Tuesday, 2 July 2013

WOYWW 213 multi tasking

Hi Peeps
Well it seems the blogging world didn't come crashing down on Monday after the switching off of Google reader, or maybe it did and I blinked and missed it.

Anyway, if there is anyone out there here is my desk for this week.
Welcome to Kimberley Hogan my newest follower...  lovely to meet you.

I will try and keep it sort 'coz Julia says so; here goes
Pop over to stamping-ground. to join in the fun

Lots of threads and scissors  I am starting to get stuff ready for a 2 day workshop at Art Van Go next week. I am going on the train so I need to travel light.
At the back is the time stamp set I brought in Paperchase 's sale reduced from £8 to £2.40 bargain!
On the left is a selection of notebooks I am thinking of taking for the workshop, haven't decided yet

On my other desk .... more stuff for the workshop I don't think I have made anything on my desk this week. I did some sewing ... finishing a lilybo quilt while watching the tennis on Saturday

Sewing machine on the coffee table ... how's that for multi tasking?
A few weeks ago I posted that I was making myself a blouse and had to change the length so it didn't show my belly button... not a good look at my age!
My calculations didn't go to plan and it was still too short... but on the up side I have sorted the belly button problem.

###### Added Note: sorry if that put you off your breakfast/lunch/dinner /coffee and sticky bun.

 Finally can anyone help Identify this picture?
 I brought it  a while ago in a charity shop because I loved it.

 I have tried to find something about it ...but no luck. I think it is 1930's ish.
the caption says "I just hate to get my feet wet". It is not signed 
 I hope that was short enough and you made it too the end.
If you leave a comment I will pop by and visit you later
bye for now


  1. I love your belly button!!! Great desks too, we're good at multi tasking and I hope it wasn't break, set and match trying to sew and watch Wimbledon too.
    Not a clue about the wonderful Pelican but his beak can hold more than his belly can, unlike your belly which can hold more than your beak can! Sorry!
    Jo x

  2. I love that picture too! I have a lithograph piccy, it's in my blog column, same problem of identification. I'll remember the belly button tip! You made me smile! Happy WOYWW!

  3. that belly pic!
    Judy #40

  4. Lol!! You could become a belly dancer with a decoration that size! Thanks for the least your belly is still fit to be displayed like that :-)
    Well done for multi tasking like that...I've never yet sewed anything while watching TV....I don't think my tiny brain could cope!
    Hugs, LLJ 59 xx

  5. Ha ha ha that did raise a smile! Hope you enjoy the workshop. Must dash, running late! Helen 2

  6. LOL! Now THAT is a belly button :)

    I'd maybe be on the lookout for the Antiques Roadshow coming to your town :) And it is also possible that it is signed on the back, or the mat is covering it. But then you would have to dis-assemble it to find out. If is cute. I love the little bird, he'd make a cute stamp!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (19)

  7. O you make me giggle. I always have the problem with stuff being too long, but then that's not surprising considering how short I am!!! Hope you enjoy your workshop. Take care Zo xx 69

  8. I relieved Paperchase of rather a lot of stash recently - I do love their sales :)
    Sorry I can't help with the picture - it's cute

  9. Love the belly button pic - really made me laugh out loud! I love the picture - what about going to an autioneer and seeing if they can help? Good luck!

  10. Haaaa, we LOVE the belly button pic, made us laugh a lot.

    Waving hi from The House of Bears @#92 this week

  11. Hi Janet - LOVE your belly button solution - this could be a new trend! Sorry can't help with your picture problem but my goodness what a beauty - wish my local charity shop had cool stuff like that! Have a great week MMx #47

  12. Great belly button solution. LOL, I love it.
    Happy WOYWW and I wish you a lovely week.
    xx Monique #74

  13. aha, I spot a fellow tennis fan!! gosh, you keep yourself busy!
    thanks for stopping by already!
    happy WOYWW and have a blessed week :)

  14. Love your desk. As for the shirt you are making, the fabric is super I usually only like brighter colours but do like that, love the belly button too (and totally understand).
    I would have picked up that picture too, do let us know if you manage to find out more about it.

    Lynda #93

  15. ah Janet so know what you mean about belly buttons, :D best thing is to wear a blouse or cotton camisole under it :D and paintng no idea, but love it too thanks for popping over Shaz in Oz.x

  16. you look as though you are putting a lot of thought in to what you need to take with you and I am sure you will have a great time I hope you will show us what you made. Great bargain with the stamps
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week
    Ria #52

  17. Lol at the belly button picture! You are very organised, planning what you will take. I'd be a last minute 'panic & grab everything within reach' sort. Have a good week,Hugs, Shaz #41 xx

  18. Love your sewing machine :-D

    As regards your picture... this looks like a copy of a picture by Ikki Matsumoto b.1935 , called "Love Pelican". If you go to this link you can see his work AND this picture.

    I am not sure who did your one although I did see it on a website and the author of the Post credited it to S4w but I could find nothing about that person(?)

    Hope that helps.
    Happy WOYWW

    IKE xx #30

  19. Hi Janet, I just love your belly button! And that was clever multi-tasking - sewing and tennis. Couldn't do it myself - I get far too excited, especially when Andy is playing, and it even gets to the point where I can't watch for fear of what will come next ... pathetic, I know, but that's me and tennis for you :) Hope you have a great time at the workshop - you will certainly be well prepared. Elizabeth x #60

  20. I don't know who the picture is by but it's great! What a fab way of disguising a belly button! Have a great time at the workshops. Hugs. Pam#27

  21. See, Jan was here for coffee this morning and we both siad that if the blouse had come out like that for us, it would have neded up ina bin without a second look, so am fullof admiration that you're persisting with is very pretty..I like the fabric even more in its made up state..and my, how pearlescent and realistic your tummy button is!!

  22. Hi Janet,
    I'm running really late this week cos I've had the twins all day :-)
    Love your belly button pic.....How brave are you :-)
    A x # 46

  23. Wow loooove that top,very kool fix, I think you look great,have a great time at your workshop, I do admire people who can sew, lots of lovely things on your desk, thanks for sharing and have a good one. Dianne #126

  24. Love the sewing machine on the coffee table, the button in the belly made me really laugh, thanks for that. Sorry don't know much about the picture you could always try the Carters Antique Guide it might help, it's like the bible to antiques.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 81

  25. Lucky you to go to an Art van Go workshop. I missed them at Malvern quilt show this year!!
    Love that belly button top! Suits you.

  26. Let us know how you go on at Art Van Go - lucky lady!
    Love the black and white fabric - love the picture too but sorry, no idea about it.
    Sorry I am so late - I've just been prioritising my class prep - hope I am forgiven.
    Thanks so much for visiting me, I will try to do better next week.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  27. Didn't throw me off my lunch but it did raise my respect for your level of courage! After only one child/birth I can't wear a bikini much less show any part of my mid-drift in public! lol But the shirt/top is gorgeous and I think you have hit on a fab solution for the belly button problem, for sure! :) Though I am more inclined to have to use Shaz's suggestion, no belly "buttons" for me! lol Thanks for stopping by my desk already and leaving me a comment. :) Deeyll #123

  28. You are a karack up, woman!! My eyes, my eyes! Just kidding, I LMAO! Sorry I'm so late returning your WOYWW visit! You must be celebrating BIG TIME over there right now with Andy's win!! Yippee!! Thanks for coming by! Enjoy the workshop! Darnell #77 ... oh, p.s., sorry, I don't know anything re the print, but I do love it!!


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