Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WOYWW 305 - Hotel Stitching

Here's what's been on my desk while I've been on a little road trip...
That's my mountain lion, Joseph. He's mama's baby boy. If there's ever a few inches of clear space on my craft table, he joins me. Or waits for me to come back.
In the meantime, see what furry, crafty, messy and wonderful delights are on other desks 'round the world at What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday.

Here's my hotel stitching...
 I just packed up one of those thin, clear photo boxes with embroidery floss, pieces of that dark linen I found, stork scissors, and another matryoshka doll I've started. I threw it in my Jan bag with my art journal and some travel paints, and I was good to go. Kept my pretty crafty tote in the front seat with me at all times, and handy when we had some down time in the room.

Here I am with hubby at the Landing by our hotel...a lovely place on the lake to shop, walk around, enjoy eating out, and hear some outdoor entertainment.
It was cloudy that morning -- but ended up being a gorgeous, perfect day to walk by the lake. Little trips like this help renew my creativity! How about you? Have a wonderful week.

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch, Travel


  1. Love your mountain lion, ours has chosen the daughters room and sits on her books while she is doing her homework :)

    Kristiina #6

  2. Thanks for dropping by earlier.
    It looks like you're having a fab time.
    Have a great week.
    Annie x #17

  3. That looks like a lovely place by the lake! You don't say where it is...Canada? The little hearts are cute. Are they going to be a card? So sweet!
    Have a good week,

  4. Hi Sandy, I love your blog, so warm and inviting :) Looks like you're having wonderful times travelling. My cat loves to sit on my desk too and be helpful!! I have to remember to put glitter, embossing powders and glue away! Lovely heart stitching. Enjoy your road trip!

    Have a great crafting week :) and thanks so much for visiting me today :)

    Angela x
    Angelgreetings #28

  5. Joseph looks very comfy and you look like you are having fun too. Thanks for your visit and lovely comments. :)

  6. Sounds like a perfect traveling craft room to me - and a purr-fect welcome home! :o) Happy WOYWW Annie C #30

  7. That looks like a wonderful trip! I love your selfie with your hubby, so sweet! And of course your mountain lion and the precious little heart!
    Thanks for your earlier visit!
    Gabriele 27

  8. Oh, I'm so glad you had a lovely trip away with your hubby..that's such a great photo of you both! The lake looks beautiful, where is it? (You know me and my love of maps and geography, I'm just interested in these things!). The weather here has been glorious, clear blue skies and lovely warm days..perfect for getting out into the garden. I've weeded quite a bit, but still have some to do tomorrow. Plus, there are lots of seedlings poking their heads up in the pots in the greenhouse. I want to make the most of the weather as I'm off to start the process of moving dad into the home at the weekend. It'll be tough but by far the best thing to least he'll be safe. I don't know if I'll be around on the desk so next week, so don't worry if you don't see me. It's just that I won't have done any crafting at all!
    Love that little heart btw, just perfect :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 15 xx

    1. Oh my goodness, I'll be thinking of you and your move this weekend! Well we were in Branson, and that is Lake Taneycomo! When I was a little girl, we had a boat, and went on a lot of camping trips on that lake. But now they have this fancy place to walk and shop called The Landing--above all the shopping is hotel rooms and condos, so people can actually live there too. Hugs!

  9. What a gorgeous boy Joseph is - and certainly making himself comfy on all your stuff. That looks a lovely place you've gone to - very scenic and relaxing. Hope you have a great time and thanks for stopping by earlier,
    Diana #21

  10. Looks like you had a great trip! Your mountain lion is gorgeous! I have a cat that takes over my lap when I'm working on rugs. What a hoot! Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #44

  11. That looks like a cuddly mountain lion! :) Lovely that you can carry a crafty bag with you and work when you want to. Thanks for stopping by earlier! :#22

  12. I love having little trips and I think you packed a great little bag to take with you. Lovely cross stitch.
    Hugs & Thanks for visiting me today - Neet 20 (started with a cold, feeling yuk) xx

  13. Glad you have had a fun and relaxing getaway that included a bit of time for crafting. Happy WOYWW from Laura #55

  14. Your kitty looks very happy sitting where you work mine does the same and now he's discovered youtube and bird videos lol (my fault) but he loves to watch them lol
    Happy WoYWW hugs Nikki 7

  15. Hi Sandy, nearly every cat I see on my visits is obsessed with crafting. They all like a good view of the craft desk Lol!
    Have a great week and thanks for the visit.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  16. Cats do rule the house whether we like it or not LOL. yes going away just for a drive renews my energy levels of crafting
    Bridget #1

  17. Hi Sandy Leigh - great idea to take a few crafty bits when you go away... to find some time to cross stitch or paint is a lovely way to relax too. Glad you had a great time, we enjoyed our break as well. Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week RobynO#25

  18. Oh your Mountain Lion is so purfect, you can tell he loves you lots. Oh and your break away looks so relaxing. Good to know you have the Jan Go Bag at the ready. Thanks for sharing your beautiful scenery too.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 5

  19. ah Sandy looks like fun time indeed!! love the wee heart on fabric that is gorgeous .. as is your wee (?) puss :D
    Thanks so much for popping over to my blog with your encouragement :D
    Shaz in Oz.x #42

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}

  20. Joseph is SUCH a handsome boy!

    Thank you SO Much for your sweet comments during your recent visit!
    I hope you have an awesome weekend crafting with your lovely cat!