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Wednesday, 2 December 2020


 Huge CONGRATULATIONS to the superstar that is our much loved Julia on her 600th Workdesk Wednesday over at The Stamping Ground

In the colder months my workdesk is a ever expanding corner of the dining room table - not ideal but it works for me - especially this year when there have been no family meals

So this is my desk right now - utter chaos from yesterday when I had a meltdown over everything I still have to do ... just please forgive the mess

Making boxes for some little *s*n*o*w*flake wooden blocks that will be given as gifts

Decided I wanted a little string bow as decoration on them so out came the old boingy tool thingy - noisy but does the job

The magnifying illuminating lamp is there as I tackle some little cross stitch tree decorations that one of the nephews & his wife ask for each year - you can just see a round white paint palette on the left (behind the chair) which is full of seed beads ready for me to get back to once this current frenzy is over

First Christmas card arrived yesterday - on the far left

Think the rest is all pretty straightforward 

Happy 600th WOYWW & huge thanks to Julia for the ability to join I as, when & if we are able & for the friendships, love & support that you make possible


  1. Happy WOYWW!
    Lovely to see you, and such a wonderful desk. So many great things to look at, I don't know where you get all your ideas from. Keep up the good work.
    Take care and stay warm
    CHristine #22

  2. Happy 600th, gorgeous gal! I’m so glad our paths crossed via WOYWW, we’d probably never have met otherwise. Don’t apologise for your desk, it’s good to have a snoop. What on earth is a Boingy Tool Thingy though?? LOL, the mind boggles :-D
    Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

  3. Aah Debbie you are so creative but stop giving yourself such a hard time! You will get all done but take time to enjoy the process, it's half the fun of giving as you must know as you are so generous. I think I know what you meant by the boingy tool thingy - yes rather noisy, I've got a cropodile now!! Happy 600th WOYWW, have a lovely week, stay well, stay safe, Cindy xx #30

  4. Ah, the noting tool thing....yep noisy but so much better than being extricated as to where it can be used! Made me laugh though, it’s referred to in these parts as the ‘anywhere punch’, so you can tell why I had to enlarge and investigate! Gosh, even your gift boxes are gorgeous. Don’t worry about time now, it’ll all come good, it always does. As for untidy...oh please missus, you’re but an amateur!!

  5. Hi Debbie. Apologize??? Whatever for??? It's a busy time. You'll get there! Using your dining table sounds eminently sensible to me - just means eating dinner on your knee yet again - like me!
    I have a daylight magnifying lamp just like yours - great isn't it. Extremely useful for cross stitch! As I get older I reckon the holes are getting smaller...
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #2

  6. Those snowflake gift boxes are incredible. I've never used a daylight magnifier lamp, but it looks like a good idea, especially for teeny tiny things we need to see up close. Happy 600th from #6.

  7. Hi Debbie, nice to hear from you again! Shame you don't link up more often, but I added you to my blogs so you won't fall off my radar again! Had a little nosey around already - love your 3D projects - very inspiring! Happy #600! xx zsuzsa #34

  8. Debbie, I think your desk looks great! I also love the wooden snowflake blocks idea! How wonderful!! Happy crafting with all your projects! Blessings, Felicia #39

  9. Lovely to see you on here again! The snowflake gift boxes are lovely. Happy 600th WOYWW. Stay safe and take care. With love & God Bless. Caro xxx (#14)

  10. You certainly have a lot going on and I am doing the same as you - taking over the dining room table as we aren't having family round for meals - it's isolating enough being in lock down without hiding away upstairs in my studio!
    Happy 600th WOYWW,
    Diana xx #27

  11. Great to see you here today Debbie with your fab desk. Good luck with the cross stitch. Helen #1

  12. Happy crafting! I love the simplicity of your boxes! Very vintage looking! Happy crafting and I hope you meet all you deadlines!
    Chana Malkah #43

  13. Busy desk and if there is a space unused we are justified in using it I'm sure you agree. Wishing you a very happy woyww and a lovely creative week. Angela x19x

  14. Hi Debbie, happy 600th WOYWW. Great busy desk/dining table ... which i did zoo in on,but still can't figure out what the boingy tool is! The boxes look great - I need to make some more truffle boxes for Christmas, so I may borrow your style. Have a lovely week, Heather xx #25

  15. You may say excuse the mess, but your desk looks pretty good to me!
    Happy WOYWW 600 and Stay safe!
    Chrissie #12

  16. Your desk/kitchen table looks pretty tidy to me, lovely to see so many handmade gifts to be given. It's a precious thing when it's handmade.
    Happy 600th Woyww Tracey #8

  17. Good to see you Debbie. Looks like you have plenty on the go. Looking forward to Saturday old laptop permitting. Stay safe and happy 600th WOYWW. Sarah #5

  18. Lovely boxes, Debbie, and I agree that a magnifying daylight lamp is a great tool. My new one is supposed to have a dimmer switch but doesn't unfortunately, and it's a tad too bright for me!

    Happy WOYWW 600,
    Shoshi #29

  19. Happy 600th WOYWW, it an amazing achievement isn’t it? Angela #42

  20. Thank you for my snoop around your crafty space, Your boxes are looking good! Happy (late) 600 WOYWW!? Have a great crafting week, (Lyn)) #18