Wednesday, 27 February 2013

WOYWW 195 (with Candy)

I am not prepared for this Wednesday morning when we do our regular link up with crafters around the world and show off our workdesks.  Stamping Ground is the blog that you need to click on and add your link to the list.

No photo taken of anything interesting happening in my craft room.  I have done some shopping this week - another new CD-ROM (the Linda Ravenscroft 'Fairy Gemstones'), a sweet 6x6 paper pad and some fabric button brads from Wilkinsons (only went in for some more dolly pegs to finish sorting out my ribbons and came out with a large bag full - why does that always happen in that shop??) and a cross stitching magazine - but I have been sort of organised and already put all that away.

I resorted to taking a photo of my cross stitching (some progress made, but not as much as I wanted - had a busy week sorting out the farmhouse renovation and meeting with the bank manager yesterday) and the Linda Ravenscroft CD-Rom.

I promise to take some more interesting piccies next week!!
Ria, unfortunately, is unable to go to the NEC, so I redrew and Lisa from ' Lisa Sparkle and Stamps' is the lucky winner. 
[The random generator drew out No.13 for last week's Blog Candy - a pair of tickets to the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC next month.
That person is Ria Gall.  Get in touch with your address, Ria, and I will post the tickets onto you.]
The Blog Candy for this week is a set of Toreads Rubber Stamps: Xeru, Buddles and Aurora. 
Really cute images.  As usual, for my Candy, just leave a comment and you will be in the draw next Tuesday night.
Rubbish photo - light in the craft room at 6 am is not good!
Happy WOYWW to everyone that I do not manage to visit.
Ali x


  1. Ali, I admire people that cross stitch, as I can't do it lol, and I love the saying. I hope all goes well with your reno's and would love to see a pic or two. I love seeing everyone's work desks from around the world as it is great to share our love of craft/arts. Happy WOYWW :-)
    Janene #26

    1. Thanks for your comment, Janene. Give cross stitch a go. It really is easy and so relaxing to do. If you are going to be at the Crop in June, then I can bring some along for you to have a go at. I have a blog for the Farmhouse Renovation - lots of photos - Ali x

  2. That cross stitch sentiment is so beautiful! Your workmanship is lovely too.
    Have a wonderful WOYWW!
    Best wishes from Bubbles

  3. Congratulations to Ria on her win.
    Love that picture of the girl's head - she looks like a May Queen.
    Cross stitch is something I have never done but always admired when I have seen samples at shows. Such beautiful pictures.
    Hugs, Neet xx 27

  4. I used to love to cross stitch and made a lot of wall hangings/pictures but at 60ish I am having too much problems with arthritic hands and not being able to hold on to the needle. Looking forward to seeing the piece. I started taking a course on drawing fairies a while back and had to drop out. A lot of work to make them look right! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing with us! Vickie #39

  5. Fateful shopping trip... lol! have a good day. Helen 8

  6. I like the font you use to write your blog which one is it ?
    Have a good crafting week.
    Lynn //52 (I think)

  7. I used to cross stitch but the only thing I ever finished was a superman logo I gave to my favorite basketball player since he was sporting a tattoo of that logo... Other than that, I never really finished anything, not to mention I failed home economics when I was in elementary because I had no patience to finish a pattern...
    I envy you. You can make beautiful patterns come to life...
    Happy Wednesday,.
    RIya #44

  8. thanks for visiting Ali and your cross stitch looks fab I know what you mean re shopping im the same and came out with two paper packs, baker twine and bunting !! I only wanted a magazine file ! lol enjoy your goodies and CD and good luck with the ongoing renovation... Andrea #45

  9. I love Toreads...I have a few découpage sheets that I just don't want to use coz then they'd be gone! I'm just showing my mess this week! Have a great crafty week! HaPpY WoYwW!?
    Lyn #71

  10. I must remember when I next go into town to go into Wilkinson and get some of those pegs.

    CD-ROM looks good. Never really got into digital crafting. Don't you use a lot of ink in your printer?

    Loving the stitching.

    Enjoy your new stash.

  11. love that new CD it is full of so many lovely images, I don't have that one but I have the first one she did
    Thank you for picking me for the tickets last week I will email you my address later today after I have finished the blog hop.
    good luck with the cross stitch you will love it
    Happy WOYWW hope you have a great day
    Ria #48

  12. Hi Alison thanks for the link to stamping ground just had a quick look will pop back later for a good look round.

  13. Your cross stitching is lovely, we could never get the hang of lettering when we stitched!

    Hugs from the bears @#89 this week

  14. I'm the same.... I pop into a shop with the intention of a single purchase, only to leave with a bagful...sigh!! Hope the renovation is going well :)
    Hugs, LLJ 38 xxxx

  15. ooooh I was tempted by the Linda Ravenscroft cd but resisted, I haven't done any cross stitch for a long time, maybe I should dig it out again :) thanks for sharing Tracy #72

  16. Lovely cross stitch. I avoid Wilko's and pund shops now, I just know I'm going to come home with 'bargains' and I rarely do more with them than shoe horn them into a cupboard!

  17. I love how your needle work is coming. I tried to do it when I was a young lady and I rapidly learned I was not good at it and made one pillow case and gave up. Mom is still waiting for the mate of the one I did 30 years ago..ha. Love the images of the rubber stamps. So whimsical! Have a great week! Winnie#91

  18. No desk from me either, because it's empty or I can't share yet what I'm working on! Your cross stitich and new goodies look fab. I have 1 of Linda's other discs. Take care Zo xx

  19. Lovely sentiment
    Happy WOYWW
    Rosie x

  20. Wow nice cross stitch! Something I can not do so I am in awe of you! Thanks for the early visit. Happy WOYWW! Nan #1

  21. Oh wow, lucky me, thank you so much for the NEC tickets!!! Liking the cross stitching, it never goes as quickly as I'd like either. :)

  22. LOL! As you may recall I have been in a frenzy of tidying. One thing I ran across was a sampler I started for a cousin who was getting married...about 12 years ago. I think my Mom told me the couple has recently divorced, so I guess there is no need to finish it LoL! Hope yours goes better.

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (4)

  23. Everyone is sorting their ribbon this week LOL! happy WOYWW Lindsay #134

  24. Hi Ali - the CD images look like you will have a lot of fun with them ! I wondered if those Lakeland driers were any good ! Sounds like you recommend it ! thanks for coming by ! Ali x #28

  25. Hi Ali,

    Those stamps look great fun. Have fun with that CD i like the look of those images. Thanks for the chance to win

    Gill x


Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x