Wednesday, 8 February 2012

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, Week 140

This is what my desk looks like at half past midnight -
I really should be in bed now as the alarm will go off at 5pm,
but I've been messing about on the computer trying to
understand what Pintrest is all about - I keep seeing it
everywhere and set myself up on it a few weeks back.
I've only added one pin from elsewhere so far apart from some
of my own paper dolls - is that allowed, pinning your own stuff!

Anyway, I'm digressing, back to my desk - it isn't really as dim
as it looks, it's much lighter than the photo shows.

What's on it?

This is what the postman delivered to me at half past four
this afternoon (who remembers when we had two post deliveries
a day, the second arriving about 11am!!)

I was thrilled, no, ecstatic to receive this wonderful altered book
from my good blogging friend
The photo really doesn't do it justice, it's totally
beautiful - full of decorated pages, tags and lovely embellishments.

This was for a 'four piece swap' we did, each sending the other
4 items to be made into something.
The something I received was this wonderful book
 to record my life's journey.

I took some photos of the inside earlier - 

Didn't she do a wonderful job on it!
Thanks again Mrs A you're the best - and if you're reading this -
I still haven't found the 'wally button' yet!

Also on my desk at the moment is this

This part work magazine was out a few weeks ago and I thought
I'd missed my chance, but last Saturday it re-appeared in WHSmiths -
only 99p for the first issue, worth it I thought for the freebie
fabric, cotton and needles. 

Well that's about it for now - except, do you want to see
a snow photo - I took this last Sunday after the heavy
snow fall on Saturday night - through the bedroom window
of our garden.

The snow has melted from the greenhouse roof and the patio
now, but the grass is still covered.

I hope you're safe and warm wherever you are,
and if you're wondering why I'm showing you my desk,
it's all down to
go and take a look, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

It's now after 1am - all is quiet apart from the
humming of the computer,
the snoring of the husband
and the howls of the foxes outside
I'd better turn in now....

'Night All xx


peggy aplSEEDS said...

those are lovely items you got for your swap! and i'm a pinterest fan and would love to spend more time pinning. sometimes what i do is use google images to look for something i'm interested in and pin images from there.
happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Sherry, is it wrong to covet your craft room organization? Wow, I am jealous!

Danielle said...

I am in awe of the wall behind your desk. The visible goodies are so inspirational, makes me want to play. dani 14

Anonymous said...

Ooh, get to bed! I need a good 8 hrs a night but will happily take more if I can get it!! Beautiful book from Mrs A, and I love all the snow pics from home (that would be the UK, lol!).

Brenda 18

sandysewin said...

Wow, when I first saw your photo, I thought you were in a store! lol

That books is such a treasure. What a wonderful gift.

Happy woyww,

Sandy #23

voodoo vixen said...

Your craft room looks beautifully organised and your journey book is gorgeous, what a lovely surprise to get in the post... oh and yep, I am old enough to remember two deliveries!! Happy woyww from Annette #13

RosA said...

I am so envious. I LOVE those little shelves right there on your desk! And that's a lovely surprise to received in the mail. (And, once upon a time, we used to have two mail deliveries a day too, here in Australia.)
RosA # 24

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a truly gorgeous and amazing altered book. Beautiful beyond words. Snow is non-existent where I am in the states. We've never had two deliveries here. In fact, they are now planning to get rid of many of our POs and have 5 day deliveries. I'm # 25 this week.

jude said...

What a beautiful book such wonderful gift to keep!Im loving your desk and the storage on it are they shelves they are stunning ray of colour!Have fab wednesday and creative week hugs judex 4

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Your workspace looks wonderful; so much goodies all neatly organized and ready to use. All my mixed media supplies are stashed away in shoe boxes; out of sight until I have time to play with them or rather to figure out what they are and how I'm supposed to use them.
Love the book, and the quilting starter kit!
Do you ever frame your mixed media art pieces, or is that something to be frown upon in mixed media circles?

okienurse said...

Great post this the altered book. Keep working with the Pinterest it is a lot of fun and informative. Have a great week and don't forget the blog candy I am offering on my blog. Make sure you are a follower and leave a comment. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

L00py's Craft Creations said...

I'm on Pintrest hun, and you are supposed to pin your own stuff!! then other people if they like your stuff pin your stuff, if that makes any sense, its basically a huge gallery of images you chose which ones you like, and pin them....

Happy WOYWW hun, xx

Lou #7

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful present! I am in awe of 2 mail deliveries...
Your desk is so lovely and tidy and you r room so inviting.

I play on pinterest as well. It is my other addiction. I am Scrappymo! there too and have a couple thousand pins...mostly scrapbooking and cards.
I'm getting older so I have to pin them or I forget the ideas.

Sam said...

I am in awe of your lovely workdesk! I love the little shelves under the big shelves. Your swap looks lovely, what a great gift. I am so jealous of your snow...I bought the kids a sled each for xmas as last year we had 2 lots of snow and we have not had any here yet this year!
Yay for pinterest, I spend so many hours on there, I am going to nip over and start following you on there! And yes, pin your own stuff, let everybody see how talented you are!
Have you got bell sounds on your blog? Everytime I come on your blog I can hear these little tinkling bells which for months I was wondering where they came from and I have finally narrowed it down to your blog...please tell me im not crazy!!!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

oh oh! Pinterest is addictive! lol
Love your craft room... need those shelves!
Happy woyww
Jennie #11

Helen said...

I am NOT getting into Pinterest, there aren't enough hours in the day for more websites... lol.
Love your altered book you received, it is fab.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That book is completely gorgeous - what a fab present and isn't Mrs A clever?!
What are you going to do with the fabric snippets from the magazine? I never look at the craft magazines in WH Smiths, so completely missed that one! Doh.....
Hugs, LLJ #58 xx

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Oh, Sherry...I'm so envious at how well your craft desk is soooo organized! :) Mrs A did a wonderful job with the swap...I also bought the quilt mag...just for the freebie...not sure what I'm going to do with it yet...Have you any plans?
Jan x

Neil said...

Hi there, Can't believe it's Wednesday again already! Thanks for letting me in to peek and I hope the rest of the week is a blessed and creative one for you! That book is lovely and I'm sure you will enjoy using it.
Neil #45 (ish)

Ann B said...

Lucky you getting such a wonderful swap, I bet the ones you sent were just as lovely.
Snow all gone here, thank goodness, instead we have a moat of ice around our lawn where the gathered melt water has frozen - so funny to see the dog trying to negotiate it.
Ann B

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...firstly let me say what an amazing work space you have sooo neat & tidy & organised...and secondly what a gorgeous package to recieve from Mr Postie...beautiful work...have a fab week...Mel :) #64

sandra de said...

your workspace looks wonderfull, your postal gifts are gorgeous and I love your winter garden.

May said...

WOW!! what a lovely desk, and a wonderful surprize you got in the post it's fabulous, love the bargain with the mag I'm off to the shops to see if any are left, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x x

Karen said...

What a gorgeous book, such a beautiful gift, something to treasure always :) We too had a lot of snow on Sunday although we still have it, its just now totally frozen!!!

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Karen #92

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow luck you, that's a fab altered book. All looks fun, and snow! Thanks for sharing & enjoy this WOYWW, I'm off to nose some more! Zo x 85

Twinkle Star said...

I just love your work space, so fantastic! You were lucky to receive the fab altered book, it looks stunning! Beautiful snow picture, we didn't get a lot at all and what we did have didn't stick. x

Bridget Larsen said...

Just looked at your weather widget and it says 1 C wow thats cold
Bridget #53

Jackie said...

Your craft space looks so organised, I'm really jealous lol

Pam said...

Lovely Craft room. hugs Pam x

Ira said...

Now there's a craftroom in which I wouldn't mind residing! Nice and warm and it looks gorgeous, also what you've got lying on your table, fab altered book!!

Sarah said...

Such a great post and an even more fabulous desk - so many goodies and boy, so tidy. Love the makes on show today! Thanks for letting us look in and peek at your desk... Sarah at 7

SueH said...

Look like you come off well in the swap Sherry, that altered book is beautiful. There’s so much work gone into making that.
I’m not that far away from you (In Loughton) and my garden is looking much the same as you’re was. It’s melting no , thank heavens. I don’t mind the snow as long as I don’t need to go out in it.

Happy Crafting!

Jinny Holt said...

Sherry beautiful work as per normal :) I love your craft space,if it were mine I would sleep there ha ha.

Glad to say we did not get any snow here in Devon :)

Keep warm and happy creating


inkypinkycraft said...

The things behind your desk!!!!...not sure what pinterest is either?!clueless me?!!! Hugs trace x no 44

Julia Dunnit said...

OOh you were up late. Great score on the Mrs A book...n wonder you're thrilled, so much to look at! I dont and cant do Pinterst- honestly, I just cant spend any more time at the computer..and if you wanna pin your own stuff, hell, why not!!

Fuchsia said...

What a fabulous workspace very organized just how I hope to be when a room becomes vacant in my home LOL!
what a lovely book to I bet you were ecstatic thanks for sharing ....
Enjoy your week :0))
Fuchsia 145

Katie said...

I think its totally okay to pin your own stuff. I have one board when I pin my stuff, and then rest of my boards I pin other people's stuff, that was I feel balanced. I love the book you got - what exciting mail! The snow is gorgeous, thank you for sharing the picture, we haven't gotten nearly enough here!

Happy WOYWW! Katie #18

505whimsygirl said...

Love your desk. I could occupy myself in there for hours!

The altered book you received is great. Yes, Mrs. A did a fabulous job!!!

I don't know about pinterest either. I requested an account this week but haven't heard anything yet.


Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

Love your desk, it looks so fun. And your backyard looks so much nicer than mine covered in snow. But snow makes everything pretty!
Happy WOYWW!
Aeryn (#37)

Emily said...

Oooh, I love your craft space. I wish mine looked like that!!

Lisa said...

Your craft space looks fabulous. Nice and tidy. Love your projects.

Twiglet said...

Great post - what a fab altered book from Mrs A. Have a good week. x Jo

Yours Artfully said...

You desrerve a medal staying up that late when it's this cold!!!!! Your desk looks an amazing place to get creative and lucky, lucky you to receive such a fabulous book.


Fiona@staring at the sea said...

What a wonderfully inspiring workspace :o)

Mrs A. said...

Have you gotten to the page yet written in invisible ink that says you have agreed to my moving into your craft room with you!!!!! Yep you have found the wally button on both counts. (The smaller the button is to start with the more it will shrink down and go bevelled.) Just had a phone call from Sis and Muvergate has erupted big time. Off to have a drinkie poo now. Hugs Mrs A.

That Craft Place Ltd said...

Your workspace is just lovely. Really lovely. And what wonderful work from Mrs A!!!!! xxx
Am following you now....
Lisa 163 x

My name is Cindy said...

What a beautiful book Sherry, it's lush!

And when you find out how to work pinterest can you let me know? I joined at the weekend and am amused to be notified that various people are following me - I don't know whatt hey think they are going to see as I have no idea what to do with it lol!! Hugs Cindy

Stephanie said...

Love your desk--and that book is so nice, too! Enjoy your snow. None here in Massachusetts~

Spyder said...

I was there at Midnight too, but...well...fell asleep I think! Love Mrs A's book, fabulous work, lucky you! No snow here...yet...very cold though.Have a great crafty week HaPpY WoYwW


Jeremy and Samantha said...

Gorgeous book and a beautiful clean desk. Happy WOYWW!

ger76 said...

WOW great craft space!!!

luv Ger
WOYWW #147

Peggy Cain said...

Happy WOYWW! Enjoyed my visit.
great altered book lucky girl

BumbleVee said...

wowee...look at all your snow! And... what a great spot to create.....pretty darn tidy looking...but, lots of interesting "stuff" ....

Hardwick Creations said...

What a great looking desk, plenty of space to create.

Vicky said...

Yes you can pin your own stuff on Pinterest, lots of people do. Once you get the hang of it you'll be hooked.
Your desk is so tidy and organised and what a lovely book - lucky you.

Happy Pinning! :)xx

Ann B said...

Just back for a second look - love the doll on your previous post.
Thanks for 'following' me. I am now 'following' you as well - we will be going round in circles at this rate ha ha.
Ann B

Fuchsia said...

Hi Sherry
thanks for passing by
yes I did remember you from Do crafts xxx

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What a lovely work space! Thanks for sharing.

SusanLotus said...

Very inspiring photos! :)
I wish you a lovely weekend!

Lou said...

What a Gorgeous Book, I didn’t make it, to everyone’s crafty space on Wednesday so doing a last sweep of the desks i haven't managed to visit, tonight (wide awake with pain so might as well make use of the time)
Hope you have a great week x Lou x @#103

Mutley said...

Love your desk, love your shelves and love the gorgeous book. xxx

Createology said...

Your desk is wonderful and I love how you have so many supplies right at your fingertips. What a treasure you received in that altered book...fabulous. We finally got a few inches of snow last night...our winter has been missing until now. I hope you get some rest soon. Happy Hearts to you...

The Crafty Chick said...

It's official. It's taken me all week to get to you, but your desk is my favourite of the week!! It's absolutely gorgeous.

Mrs A. said...

You should be able to do it now if you want to test it out. Hugs Mrs A.

sassy said...

errrrrrr like wowzer what a desk i would love to come and play at your house it looks the ideal place to get!! lovin the book and wow is all i can say to that she sure is clever too hugs sassyx

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness. If it's possible, I think I'm in love with your desk.