Wednesday, 4 November 2020

What's on your Wednesday Workdesk #596

 Hello everyone, 

Wednesday desk sharing day @ the Stamping ground.

Missed last week due to two missions of mercy first to 
release trapped washing mid cycle from Mom's machine 
then click, collect and deliver a new kettle to MIL, 
an essential essential more than ever right now.


Nothing more than mess & remnant's on this workspace.. 
Can't share any new makes until tomorrow 😊 


so i'll say my thank you's to everyone for my Birthday wishes 
and share this bundle of loveliness I received from Dear Dorthe. 
Beautiful card and mini book displayed open, hard to show all 
the details in these treasured gifts. Wrapped in a co-ordinating 
napkin now saved for a future make. Thank you Dorthe xx


Had some fabulous gifts for my Birthday including 
new pencils (I forgot to photograph) two online courses 
and this bundle of happiness *Sigh* 


Treated myself to replacement pencil sharpeners, 


and finally I just had to have this charming felted mini scene 
created by the very talented Maxine @ Tilly Tea Dance  
Now on my craft room wall.. so calming..


Look forward to seeing what you've all been up to.. 

Take care & stay safe everyone 
Creative Hugs 

Tracey xx

27 comments:

Mary Anne said...

LOL! I have about 3 pencil sharpeners and none of them work really well. I wonder if they are "american" or if my pencils are, but they never give the kind of point that I want, especially on my stabilo all pencils. Ah well. The felted scene is very sweet, such a talent. Looks lovely on your wall, and might make a nice gift for my MIL - just her kind of thing, so off to check out TTD! Thanks for the tip.

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (3)

Anne said...

Hi there. Never seem to find a pencil sharpener I'm really happy with!
Love the Tilly Tea Dance piece.
Take care. Anne x 11

Annie said...

I'm determined to do my rounds of my favourite blogs before I get under a pile of sewing this week...it just didn't happen last week.
There's nothing quite like a new pencil sharpener is there? It's so lovely to see one of Tilly's works of art on your desk today.
Hugs,
Annie x #14

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your presents, enjoy and have fun! I need a new pencil sharpener, too, mine are all old and cranky, like me! Have a wonderful day, stay well and safe!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh a good pencil sharpener is so hard to find and a real keeper when you do, lol!! Hope these new ones work well for you. What great presents you had, I do love having a course or voucher as a prepay these days, got enough ‘stuff’ to be getting on with. The card from Dorthe is exquisite, a real work of art!
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx
PS, I did email you back, hope you got it, our computer/interwebs have been playing silly B’s recently.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Something very exciting happening on your desk - can't wait to see it next! What a lovely present from your friend with all those blue tones and an amazing array of Sizzix/Tim Holtz goodies! You'll have so much fun playing with those! I've been eyeing some of those sets myself! Delightful felted piece as well to add a spot of colour to your wall. We need to get our hands on anything that makes us happy these days! Enjoy your week, Tracey! xx zsuzsa #19

Neet said...

I just love your mug on your desk - howe fabulous is that! Also like the face but you know what I am like for faces, especially the ones you do. Well, glad you had a lovely birthday and what a gorgeous blue gift you got - that is something rather special and lovely to be given something that someone has spent time on - time is precious so I think handmade gifts mean so much.
Mind you the other gifts you got are rather super too - love the 3D folders and I should imagine the pencils are brilliant - what make are they? I have lots of pencil sharpeners, including an electric one but am not sure if they are supposed to be used or not on certain pencils. Lovely Tilly picture - they are so sweet aren't they.
Hope the birthday goes on and on
Love, Neet 5 xx

shazsilverwolf said...

HI Tracey, have to agree with you Max's pictures are amazing, I have some on my wall, and have bought them as gifts for others too. Fab birthday gifts, they look awesome. Beautiful gift from Dorthe too. Stay safe, Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 X

Felicia said...

Hi Tracey! First off, I want to say I am so jealous of your awesome piece by Maxine! I love her stuff and just have to make a purchase myself! So happy late birthday's are in order and glad you were able to treat yourself! We all should from time to time! Also, what LOVELY gift your received! So, so pretty! Blessing for the rest of your week and happy crafting with all your new goodies! :) Felicia #28

Sarah Brennan said...

Love the birthday goodies Tracey. So glad you had a good day. I have a very similar scene on a shelf just behind my desk in the shed. They are so beautiful aren't they. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #1

My name is Cindy said...

A belated Happy Birthday - you have some great goodies. It's mine soon and I now have a hankering for one of those needle felt pictures - I've wanted one for ages! Love the 'cute' sentiment and that gorgeous face on your desk, is it a notebook you've made? Have a good week, stay safe, stay well, Cindy xx #16

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Happy belated birthday Tracey. Lots of great goodies to play with. Hope the pencil sharpeners give you good service. Nice felted pic. too. Stay safe and have a lovely creative woyww, Angela x18x

Helen said...

Nice treats and glad you enjoyed your birthday. Happy WOYWW Helen #2

Caro said...

Happy belated birthday. I love the different treats, and it is fun to read how everyone has the same thoughts about pencil sharpeners! Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#13)

Redanne said...

Now that's what I call a busy desk and I look forward to seeing your makes. Dorthe's gifts are so beautiful, I love the blue.

I see we have quite similar taste in Tim Holtz goodies, I think we are both going to have a lovely time leading up to Christmas! Fabulous treats! Maxine's picture is gorgeous, the colours are so restful and it must be so wonderfully tactile.

Do take care in the new lock down, I am hoping there will not be so much panic buying this time. Hugs, Anne xxx

Shoshi said...

I'm glad you had such a nice birthday, Tracey, and what lovely gifts. I've got a couple of bog standard metal pencil sharpeners and they seem to do the trick - nothing fancy! I'm having awful trouble with some of my cheap colouring pencils though - the leads are broken all the way through and I keep sharpening them and the lead keeps falling out. Grrr. You get what you pay for, I suppose!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #17

My name is Erika. said...

Happy belated birthday Tracey. You got a nice little stash for your birthday! I can see lots of playing in your future with these new toys. Not that there wouldn't be fun time anyhow-even without new gifts. And I noticed that witches brew mug in your first photo. That is lots of fun! Hope all is well with you. Hugs-Erika

Susan Renshaw said...

What a lot of lovely goodies!. I seem to have trouble with pencil leads being broken all the way through. My assortment of sharpeners is pretty randon - I often resort to a sharp knife!
Stay safe and keep well...
Happy WOYWW!
Susan #23
Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

Lillianb said...

Happy Belated WOYWDW
Lovely lot of things for your birthday, and what a great picture to hang on your wall,
Take care and stay well and safe,

Lilian B #9

Chrissie said...

Looks like a creative space... someone was a lucky girl for her birthday, hope it was a great one... your goodies look very interesting!!!
Take care and stay safe!
Chrissie #12

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous and thoughtful gifts for your birthday x. Special gifts for a special lady x.

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Tracey, happy belated birthday! I hope you had a lovely day, and that you have great fun playing with your new goodies, and on the online courses. The felted scene looks great. I'm determined to redecorate my craft room before the end of the year, and put happy things up on the walls! Thanks for stopping by earlier - I used to panic and bin a card when I made a mistake - now I just cover it up lol. Have a lovely week, Heather xx #8

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your visit, Tracey - I may do some more tiny carpets in the future but once #6 is completed and I have made up the final needle book, I really do need to move on to something else! There aren't enough hours in the day, are there! (No time for cuddling up and sleeping till the lockdown is over, I'm afraid!) I made another big pot of food today - a middle eastern dish which I shall be posting about in due course. I've tried 4 new recipes this week and they are all vying for the "Recipe of the Week" slot - I have had to reassure them that they will get their turn and not to be impatient lol! Oooh yes, our fur babies love a warm spot! Sometimes the kitties jump up so quickly to occupy a warm chair as soon as it's vacated, that we are in danger of sitting on them by mistake!

Have a great week.
Shoshi x #17

Crafting With Jack said...

Hi Tracey, a happy belated birthday, you had some lovely birthday presents . I bought a battery pencil sharpener which I am quite happy with. It wasn’t expensive so I do know how long it will last, but it helps my wrist. Have a great week Angels #20

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Greedy blogger just gobbled up my comment. Out of four attempts to leave comments on blogs, 50% success is sad.. but try again.
Happy birthday indeed from Dorthe's beauties to crafty piiiiiile of yumminess!!
Well done, great result.
Will make it brief so no lose again.. hint pop up comment boxes are not unstable like these horrid embedded ones which blogger has as default.
Upgrade would be good.. see settings... comment.. and so on.
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

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Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, such beautiful birthday gifts! That's really thoughtful of everyone and I love all the new crafting toddies you have to play with too - perfect 😀. It looks like your crafting desk is about to get busier ...lol ... watch out for Freya sitting on everything ...lol 😉. Take care and stay safe! Hugs, Jo x

Spyder said...

wow you have tons of interesting goodies on your work top. I love the mug. I've been away from crafting for ages, years in fact- so its nice to whizz round and say hello to everyone! Its taken me longer this week, as to me, Blogger has change (not for the better) so much, things that should take seconds now take days! Sorry I'm late! But I'm early for tomorrow!
Stay Safe! Happy WOYWW ((Lyn)) #25