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Wednesday 11 November 2020

What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday #597


It's Wednesday again - so I am linking this post to the Stamping Ground.

Here's my desk picture for WOYWW 597!

Pretty untidy - not sure what you can spot here today?

I have been joining in with the 25 Days of Christmas Tags and the Coffee Lovers Hop so probably some of the debris is as a result of that.

I have been using some of the alcohol ink and gelli plate backgrounds that I mentioned last week - I was quite pleased with these ATCs:

And I quite liked this tag which was linked to both of the above hops.

And this Christmas one...

At the weekend I finished this Persian Pumpkin - a Mill Hill cross-stitch and beading piece - this will end up on the Christmas tree!

On Facebook memories today this photo popped up:

I was being shown how to do this Indian embroidery when I lived in Mumbai 5 years ago - maybe I should get it out and finish it off!

Lockdown is easing slightly here in Melbourne - so we can now sit in a cafe

and yesterday morning 7 members of our bookgroup met and sat around in a park to discuss the book... We enjoyed that - and the book (Where the Crawdads Sing).

To finish a lovely rose from our garden...

On that note have a happy WOYWW!


  1. That is a lovely rose - certainly enjoyed by me.
    I hope you do get around to finishing that embroidery, it looks so lovely and would make a nice piece to display on the wall.
    So glad Oz is doing so well with its number of cases, my sis has had hardly any in simply ages in her area.
    Lovely atc's and the rest from weekend.
    Hugs, Neet 5 xx

  2. Fab ATC's! You shod finish your embroidery, says she who has so many unfinished pieces of work!
    Beautiful Rose. Have never been to India, would have liked to, but have been to Melbourne! Stay safe. Anne x 12

  3. We bought a rose for our front garden yesterday. Watch this space for a flower next year! I think I spotted your name on the coffee blog, it’s fun isn’t it. I do like a challenge to help my crafty mojo occasionally. I’ve only recently discovered them. There’s so much talent out there. Take care with hugs from Sue #18 xx

    1. In reply to your query I live in Melton Mowbray. Pork pie country😉

  4. Hooray for being able to get out, have a coffee and do the normal stuff again! I do love your ATCs and the tag, so beautiful, I love the colours a lot. And the little crock stitch is gorgeous too, so neat, it deserves pride of place on the Christmas tree. You’ll have to show a close up of the Indian embroidery, I’d be interested to have a peek at all the detail.
    Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

  5. What lovely makes, Susan! Loving the gelli prints on ATCs! The two-tone rose looks lovely too. It's another 6 months at least before we have roses again! Have creative week! zsuzsa #21

  6. Hi Susan, how lovely is that rose? Loving the ATC's, and tags, Very busy you have been. Good to hear you are being able to get out and about, and have some lovely weather to enjoy it. Stay safe, have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 X

  7. How fab, it must be lovely to just enjoy a coffee in a cafe. Book group sounds good, again, a sort of get together that probably none of us will take for granted too soon! Haven’t read that book, will stick it on my long list! Makes me smile to see your desk and then read that there’s some detritus. Not what I see!! You’ve made some wonderful pieces with some of those gelli pulls already. And yes, I think you should finish the Indian embroidery.easy for me to say!!

  8. We still have a few roses left but this weather soon blows them away. Love your leaf tags. Now then, I've been away for ages... gelli?? Not the eatable kind then! Happy WOYWW?! ((Lyn)) #34
    (as number 20 goes to the wrong link!

  9. the rose is gorgeous, and the coffee outside sounds lovely! sake care and stay safe. Helen # 4

  10. Beautiful rose to finish with, glad you have been released from lockdown. Stay safe Happy WOYWW #29 Angela

  11. Lovely makes Susan especially love the persian pumpkin, will look grand on the tree. Sounds like a great meet up in the park i'm hoping come spring we may be on our way to meet ups again here in the UK.. here's to hope!!
    Happy WoywW Tracey #8

  12. Oh wow that rose is amazing and loving the Indian embroidery and the ATC too. Wishing you a lovely creative week and a happy woyww, Angela x15x

  13. So happy to hear that life is getting a little more normal for you Susan. Australia and New Zealand have done such a great job of suppressing this virus. Love the artwork, especially the gel print pieces. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #1

  14. woah, those atcs and tags are gorgeous! LOVE THEM! yess please do some Indian embroidery and share pics , the pumpkin is adorable. Looks very complicated. Stay safe
    Ellie #27

  15. The ATCs and the tags are stunning! I love the rose as well - it is so pretty. Happy Belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#14)

  16. Ah the rose is Double Delight and I think mine died. Crowded out by the lavender.. so glad you’re out of lockdown we are very blessed here aren’t we? Sorry I’m late!
    Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too, especially in these unusual times! Praying you’re all kept well too!
    Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x 😊

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


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