Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WOYWW 189--Lots of Love on my Worktable

Some of the loveliest souls in the world are also the most creative--see their beautiful, mad, messy, tidy, unexpected, unmatched workspaces at Mrs. Dunnit's Stamping Grounds.
Here is mine. I may be leaving my treasured creative corner to go to my busy office this morning, but, my heart is...well, you can see...all my hearts are here! I am making a fun heart banner for Valentines Day, my favorite holiday! I have the hearts fanned out to decide on their order. Looks neat! I'll be sewing these hearts with colorful floss and stuffing them before stringing  them onto a banner.

 Here is a bigger view of my worktable--the leaf is up when I have things spread out. As you can see, I have two footrests underneath, where two kitties like to nap and look out the window. The first footrest is there because I like to put my feet up--the kitties soon let me know that any attempt at my having a footrest does indeed turn into their bed.

So, out of view, I have a TV in an armoire where I like to watch my stories, like Downton Abbey, sometimes while I'm crafting. By the way--I am loving Season 3! They just aired the second episode. I was dying for Lady Edith--seriously? Old coger, leaving her at the alter!?!! And did Thomas lose his mind to go against O'Brien? Of course, I've been a Shirley MacLaine fan my whole life and was thrilled to see her and Maggie Smith together...*sigh* I could go on and on.

Oh, one more thing--Free Mr. Bates! Free Mr. Bates!

Here's another messy view of my art journal paraphernalia laying scattered around! I was having a fun time, layering and stamping away on a page. I do enjoy this magnetic cutting mat. Wasn't sure how I would like it--and at a cost of around $25, I used a coupon to get it half off, so didn't mind trying it. But I love it!
Can't wait to stitch hearts when I get home this afternoon! Have a happy week!

Eat, Write, Dream, and Stitch in your happy place! 




  1. Oh Sandy I am mega impressed with your header banner. It's wonderful

  2. Just wanted to let you know I email you because you we're the winner of my subscriber giveaway. I am just trying to get back into the swing of things so it took so long to get my act together. Lol. Hope you get to check the video out

  3. I'm loving those cute hearts, Sandy. Can't wait to see the finished Banner.
    We are way ahead of you in Downton Abbey here in the UK but I won't spoil it for you...just get your hankies ready!!!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #70

  4. Hi again. Yes, of course, help yourself. I can't remember where I found it. I have a book were I collect quotes and sayings and this was one of those. I love it too.
    Series 3 finished in the Autumn for us and we have also had a Christmas special!!!! Enjoy, it's a great series isn't it.
    Hugs Lisax

    1. Wonderful! Thank you Lisa--so the third season also has a Christmas special! I'm so excited! My 86-year-old mother loves it too.

  5. Those hearts will be lovely - don't forget to show and tell! Just chuckling at your Downton love! We love it too. x Jo

  6. Sandy, thos little hearts are beautiful, can't wait to see how it all comes together!
    Krisha #122

  7. Oh, why did office stuff have to get in the way of heart making?? It's not fair....mind you, I had to go to work in school today. It was freezing...we've been at -6 today, brrrrrrrrrrr, I had four layers on whilst on playground duty.
    I haven't watched Downton at all, so I can't help you with plot lines.... I love the fact that you love something so very English :)
    Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

  8. Such a lovely, colourful desk... those hearts are looking fantastic! Can't say I've got into Downton, I'm afraid - I grew up on Upstairs, Downstairs, so my heart was already spoken for!! Happy WOYWW!
    Alison x

  9. Your head banner has made me smile! :)
    Love the pretty hearts and all the colorful floss on your desk this week.
    Happy WOYWW from Egypt. xx
    Roudi #115

  10. I am loving your hearts what a great thing to make for valentines day, I shall look back to see the finished banner.
    Ria #114

  11. Love all those hearts! I guess I should start thinking about Valentine's day...Maybe. I love the peak of the Smash journal with all the thread coming from it :)

    Katie (124)

  12. Love the hearts, they look so pretty all laid out like that, I am looking forward to seeing what the banner looks like when it's finished! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina ☺

  13. Oh your workspace looks so cozy!

  14. beautiful projects ans cute kitty:) Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #101

  15. The kitty looks very comfy. I look forward to seeing the heart banner when it's done. April #141

  16. Love the heart and the FLOSS basket. I have a twine basket.

    Sorry I am 2 days late getting to your blog. I have been battling a nasty flu bug.
    Lori #84

  17. Love your hearts Valentines is one of my favourite days to as it my DD birthday lol - I am not sharing a desk as away from home looking after my friends cattery but enjoying having a good look around everyone else's desk