Wednesday, 12 November 2014


Hello folks.  Here we are on another Wednesday when a load of us link up over at Julia's at the Stamping Ground to expose and share our creative spaces....whether they be tables, desks, floor spaces or kitchen spaces.  We are a really friendly bunch, joining in is free and there are very few rules so why not pop over to Julia's to check out the details.

I hope you will check out my previous post if you'd like to see my poppy pics taken while my dearest darling hubby and I were on a 'have it away' weekend in London.  The poppies really were mind blowing and it was a weekend that will stay in my memory for ever.

Of course what you're really here to see today is my desk so I've stood back a little to snap you a quick pic of what's going on here.....

  • As you can see I've mounted my machine embroidered Christmas card designs and been playing with the designs.  I've scanned each one and printed a page of each of them off to work out what I'm going to do with they this space :-)
  • I've just had a packet of 1" wooden beads arrive with my postman.....I've got a few ideas in the pipeline as to what I'm going to go with these so keep your eyes open for results.
  • In the bottom left of the pic you can see some of my many boxes/bags of fabric and me when I say this really is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fabric stash
  • Middle top of the pic you can see my little temporary rail where you can see some of my customers sewing waiting to be collected....yes I'm getting a few callers each week now thankfully.
  • at the back of the table, under the cupboard you can see a couple of boxes of overlocking threads and my button box....I can't wait to set up my new sewing room when it's built....the plans have now been sent to the planning office and, all being well, we should be able to start building etc in the new year :-)
I hope you've enjoyed your visit this week.  Please leave me a little message to let me know you've called by and I will pop over to yours as soon as I can.

Annie x


Helen said...

Just had a look at the poppies, as somehow I missed your post yesterday. The desk looks very industrious today, I have to get back to my cards this weekend! Helen 3

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie happy WOYWW....yes those red poppies are absolutely amazing so moving too. Your Christmas cards are coming along nicely, can't wait to see them finished...very clever of you. Cheers and have a lovely week RobynO#30

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Your poppy post was amazing, fantastic photographs. So glad you enjoyed you Have it Away weekend...;-)
How's that sister of yours doing? Hope she's starting to pick up a bit...
Hugs, LLJ 32 xx

lisa said...

You are looking as a busy as always, Annie. You must share what you are going to do with those beads.
Loved the poppy pics, you were so lucky to be able to see them.
Hugs Lisax #34

Anne said...

Hello Annie and thankyou for popping by. I fear that like you I shall go down same route sooner than later re knee. Am off to look at poppies post - wish we could have visited. Hugs Anne x @ 37

jill said...

Moring Annie , thanks for stopping by . Your always so busy with crafting & i'm just the same. The poppies were amazing to see & we enjoyed them when we went last month. We also brought a ceramic poppy & can't wait till it comes. Happy woyww Jill #23

Carmen Wing said...

The poppies are amazing. I never got there in the end but did manage to buy one - my own little piece of history hopefully.

You are busy, busy, busy as always. Thank you so much for coming by already (you always make me so welcome, regardless of how long since I played!)

If you spot that tidy up fairy - send her my way? ;)

Carmen #45

Twiglet said...

You will have so much fun creating that new room - hope I can help. x Jo

voodoo vixen said...

Morning Annie! You are way ahead of me in the C card making... haven't started yet! You look like your settling into your little bit of paradise so nicely and love that the sewing room is just a hop and a skip away in the New year... you will have fun then!! Annette #31

Hettie said...

Someone is very busy with her C Cards! I need to get a move on but been a little preoccupied recently!

Chrysalis said...

Hi - I always find the sight of all those poppies so moving - really brings it home, I reckon. Glad business is picking up, and you sound really organised for Christmas. Happy WOYWW and crafting, Chris # 7

Karon said...

Such a neat idea to copy your stitched toppers. You can then mass produce ready for Christmas delivery. TFS

Karon #54
Karon's Krafty Korner

Laura said...

Intrigued to see what your beads become - they make good angel or santa heads!
Happy Wednesday

Cazzy said...

Hi Annie, Happy WOYWW. You do know that when you get the new room built you will fill it up, don't you? Stash expands to fill the space available, that is the law!

Love your poppy pics, how lovely to have been able to go visit.

I love your crocheted poppies and the jet buttons too, I wish I had grabbed the box of jet bits and beads when my husband's aunt died leaving the house that his granny lived in from new. I didn't like to take too much, it was going to be sold at auction by the house clearing people. We were too far away to go do it ourselves.

Cazzy x

Annie Claxton said...

A deskful of gorgeousness-in-waiting, look forward to seeing the finished results. Amazing photos of the poppies and I love your crocheted poppies with the jet buttons, beautiful :o) Annie C #82

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your card toppers! Went to look at your fab photos! Wishing you a productive week and hoping for your plans to be passed quickly! Chrisx 50 ps thanks for visiting

Tracey said...

The poppie photos are stunning. Its hard to believe that they are now in the process of taking them all down. I look forward to seeing the progress on your embroidered Christmas card designs. Tracey No. 20

Lisca said...

Yes, I'm curious about those beads.....
Oh I love your poppy photos. Isn't it moving! A lot of my friends have gone to London to see it and have sent me pics too.
Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder,
Have a good week,
Sorry I'm late but I take my time going through them all. (I enjoy reading all the blogs and look at the photos)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Your Christmas card stitching looks great (although i did have to squint).

Silly me. I didn't work on Tuesday and yesterday I thought was Tuesday.... planned to join in WOYWW but it was too late by the time I realized my mistake. I do plan to join you on Friday though!


Neet said...

Well no-one has commented on something I am going to email you about.
Now that should get you wondering!
Anyhow my lovely, you certainly are ahead of me in the "C" stakes. Plus you seem to have lots of stash ready for you to play with. I am off to the Knit and Stitch Show next week in Harrogate for a couple of days so no doubt will buy fabric and rovings that I will spend time just looking at rather than using. I really must start using my fabric related stuff.
Hugs, Neet xx
ps glad you have been getting some customers through the door. Gotta pay for that extension. xxx

okienurse said...

great looking desk this week. Love the Christmas card designs. Previous post with the poppies is awesome while at the same time sobering when you think of their meaning. Thanks for coming and visiting my desk this week. I am so late getting around but it seems something always gets in my way of desk hopping! Have a great rest of the week. Vickie #43

Mrs.D said...

Annie, what beautiful embroidery for teh cards, and such an organised work space, well done.
Thanks for visiting my page and the nice comments.
Chris #8