trisha, #113 this week with a quilted inchie

  9. Oh beautiful linen flosses, and the clothes pegs are a great idea! I don't get on with stitching very well, but have always loved haberdashery departments, and could stand staring at colour-graduated cotton reels for ages as a child! Lovely to peek over your shoulder for a while...
    Alison x

  10. The angel is coming along great!!! I used to do cross stitch years ago. Still have lots of floss just in case I get the urge.... I saw about wrapping the floss on clothes pins on pinterest and thought it was so sweet. Good for you to use it for your etsy shop!

    Yesterday was my blog anniversary - candy will be announced soon. As part of the candy I'm offering up something made by me -- so come visit and cast your vote (if you've already been - thank you. I'm trying to visit everyone this week so haven't checked in on my comments lately).

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay #96

  11. I used to do a lot of cross stitch with my children when they were little. Your little angel is lovely.
    A x

  12. 51 club? Awesome..you design the logo and I'll make the sashes!! And we definitely need cake *grin*

    Love the soft ice cream colours you're using for the angel - why should they be in white the whole time? And using beads is inspired :)
    Hugs, LLJ #13 xx

  13. Lovely angel and your bee cover for your Bible is lovely too. Thanks for stopping by BJ#19

  14. Thanks for popping by my blog. I have had a good snoop at some of your posts - I love all the sewing and crafty bits and bobs. Great job on the embroidered cut offs! x Jo #7

  15. Hi Sandy Leigh Thanks for popping by. I am really late visiting this week. Loved reading your post. I will have to check out Etsy TV - I thought it was a shopping thing on the internet?! Is your angel finished yet? Love the colours you are working with. Belated WOYWW Hugs from Helen 23

  16. I'm a bit late getting round to everybody this week - thanks for stopping by last week!

    Ooh, like your desk LOTS! I'm a do-a-bit-of-everything gal too, and the cross-stitch always is sat on the side for when I fancy it.... Love your little angel...