Wednesday, 12 February 2020


Today  is "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday", a time for sharing what we are working on at the moment.  Our host is Julia over at The Stamping Ground where we link up.  Above is my workdesk.  I have a stack of 12 x 12 papers on one side, which I have been sorting through to find pages I don't like!  On the other side is a bullet journal I bought at Aldi for £2.99.  I bought it to keep a daily record of my health, diet, mood etc.    I have had a few weeks now of being tired, headachey and a little down.  My husband has said frequently I should keep a food diary (so why haven't I started yet?)

Of course anybody that's ever had a puppy knows they can be tiring, but she is just wonderful :)  You can see her in the top corner of this photograph, which is where I sit surrounded by stuff!  Her second jumper is turning out a big improvement on the first and I have just got to finish the band under her tummy.  I have a book there about the Railway Detective, written by Edward Marston.  Both my husband and I love these books, set in the time when railways were a new mode of transport.  

Finally I am working on a new design for a journal/album, which takes us back to my comment above about looking for pages I didn't like.  The pages I chose all had white backs which made them ideal for my base,  I hate to waste nice paper when I am experimenting. More of that to come.

Finally, finally!  I have been outside with Dolly three times since starting this.  Back in the summer one of my small blue tortoises went missing from around my pond, aided and abetted by one of the grandchildren I suspect.  Since my husband sorted out the plants the other week, I have been trying to find it, the water is so cold I can't keep my hand in it for long, but I have just found it, muddy but whole!  It is the small things that keep us happy:)

Thank you for visiting, Love Angela

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

WOYWW 557 and Prayer journal

It's another Wednesday which means it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday.  As usual I am linking up to The Stamping Ground where Julia is the hostess for WOYWW.   I am using the dining table as you can see.  I have been trying to make a coat/jumper for Dolly.  I saw a You Tube video which showed how to get the measurements - a tricky thing with a lively puppy!  The coat on the table and in the picture below, is my third attempt.  The grey jumper is for my next coat for her.  My first attempt was to just get an idea of where the legs would go, my second attempt was great, until I sewed the edges and then it was too tight!  With my third attempt I crocheted the edges with a fluffy red wool and didn't like it, so I unpicked that and went for a matching colour.  The neck part is too wide so I need to tighten that up.

I am thinking of making one with a lining of fleecy material, but I would like to get this right first.  I know I am doing something wrong with the leg holes, as they seem to be twice as big after I have edged them :(

Next I am showing my pages in my Prayer Journal, some of the vintage images came from Tuck cards which I have altered to fit my cards, all the rest are my designs.

Thank you for visiting, love Angela