Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Oh Holiday Break, How I Love You....WOYWW 187

 Well hello work desk beauties of the world! I've been holidaying at home, and mah desk is clean people!!

See the beautiful messy, busy, creative, clean, awesome desks across the planet at Mrs. Dunnit's linkup right here!
Here's a big view of my Wednesday desk in the dark--it's been so cold here in the Ozarks. I've been knitting, watching movies with my daughter, art journaling, cooking, shopping, reading, and playing with my new 2013 planner. My desk actually is cleared off today. I'm stitching on my heart-a-day project (I'll have a post about it on Monday). It's just a little ongoing thing that will turn into a big thing! And then I'm lining up my UFO's (unfinished objects) to get them in the que to be done sometime before summer, hopefully.

Over in the corner by my big desk is a stack of books mostly on stitching, and then my new huge book on the universe--half price at Barnes & Noble the other day. I love stuff about the universe...maybe because astronomers always say that space is like fabric, and Lord knows I love fabric!

My new book about the universe!

 Also you'll notice the butterfly scarf. I swear, it's almost done!
I also got a new brayer at Michaels for 50% off. How did I live without this thing!!
Okay, so I'll throw in a pic of my new Sherpa throw from the Kohls sale. Orignally 50 dollars, it was marked down to 14.99 and I got it for free with my Kohls cash! (oh I love you after-Christmas sales) This is the softest thing, and I've been curling up with it and reading a lot.
Here's a closeup of the busy basket on my desk. We all need a busy basket, right?
We are all going to love 2013--it's going to be a wonderful, enlightening and creative year! You have gifts and talents that were meant just for you, and I hope you make the most of them this year. Crafty hugs!

Eat, Write, Dream, and Stitch up 2013!


  1. Happy New Year, Sandy. What a lovely post. You sound as though you've had a perfect holiday with some lovely things to occupy your time.
    Here's to a Crafty 2013.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #65

  2. Wow, you did we'll in the sales, that throw is gorgeous! I can feel its snuggliciousness from here!
    I've been having a mad tidy up as well, it always makes me feel better. I've just got my craft room to sort out, Christmas stuff to put away and. Fabrics to sort. Then I'll be done. I am going to use up all my stash if I can, it'll come in handy for the charity stuff I'm going to do this year :)
    I have a busy bag rather than box! It's down by the side of the sofa as I write :)
    Happy new year, LLJ 31 xxxx

  3. Hi Sandy - I love sales too - got some lovely fabric in our local Dunelm shop. You got some good bargains!!
    I've started on UFOs (see my desk) but not got very far with them!!
    Happy New Year and Happy WOYWW

  4. Glad you enjoyed the sales, it sounds like you got some fantastic bargains. Happy New Year to you Tracey R ±48

  5. Books and a good wrap up makes for a good day as well as crafting.

  6. My projects that starts small somehow balloon to larger one.

  7. A lovely tidy desk - now to get started on those UFOs - we all have some of those to tackle! By the way, the felt owl on my desk was made using one of the new Sizzix Bigz dies - mind you, I almost forgot to put on his wings!
    Bernice #60

  8. awesome desk and projects in the works! I love the journal page so bright and cheerful! I bought a sherpa throw too and yes it keeps my butt tied to the sofa with a good book. My arthritis loves that throw! Hope you have a Happy and Prosperous New Year! Look forward to your posts in 2013! Vickie #17

  9. Happy New Year to you Sandy!

    Don’t you just love a bargain. That throw looks lovely and snugly and even better that you ended up getting it for free in the end, what a result.
    Your desk shows me that you have so much going on already and it’s only the 3rd of January….guess it’s going to be a very productive year ahead, Lol!
    The first thing I noticed on your desk is your little stitched tree in your journal, it looks perfect on your page.
    Happy Crafting!

  10. Hope you get busy with your basket and finish some projects off soon. Thanks for visiting me and Happy New Year BJ#27

  11. hmmmm...last seen you were sitting at my desk making cards and drinking my ice I notice my brayer is missing..and lookey who has a new one? Coincidence? hmmm? lol Love the knaga kitties too, they are just adorable!! Sorry I am late getting around but I had to put up all my VD things at the Art MoB yesterday! busy, busy! waving hi from the cloudy hills of North Carolina :)

  12. What a lpvely uplifting post! I truly hope 2013 will be a good year - what I do know is thatwhatever else happens there will be inspiring blogs to visit. Love your planner (and those kitties above!!) and good luck with your heat a day project. Thanks for visiting, Cindy #61

  13. sandy you're ready, facing foraard, planned and getting on eith it, how marvellous! Go you! the thouoght of wearing a warm cosy wrap that was a bargain and hanging at home with my daughter, some films and a cleared craft table....bliss. Long may it continue for you!

  14. Can I come and snuggle under your throw, it looks irresistible and so inviting. What great bargains you got in the sales. Happy New Year. xx Maggie #45

  15. You did some awesome bargain shopping!
    You are well sorted for 2013...a busy box, ufo's lined up, embroidery laid out and a heart project that is going to grow...It sounds like a fun year! Full to the brim with it promises of creativity.