Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Fourth Anniversary WOYWW!

Happy Fourth Anniversary to Julia and all the WOYWW creative people!

Visit What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday #208 right here. Peek in on some highly creative worktables and share your own!

As usual, this is my Tuesday desk in reality--I'm hoping to stay up late tonight to link in early across the pond! (I may fall asleep though) I looked it up, and my first post to WOYWW was in the fall of 2010. Who knew what fun I would have and the wonderfully amazing and talented artists I would get to know and love all over the world! Not to mention the treasures I've gotten in the mail that absolutely made my week. I'm so glad the devine Mrs. Dunnit continues with this madness, because it is my favorite highlight of the week. There is something special about taking a pause from your own madness and mess to snap a picture of your life's energy, and share it with other talented crafters right in the middle of the week.

So on to this week...while having my coffee in my "Many Moods of Minnie" mug, I was stacking up knitted squares. I've been knitting squares off and on for a while. I laid them all out on my bed (blurry pic here) and realized they are ready to go together. And then, I decided, they need this fun bright green and white border--so I've commissioned myself to knit 32 more squares to complete the border--THEN I'll sew them all together. I've given myself roughly two weeks to get this done!

In other state-of-my-worktable news...I found these cool old file things--they're ancient--and somebody should have thrown them away. But I rescued them, and I'm going to upcycle them into an art journal! I think Julie Fei-Fan Balzer would be proud of me! They are very thick, and have these grommet rings on them as if they had once hooked into some file drawer--and they have a metal divider with an alphabet letter on the top. I put them all through the guillotine paper cutter and got some nice sizes from this huge stack.

Also, I've finished the first big planting in my garden with vegetables, herbs, and flowers, and my gorgeous raised bed of thyme came in all on its own! I've already made lemon thyme bars and roast chicken with thyme. Not a bad week of accomplishments for a cool old lady! And it's only Wednesday!
My raised bed of English Thyme and Lemon Thyme--snapped this pic a couple of days ago

WOYWW'ers rock! Hugs to you all! Wish I could hop the pond and come to the crop!!!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Celebrate


  1. Hi Sandy I'm linking across from Julia's comments box. You have been busy this week. I bet your garden smells beautiful with the lemon balm.
    Just popping over for a look at your Sunday Stitches. I might join in one week.
    Lynn x

  2. Wow, that lemon balm looks fabulous, I used to grow some.. Have a fabulous week, Happy 4th WOYWW. Helen, 39

  3. Golly, look at your herbs,,they're rampant! Mine are still suffering from the cold weather..though my basil is popping up nicely in the greenhouse!
    The hall where the Crop is held does not have WiFi :-(. So we can't Skyoe there. However, I have a couple of folk staying the night at my place so maybe we can do it in the evening instead....about 7pm UK time...would that be very early in your time zone? See what you think.... I love those squares for the blanket..I always find the joining up bit the worst... I have such a lack of patience. Honestly, I'm terrible!!!
    I am so grateful to WOYWW for the chance to make amazing new friends around the world....just think, without it, we would never have met........ And my world would have been a poorer place!
    Happy 4th WOYWW!
    Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

  4. Your upcycling sounds wonderful. What a lucky find. Reading all you've done has made me quite tired. What a week. Good luck with finishing your blanket.

    Happy anniversary,
    Love Rachel, #48

  5. That blanket will be so cosy!! Happy 4th WOYWW! x Jo

  6. HI Sandy - That's quite a challenge you've set yourself - but it will be gorgeous when it's all put together - and so comfy too. Have a great WOYWW celebration. MMx #85

  7. Pfew.. a productive week you had there and indeed - it is only wednesday! I bet Julie Baltzer will smile from ear to ear when she sees your files and what you do with it! Happy woyww anniversary and a hug from Holland. Marit #88

  8. Hi Sandy
    you should be able to get your squares done in front of the TV each evening and before you know it your blanket will be finished. Love all the colours
    Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
    Ria #49

  9. If you are a sticky beak it means you stick your beak (nose) into everything! I think we are all sticky beaks on WOYWW!! That's the fun of it all :-)
    Hugs LLJ xxxx

    1. I love that!! I learned a new word. Yes--we are sticky beaks!

  10. Well done Sandy you have been very busy, especially considering it's only Wednesday.
    The lemon balm looks gorgeous, love the scent, I have rosemary in my garden and love it.
    I am your swap partner on WOYWW. Could you email me your details to a.scott 533 at
    Happy WOYWW 4th birthday

  11. I see a Smash book on your desk and your knitted quilt is looking so fabulous.
    I love you wonderful bed of Thyme. I just have a few post of tomatoes and peppers outside my back door. I dream of someday having a wonderful herb garden!
    Anna Leisa #138

  12. Wow, those herbs look amazing! Love the colours you've chosen for the blanket border. That old file is much you can do with it! Happy (belated) 4th
    WOYWW. Pam#33

  13. For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
    To view some desks and see what I can spy,
    Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
    whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
    Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

    Hugz Minxy #60

  14. I know I’m a day late but I’m trying to make it around everyone this week. It’s going to take some time, but I wanted to say that it’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.

    I love the way your blanket is coming together, it’s going to look great with the green border.

    Enjoy your weekly snoop, especially as we’re celebrating WOYWW’s 4th Anniversary.
    Happy Crafting!
    Sue @82

  15. Love your herbs - I am a black thumb - the only thing that grows in my courtyard is weeds LOL! I am slowly getting to visit everyone this week - Happy 4th WOYWW Birthday... Mxx #137

  16. Lovely garden I love the smell of thyme when you wave your hand over it :) Happy late WOYWW4 hugs Nikki

  17. Wow...those file folder things are wonderful I think it is going to make a great journal!

    Your garden of thyme looks are gpoing to be making some gorgeous chicken and potoatoe recipies.

    I think your knitted blanket is going to hae a certain oldy worldy charm!