Tuesday, 19 February 2013


Hi peeps
Yes it's wednesday again and time to peek at work desks all over the world under the headship of the the talkative Julia over at the   stamping-ground.
Here's mine..... thankfully it looks a  bit different  this week. I am still sewing quilts, well, one  quilt anyway.

It was a lovely sunny day yesterday when I took this picture but sadly it isn't very easy to see anything. I didn't have much time for crafting as I had GD Erin and the handyman was home too..... so it still looks the same this morning.
Following on from last weeks peek here is the finished  stickles carousel.
I didn't decorate it, but I did squeeze a bit on the edge so I can see which  colour is which ( a little bit OCD). Maybe I should have made more of an effort but I couldn't see the point

Anyway do you want to see what I had on my sewing machine? No! well you can anyway.

As the LIllybo quilts are going to Liverpool I thought a nautical theme might suit an older boy.
Several of the early quilts were very pretty and girly. Take a look at the lillybo quilts. the idea of the wonderful Jo of  jozart designs.
I already had some of this material and some I brought in the sale at work, .trying to keep the costs down a bit so I can continue to make them
This one has a bound edge which I think worked bettter than the first one I did.

Also from previous posts...... do you remember the button cuff I finally repaired last week which had been on my desk for weeks..... I wore it the next day ...... and the grunge board cracked, dont you just live irony.
 so I have to make it all over again.... this time I am going to use leather.

Anyway that's all folks.... usual rules apply.
Thanks for sticking with me to the end!
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  1. Hi Janet , the quilt is fab well done. Good idea with the little touch os stickles on the holder so everyone gets put back in the correct place. Happy woyww, jill #33

  2. Janet what a fabulous quilt!! Don't mock the sunshine, even if we can only see the dust (oh, is that just me then?) Helen, 5

  3. Great looking desk and I love that quilt! Great idea with the stickles holder and labeling with color! Thanks for sharing and have a great week! Vickie #28

  4. What a lovely organised space you have and your quilt is super.

    Happy Wednesday. Susi #86

  5. You have created a fab quilt and such a wonderful idea.
    Sandra @83

  6. Your quilt design is Wonderful :0)
    Love your range of skills and interests x
    Happy WOYWW Heather # 72

  7. Love the Stickles holder- I need one of those! Quilt is fab too, love the design.Have a great week,Hugs, Shaz #91 xx

  8. What a lovely desk to work on and the shaft of sunlight makes you feel good too. The Nautical theme quilt looks amazing. They have all been so very different and there should be one to suit the character, personality and interests of every child. Eddie of CHICS told me that the first one to be given went to an 8 year old girl who was having a tumour removed the next day. She was so thrilled and cuddled it and Eddie said that it took her mind off what was going on there. They really are a great success for them and a triumph for all of us. TYTYTY!
    The children come from a wide area, right into Wales, as it is a specialist hospital and co-incidentally some are sent over to the hospital in Hamburg where my own little fraulein is being treated!
    love jo x

  9. shame you didn't do some altered art on your stickles storage but maybe over time you might decide to do something with it.
    Your quilt is beautiful so many wonderful colours.
    Wishing you a very happy WOYWW
    Ria #73

  10. The quilt is wonderful!! Great job!!

    Enjoy hopping around the world today nosing into people desks.
    Lori #57

  11. I have a wooded (commercially bought) couple of them - I like being able to see the colours too, and I am not one bit OCD inclined :) I need a bigger one for my paints!

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (16)

  12. Stunning quilt, am envious of you who can sew properly. I can't go in a straight line yet! Take care & enjoy this week whatever it brings. Zo xx 59

  13. Beautifully organised space.
    I love the nautical quilt.
    The stickles storage is wonderful.
    Happy WOYWW

  14. Great fabric in that quilt, perfect for a young lad! You have more patience than me doing all the borders around the squares though :)
    And isn't that just Sod's law about the bracelet???
    Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

  15. Still looks like a plenty busy desk to me! Glad to know that you're keeping busy x

  16. Sorr to hear about the bracelet that you finally repaired, what a bummer. Had a giggle at the marking of the sticker carousel. I do love that you made an "older boy style" quilt. I'm sure that will be appreciated!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  17. I'm glad your quilt is for a boy, they do seem to get forgotten a mongest the ribbons, buttons and bows. It is a beautiful quilt. I never made a cuff, but I have been watching everyone else and it does facinate me, just might have to give it a go.
    Krisha #21

  18. Lovely quilt there Mrs J! Shame about the cuff though but leather is a better option!

  19. Hi Janet, the stickles storage is brilliant and the quilt is stunning - the nautical theme is perfect for any little boy. I've seen a cuff made with grunge board in Craft Stamper magazine and thought I might make one as a gift for my niece - it didn't occur to me that it might not wear well. Have a wonderful week and thanks for the visit earlier. Elizabeth x #58

  20. I love your stickler carousel! How cool to use! Your nautical quilt is just lovely and perfect for any little boy (or anyone who love the sea...) I haven't tried to make any jewelry, hope the leather idea makes it sturdy! Have a great week!

  21. Hi Janet, Fabulous stickles storage... Love your nautical quilt brilliant work!! Love your busy desk... Have a great week... Hugs May x x x

  22. Wow, I envy you your great workdesk area - soooo tidy and organised! Mine is chaotic... sigh.. but I'm gradually getting it organised. I'm finding it is best to organise it in "things I use most" order!
    The quilt looks amazing. I have avoided quilting, because I'm sure I'd get hooked and I simply don't have time. But I love to look at what others have been making and "ooo" & "ahhh" over their work! So, sounds as if you make quilts for sick children? That's a lovely idea.
    And the Stickles storage carousel is a fun idea. I don't think it's "OCD" to put a bit of each colour on the shelves - it helps you see which one you want. Good plan!
    Thanks for dropping in to my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my rainbow books. I'm enjoying my "rainbow period" just now!

  23. Hi Janet,

    The quilt is great! It's wonderful that so many WOYWWers are participating in the project (and I love seeing all the quilts). Drats about the bracelet. One time I beaded a bracelet and put a magnetic clasp on it and it got stuck to the car (being magnetic and all). tee hee. It took me a while to figure that one out!

    Happy WOYWW
    Peace, Kay #2

  24. love you stickles carousel and the way the sun shines abit on your desk
    Bridget #45

  25. Your nautical themed quilt is adorable! I'm sure the recipient will love it. Brigita #134

  26. That quilt is great and I am sure it will be very welcome. I did think of getting DH to make me some Stickle storage, but I do not have enough desk space to stand it. it Have a very good week. xx Maggie #42

  27. How wonderful that you have a made one of those quilts. It's a beauty and a great idea to make one for a boy! Happy WOYWW! peggy


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