Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WOYWW 289--'Twas the Week Before Christmas

Once upon a time it was What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday, and all through the house not a creature was crafting...not even a mouse.
The worktable, a mess, the chores not done...the crafter was working on a gingerbread house for fun.
Just as she was back to her sparkly aida cloth there appeared...
happy mail!!! From those two UK lovelies, Jan and Julia so dear.
It was one of Jan's beautiful tote bags, the best kind of surprise. The crafter squealed and got a sparkle in her eyes!
So from my gingerbread house to yours a happy Wednesday to all, I am packing up my tote bag to hit the mall!

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. Love the poem! Clever you to tie it in with all the festive going on at your house! I'm so glad you like the tote, it's one of my favourite combos and I just love that yellow flower bright and cheery and perfect for you:-) I hope it gives you many years' good service.
    I've always thought about making a gingerbread house but never had a go. Is there anything special about the recipe to make it firmer than normal? I love your finished result...straight out of a fairy tale :-)
    Sending special Christmassy hugs,
    LLJ 20 xx

  2. cute post- HA HA- "mouse"
    busy and festive looking desk, house and yay to happy mail!
    thanks for visiting
    Robyn 7

  3. Love your post/poem. Some very nice happy mail to receive and your gingerbread house looks great.

    Fiona #15

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the post!! And what a gorgeous bag from Jan!! Lucky YOU!
    Thanks for the visit and the nice comment. Yes, it does feel good to be able to find things now.

  5. I oove your rhyme. And your gingerbread house. Thanks for the easrlier visit.

  6. LOVE your creative poem post! That gingerbread looks yummy and well worth sitting out on the chores :) Thanks for the visit. Happy WOYWW #25

  7. Ooh I LOVE your gingerbread house - it looks so cute and yummy! And that tote bag is beautiful - Jan has a real talent. Thanks so much for stopping by my desk earlier, I hope you have a great week,
    Diana #28

  8. What a fab tote bag. Always nice to get happy mail.

    Loving the gingerbread house.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #34

  9. What a fun blog post, Sandy! I love your verse! Beautiful ginger bread house! Too good to eat, really! Fantastic tote bag as well! Christmas came early, it seems! Thank you for your visit and lovely comment! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #24

  10. Fun! Love the poem, I re-wrote the exact same thing for the Christmas WOYYW a few years ago too!! Love the bag lucky you, I have a Knitting needle roll and a notions purse from Jan and they both get a lot of use. The gingerbread house is great, even though I don't like ginger, lol! Have a great Christmas.

    Brenda 38

  11. A lovely Christmassy post. Gorgeous bag - I own one as well aren't they fab? Adore your Ginger Bread House. Anne x #9

  12. I had an absolute blast reading your post today :) gorgeous bag too! Thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #44

  13. you outdid yourself with your post today. can you see me smiling from here? happy holidays and thx 4 sharing

    pat 49

  14. How the poem and the gingerbread house! Well done!
    Glenda #37

  15. What a fun post! Love your gingerbread house. You received a very lovely gift in the mail; it's so bright and cheery. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  16. Oh my!!! Such a clever poem!!! Just love it! Your house is so cute and the bag, what a great gift! Thanks for popping by! Merry Christmas and a Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #39

  17. Wow... a gingerbread house, I love it... I've always wanted to make one of those. Thank you for your lovely comment over on my bog :)
    Georgie 35

  18. I'm really late getting round to all my blogging friends's been one of those days :-)
    Your gingerbread house is simply gorgeous as is that bag from Jan.
    Annie x #21

  19. Hi Sandy,

    Everything about this post is fantastic! What a great poem, and better yet, a wonderful surprise from Jan and Julia! I don't blame you for hitting the mall!

    Thanks for stopping by already!
    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay (43)

  20. I love your cheerful post with that poem! It is so packed with lovely things, that awesome gingerbread house and your gorgeous happy mail!
    Thanks for visiting earlier and leaving a nice comment!
    Happy holidays
    Gabriele 19

  21. It's all too lovely - beautiful, generous gifts, a gorgeous gingerbread house - great! Happy WOYWW, Chris # 8


  22. Such a sweet gingerbread house and your poem made me smile, hope the shopping went well :o) Happy WOYWW Annie C #27

  23. great take on the Christmas poem and the gingerbread house looks soooo yummy
    janet #13

  24. Great post Sandy. Thanks for the visit too. Lucky you to get such a great pressie. Happy crafting when the chores are done, Angela x 31

  25. I love your gingerbread house with the reindeer on the roof!

    And what a wonderful gift, that tote bag is lovely.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comments. :-)

    Happy creating and happy woyww,

    Sandy #30

  26. What a lovely gift, and a beautiful gingerbread house! Happy Crafting. Helen #1

  27. Hi Sandy, thanks for popping over and for the instructions for the spagetti squash, I might try that for my dinner this evening, it looks a lot for one and hubby is going to be late and has eaten already.
    Such a lovely bag, you are lucky. I love your gingerbread house too, and your little rhyme!

    Cazzy x

  28. What a fun and clever post, full of whimsy and crafting and baking. Your gingerbread house is completely adorable. Happiest of WOYWWs and thanks for visiting. ~ Laura #54

  29. Very clever - and from my gingerbreadless house to yours a very Happy Christmas. Enjoy the season.
    Hugs, Neet 22 xx

  30. I so enjoyed reading your 'verses'. Such a happy post. Your gingerbread house looks delightful. Clever you. What a lovely gift of a tote bag. It's beautiful!
    Have a very happy Christmas,

  31. Thanks for visiting ! Love your Christmas house - much too beautiful to eat ! have a lovely Christmas. Ali #17

  32. Love your little gingerbread house, Sandy, it's really sweet. Lots of activity on your desk this week! Thanks for your visit and your good wishes for my mum and hubby. Mum seems to have bounced right back after her recent TIAs. Soap making is really easy and such fun! There are lots of tuts on Youtube, Pinterest etc. etc. and you can get stuff easily on Ebay etc. I've been stocking up! Hope to get a bit of soap made before Christmas.

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #52

  33. ah well done Sandy great post/poem and what lovely bag from LLJ and also gingerbread house how clever are you??
    Happy WOYWW and every blessing of the CHRISTmas season. Shaz in Oz.x #4

  34. What a happy post :) Your gingerbread house is fab!
    Thanks for dropping by earlier and for your kind thoughts. Much appreciated.

  35. Love the poem Sandy, such fun.
    What lovely gifts you received, lucky girl, and the gingerbread cake looks yummy!
    Thanks for dropping by my desk, and I can't tell you where the Hullo Kitty Big shot came from, OH bought it online about 5 years ago and was surprised that it was Hullo Kitty when it arrived because it wasn't shown as that on the website. It is dying unfortunately, I have used it a lot, maybe I can ask for a new one next year.
    Chris #23

  36. Such a brilliant post! I love the tote bag - lucky you! Happy Christmas. x Jo