Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WOYWW 223--Sewing PhD and a Craft Festival

Working on this little embroidery
 Hello lovelies! And happy What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday. 

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First, a huge apology that I didn't make it 'round to all my buddies last week. Hubby was so sick, and we were just trying to get him through opening night of Spamalot. Well, it all went well, and the show is amazing--I laughed so long and so much that my smile muscles hurt!

Sooo...since I've been busy and distracted, I've probably done more pinning on Pinterest to destress--thus the inspiration from my stitching board to embroider a quick little holder for my stork scissors. The plan is for it to hang on a ribbon so it's very handy.

Sometimes your Sewing PhD (Projects Half Done) are put on hold while you do a quick little thing to make yourself happy.
So hanging on my desk is this cute little table catchall that I bought at our fall craft festival, held at the university. It was a perfect weekend for it, and I loved all the stitching and crafting going on. Here's a few photos to share with you. I think I'll post all the photos tomorrow. Hugs and happy Wednesday!
Loved watching this lady at her spinning wheel.

Another booth had yarn made from their own sheep.
I wanted to take home this whole basket of yarn! About $500 worth right here!

I met some lovely lace makers--I adore these bobbins.

Lots of stitched goods.
This is where I got my little catch-all--I should have bought three!
Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Craft

24 comments:

  1. Looks like the fair had wonbderful goodies and a great selection.
    Sandra @22

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  2. Look like a fun fair. Lots to see. happy crafting #5

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  3. Happy WOYWW, I need a catch all bag too! problem is i have catch all tables!!
    -Tera #3

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  4. Oooh, what a fabulous fair, would love to visit there! love your catch all! Hope your hubby is better!
    Debxx

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  5. What a great looking craft fair - gorgeous photos. Thanks for the visit already! Helen 19

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  6. Wow! Now that's a proper craft fair! Had to grin at your PhD pun - love it! I'm definitely a graduate :)
    Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week!
    no. 33

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  7. Don't you just love craft fairs with lots of stitchery.
    Judy #9

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  8. At first I thought I was commenting on a lady who had a doctorate in sewing and I got very nervous! Phd - Doctor of Philosophy, right? Phew, glad it means projects half done too! I'll remember that one! What an amazing craft fair! Spinning and lace making - I think I would have been in heaven. I love your little scissor case and those dear little stork scissors too! Julie Ann xx #42

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  9. Lovely craft fair you went to, lots of lovely things to see and touch and your little catchall is a gem, I love mine which sits in front of my sewing machine for threads. Happy WOYWW Annette #2

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  10. thanks for sharing the photos from the fiber fair, the catch alls are great! Happy WOYWW! Lindsay #21

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  11. What a great craft fair! Love your scissor keeper - very practical and so pretty too.

    Glad the performance was a success. MMx #76

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  12. I love walking around fairs there are so many kewl things to see and love that they aren't mass produced :) hugs Nikki 10

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  13. Sandy first of all I want to grab a cup of tea and come hang out in your craft room. So much inspiration and the lighting in your photos are fantastic. I know I always say it but it's true. Second, I love the Phd (Projects Half Done). I have a lot of scrapbooks and card PhDs junking up my craft room.

    I love the catch all bag. It's pretty and functional.

    After seeing your craft fair photos, I want to jump in my car and find one.

    Pinterest is awesome for procrastination but you don't have to feel too guilty because it is very inspirational.

    You have a blessed day.

    Belinda (37)

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  14. Sandy first of all I want to grab a cup of tea and come hang out in your craft room. So much inspiration and the lighting in your photos are fantastic. I know I always say it but it's true. Second, I love the Phd (Projects Half Done). I have a lot of scrapbooks and card PhDs junking up my craft room.

    I love the catch all bag. It's pretty and functional.

    After seeing your craft fair photos, I want to jump in my car and find one.

    Pinterest is awesome for procrastination but you don't have to feel too guilty because it is very inspirational.

    You have a blessed day.

    Belinda (37)

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  15. I cant wait to go the the fair here.. it started this week. I love the stash bag thing its a good idea. And thanks for letting me peak in to your room. Roberta 6

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  16. Oh, I wish I could have gone to that market with you. I love watching people at work..I've never tried spinning but would love to have a go. And all that yarn and fabric...ooh, I'd have been sorely tempted.... All the colours were so pretty, I'd have bought loads!!
    I'm glad that your husband got through Spamalot ok..it's a fab show!
    Sending hugs your way :-)
    LLJ PhD!! Xx

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  17. Ooo lace making looks so hard, but is so pretty in the end! Lx

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  18. What a lovely blog you have and thanks for sharing those pics from the fair.
    Ann 97

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  19. Ohh, this festival looks like it was alot of fun! Brigita #103

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  20. Thanks for the lovely comment re Jacquie's workspace - she read my blog and the comments and was really touched by all the positivity. Thanks for sharing all the fabulous crafts with us. I loved all the handmade lace on your post above! x Jo

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  21. ah lovely stuff, nothing like a real crafts fair. my eyes drawn immediately to the Mary Englebreit fabrics in the catch all section..she's my favourite designer by far!

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  22. The fall fair looks like a lot of fun and full of wonderful stalls. The spun skeins of wool are so gorgeous!

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  23. Hi Sandy, lots of lovey crafty goodies at the fair ... love the colourful skeins of wool in the basket. I have a catch-all too ... so useful for holding all the little bits of thread I trim off my patchwork :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Elizabeth x #55

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  24. Almost Wednesday again and I'm only visiting now! Belated happy WOYWW! That fair looked like a lot of fun to go to! The catch all is wonderful! And I love your blog header!

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