Tuesday, 5 February 2013

WOYWW 192 finished it

Hi nosey peeps
Yep it's Wednesday again, time to show my desk to anyone in the world of blogging who wants a peek. Why?

'Coz Julia says so, that's why...... here are the rules, in case you don't know. For more info visit
1. show a pic of your tidying!
2. keep it short (failed this week)
3. visit others and leave a comment...... see you later
There is lots of assorted 'stuff 'on my desk this week..... small projects like some swap books for uksn.
I have just noticed the bendicks choc box is still there ... still empty !
The button bracelet in need of repair.... yes still, I promise to do it tonight... honest!
In the middle of my desk is a gift bag I have just finished, sorry I cannot show the gift.... it might spoil the surprise, please come back next week for the reveal ha ha!
Here is something I can show......

The Lillybo quilt I have just finished for Jo's new charity project.
I am very pleased with it. I managed to use up quite a lot of fabric scraps. The only fabric I brought were the panels. I wanted to make mine suitable for a boy or a girl, so it is colourful tather than 'pretty'. I'm looking forward to making another one.
I hope the little one likes it and in some small way helps get them through their treatment.
I also managed to get this book to go with the quilt too.
This is the bag the quilt goes in. It is surpossed to be simple so it can be used as a pillow.

The back of the quilt is lined with Red fleece so it is nice a cuddly. Jo asked us to add a label. this took a bit of thinking about but in the end I machine embroidered it (good learning curve)

Anyway as that wasn't very short I will go now .... usual rules apply..... blah blah blah


  1. Wow, some child is really going to love this. What a special thing to do.

  2. Beautiful quilt Janet, I would have loved one as a child, so bright and cheery. I made my bag as a pillow as well - great minds etc.
    Ann B

  3. Gorgeous quilt, Janet...well done, it looks fab. And what a stroke of genius to enclose the book as well, such a lovely idea :)
    I don't think C&H need fret about the opposition....your haberdashery section is far more comprehensive than's just that I pop down to Salisbury reasonably often, so it's more's in Fisherton Street, if you do go.
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  4. What a lovely quilt , & what a lovely surprise it will be the lucky child that recieves it. Also like the little gift bag on your desk Janet. Happy woyww . Jill #16

  5. Creative desk and im just amazed at all the lovely quilts peeps are creaating!
    This Noddy one is no exception i love it im sure the we boy who receives it will too.
    your braclet looks lush !Have creative week and happy woyww
    hugs judex 46

  6. I think you're forgiven for not being short today. what a beautiful quilt. hope you get the bracelet mended one day!! helen, 14

  7. Beautiful creativity, love the quilt and bag x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 70

  8. Oh, such creativity going on today! Your quilt is so gorgeous! How generous and thoughtful to include the book too! Will email you privately! Looks like your desk is surviving all the sewing time you've had and still looks like there's been plenty of papercrafting there too..
    Jo x

  9. What a beautiful,bright and cheerful quilt and for such a good cause. You are talented... I can just about sew a button on!.Some little one will have a big smile when they see this and the book and bag fab ...who wouldn't love it. I hope you have a great week and well done in fixing the dont waste time ! Andrea#77

  10. What a lovely desk full of crafting goodies!!! The quilts are lovely and I've seen a few around the blogworld today. Happy WOYWW! Karen 91 x

  11. your quilt is amazing and someone special is really going to love it. I love the little gift bag and I will be back to see the gift.
    Happy WOYWW #192
    Ria #75

  12. Love your quilt!! I've never heard of Noddy, but it seems quite popular! You did an amazing job for an amazing charity.

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #4

  13. Your quilt is wonderful. It will be much loved I am sure.
    Your bracelet is great also.
    Happy WOYWW

  14. The quilt is beautiful, the colors are so bright and happy!
    Angie #112

  15. I love your quilt and I'm sure the recipient will love it too and your bracelet is very pretty too. You're clearly very talented.

    Happy Wednesday. Susi #79

  16. Your quilt is so whimsical, colorful, and adorable!! Love that button bracelet too. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #104

  17. Love the quilt - neither of mine were into Noddy at all. DS was a Thomas fan and DD loved Teletubbiies and the Fimbles. And chocs on your desk? Lovely even if the box is empty.

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (3)

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  19. Oh Janet, a little person is going to be so happy to get this - well done. Now I've got hooked on this sewing lark I think we'll be visiting Winchester pretty soon! Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@127)
    (For goodness sake! So many typos in my first post I just had to delete it!)

  20. Oh well done Janet, a job finished and off your desk and that fab quilt - it's so cheerful, what a great gift ..hope it makes you smile everytime you think of it. great label too - worth the machine for that alone huh!!

  21. Janet!! You are a very busy bee!!! Love it!!

    Also, I just received my package from you. I am planning on photographing its contents for next weeks WOYWW. I absolutely LOVE everything you sent. But you did not send me your address. I want to mail something back to you. Drop me an email with your address please.

    Thanks again!! HUGs!!
    Lori #110

  22. Absolutely stunning quilt and bag. That will put a big smile on any child's face. Have a good week. Take care Zo xx 76

  23. You're right we have gone fabric mad this week and mostly for a very worthwhile cause. Thanks for stopping by x

  24. Your LillyBo quilt is adorable, Janet--so bright and cheerful, perfect for this project. And your bracelet, very pretty!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww round!
    signing in at #145 this week
    with a tiny canvas
    Happy WOYWW!

  25. Hi again Janet... have emailed my addy to you! Let me know if you don't get it. Off to Manchester big craft show tomorrow and hopefully meeting up with a couple of WOYWWers
    lv Jo x

  26. Well done on getting the quilt finished - looks lovely! x

  27. Love the quilt that you made, you did a fabulous job on it, and hooray for the fixed bracelet!! As for my tidy desk, it's a mess currently, been madly working on DT project so glad I had all that clean space to work on! lol Thank you for taking the time to visit my desk today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  28. Your quilt is AWESOME! I sure some special person will love it!

  29. Hullo there Janet,
    Well , at last time to do some blog hopping!
    Some lovely work going on here, well that is an understatement really - that quilt is awesome!!!

    ... Noddy totally melted my heart he did LOVE it!
    happy sewing :D and may God bless you in it :D

    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #61

  30. That there is one really cute quilt and carry bag, happy woyww


  31. A lovely crafty desk and your quilt is amazing! Your bracelet is very cool too. Have a fab week xx #125

  32. hi there what a beautiful quilt, i am sure the children will love it!! your bracelet is super too....and your desk looks neat and busy! zeffy#78...thanks for your comment xxx

  33. Hi Janet! Thanks for the visit to my place! Sewer or sewist?????? How about Fabric Engineer?!?!!? A bit like a Paper Engineer??? When I did it for a living (I used to have 2 industrial machines and make the inner cushions for 3 piece suites) I was a sewing machinist so I suppose I'm a sewist. Fabric Engineer sounds posher though, don't you think?!?!?!?
    Have had a little play with the walking foot - it should get thoroughly used this weekend as I plan to finish "the bag".
    Absolutely adore that quilt - I remember Noddy books from (very) many years ago when I was little!!! That's going to make some little person very happy!!
    Have a great week

  34. Hi Janet
    There will be a letter going out to each quilt maker and then they will also find out the name of the child who receives it. The co-ordinator is off on leave as his wife had an operation yesterday so it will take 2 or 3 weeks. When I took them to the centre the staff really were overwhelmed and they immediately started saying... "this one will be perfect for "A", this one will be amazing for "X" and "W" will love this one!!"
    it was so lovely and made it all so special and worthwhile!
    Thought you'd like to know... you will find out...
    Jo x

  35. That is such a cool quilt! Tamika #126

  36. Just love your Noddy quilt and bag and you found a book too! Well done, some little person is going to be very lucky indeed. Annette

  37. Great quilt there Janet.
    Beer or wine is fine, or even Baileys when crafting, specially when playing with paints!

  38. I'm still trawling around the desks as I get time!
    Your desk is great and your quilt is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)
    Jackie #46

  39. Sorry to be so late at getting round this week but I’ve had a stiff neck (still got it actually) so time at the computer has been limited due to the pain.

    I have to say, your desk looks ‘well worked on’ this week Janet…are the Bendix mints for sustenance while you work. I prefer their White chocolate mint thins myself but you don’t see then in the shops very often….just as well really, Lol.

    Your LillyBo quilt is just beautiful and some little one is going to be so pleased to receive it.

    Thanks for stopping by this week.

    Happy Crafting!


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