Tuesday, 28 October 2014

WOYWW 282 minion mnadness

Hi Happy deskers
 ..... and the unhappy ones........ hopefully visiting a few desks will cheer you up. See them here    stamping-ground. Head hopper Julia will be sure to put a smile on your face.
Anyway I hope you are here to see my desk....... I wonder what's on it..... lets see shall we.

This is taken just as I have stated working on my latest journal page the prompt was to.... draw where we are.... I'm drawing my  journal being worked on..... Mmm very original !
Under the lid .. top left is some wool I have been knitting with, but cannot show yet.
Bottom right .... the green glasses box ... still unfinished .... and likely to stay so as I have because I have started making for ..... you know what!
Under the DI foam pad thingies is a pile of poppies to sell for  British Legion........ Talking of poppies ... 

Handyman and I went to the Tower of London.... so beautiful they have to be shared.

Finally on my desk  ( well it was...... but now removed) is this .............

This fantastic x stitch was made for me by my mate Lucy at work.......  cat loves bear crafts. we have a shared love of all things Minion............ but this takes the banana..... she even designed it herself.
Anyway that's enough gibberish from me (minion speak)
Please leave your Mr Linky no. so I can find you ...... I am often on the move  when blogging( that explains the strange spellings)  so it can be difficult to find you without it.
Have a  good Wednesday 


  1. That is impressive designing on the Minion front! You have a brilliant and gifted friend! As for the poppies, wish I could go in person too. #4

  2. I saw the Minion design on FB I'm guessing.. love your desk today with your journal drawing journal page... the poppies are indeed stunning. I'm going back with a friend on the 8th.. Can't keep away. Helen 2 (nearly forgot!)

  3. I'm off to see the poppies soon and really can''t wait now. :-) The Minion cross stitch is stunning...what a clever friend you have. Have a great week.
    Annie x # 26

  4. Am totally in the dark as to what Minion speak is let alone minion.. thought a minion was a lowly servant.. maybe that's the reference??
    .. ok double dumb here :D
    Great cross stitch anyway.. and great work on desky joys too happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #25

  5. They really are an amazing sight. Truly overwhelming.

    Fiona #20

  6. The poppies look amazing! And on your desk your ink pads look very organised!
    Jackie 15

  7. A lovely work in progress! I'm new to the Distress Ink fanclub, but I really love them now!!! Have fun with all that inky goodness!

    Jeannie #27

  8. Hi Janet, what an awesome cross stitch! She is very talented. The Poppies are amazing at the Tower, I agree. Has to be seen to be fully appreciated. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #14 xxx

  9. A great cross stitch gift. What a friend! Enjoy all the secret projects hidden around your desk.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #16

  10. Hi Janet - the sight of all those poppies must be quite overwhelming in real life - it's powerful enough just on the screen. DD2 loves minions - just wondering if I have time to knit one before you know when. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 24

  11. Thanks for sharing your desk. The lady who designed the cross stitch Is a very talented lady.#62

  12. Wait! There are unhappy deskers out there? That's sad! We gotta cheer them up! Love that you are drawing you at your journal drawing your journal.... oh that you could get stuck in a loop. Love the poppies in the photos. Wow! So many flowers!!!!!

  13. Lucy really did a great job and the poppies are just incredible!
    Gabriele 31

  14. Your post ranges from the sublime (poppies) to the ridiculous (minions)! Yet all guaranteed to raise a smile. Thank you :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 28 xx

  15. I saw those poppies on the telly! It must have been an awesome and humbling experience to see them in reality! Best wishes, zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #32

  16. Thanks for your lovely comment, Janet - I think we're all perfectionists at heart when it comes to our art. I always know when something's not right and it just doesn't "gel" with me. I'm glad you like the things anyway, esp. the felt! Even that, I'm not 100% pleased with, but I've still got some more work to do on it.

    What an interesting post from you this week! The poppies at the Tower are simply amazing. I've never seen an installation like that - it's very moving, especially the "flying" ones which remind me of the troops storming "over the top" into no-man's-land and being mowed down as canon fodder. That could so easily have been the fate of my grandfather who nearly lost a leg.

    Minion? I'm not familiar with the character, but the x-st pic is fabulous! I simply love their expressions! Your mate Lucy is a clever girl!!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #30

  17. Those poppy photos are amazing, and seriously, that's a cross stitch? Wow! And what a fun gift!

    #56 this week with
    a new old stamp set

  18. Ooh, I'm crazy about the minions too. That is fabulous, your friend is so clever. I love the colours you used on the criss cross page. It's really effective. We saw the poppies on the news, they look so beautiful. It must have been wonderful to see them in person.
    Have a great week,
    Von #11

  19. Love the Minions picture - lucky you. Lucky too at seeing the poppies in London, I wish I could have got there.
    Hugs, & Thanks for the visit earlier - Neet 29 xx

  20. Your poppies photos are awesome, glad you found time to go and see...I suspect that will not be the case here despite our best intentions and promises! I 'm also very glad tha tyou've finally caved and started working on 'the season'..was beginning to feel pretty lonely about it!


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