Wednesday, 22 November 2017

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 442

Not my workdesk this week, but a view of Sharon, Elsy, Mary and Sally's table top at Sunday's Marython. This was the first card, so only about 10am. Believe me, that busy desk changed into a very busy desk by finishing time! You can just about make out paper angels (the most obvious is in front of the roll of kitchen paper). Each angel was holding a small banner with each attendees name on. Aren't they sweet. And to hold them up, they had a sweetie shoved up their skirts! They were cut from one of Mary's dies. The stamps came from the selection that Mary had bequeathed to us. We sold them after the event, and combined with a raffle to which everyone contributed very generously, we raised £200 to donate to the Hospice in Salisbury where Mary worked for years. It was a great day, and I feel that Mary would have thoroughly enjoyed and approved! My workdesk is still covered in detritus from unpacking and sorting, so it'll keep for next week, to be sure! Show us yours then....it's probably for the first time eve, not to crass a generalisation to say that the majority of desks are starting to reflect a festive ambience!
Please put WOYWW in your post title, and link your blog here. Great stuff.

32 comments:

Helen said...

wow that took me by surprise! was just reading Shaz's post and thought, oh I'll just refresh Julia's... Glad to see some(a) pic from the Marython. A gret success, well done! Helen

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. My contribution to having a festive desk is a few small stars. Going to be writing out charity cards this weekend whilst watching the F1, so the only Christmas card that I have made this year may continue to be the only one! Ali x #3

Shoshi said...

Sounds like a great day, Julia! The little angels look sweet.

Happy.WOYWW,
Shoshi #7

BJ said...

Unless you count the fairy lights round my screen, not a tad festive here! The Marython looks great, love the paper angels. BJ#9

Angela Radford said...

Hi Julia that tree stamp is lovely, I think I should go through all my old stuff and drag them out. Sounds like you all had a great day. Happy woyww, Angela x10x

sandra de said...

Now that looks like a lovely creative desk to be working on. Great to raise money for a worthwhile cause.
sandra de @11

Annie said...

What a wonderful crafting day you had and I’m sure Mary would approve. Well done on all the money raised too.
Hugs,
Annie x

Ellie said...

That's fantastic you raised that amount for charity. I am selling my cards and tags at a craft fair to raise money for The Hospice in December. Exciting!
Have a fab day!
Ellie #13

Christine said...

How I envy you being able to arrange to craft somewhere all together and in such a good cause, well done you.
Bit overcast here (I lie .... very grey and dark) so I am fighting to stay positive .... keep checking out the garden helps!
Have a good week
Christine #14

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Julia, so glad that the Marython was a great success, and I'm sure she would have totally approved of crafty goodies used and then auctioned for hospice, well done to all involved!
Happy WOYWW!
Hugs and prayers, Shaz in Oz.x #4

Neet said...

Glad you had a nice day - and a profitable one too. What a lovely way to remember a friend. Those angels are so sweet (no pun intended)
Hugs, Neet 6 I think xx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Your fun time spent has to make one feel good to help out Hospice seems daily people I know are using ours. Really a sweet angel, but I don't know what a sweetie is. I too like that tree, was it fussy cut for the card? And the pretty papers used for the snowflake card, made a stunning card also. How fun to gather doing some fun projects. Enjoy a good week.

Elizabeth said...

Morning Julia, congratulations on you and the ladies for raising such a lovely amount for the hospice - and what a fun way of doing it too. I think Mary would have been delighted. The little angels are delightful and the snowflake card I can just about see on the right of your photo is lovely too. My desk certainly shows I'm in festive flow today, as it will probably do for the next few weeks. Hope you have a happy WOYWW and a great week ahead. Hugs, Elizabeth x - at a rather surprising #16

Sarah Brennan said...

Glad the day went so well and that so much money was raised for such a worthy cause; a most fitting tribute. Happy WOYWW Sarah #17

Sue said...

Hi Julia, A very busy table. The little angels are lovely.

How nice to sell the stamps and you made so much for the hospice.

I'm not taking part this week, as have a lot on, but wanted to pop by and see what you had been up to. Sue

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Julia,liking what I see of the snowflake card. It sounds like you all had a great day, and what a brilliant total to achieve. Love that you sold all the stamps used too. Lolled at the angels with sweets up their skirts to make them stand up. Mine would have been flat on her back within minutes, :) Have a lovely week, love & hugs, Shaz XxX#4

Marit said...

I love those sweet little angels and WOWZAH for raising that much money! My desk is 'festive to me' but I'm not into Christmas-creating (never was... ) so there are (and will not) be angels and christmas trees in my atelier... oh, maybe when I get a bit crazy over the next weeks but I doubt that. I'm all into 'Top 2000' creating to the music then, but that's a party in itself... I wish you a warm and happy week Julia! Love from Holland, Marit #18

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Sounds like a fun event and I can only imagine what that desk looked liked by the end of the day!

laurie said...

that looks like a wonderful table to be at!

Anne said...

Looks lovely. So glad it all went well and you raised a good amount, well done. Yes looking festive on my desk :-) I got straight to it again this morning and almost forgot to link up - the lovely Karen Pearmain reminded me about it. Anne x #22

Kelly said...

Always fun crafting with friends. There are days I miss it and others when I'm just happy to shut myself up in the studio. I had to giggle and putting a sweetie up their skirt LOL.
All of I have left of Christmas cards is to make sure sentiments are in the inside. Will be working on that this week so I can get them in the mail.
Creative Blessings! Kelly #24

Lindart said...

What a fantastic way to remember Mary! I'm sure she was right there with all of you, soaking up the love, and making sure your cards were perfect! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #26

Stacy Sheldon said...

This is such a beautiful shot Julia, I love the hands working and the cups are filled and I bet you all had a very good day. that is so awesome :) ~Stacy #27

Kim said...

What a fabulous tribute to Mary! The angels where a great idea. Have a great week.
-K #30

misteejay said...

What a super successful day & what a lovely tribute to Mary.
Toni xx

Linda Harris said...

What a fun way to raise money for a good cause -well done to you all.

Sharon Madson said...

What a fun day! Nice to be back here and see everyone. Seems like it is getting longer and longer for me between posts! #31

pearshapedcrafting said...

So pleased you had a successful day! I've actually managed to join in!! Yay!! Hugs, Chris 33

Shoshi said...

I meant to say thank you for your lovely comment left last week - sorry to be so long. It was great getting back to my desk again and in between sock knitting, hope to do some more this coming week. The kittens are keeping us busy too.

Shoshi

StampinCarol said...

What I can see of the angels, they are beautiful! Looks like a fun time was had! And great way to raise some money! Have a great week!
Carol N #19

Cara said...

How wonderful that you have the Marython, a perfect tribute. Congratulations on the fundraising too for a fabulous cause x

Shoshi said...

Hi Julia, thanks for your visit and lovely comment - sorry to be so long getting back to you. It's been a frantically busy few days dealing with the kitties, knitting socks, and cooking a variety of dishes (freezer fodder) from 4 big pheasants my hubby was given. As a result, no further studio time, but I hope to remedy that this coming week.

Shoshi #7