Wednesday, 20 February 2013

WOYWW 194 - Hmmn Need a bit of a tidy!

Hello Friends

Yeay it is Wednesday, half way through the week, nearly the weekend and WOYWW day!!  I suspect you know what WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) means by now - in case you don't it is where the biggest blog hop takes place every Wednesday, though you don't have to take part every Wednesday!  Click HERE to be transported to the Honourable Host of this epic event!

Here is my desk.  As I left it last night after making a card for my friends' Wedding Anniversary.  

The book to the bottom left is where I keep my blending ink pads, for travelling and for the ones I don't have room on the twirly thing for.  Behind them are some cardstock and some Snippets which I was procraftinating whether to use for the card.  DI pad waiting to be put away, as are the scisssors and tools to the right of the craft mat.  The Momento ink pad is new and looking for a home.

I thought I would give you an update on the lace garter.  Not a lot you may say but since returning from our little holiday on the weekend, I have been trying to get more done as it isn't long before the Wedding will be upon us and I intend to be finished way before the event.  
And for those who wanted to see a bit more of Amsterdam, this is where we stayed.  The building with the red awning over the door.  Our room was the row of windows above the awning and the middle and right windows.  I think that was Mr Little's house next door!  Tee Hee!

Thanks for calling by.  I shall pop round later as I have no dancing tonight :-(.  Something to do with half term in England, ours was last week in Wales!




Heather Alger said...

The Garter design is Gorgeous x
Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

Annie said...

Oh wow Sam. It was really lovely to see the garter you are making....happy happy memories came flooding back from my lace making days.
A x # 52

Helen said...

The buildings in Amsterdam are gorgeous, aren't they? (Not that I've seen them personally) Happy WOYWW Helen, 5

lisa said...

No WOYWW from me this week as it's half term so having a small break. In other words trying to catch up with myself but still visiting to see what you've all been up too.
Love the lace, it's coming on a treat. The Bride will be so beautiful wearing handmade lace!!
Hope you are having a good week.
hugs Lisax

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I'll just nip over and tidy up for you hon, then you can get on with some more lace making! Good grief, I've never seen it being made before and it looks terribly complex. Just looking at your picture gives me brain-ache!

Hamster Jam looks picture postcard to!

Sarn xxx

Elizabeth said...

Half term was last week here in Scotland too. The garter looks so complicated with all those little bobbins - I'm sure I'd get in a real muddle if I tried lacemaking but it's looking beautiful so far. The buildings in Amsterdam are so quaint - picture postcard perfect :) Have a happy WOYWW. Elizabeth x #58

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love building with character, reckon I'd feel right at home in that small house!! Your garter is stunning. An old school friend used to make lace and she tried to teach me, I got very confused with all the bobbin things and ended up in a knot! Take care & enjoy this week whatever it brings. Zo xx 59

Mrs F said...

Mucky pup ;)

Now that lace work is impressive, how on earth do you keep your bobbins from getting tangled? I can't wait to see the finished garter, will it be modelled on your own leg lol?

Happy WOYWW Sam xx

Shazsilverwolf said...

That lace work is awesome!! Gorgeous pics of Amsterdam too. Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #91 xx

Terry said...

Ha! I would be too embarrassed to post a picture of my work area! Your desk looks busy not messy! Hugs!

Di said...

WOW, forget the desk Sam - that garter is seriously impressive!! Is there anything you can't do? :(

Laughed about Stuart's house next door to your hotel!

Happy WOYWW - how many more sleeps? Hugs, Di xx

Gita said...

Oh my gosh, that lace garter looks so complicated. Yikes! i can't wait to travel somewhere new again. Been too long. Brigita #134

Ann B said...

Very impressed with your lace-making, a woman of many talents.
Have always wanted a go and almost managed it when we were at the Stitching and Hobbycrafts show in Manchester last week (offering demo's) but I didn't have time.
Ann B

Ria Gall said...

oh I have to take my hat off to you for the lace I just love lace and love seeing it being made what a skill that is, beyond me
Your desk looks ready for you to start crafting
Wishing you a really great WOYWW
Ria #73

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lace making?? Good grief, is there ANY form of crafting you don't do??! It's really beautiful, you must have the patience of Job.......
Love the pic of Amsterdam, your hotel looked very cute!
Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

mamapez5 said...

Your desk is still tidier than mine! How good to meet another lace maker. I am about to make a fan, but it is months since I wound the bobbins and that's as far as I have got. Once I get the edge band done and start the pattern I'll be fine, but I need something to get me going. I am sure your garter will be finished in time. It is beautiful, and extra special when it has been made specially for the occasion. Kate x #84

Alison Scott said...

Wow that garter is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing the Amsterdam pic. Looks like a great place to go.

fairy thoughts said...

great to see some bobbin lace on a blog. the last thing I made was a garter for DD1. It was very long.... or so it seemed when I was making it!
Glad you had a good time in Amsterdam... I love the way the houses are so wonky... on every level.
have a great week
janet #32

Winnie said...

Such a beautiful garter! It sounds like you had a lovely weekend away. I love the picture you shared. I have never been over there and I am loving the buildings! Enjoy the week!

scrappymo! said...

The handmade lace is such a beautiful gift...A gift made with lots of love and patience.

It is very interesting how you make it...I love the look of the hanging obbins and the pins marking the pattern.

Very , very interesting!

Your building in amsterdam looks so pretty. I have never been...hope you will post lots of pictures and i can live vicariously through you!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my, Sam, that lace garter is nothing short of amazing! I knew a woman from Belgium who made lace and I had no idea how it was done. I think she might be known among lace-makers; Jitka was her first name, but I'd have to look her last name up in my old address book. I have a few lace Christmas ornaments from her and their exquisite, like your garter.

I'm glad you had a lovely weekend away to Amsterdam and thank you for sharing the picture!

Thank you, too, for coming by to leave some love at the Playhouse! Have a wonderful week, you crafty person!! Darnell #48

Gibby Frogett said...

Belated WOYWW greetings - fab desk and your lacework is just amazing and so pretty. Gill x #103

Eliza said...

Gosh myhat goes off to you for making such a beautiful and complicated lace garter, it is going to be perfect.

Thanks for the photo tour too really enjoyed it.

Happy Belated WOYWW

MaggieC said...

I am totally in awe of your lace making. It is just so beautiful. You must have so much patience to do that. Thank you for your visit this week. I am keeping my fingers crossed for Christmas this weekend, although the weather forecast is talking about some snow again. Have a good week. xx Maggie #42

Kim said...

Again, your lace is amazing....I can't wrap my head (or eyesight) around how you keep it all straight!! And you have a nice big clean area in the middle of your desk, plenty of room left before truly needs tidying.
And thanks for sharing your Amsterdam they are packed in!!

butlersabroad said...

I'm thinking that desk looks really neat for you mrs, must have been because you've been away. If that Memento inkpad is still looking for a home may I suggest mine??! That lace is amazing, my eyes would be out on stalks! Your visit to Amsterdam looks great, there's times I wish I'd never left Europe I tell ya.


Tamika said...

Amsterdam is beautiful!Thanks for sharing!