Wednesday, 17 April 2019

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 515

The approach of the tenth anniversary is hurtling towards me. Anyone else feel this? I do hope so! Now, my desk has seen a little post-Wales action. Although it turns out that if you take 3 and a bit days out of your routine, the stuff consumes you when you get back and it takes twice as long to catch up. I’m pretty sure it’s all connected to the way that time is rushing by. 
There’s a bit of interest. At left is a pile of four card destined to go to Shopkeeper Gal as samples for the next workshop I’m slated to conduct. There’s a needle felted heart thingy in the front, waiting for me to use as a topper for a card. I made it at Jan’s, she hosted a WI craft morning and we had a go. I was faffing trying to decide what to do when Christine offered me a book of ideas and said the heart was a good starter, and then when she saw what I’d done, suggested it would be good for a card. So a card it shall be. It’s clever, needle felting, but am not sure it’s for me. Only one pair of scissor and one pair of glasses...a minor miracle, frankly, and something else that is always present but rarely seen...the old lip balm. I have them dotted everywhere around the house and car and in my handbag. The damage to my facial nerve means I don’t have spit on one side in my mouth and it’s amazing how dry that makes the lips. You live and learn! There’s also a packet of freshly printed photos, I find that I like the mix of doing really old photos and very current...keeps me going. If I had to do things chronologically I wouldn’t bother, I’d be bored, and my memory wouldn’t work well anyway!
Now, if y’all forgive my lack of input last week, I promise to make good this week! Put WOYWW in your blog post title and link it here please, makes visiting easier! 

38 comments:

Helen said...

loving your heart! I agree about the 10th anniversary hurtling towards us! Interesting about your dry lips, you can't beat a bit of lip balm!

Sarah Brennan said...

So close to being first this week, but refresh pushed me down the list lol. I only have one pair of glasses Julia but I don't dare count the numbers of scissors in my shed. Love the needle felting. It certainly seems to be growing in popularity as a craft. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

glitterandglue said...

Morning Julia. Glad to see you safe at home. Love the little heart - well done. Yes - it does seem like the weeks are going by much faster thee days! Soon be the Blogaversary!!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Lynn Holland said...

I had a go at needle felting some years ago but it wasn’t for me either. I do admire the people that do it though. I’ve seen some really lovely stuff done with it.
Have you tried making a wind chime with cutlery yet missus? That’s my latest trick haha
Lynn x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a good idea about making a card with the needle felting! It wasn't for me either but I enjoyed the morning. Hope you have time to catch your breath today after all the hurtling around!
Hugs LLJ 4 xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Your desk is looking very very tidy Julia. Your so good at printing those photo's I can not remember the last time I printed recent one's maybe time to change that. Your needle felting will make a great card topper, it's a dangerous game felting. I've caught a finger or two in the process, i'd much rather do it by machine.
Hugs Tracey #6(?)

Annie said...

It’s always lovely to complete something when you try a new craft so well done you with using the heart for a card topper. I’ve not done a lot of felting lately but it’s always something to go to when time allows.
Hugs,
Annie x

Sue said...

Hi Julia, I love the felted heart. Whoever receives the card could turn it into a brooch.

Felting is something I'd like to try.

Happy WOYWW
Sue #10

Twiglet said...

Ha - I was at Erddig - Nat Trust on Sunday and forgot my lip balm - I wasn't tempted to spend £7 on their tiny pot though!! I love that little heart but then, needle felting is our thing isn't it. You are such a clever paper crafter - it's each to their own isn't it. xxx Jo

Neet said...

Good to see you were with Jan last week and her WI friends. Needle felting is something I always intend to have a go at - I bought lots of the rovings to do it with but never got around to it really. One day I might just remedy that - good thing to take on holiday maybe? Can see me sat on the beach in Spain with my big brush - wonder what folks would make of it.
Feel for you re the lip balm, I have dry mouth, must look a right mess when I am asleep - a proper old lady!
See you soon, can you let us know how many are cropping and are we doing ATC's?
Hugs, Neet 11 xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Julia. Loving the little needle felted topper.Must get back to doing some more myself but you know me too many interests. The cards look good to, must have a closer look later. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x17x

Anne said...

Morning Julia. The heart will look good on a card. It is not something I have tried but always happy to have a go!
Yes the weeks are flying by - far too quickly. I always have a lip balm on hand - can't bear dry lips. Though last week felt as though whole body dried out when I had the cold, never known it before. Was slapping moisturiser all over the place!
Anne X 18

Christine said...

Love me a busy desk .... also a neat tidy one, wink! wink!
Good fun trying out different crafts... I found needle felting wasn't for me but my 'flower' wasn't as recognisable as your heart! Well done.
Have a good week
Christine #20

Diana Taylor said...

Morning Julia, I love the heart - it will make a great card topper. I found needle felting wasn't really for me either as it gets very clumpy on the back and is usually too thick for me to do anything with - clumpy being a non-technical term for a thick mess!
Have a great week,
Hugs, Diana x #21

Glenda said...

Your desk is very interesting this morning. That felted heart has really caught my eye. That is something I haven't tried but it does look lovely and I just know it will be well received wherever it goes! Glenda #22

Glenda said...

Well my computer is acting up this morning and looks like I have added my link twice. I don't know how to remove...can you please help?

BJ said...

YAY I'm still alive and finally managed to blog and link and all that after actually doing some crafting!! Your little felted heart is lovely, never tried that. Oh and I know what you mean about the chronological scrapping especially as I am now 2 years behind, I'll get to it somehow, one day. BJ#24

BJ said...

Just updated me profile picture as my hair is now PINK!
Lets see if it worked.... BJ

Shoshi said...

My goodness what a tidy desk. When mine's out of action it tends to get less tidy because it becomes a dumping ground. Those cards look gorgeous - would be nice to see a closeup of those. I have always had dry lips and used to use the same lip balm but now I just use Vaseline - lasts longer and is cheap as chips!! Also no taste or smell which suits me. Adorable little piece of needle felt. I've done a bit of this and quite enjoy it, except when I manage to spear myself which usually happens at least once in every session!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #16

Ali Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. Look forward to seeing that needle felted heart on a card. I last got some photos printed last year, and didn't end up using them all on LOs. Oh well, one day! I now find it easier to get photo books printed via an online company. At least my photos get used for something other than Instagram! Ali x #25

Helen said...

Just popped back after reading your comment on mine If you make kew and want a tagger along I could meet you there? More than happy to take a day off if you visit on the week of I have enough notice xx

Lindart said...

Hi Julia! Sounds like you had a great time in Wales! That little felted heart will go very well on a card! Hope your new workshop fills up fast! Have a great week, Lindart #27

Stacy Sheldon said...

HI Julia, I love the idea of adding that heart you felted to a card and I'd guess you will be saving that one for someone special since it sounds like its an adventure to make them. ( it would be for me anyways) :) OOh that is a good idea to have a lip balm in your crafty space. ( I never have and I think I will copy that one) ~Stacy #29

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Julia. The short post at the top on my new block is a "sticky" so people know what's going on. What you are seeing atm is far from the finished result so be prepared for some radical changes as time goes on! It's very time consuming but will be worth it in the end, I am sure. Still lots to do. Thank you for your good wishes re my tooth extraction - much as I hate going, I am looking forward to next Tues. and getting it dealt with once and for all. It's aching intermittently. Glad you like my little flowers - yes, very therapeutic! I need some stress relief while I get to grips with Wordpress lol!

Shoshi

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Hi Julia. Cannot partake in Boston visiting family. But scissors, reading glasses,are in all my rooms.I may have missed the info on ACT happenings this year?? Hard on my kindle travelling. See you next week.

Caro said...

The needle felting heart is lovely and will make a fantastic card topper. So looking forward to joining you all at the crop this time. The blogoversary is approaching so fast. Thanks for hosting and happy WOYWW. I hope that you have a lovely week. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#15)

Sue said...

Julia, You asked if I had sugar cubes in the glass. Ice cubes. Sue

Elizabeth said...

Hi Julia, your heart is going to make a lovely card. I agree with you about not scrapping in chronological order. I like the variety of mixing old with new. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #30

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Julia, the felt heart is lovely. I have some felt somewhere, in a drawer or maybe a box! I hate my bad memory, grrr! I like the look of the top card for your workshop. I can't remember the last time I got any photos printed - I'm still waiting for Mr M to print off photos from years ago. Might end up doing it myself. Have a lovely week Heather x #8

StampinCarol said...

The heart is so bright and cheery! Love the colors and definitely would look great on a card. The top card in the pile looks cool. Enjoy scrapping, I'm very poor at it and I have so few photos. Have a great week!
Carol N #26

Mrs.D said...

I love that heart, but like you, don't think needle felting is for me.
Got a nice tidy desk there, but clear evidence of some card making been going on there.
Now to see if this will post, have tried from my tablet, my phone and now my PC, and all the previous attempts have disappeared.
Chris #13

Dorlene Durham said...

The cards on the side of your desk look really pretty. Your desk looks pretty clean too. Have a great week. Dorlene #33

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

Sorry I am so late commenting this week. I have totally lost my grasp of the calendar and dates. I blame the M25. I am glad you had such a lovely break with Jan, even if you have come back to lots to catch up on. Have a good week. xxx Maggie (Silvercrafter) #34

Mrs.D said...

Hi Julia, I am still trying to comment on your blog, trying a different server.
Love that heart, share what you use it for please, but like you I don't think needle felting is for me.
Chris #13

Chris Dann said...

Right, different tack at leaving a comment.
That heart is lovely, but like you, I don't think needle felting is for me, but please share with us when you have used it in some beautiful way.
Chris #13

Lillianb said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog, I like the thinner kitchen roll for my hands and the thicker to wipe stamps and when using my Gelli plate, Thank you for letting everyone lok at all the other desks xx
Lilian B

BJ said...

Gosh number 35 is a bit interesting!
How things have changed since I was here a year ago LOL
BJ

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