Wednesday, 21 May 2014

WOYWW 259...In the issue where I share 3 desks!

Hello there!  Happy Wednesday, Happy Hump Day, Happy Not-Long-til-the-weekend Day!

It is also WOYWW day too with the Hostess Julia.  Now Julia asks us to be brief so I shall try to be.

Today I am sharing 3 desks with you.  First Desk 1.

On here you will see the makings of another Leaving Book, my green journal, some papers and my ATCs.  Now don't you all try blowing the picture up...they are all in envelopes ready for the off.  No. 1 is being kept for my recipient and the rest I shall either post or take on Saturday.

Here is Desk 2...
Free of any paper and paints as it is being used for sewing only these days.  You can see my new Dressmaking book I bought from a famous online book shop having looked at it somewhere else.  It was £16 cheaper!  I know I usually try to buy local and I understand that shops have to pay overheads but that was too much of a discount.  Besides which I was able to raise funds through Easy Funding for the Quilters Guild through ordering it on line.

Here is Desk 3...
This desk was cleared just over a week ago.  Cleared of all detritus, old papers, pens that no longer worked, and look at it now.  I am trying to prepare a project to take to the Crop on Saturday as well as make ATCs etc etc etc.  So it all spilt over to my puter desk.  Well, it should not take long to clear.

And my dress...
Just needing sleeves.  I have really taken my time over this rather than try to rush it.  I even managed to get the zip in without too much stress (hence why I wanted that book!).  I am pretty pleased with it so far.  Even my facings were pretty flat.  The dummy is called Elspeth and I bought her with money from Christmas.  Yes! I held onto it for that long.  

Right.  Over to Julia's desk now.  Only 3 more sleeps to the Crop and 7 more sleeps til the anniversary.

Thanks for calling by.

Hettie

PS If you would like to swap ATCs with me, please leave me a comment!

28 comments:

Patsy Paterno said...

Nice to meet Elspeth! What a lot of work you've been up to! Patsy

Helen Allen said...

I'd love to swap with you Hettie. Wow what a lot of desks and all so busy. I wish I could make the crop but with it being so close to my birthday I am busy that weekend. I will be with you in spirit. have a fabulous time.. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 68

Angie said...

Oh look at the desks!!! What fun!!!! Do I understand that you have 3 different work spaces?!!! That would be awesome and here my husband thinks I have hogged one room! It's a tiny room at that! :) Love all the fun goings on in these spaces!!! Happy WOYWW! #66angie

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Elspeth!! Lol, why that name? There has to be a story behind that!!
Looking forward to seeing you :-)
Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow clever you, super dress. I have started following suit by buying a book full of sewing techniques. That's it. That's all I've done, but it's a start!! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the crop. Enjoy your day. Take care. Zo xx 50

Helen said...

The dress is looking good, I am impressed, though having seen your sewing and crafting skills it doesn't surprise me. See you Saturday. Helen 8

Sue said...

Oh your dress is gorgeous and I can't wait to see it all finished Sam!! nice to meet Elspeth lol huggles Sue xx

Annie said...

I'm only just doing my rounds to catch up with all my blogging friends....it's been a busy day with lots of extra cuddles needed by my little poorly munchkins.
I'm really looking forward to swapping ATCs next week.....you were getting one of mine whether you wanted one or not ;-)
Hugs,
Annie x #27

lisa said...

Three desks! Now that's just being greedy, lol.
Love your dress, it's looking great.
Have fun on Saturday, I will be with you in spirit! One day I'll make it in person!
Yes please to swapping!
Hugs Lisax #47

Chrysalis said...

Thanks for introducing us to Elspeth. She is bound to prove a very useful addition to the family. I'm still swooning at the thought of having three lovely desks to work at! Have a wonderful week, Chris # 17

Jules said...

Hi Hettie

Three work spaces must be wonderful. I work in a very small bedroom .. .. your space looks wonderful.

When I am super busy I take over the dining room table and even the kitchen worktops LOL!!

Hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx

Irene Rafael said...

I enjoyed my visit here today and meeting Elspeth. You are one busy person. I like that.
Irene
#79

Diane Baker-Williams said...

Impressive! The dress is beautiful; looking forward to seeing it finished. Not a seamstress myself, i am always impressed when other create such beautiful clothes. Diane #55

Nan G said...

Hello Elspeth, so nice to meet you. You're looking especially lovely in that new frock. Do hope you have sleeves soon. Aren't we a goofy lot chatting with a dress mannequin ! Have a blast at the crop! Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #10

scrappymo! said...

Just visiting to say your dress looks fabulous! The fabric is so lovely and I love the pattern.

Krisha said...

Your dress looks fantastic Hettie!

Three desks huh? Now THAT would be my fantasy......LOL

I'm late making the rounds so better continue on my way while my eyes still want to stay open.
Krisha #69

Belinda Basson said...

Your dress is coming on fabulously! as for 3 desks! That is quite some set up! I have one long one and no part of it is clear! #25

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

You have such a wonderful space! Love the dress form...wish I had one of those! Have a great rest of the week!
Glenda #53

SARN said...

Belated Happy WOYWW wishes my friend.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Sam, do you know what is really weird? You and I have the identical computer desk! We also have our Silhouette machine in the same place,and notes and stuff stuck onto the drawer. I shall post a pic of it next week. See you saturday, Hugs Shaz xx

my cup of tea said...

Ooooo LOVE your dress! Beautiful job and love your fabric choice! I have some dress forms one is named Dotty. They live in my studio room. Your desks are busy just like mine, always a good thing!
donna#73

Karen Petitt said...

The dress is looking beautiful - I can't wait to see how it looks when you have finished - that fabric is gorgeous!
I've never understood the WOYWW stuff and still don't but it was lovely to see your working area and desks Karen xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You and Elspeth are both very tiny! Your dress is very pretty, as are all three of your desks!! You are gonna makes lots of womens jealous with your three deskes! I can't wait to see your dress finished. I remember when my facings was pretty flat. Now it's all wrinkly. Have a grand time on Saturday = I'm jealous of THAT! Give everyone my love!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim said...

Just getting around...the dress is great! And love all the busy desks! Your box went out today...unless my personal postal carrier had a hissy fit over my packing status and customs forms! LOL! Enjoy the Crop!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I hope you are having fun at the WOYWW crop. I finally managed to get back online, hopefully for a few hours this time. You have a LOT of desks. I'm really impressed, but most of all, I'm impressed with the desks.

I want to apologize for my comment last week at T. I saw the "girls" box and thought it was your chickens. I had seen you call them the girls before, and thought that was the reference you were making.

HONESTLY, I had NO idea about this tragedy until I couldn't get on the internet for the past three days, and I started watching the news. That's when I heard about their plight and how they are missing. Color me embarrassed, confused, and downright knocked off my feet by my ignorance. And thanks for hopefully understanding now that I have learned about their plight.

Hope again you had a good time at the crop, and will forgive my ignorance. Belated wishes from #2.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

WOW, I can't do anything right today. Instead of "impressed by desks," I meant impressed by the DRESS. Maybe I should unplug this thing and give up until I can screw my head on straight.

Kelly said...

You have been busy! Pretty dress. Looking forward to participating in my first WOYWW ATC swap. Such creative folks here. Creative Blessings! Kelly #70

butterfly said...

Okay, three desks is just greedy - but you probably earned it... the dress is looking beautiful!
Alison xx