Wednesday, 6 March 2013

WOYWW 197 oops 196

Here we go again another Wednesday. Since last Wednesday I've prepared for and held a class, had 5 ladies turn up so that was good. I went to a class at the craft barn I go to, which is sadly closing down. Last class there on 30th March. I've enjoyed playing with my granddaughters, been to Sugar Craft today and had a pedicure this afternoon, but unfortunately since last week I've had very little sleep and am exhausted. The night I took my class I could barely talk as I was still awake at 4 pm that morning not having been to sleep.
Anyway enough of that you want to see my ( not so interesting ) desk.
I was in a right mess so have tidied up a bit. Trying to make room on table to work on Lilybo quilt. Am ashamed I've not completed one yet. It will be done though!!!!

 As you can see a clear mat ready to go. Two bags of tools etc, a box with bits still to go away and machine still in same place getting dusty!!!!

A view from t'other side. More stuff waiting to go away. A box with more tools and equipment and cutters a score board.

Now I know we should keep it short and sweet so if you want to stop there that's fine. Go and look here at Julia's Blog and find out why I am showing you all this stuff. Have fun.

Anyway if you haven't got to rush off this is my actual desk. It was an old washstand that had lost the marble insert. Can you see the mouse mat with my gorgeous GS on. He is now 7!!!!!

Here it is with some of the stuff removed. My DH's friend put some old reclaimed leather in the middle to replace the marble.

I also got the chair at the same time and he recovered it with some old fabric he'd taken from elsewhere.

Well that's my desk for this week. Will be off to link up with Julia and come and look at your desk/work space. Have a great week. It will soon be Wednesday again. :-) xx


  1. It must be the time of year or something Anne cos I'm not sleeping well either....lets hope good sleep returns for us both very soon.
    A x # 44

  2. Your desk is lovely and I love the way you have re-covered the chair! Good luck on getting some sleep - I often go to bed and sleep at first then I'm wide awake at 2.30ish! Chrisx95

  3. Hope your eluded sleep is soon caught up x
    Your desk with the new leather insert is Gorgeous:)
    Enjoy making the quilt, I have to admit my sewing machine is tucked away in the wardrobe till time permits :)
    Happy WOYWW Heather #59

  4. What a nice neat desk all ready to craft on when you feel up to it. Hope you get a proper sleep soon.

    Waving hi from the house of bears @#80 this week

  5. I love your desk and chair so pretty and it must be a joy to work at.
    I can fully understand the lack of sleep as a person living with chronic pain sleep rarely comes along for me
    good luck with your quilt
    Have a great WOYWW thank you for sharing your workspace today
    Ria #39

  6. What an adorable craft space! Love your seat cushion! Hope you can catch up on some sleep soon. Happy WOYWW!

  7. Hey Anne you seem to be a week ahead of everyone else - LOL. As for sleep, I seem to be in a "can't get enough of it" phase. Sleeping in the day and dead beat by 8.30pm but I often go through phases like you too, no fun at all. I pondered a lilybo quilt but haven't even got my maching out yet! Love the table and chair. BJ #69

  8. Anne you are so organized--and the fabric on that chair is gorgeous, what a handyman!

    #132 this week

  9. Hi Anne I wish my desk space was as tidy as yours is. It's not too bad this week but is usually a tip. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, crafty hugs Erika. 83

  10. I love the desk, specially the idea of using the leather, how fab that is. Take heart Anne, my quilt isn't finished yet...and I cannot honestly say when it will be! Meanwhile, sorry to hear about your lack of sleep, you must be's a Un listed torture you know, sleep deprivation..sneding youzzzzz's!

  11. Nice and tidy, Lovely desk and seat too.
    Take it easy , the quilt will wait, plenty of time, no rush. We don't want you stressed we want you rested.
    love jo x

  12. Nice and tidy workspace Anne! Love the desk! I really like to recycle stuff rather then trashing them and buying new. Thanks for dropping by and visiting at my desk! I enjoyed getting a peak at your projects and looking yours! Have a great week. Vickie #11

  13. My what a busy week! Get some rest and take care of yourself!! Love your desk with the leather top!!

  14. Hi Anne - I'm late too this week. Life happens :) You ARE a tidy girl, don't kid yourself. LOVE your desk and chair, and please take note of Jo - don't overdo things, the quilt will be done in time chick.

    Happy WOYWW - when you gonna link a snippets card or whatever into the Playground then? Don't tell anyone but the stamp I was using on WOYWW has a twin which will be next week's prize draw. Only sayin' :))

    Hugs, Di xx

  15. Lack of sleep is a killer :( I hope that you manage to kick the cycle and back to a normal sleeping pattern.....
    Am glad to see you're still busy though :)
    Hugs, LLJ 32 xxxx

  16. Sounds like you have had a busy week. I know what it is like not sleeping...I've had two sleepness nights and am now on my knees. I hope you sleep better soon. Thanks for sharing. Happy belated WOYWW. Caro #56

  17. It must be catching. I had a rubbish week for sleep too, but last night was a breakthrough with 5 hours of sleep on the trot. I feel so much better today. Tuesday evening we went to friends to play cards and I am sure I slept through all three games. The hidden project will not be on show until April as it is a DT project for Craft A Scene challenge. Thank you for your visit. I am off now to get the bread out of the oven. Have a good week. xx Maggie #37

  18. Hi Anne! I'm later than you!! Desk looks nice and tidy, mine's in such a mess, I WILL get it sorted one day!
    ((Lyn)) Happy Late WOYWW

  19. Hi Anne - pleased to meet someone else in the W Mids (I'm in Worcester). I love your desk and chair - and so tidy! Thanks for your WOYWW visit to my blog, and lovely comments. See you around - take care and happy crafting. Chris x

  20. awesome way to re-use things Anne, love chair as well as leather inset - but maybe easy to stain the both of them? with me it would be!
    thanks for sharing the story of your desk.. happy WOYWW and thanks for popping over and making my day! Shaz in oz.x

  21. I love to see items re-cycled - your neat and tidy craft area looks brill. x Jo

  22. I love to see what is on your desk! I agree great use of re using!!Have a great weekend!

  23. It's great to use pre-loved furniture especially in the craft area is sort of goes well. Looks like you have some work to do with that quilt. LOL

    Happy Belated WOYWW


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