Tuesday, February 21, 2012

WOYWW 142 - Back on the Table Again!!

The week before last I managed to visit every single blog that participated in WOYWW.   For those of you that have the word verification,  I couldn't leave comments on at least a dozen sites.  But I popped in, promise!  Last week was a different story -- I didn't link up and made it to only a few blogs.   The numbers have gotten so huge that I won't be able to visit everyone this week either.  I will do my best, but no promises....  If you don't know what this is all about  visit Julia at Stamping Ground to see all the participants.

Last week I had company so put away all my crafting supplies and we actually ate at the dining room table!  My company left Sunday and that meant that things started coming out of the closet!  Woo hoo.  Here's what my workdesk looks like now:
Don't you love a messy desk?!?
I've had so much fun making my She Art canvases.   I love every aspect of these -- mod podge, cutting up paper dresses, using rub-ons and doodling.   I find that I can start two canvases at a time and switch off working on them as the other is drying. 

A little something arrived in the mail.
A lovely card from Shaz in Oz -- thank you!  It's beautiful.
The elusive Katie.  She's a rescue from the local shelter.
She reminds me of a little fox.
The knitting is coming along slowly.  For some reason my hand goes numb after only a couple of rows.  This could be a result of a medical condition I have so I'm not pushing it.  Luckily I have plenty of time to finish up the blanket.  

Thanks for stopping by!  I read all comments and just love hearing from you.

Peace,
Kay

83 comments:

Peggy said...

your desk looks a bit like mine did before I took the pic LOL have a great day!

Brenda B said...

I love that desk! Good thing your company didn't see it like that! I've started posting on a Tuesday night now that Julia is posting earlier, it means that I get a decent number and not 734 or whatever! Sorry to hear the knitting isn't going well, hope you can get back to it soon.

Hugs
Brenda 5

Mary Ann said...

Great creative space...love to see a bit of a mess...means things are happening:) Katie looks like a lovely dog.

Mary Ann #23

RosA said...

That pink canvas on your desk looks interesting. It looks like it is coming along nicely. Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy WOYWW!

jude said...

Creative desk loving all those bottles ect and the canvass looks very intresting.Have wonderful wednesday and a creative week ahead .Thanks for your lovely messages.
hugs judex 34

Lexi said...

I love your pretty little messy round table. :) I should get a new one next month. I'd really love to separate my craft supplies from my work-related stuff.

Thanks for visiting my blog.


Hugs,
Lexi #36

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by...I went back a few posts and loved seeing your She Art Canvass. I agree with the WOYWW visits..so many I try to catch up the following week on ones I missed by doing the 2 even if I'm late. So many interesting posts. Katie does resemble a cute fox..I love it when people take in these homeless pets. I have a heart for animals and they give lots of love in return. Enjoy WOYWW and have a good week

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I see you made it this week. Glad you linked up. I have never made any of those she art canvases, but I know lots of people who have. Yours looks super. I am impressed. And Shaz's card is awesome. Lucky YOU!! Happy WOYWW from #9, but you already knew that (grin).

Tuire said...

Your desk looks very cute :)
Have a nice day!
Tuire #37

jill said...

She art canvass sounded intresting so i looked futher on in your blog 7 love what you have made. I wish i was like you and managed to visit everyones blogs . I do as many as a can.
Happy crafting

Victoria said...

Art in progress... do not disturb! Looks fascinating!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

It's always good to get back in the swing of things! Looks like you are a very busy girl!

sandee said...

I won't be able to visit everyone's blog either, just picking out my favorites and hopefully a couple of new ones along the way. Lovely messy desk...errrr...kitchen table! Happy crafting! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina at 3:51 in the morning :)

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great, messy desk. Love these pictures! It's a perfect idea working on two canvases at the same time. I fill my waiting time with knitting some socks :-). Thanks for sharing and have a crafty week. xFranka

Sarah said...

Great desk and show of colour today...very elegant card! Word verification has gone totally nuts this week....well done on all the visits and thanks for the lovely words...Thanks for letting us look in, enjoy WOYWW and your week, Sarah at 16.

May said...

Lots going on your desk this week, it looks so inviting I want to come over and play!!Little Katie does look like a wee fox bless her but a happy one, Have a great week, Hugs May x x x

Anne-marie said...

I love how everything is out all over the desk Katie des look like a fox bless her have a fab week thank you for the comment on my desk
Anne-marie #4

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...a very busy desk...Katie in the snow does have a bit of fox about her...Mel :)

Ann B said...

I tried to get round everyone last week but it's getting so much harder to do. Have decided to visit every other one but then I see a name I know and like and have to go have a peep.
I craft on the dining table as well and have to clear each Sunday as that is one day I will not eat from a tray. Lovely 'mess' this week.

Ann B
#55
I have blog candy if you are interested

Bella said...

I don't try get round to everyone, just the few I can in a day on Wednesday. I want this to be something fun, not a chore that I feel I have to do. We are just too many desks now!

Trish Latimer said...

Love love the canvas...i sneaked a look at the previous post of her! She is gorgeous!!!! xx

Peggy said...

I just revisited your blog I didn't realize you were doing a thing with C Tomlinson I LOVE her I first saw her on My Craft Channel. I might just have to take that course next time around I love your girls I just can't seem to get the hang of people... thanks for the inspiration!!

Karen said...

A lovely creative desk and I love the canvas, its gorgeous :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

Laura said...

Hi, what a great desk, your canvas looks super, I have some and they are on the to do list. Your Katie looks so sweet. Have a great Wednesday, Laura

MaggieC said...

Have you tried knitting with bamboo needles. Once you have worked them in, they are much smoother and lighter to use. You may find they will help you in the long run and be patient to start with. Thank you for your visit earlier. you may find that the Borrowers have got your punch for a while. they will probably return it later. I find I can put things down one minute and the next moment, it has totally vanished. Usually I spot it three hours later after moving everything in the room several times. the only things that the Borrowers keep are gems and other glittery things. Have a good week. xx Maggie #11

Neet said...

Oh, hecky, pecky, Kay, what a lot of stuff soon found it's way to the table. Good on you girl!
Thanks for showing us a photo of Katie, she looks lovely. What a beautiful dog she is.
Lovely card from Sharon, you must have been thrilled.
Take care and two rows is better than none.
Hugs and thanks for sharing - Neet 33 xx

Jaki Morris said...

Lovely looking craft space. Are those paint daubers? I'm thinking of getting into inking!

Jakix #83

scrapwordsmom said...

I see a sweet little She Art on your table!! Love it!:)

JoZart said...

Great desk and love your SheArt! I'd never ever eat on a table if I had to craft there too as it wouldn't get cleared. It's great having a dedicated room and my big metal covered round table even if it is the laundry room! Love your Foxy lady Katie! thansk for your visit...
JoZarty x

Redanne said...

Great work area and just love Katie! Regards, Anne Rx #100

Craftychris said...

Such a creative desk, lots of stuff - always good! Your card from shaz is lovely and your photo is cool. Hope you knitting keeps growing, but don't hurt your arm xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Your desk looks fun and creative. Your pictures are fab. Enjoy this week's WOYWW snoop around the world. Take care Zo xx 81

Elizabeth said...

Hello Kay, your table looks very colourful and busy now that your friend has gone home. By pressing my nose on the screen, I can just about make out your pink canvas - lovely colours. Shaz's cards are always gorgeous ... I'm lucky enough to have a Shaz original too :) I gave up knitting because my right thumb got so painful ... later it was diagnosed as RSI - I learned to knit at the age of 4 and I'd say I knitted daily since the age of 16 so not surprising that my hand started to complain :) Hope yours recovers soon and that you have a great week. Elizabeth x #80

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love your she art, so fun! I would love to play with you:) Bless you too for the dog rescue. People can be such angels to animals:)

kay said...

fab art work and can see you are having fun at your dinner table,x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great mess on your "desk" (great as in fun and creative not like huge or call the guy from Hoarders). What are you going to do with all your she art canvases? I don't know about you but I can hardly tell what the letters on word verification are anymore, so I appreciate those who turn it off. And what's with the word verification AND blog owner approval? That's too paranoid for me. There is a built in spam filter too... so you know. Craziness! PS... keep that snow to yourself!!!

Anne said...

Hi love your work and your 'desk' looks such fun. I have recently started a knitting group. It is proven to have therapeutic value. I sometimes have to put it aside due pain but still enjoy it. Look forward to seeing your finished blanket. Anne x

Deb said...

it is lovely to have company but it is so nice also when they leave and we can craft again! your little dog is so cute!
Happy WOYWW, Debxx #23

fairy thoughts said...

Well done for such dedication to WOYWW. I agree the numbers are too huge now. I try and visit all the people i follow, plus visitors to me plus some extra randomly picked ones. All are great in so many different ways'
Oh and yes ! I love a messy desk
janet #8

Shoshi said...

Lovely busy desk, Kay, and your canvas looks fun. Lots of nice colours! thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm so glad you enjoyed my project. It's the first time I've printed on vellum and I was thrilled with the result! I gave it to my sister today and I'm glad to say she loved it! I was very pleased with how it turned out.

Shoshi #19

Di said...

Hello Kay - you don't have to visit everyone you know - but it's great of you to try! Has your boss rumbled you yet, wink!!??

Thank you for the really sweet comment today - it just made a bad evening good again. We've had a blocked sink in the kitchen - no big deal really but not a good ending to the day!

I see the wild and wacky Judy has been hopping in - isn't she a hoot!

Is Katie your dog BTW, she's lovely. Pleased to see you can craft on the dining table again too!

Maybe I should email all this!!

Hugs, Di xx

Mary said...

Kay, I had to laugh about your story about the table. I have a table in my craft room, but sometimes (actually quite often) my supplies seem to migrate to the kitchen and the family room. I tell my husband it's because I love spending time with him :-) Your table looks successfully productive and creative! Thanks for visiting me I always love hearing from you. Katie does look like a little fox...She's lucky you adopted her!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how amazing that you could visit everyone the other week! word verification has gotten harder hasn't it? looks like that she art project is so much fun! happy WOYWW, and thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

TangolikeRaindrop said...

Looks like you are having a lot of fun! I hope your hand is ok and this is just a temporary thing. x

Jackie said...

Your desk looks really busy :)

Julia Dunnit said...

Of course Im late..because there are so many desks...but dont beat yourself up about not being able to visit them all, this is a sharing thing! Love the view of your desk..some very cheerful colours..it makes me smile to think that your visitors didn't get to see what we come round to specifically look at!

Morti said...

LOL - love the "desk" this week hun! The She Art canvas is looking great.

Thanks for stopping by.

Erika said...

That's one busy desk! Love Shaz's card too, fabby inking techniques on it.
Thanks for sharing your desk and happy knitting,
hugs Erika.

April said...

Yay! glad to see your dining table being put back to it's 'proper' use :o) Your she art canvas is looking great. Katie is a cutie :o) x

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Great idea to have two canvases on the go. I'm so envious thinking of you browsing the fabric aisle of JoAnns! I have to make do with online browsing when I am buying my fabrics.

BetteK said...

"I'm no longer afraid.
I'm a brave girl."

I must learn to follow your advice and experiment more! I mostly stick to what I know and if something goes wrong it puts me off trying but there are a couple of new techniques I am going to try ... honest I am! Debbie xXx

Anesha said...

Thanks for the visit and yes that's my Skipper on the header, she does look a bit grumpy. :) Love the canvas on your desk and I love a messy desk. :)

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Di,

I was actually off yesterday (doctor's appointments) so I sat at a local restaurant that had free wifi and ate a dessert and visiting some sites. Although right now I'm at work doing a little more browsing! Yep, Katie is my dog. I have two -- Daisy who is a poodle and is also a rescue dog.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I'm not sure how this "reply" thing works - like, do you get notified that I replied to your comment?

Sorry to hear that you had to give up knitting. I do love to knit, even though I've only made two vests. The rest are scarves, face/dish cloths and cowls. The baby blanket is about 3/4 of the way done. I'm hoping it's the weight of the project that is causing the irritation. I have fibromylgia and lupus so pain is something I live with.

Hugs,
Kay

lisa said...

Your canvas sounds fascinating and you look as though you are having a lovely time surrounded by all your pots of stuff.
Love that card from Shaz.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #127

Kathryn said...

What a fun project! Your work is beautiful!!
Lucky girl you are to get a card from Shaz!! She's amazing!
Have a great week and thanks for your comment!
Hugs!!
kat

Barb King said...

Love the Sheart canvases. I was hoping to take a mixed media class, but not enough people signed up for it, so I will have to motivate myself. Thanks for the kind comments. Barb #100

Katie said...

The work on your desk looks great! The card you received is lovely too!

Happy WOYWW (on Thursday!)
Katie #14

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Fabulous canvas! Cant wait to see it finished!

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Lovely card - it must have been such a nice surprise! And I am quite liking the idea on crafting on the dining table, too! Happy woyww!

famfa said...

I took my word verification off yesterday after someone complained. When I visit blogs on a Wednesday I look at my number for example 111 and then visit all those that end in a 1, that way I see a different lot of people each week. Then I just hop to the ones I know well. Someone else's idea but it works for me. If I have more time I pick another number and look at some in between.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love the puppy picture... he dose look a little foxie, no pun intended :)
It looks like you are having so much fun getting things back on your table/work desk!!!!
As usually I'm running late getting around to visit this week.....Thanks for stopping by and your kind words you left on my bolg...I enjoyed my visit!!!

Linda said...

I do love a messy desk! :) I like the pink background on your canvas. I hope you hand feels better soon and is nothing very serious.

Emily said...

Yey, lovely messy desk!! Great stuff. I looked back at your canvasses and I love the freedom one, but especially the blossom one. Beautiful:)
emilyxx

Tracy said...

Oooh lovely lovely work bench! I can't wait to see more next week. Thanks so much for popping over to my site for WOYWW! - Tracy #127

Ohhh Snap said...

I've never made it round to everyone, so I'm really impressed you did it on a such a busy week. Of course, I get distracted by all the other goodies on each blog I do manage to visit, so that doesn't help. Lovely craftiness on your table! That canvas is beautiful. And lucky you for getting that card from Shaz :D. And Katie is lovely too, she really does look fox like. I have a deep love for rescue pups. #15

505whimsygirl said...

Love this idea! Being in the US I actually get to visit starting Tuesday evening. I was off work yesterday so was able to visit quite a few - and then again today. I'm still not going to be able to make it around. I will definitely try this!

Thanks for visiting!!

Kay

StampinCarol said...

Great table! LOL! I fully understand but did finally get mine cleaned so I can start over...

Terrie said...

thanks for visiting on wyoww and sharing your "desk" space too. You mentioned how nice it is to have 2 desks like I do - and it is. But I do a LOT of running up and down cuz inevitably the supply/marker/paint I need is at the other desk! :) But I can't complain, it's a luxury to have the dedicated crafting space for sure!

Angie said...

Oh I love your She Art!!! How clever and inspiring. I love what you've done with your dinning room table too :) Mine still have the husbands yet to be put away Christmas gifts lol! Thanks for popping over to my blog!

Debs Willis said...

Hi Kay - great to see another dining room table being used for its rightful purpose!! I;m sure you've noticed that I love messy tables too lol!!

Kitty is snug in his bed as we speak, and I'm about to get ready to go to the Make It craft show with a couple of my ladies from craft class - shame you live so far away ;-)

Happy WOYWW

Debs #92

karen said...

You have really embraced the whole She Art style! I had a look at a few posts before this and can see how quickly you picked up the mixed media! Way to go!!
Thanks for the visit earlier!
xoxo Karen

okienurse said...

I am a bit late getting around this week but I forgot to post on Wednesday and have been busy all week. Just wanted to make the rounds and remind everyone my blog candy closes on Tuesday night of next week and I will announce winners on Wednesday. Drop by become a follower and leave a comment for a chance to win. Vickie #173

Gabrielle said...

Sorry it's taken me a while to visit - seem to have been in a timewarp this week! Love reading your post but am very envious of that tablecloth! I think I need to get me one!

Becky said...

I love all your paints! :) The card you received is just beautiful!

RosC said...

Hi Kay,
Still mooching around to folks on our Linky. I love a working desk and yours looks as though you've been let off the leash for a creative flurry! Lovely card from Shaz too. Thanks for sharing, and visiting my spot.
Ros. (103)

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Can't believe anyone can successfully get round 170 something blogs - it will become a full time occupation! I have been lax in clearing my dining room table after crafting so mealtimes crept into the living room for a while. But the doing of a jigsaw and renewed strength means I am back on the keeping it clear again!

SueH said...

Well it didn’t take you long to get your table back to normal, did it Kay!

Loving the colour of the Canvas you’re working on and the two you’ve finished already are really fab too.

Thanks for stopping by this week.

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Spyder said...

Thanks for popping over! It reminded me i couldn't get that darn comment box the open Wednesday! I was going to say, is there room for one more, my crafty space DID get tidied, but...it's back in a mess now! (only made two cards!) Great pictures in your other posts too! Have a great crafty week, 'see' you Wednesday!
(Lyn)

ikki said...

Hi Kay, looks like you have been having a great time crafting! Your pictures are lovely no wonder you are so proud of your Dad. Well done on all your visits to WOYWW, and thanks in particular for dropping by the Cupboard. Always good to meet other Bug infected crafters. ikki x

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, at first glimpse...I thought Katie was a wolf! Lucky to receive such a pretty card from Shaz!

Lisa-Jane said...

Good grief, I couldn't even contemplate trying to get around everyone so well done for the huge task that it is now. I love your She-Art stuff and it is making me twitching to cut some dolls out for my wall... hmmm off to peruse your blog some more....

Bridget Larsen said...

Love your corner and your stash, that dog sure looks like a wolf
Bridget #54