Wednesday, 18 March 2020

What's on your workdesk this Wednesday? #563

Hello everyone, 

Popping in to share what's been on my workdesk 
as it's Wednesday & before another week zooms on by.

It's all been somewhat busy here with important people 
to attend to in the light of what's happening world wide 
there's been quite a few Birthdays in between... 

Here's one of the cards I remembered to photograph..

 and a little textured pot I revamped with a lick of paint. 

Taken yesterday afternoon this space awaits a crafting day. 

My Daughter is now over from Sweden, she made the decision 
to be near to the family rather than run the risk of being 
stranded in the tiny village she now lives in. 
Picking her up from Manchester Airport can't tell you how 
nervous we were seeing airlines start to cancel flights. 

We are all in it together now... 
what a ray of light that is.

Hope everyone is looking after themselves and those that 
need help have people around them to lend a hand..??  
Look forward to seeing WOYWW #563

Stay creative everyone
Hugs Tracey xx


Neet said...

That card is quite striking with those beautiful bold colours against that strong white, love it! And your little pot is lovely to look at too.
I wondered what the honeycomb effect was that you keep your pens in, looks very clever and quite an eyecatching piece of equipment too. In fact you look very well organised in your crafting,no wonder you produce such beautiful thing.Hugs, Neet 1 xx

Ali Wade Designs said...

Happy WOYWW. I love that pot. Glad that your daughter is safely home with you. My family is scattered all around the world. My mum is 5 hours away, and she is having to stay indoors mostly (she is 77 and has asthma). At time like this I wish we were all in the same village! Ali x #9

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

They are wine racks Neet as i'm not really a drinker it was a shame to leave them empty x

sandra de said...

Beautiful card but, I have to say your desk is amazing in it's organisation and tidiness. As well as being stylish in its theme. Enjoy your time with your daughter. Stay safe and keep crafting.
sandra de @4

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It must be difficult when family are so far apart from each other. Take care Ali, im sorry I can not seem to comment on your blog it keeps telling me i'm a bot :/

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm so glad your girl is back home, we just feel better when we have our family close! It's so tricky to judge what is sensible and right to do in coping with the virus, we've got to be careful as G falls into a few of the be careful categories. But it's lovely to have to time to craft away without feeling guilty!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Annie said...

Love the card and pot. It's lovely that something positive has come out of the difficult time we are going through....enjoy your time with your daughter.
Big hugs,
Annie x #11

Twiglet said...

I love that little pot! How lovely to have your daughter at home too. Take care and keep safe. We need to blog more and share our crafty activities if we are all housebound! xx Jo #15

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Tracey, great job on the pot, it looks fab. Love the card too,really bright and cheery.Great your daughter got back, probably wouldn't have if she'd waited too much longer. Stay safe, and have a good week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the card and the beautiful, leafy pot. Glad your daughter managed to get to you, it must be good to have family to be together with. Stay safe and well, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Love the card and the tub . You'll be glad to see your daughter even if you can't hug her . Take care Helen #3

froebelsternchen said...

Lovely card and such a nice pot. I love it! Great that your daughter now is with you!Sounds wonderful!
Stay healthy and creative dear Tracey!
Sending love in your direction my friend!
Susi xxx

Marit said...

Oh dear.. these are strange times and all we can do is sit, craft and wait... it's good to have your daughter at home! I cannot even visit my parents now (they live close-by but are old and a risk to visit...) and my son lives in another area - we do phone a lot these days! We're not homebound completely in Holland (we are still alowed to go outside) but social isolation, yes. And the place I work closed its doors (as do the schools, pubs, restaurants and most shops) and since I cannot do my work at home, I am unemployed now. It feels strange to have no job all of a sudden... I'm glad I have my online friends! Take care, stay healthy! Big virtual hug from the Netherlands! Marit #21

Barbara said...

I also love your little pot! Our daughter is near Boston, commuted in and out of the city until now and is working from home. Also three sons are somewhat scattered, one in NYC. We simply have to respond to this as a *whole world*, not just individual towns, cities. states and countries all doing different levels of things.

Lindart said...

How lucky you are to have your daughter with you. I wish I could say the same. Mine just got back to Toronto (the coronavirus epicentre in Ontario) from Cost Rica, and is in isolation.
Your little pot is so cute! And your workspace looks awesome, all ready for some serious crafting. Stay safe, have a great week, Lindart #26

Glenda said...

Beautiful birthday card my friend. I have self isolated myself and trying to stay healthy. I always do this during cold and flu season so I'm ok being at home all the time. I have lots of time to craft and my plan is to make flowers!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Tracey, if I've not been around much I make no apologies Lol! We went skiing and I was finding it difficult to keep on top of the blogging but we're back now and pleased we went a week early this year as they closed the resorts in France the Saturday that we came home but I tell more on my friday post. Hope your daughter arrives safely. Take care and wishing you a happy creative WOYWW, Angela x12x

Sarah Brennan said...

Such a lovely neat craft area with great storage Tracey. Glad your daughter is home. Happy WOYWW. Stay safe. Sarah #2

Roosterhead Designs said...

Dear Tracey, I am away from blogging much lately; but was glad to be able to stop in and see your beautiful work! And so so happy to hear your daughter was able to get there <3 What a blessing. Hugs, karen o

Diana Taylor said...

A gorgeous card Tracey, and such a sweet little pot too - I can't resist anything leafy! Your desk looks amazing - so organised and stylish - just calling out for you to work at it - wonderful! It must be lovely to have your daughter home - what a relief she was able to get a flight. Enjoy your time with her and enjoy the extra crafting time it looks like we'll all be having!
Hugs, Diana x #17

Caro said...

The card is gorgeous and I love that pot. So glad your daughter made it safely home.Stay safe. Happy WOYWW. With love and God Bless, Caro x (#14)

Little Dorrit does... said...

Hi Tracey.
Oooh that's a great little pot, and your workspace looks so tidy and inviting! Really glad for you that your daughter got home safely. At times like this it's so comforting to have loved ones nearby - definitely a ray of light!
Stay well, and look forward to seeing the fruits of that crafting day your desk is awaiting!
Amelia #32

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful card Tracey and oh how I love that re-vamped pot, the colours are wonderful and those 'leaves' look quite realistic.

So glad your daughter made it back home, it must be such a relief for all of you. All is well here, we have quarantined ourselves due to age and health, trying to do our bit to keep ourselves and others free from the virus. I think it is going to be a long haul but crafting will ease the boredom no doubt. Take care my friend. Hugs, Anne xxx

PS, always love seeing your crafty space! xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Delighted that your daughter was able to get home. You’re quite right, ‘all in it together’ is a comfort for sure. I hope you all manage to stay well and enjoy the time together! Your desk looks poised and ready and very welcoming Tracey..I would be round in heartbeat if it were up to me!!

Stacy Sheldon said...

Hi Tracey, I am glad to read your daughter made it home safely, I love the pot and the card.
~Stacy #27

glitterandglue said...

Hi Tracey. Finally I can comment. That card is lovely - bright colours - glorious colouring! Well done. Remember to take care of yourself, too, in these times which are like shifting sand. Glad your daughter made it safely home.
Take care. Stay safe. God bless.
Margaret #5

Heather M said...

Hi Tracey, looking at your card, and Shaz's and Sandra's, I'm quite embarrassed that I posted how much I liked my tulip card lol. That will teach me to keep my mouth shut. So pleased you have your daughter home and safe with you. My daughters are 30 and 60 minutes away, but I'm dreading the UK going in lockdown and I can't see them as much as I do. We can video call each other but it's not the same. But, we all have to stay safe, so if that is what it takes, then so be it. Although if you lived closer, I think your desk would tempt me to pay a visit and craft with you.... all looks interesting and lots of goodies to try out. Stay safe, and have a lovely week Heather xx #13

Belinda said...

Tracey that card is beautiful!I am glad your daughter decided to be closer. It is a good to be close when times are uncertain. I am so happy we have our WOYWW group to connect to. I am in the US so it's nice to hear how other countries are holding up. Schools are closed and all non-essential businesses as well. It is such a blessing that we have crafts to occupy some of this time. It is great for the stress. Well if you have some time, pop on over to my desk.
Stay well.
Belinda #30

Mac Mable said...

I am glad that your daughter is home with you. Please stay well and safe x.
We are all in strange and unpredictable times and sending positive thoughts and hugs x.
Your little pot, with a new lick of paint looks fabulous and what a striking birthday card.
Your desk looks wonderful and all ready for some more crafting and I am so looking forward to seeing your amazing creations x.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Tracey, I’m so late, sorry, but love your mug, great texture on it, wonderful card too, love the Bragg red so cheery using it on a card at mo, not something I do often!
The best but about your post was your daughter being home again safely, yes I’ve been into and out of Manchester airport twice, quite big, no fun! Especially in uncertainty of times. However we may not know what the future holds, but we know Who hold the future! Praise Him
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially in these troubled times, may we look up in faith! Praying you’re all kept well too!
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊 #16

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Shoshi said...

Expert colouring on that gorgeous card, Tracey, and what a tidy and organised-looking desk!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #22

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Tracey, and the pot looks great!
Hope you and your daughter keep safe and well. Missing my son and daughter, who are living away from home, but video chats are wonderful.
Alison xx

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your return visit, Tracey - so glad you've got that recipe book too! I made my first dish from it today and it was great. I hope you manage to make your own herb garden. Having it raised is a real boon.

Shoshi x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Tracey, sorry I am so late this week - life's got in the way. So glad to read that your daughter is home and you are all together during this trying time. Your card is beautiful and I love the textured mug. Stay safe and keep well. Elizabeth x #31

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous CAS card and love the beautiful textured pot-bet you are glad your daughter is home safe
Carol x

Kelly said...

HI Tracey!
So glad your daughter is close now. This is an interesting time we are in. I see two very lovely TH mats ready to be used. The colors on that card are striking! Just lovely. Creative Blessings! Kelly #25

butterfly said...

Nice to have a little catch up and so happy to hear your daughter made it back before all the transportation stopped. I was supposed to be in the Czech Republic this week to liaise with builders - no go, of course, so it's still all having to happen by phone - not so easy, but it is what it is.

Lovely bold flowers, and that leafy pot is very sweet. But I'm mostly taken with your beautiful storage containers - what an inspiring set up to have in front of you - and it all looks so orderly too. Are the containers wooden? I love the hexagonal storage, but even better the squares and rectangles - just lovely.
Alison x