Wednesday, 8 May 2013

WOYWW 205 what a difference

Hi peeps
Cor! what a difference a bit of sun makes, makes everyone feel better doesn't it ? It certainly does me,
 Finally spring is here.  the trouble is the workdesk has been a bit neglected this week.

I am still playing catch up with my little beaded box,  remember it from last week?
Well the leaving 'do' has been and gone, I gave Lee her prezzie along with the instruction on how to finish it.... very funny.
Nah! I brought it home again and am still doing it. .. .  hopefully another couple of evenings and it should be done.
Here is a little sneeky look at something I am working on for a workshop in a couple of weeks.
I will show more after the day.

I really have the sewing bug  (or is it bee) at the moment. I have also finished my wall hanging this week, it is to go in my recently redecorated bedroom.
I didn't intend for it to be so big but, well you know it just grew (40" x 24")

If you liked my desk and would like to see others pop over to the stamping-ground. where julia the 'chirpy chippy' will lead you around the world from desk to desk.
I am surpossed to be linking up for my mate Lucy who is away but still wants to join in, so just in case I mess up please visit her   cat loves bear crafts   anyway.
please leave a comment so I can visit you back


  1. I love the colours in your hanging. And also the way the log cabin strips are offset..very clever and effective, did it take longer to do that way or did you discover a canny shortcut? I like the colours in your sneaky peek too ;)
    Hugs, LLJ. 34 xx

  2. Love the beading and the quilt, I got needle and thread out too, though not as ambitious as this...I pricked a card and stitched it. About as much as I can handle! #30

  3. Oh so gorgeous.... hope you get the beaded box done soon, before your (now ex) colleague forgets you, lol!!! Helen, 5

  4. Wow gorgeous makes going on. Look forward to seeing you at the crop! Take care Zo xx 65

  5. I love the wall hanging - what beautiful colours and I love the effect of the shading from brown to gold. Hope you get the box finished soon - have a great week
    Diana #70

  6. Fab sewing projects and the beaded box is gorgeous. Happy WOYWW. Pam#23

  7. Love your beaded box, must be taking ages to make but will be well worth it from what I can see.

    Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

    Candace #64

  8. What a great picture - must have taken ages to do. x Jo

  9. Hi Janet
    there was me thinking I would see the finished bead box today, never mind I will keep looking in to see it.
    Love the fabrics you have out what are you going to make.
    Lovely wall hanging but yes it did get a bit big didn't but so lovely when up I bet
    Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
    Ria #42

  10. Hi Janet. Me too bitten by the sewing bug - I have almost finished my very first quilt. Your bead box is looking good. Happy Wednesday :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@101)

  11. Yep - I am into the sewing too, and it's hard to keep swapping from paper and ink to fabric. Ideally I would be doing two things not so in conflict with each other from a CLEANLINESS POV. Inky, sticky, messy hands and clean pristine fabric, that needs to stay that way, DO NOT MIX!

    Happy WOYWW!
    MA (20)

  12. I have the sewing bug too! I need two or three solid days with just me, fabric, and my machine! Playing with beads is fun too though. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #96

  13. The beading box is looking fab and I love the colours in your wall hanging. The sneaky peak is looking good! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#133)

  14. The colours in your hanging are awesome. Have a great week, hugs Shaz #118 xx

  15. Oh I do like your beaded box, its going to be gorgeous. I'm sure your friend will think it was worth the wait. Is the spoon an essential piece of equipment or had you just eaten a yoghurt lol.
    Lovely wall hanging too.
    Happy art making
    Hugs Lottie #131

  16. Ooh - what a lovely idea. A textile wall hanging. I'll have to think about one of these for my own home.

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  17. Beautiful Art hanging!! I'm an art quilter too, I am looking forward to getting my sewing room re set - people in and out of here and I loose my sewing space! Thanks for sharing!Have a great week! Ginny #120

  18. I think people that can sew are very clever people. I sew on a button and it pops right back off!
    Best wishes Lea
    aka Brawny #144

  19. Happy woyww. thanks for stopping by.
    the wall hanging looks great.Love the colours.x happy hopping, mark x

  20. Hi, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I love WOYWW and I am going to try and get to everyone. You asked how I posted my part of the banner, here is the video link.

  21. Awesome projects you have going on. The beaded box is a lot of work and the wall hanging...well I have always heard bigger is better! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #36

  22. Ohh your wall hanging is glorious and the bead work is stunning. You must have the patience of an angel.

  23. I like what is on your desk - looks like millefiori (sp?) No idea what is your planned workshop but I do" lurve" your wall hanging. Brilliant!
    Hugs, Neet 16 xx

  24. Oooh! what joy you are spreading with those gorgeous makes... but good to see you are also making the lovely hanging for yourself!
    Off to visit Dolores at the weekend... Woo hoo! Shame I'll miss the crop but I'll be going to Germany to see the little fraulein.
    Jo x

  25. I've always thought that projects have a life of their, we just pretend to be in charge! lol LOVE your wall hanging!Thank you so much for stopping my blog, I appreciate YOU more than you know! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  26. Thank you for making double sure that folk would visit my site. Cheers for that! That bead pot done yet? Lucy #32 x

  27. Hi Janet,

    Oh, I love the beaded box!! when I doing beadwork I didn't try anything as detailed. I just love the colors that you used. Do you ever work with delicas?

    The wall hanging is beautiful! I love it. What a wonderful addition to your newly decorated bedroom.

    Thanks for visiting me. I knew it wouldn't be before Saturday that I'd be able to get around but here it is Sunday already!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (11)

  28. Wow! That box looks exquisite Jan. You have so much patience. I would have (and have had) beads all over the floor doing that.
    I asked Doris to let me take a photo and she wants to do her hair first so will be posing for me on the weekend!
    If you swing by my pad you can see the Album I was working on at the Crop on view!! Yeay!


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