Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Deskers Seventh Heaven--WOYWW 364

Happy Seventh Anniversary to our dearest Julia who is the queen of the desker kingdom! One of the things I love about What's-On-Your-Workdesk-Wednesday is that I do love my crafty corner desk and even when a few weeks go by when I can't seem to manage a creative blog post, I will post my desk...whatever's going on there! Or what's not going on there. I do something at my craft desk every day though, even if I just slap on some blush and lip gloss and check Pinterest! I have to keep the inspiration going. So happy anniversary to all the desker lovelies! And a special thank you to Jan for carrying on while Julia takes care of herself. Big hugs to both of you English roses. I am. Drinking coffee, and doing some soothing cross-stitching on the dollhouse pattern. I'll show you how far I am today after a little more extensive tour of the desk in honor of #364.
Someone commented about my Starbucks mug last week--it's the ceramic mug that came out at Valentines...I do love that thing, it keeps my coffee warm for a long time, which is good when you tend to stitch while you sip in the mornings! You might check their website though--a lot of times they still sell limited edition mugs. Also there are my new markers, waiting for me to do some journaling...I've got to get on that! I still love my initial mug I got at Michaels to keep stray pens together off the desk. And in the middle is a clear acrylic organizer, meant for the bathroom, but it was on sale at Target and it's perfect for holding scissors, tools and has big tray compartment in the front for craft supplies in use and right now everything I stuffed in there is hiding the back of it.
Here's what's watching over me--a huge basket filled with yarn and topped with an embroidered tablecloth, keeping the dust off the yarn, and two lambies I got long ago at Bath & Body Works. By the way, it's raining cats and dogs here in the Ozarks!! Anyhoo, I have lots of basket storage up there too. I think it's perfect to have the wooly lambs nesting on the wool!
I have more box storage on the side of my mailbox shelves, there's a tray with a big acrylic Caboodles organizer on it with cosmetics, and I had Pinterest up on my tablet there. My big ole vintage desk has a pullout on each side. Stacked on this side are some list books, my Midori, and the little cloth bag that comes in the Sephora Play Box, a monthly subscription (for ten bucks) and you get several deluxe samples of luxury products each month. I think the little bag is cute too and I'm going to embroidery on the other side of it which is blank! My daughter and I love the products this month which focused on natural ingredients.
Here's how the cross-stitch dollhouse is going. At this point, I've dragged this thing around with me everywhere as I work on it, and it is wrinkled, and I even had to wash out what I guess was a little coffee drop stain at the top. Anyhoo, it looks like a mess--but will be perfect when I iron it at some point. The aida cloth has gotten so pliable now though, I do need the hoop on each room I'm working on. The May room is done, and I'm already doing the June room, which is the bathroom! It's cute though, the shower curtain has hearts. I promised myself I would do one room a month, the way she did all 12 rooms last year on elBlogdeDMC, so I'm delighted that I am ahead!

 I realize I didn't take a good photo of my whole desk with the mailbox shelves which were painted white a couple of months ago, so here's that view again. I'm so glad I took the time to take everything down and have hubby paint them white, because it really brightened everything up, and is so much more fun to decorate.
Off to visit some lovely desks now.

Eat, Write, Dream, Stitch


  1. Love your cross stitch... Have you done any on Paper - for cards & scrapping? Love your workspace - so cheerful! Donna #13

  2. I feel like I've had a good nosey round your place today. It was great. Pity you are so far away or I would bring my coffee cup and join you
    Lynn 15 xx

  3. :) that mug is fun, what makes me really smile is I have one of those little camera's in PINK too. so, the pink had me grinning. and YAY for being ahead on the stitching that makes it sound much more do-able to do it in batches each month. ~Stacy #59

  4. What a treat! Your sewing looks great and I love the coffee mug! Oh!Those mail box shelves - love 'em! Chrisx 55

  5. Great post and so much to see. Wishing you a happy and crafty 7th woyww anniversary, Angela x 30

  6. Wonderful post, wonderful space and Wonderful YOU! Thanks for sharing and Happy 7th WOYWW Anniversary! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera WOYWW #58

  7. Your cross stitch is coming along lovely. I've been carefully storing mine away from everything so I don't get anything on it. Would just be my luck that I'll almost be done with it and spill something on it!

    Happy WOYWW anniversary. Thanks for sharing your great room with us!

    Sharon K #43

  8. So much to look at and great organisation. Happy WOYWW! Sorry for the late arrival. Elaine no. 33

  9. Happy 7th WOYWW, lovely gal!! It's been such a privilege and pleasure to get to know you so much better over the past few years...kindred spirits halfway around the world, eh?! What a great idea to give us an extended tour of your workspace on the anniversary, it really is a fab cwtch (Welsh word for a snuggle or hideaway!) and I can see why you're so happy pottering in there! The cross stitch is coming on great and I still love those painted shelves....can you have shelf envy?? Well, I have!
    Thank you so much for the offer of a midori but I'm just not a journal/diary keeper or planner of any sort. I'm a Wing-It sorta gal, too late to change now. I write things down on the calendar and then forget to look :-)
    Sending you big hugs on a beautiful May Day.
    LLJ xxxxx

  10. What a fab post what with your actual desk and the descriptions

    Happy 7th Anniversary WOYWW


  11. Your work space is lovely and I have enjoyed the mooch around it! I love your shelving and like Jan I too have shelf envy! The embroidery is beautiful and the little finished room is so sweet - I'm looking forward to seeing what the next one is.
    Hope you have a great week, Happy WOYWW
    Diana #22

  12. I am determined to get round all the desks in celebration of the fun we have with all our mad WOYWW friends so here I am! Your little mailbox shelves look so neat and smart and the little cross stitch house is just coming along so beautifully! Happy 7th WOYWW anniversary - here's to many more!

  13. Your cross stitch is looking great!!
    Happy anniversary!!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #2

  14. Happy WOYWW 7th anniversary and thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Wow I love your doll house cross stitch truly beautiful and your picture tour of your room is so great to get to peek more around then just the table. Have a great week Hugs~Anne L#3

  15. A belated Happy 7th Anniversary to you Sandy. Wednesday just got away from me. Your stitching is beautiful and so cheerfully colourful. Have a great weekend.

    Fiona #26

  16. Your cross stitch doll house is adorable. I love all doll houses and this is no exception. :-) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
    April #40

  17. I love that cross stitch you have in progress. Very colorful. Your area looks so organized. Creative Blessings! Kelly #48