Wednesday, 6 February 2013

WOYWW 192 & Still Sewing!

Ooops! I forgot it was Wednesday... that fateful day for showing my desk to the world thanks to the idea of Miss Julia, our prestigious Keeper of the Desks. You can criticise  all the flaws and praise all the goodies via Stamping-Ground, so get over there asap.
Here's a very quick glimpse into my own personal craft world today... quick will please Miss D but I almost forgot it was Wednesday as I've been so busy.
I've organised a cosy corner of my guest room as a haven for sewing. It's too cold out in my craftroom, unless I remember to add extra heating in there, so I can't just drift into it with, great abandon to create, without forethought and I don't have much of that spare!
On my desk I'm working on a LillyBo Quilt with an outer space theme which will be quite exciting for a young boy in hospital. Just finished it last night and it's there waiting for a final press before I take the first batch of treasures, made and donated by so many kind WOYWWers, up to the hospital today. Lots more gems to see over on LillyBo too.
Off to vist Miss D and as many of WOYWWers as I can, might see you there!


40 comments:

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Jo ah lovely work going on here and pray your hands will be strong tot he task as it so wodnerful what you are doing.. God bless dear Jo, love Shaz n Oz.x #61

Helen said...

I have been amazed by the wonderful quilts people are making, so many and so beautiful and your own is no exception. Have a crafty - warm! - day in your sewing haven. Helen, 14

Annie said...

What a fab quilt Jo. You will need help to carry all your quilts at this rate....how great is that? So lovely to see so many joining in.
Hugs,
A x # 57

Heather Alger said...

Glad you have a nice warm spot to craft in. It has been so cold x
love that you are giving to the hospital - great Idea :)
Happy WOYWW Heather

Karen said...

A little boy is going to be very happy with your quilt!!! Thanks also for the gorgeous cross pocket - I'm going to try it out later - I had a last minute card request so it's the next item! Happy WOYWW! Karen 91 x

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Looks like sewing is keeping you busy at the moment. Good idea to find a nice warm spot to play. Pxx

tilly said...

love your quilt, my first one done and second under way lol will have to wait till I get my car back to go to post office
Tilly

Shazsilverwolf said...

These quilts are all fabulous Jo. you have really captured everyones heart with this project.Mine is proceeding nicely. Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #74

Ann B said...

So many beautiful quilts on show this week, yours is a gem. Wish I could be there when the children get their quilts but would need a load of hankies.
Ann B
40

Twiglet said...

Great fabric - that will put a smile on a little face I am sure. Take it easy dragging that suitcase full of quilts to the handover! x Jo

Angela Secrest said...

That's a lovely guest space! The colors on your fabric are beautiful!
Angie #112

Redanne said...

Hi Jo, your quilt is absolutely gorgeous and some little boy is going to be delighted to receive it. I just have a vision of you with your arms full of quilts now, hope you have some help! Hugs, Anne x #35

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful Jo, love all the quilts rolling in from friends. Wish I could sew! Next week at work for two lunch breaks there's a bunch of us getting together to make "no-sew" quilts for Project Linus, an organization helping adults and children in bad situations. They have some safe houses and support people in hospital too, so another good cause.

Hugs
Brenda 115

Christine said...

I'm glad that I am not the only one who moves to a differen desk when the cold comes!! You're corner haven looks delish.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The quilt looks great Jo, lovely job :-)
Hope we see you tomorrow.
Anne x

scrappystickyinkymess said...

another lovely quilt. I am considering my options, have a bit of an idea to try, and no blinkin' time! You are a little gem aren't you? I'll bet there will be some very happy kids snuggled up in on of your quilts very soon.

Happy WOYWW

MA (3)

Anne said...

Arrrgggghhhhh keep losing my comment. Great space for working in. A space themed quilt will make a little boy very happy methinks. Happy WOYWW. Anne x # 89

lisa said...

I'm glad you've found somewhere cosy to work, Jo and your space quilt looks stunning. Some little man is going to be very happy with that one.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #54

pearshapedcrafting said...

Really impressed with the number of quilts being made! Sorry I couldn't join in. I am going to event city tomorrow- hope you will be there too, Chrisx130

MiniOwner said...

Aww Jo I can just see that happy little boy snuggled in you fabulous quilt. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@127)

SueH said...

Some little boy is going to be thrilled with that one Jo. I bet when you said you would meet with Eddie today you didn’t expect to have so many finished quilts to take with you.

Happy Crafting!
Sue @ 88
x

mamapez5 said...

That will be another beautiful quilt Jo. Isn't it wonderful how so many folk have responded to your challenge. blessings. Kate x #72
I will e-mail you.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Wow amazing quilt Jo. Thanks too for the tip with the ink and scissors. Will remember that next time. I finally got them all sorted so now I have a tidy window sill! Have a good week. Take care Zo xx 76

Caro said...

How nice to have a separate space that is warm for your sewing. The boys quilt looks wonderful. Happy WOYWW! Thanks for sharing. Caro #72

donnalouiserodgers said...

fabulous quilt Jo, will call at weekend to see you we can meet Neet in Manchester sometime soon - it seems so long since we have seen each other...

dxxxx 64

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Jo
Wow you look very organised in your cosy sewing room. I have seen so many fab quilts while hoppin around the WOYWW posts. The space theme is a great idea. I will post mine off to you as soon as you send me your address... i thought I kept it from before but not sure where!!
Have a great WOYWW
janet #38

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my jo, some little boy is going to love that quilt!! I have been over to LillyBo and saw the handover photo, the quilts look so amazing all laid out like that. and I am thrilled by the numbers of them that have been made! I will make some more for you when I get to Oz.. and I will figure out a method of getting them back somehow. Annette 18

Nan G said...

Cool quilt! You ladies are making some awesome quilts for the little ones! I'm sure they'll be loved and well used. Happy WOYWW! Nan 28

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Jo! I missed this week's WOYWW. Not much happened with the quilt either... Washed the fabrics and got an idea :)
Have a lovely week!
Tuire

Lee said...

Hi Jo,it looks so beautiful.Think I might have to do the same regards room space,nowhere else to sew lol.Hugs xx

Neet said...

Queen of Quilts - that's my new name for you whilst over here. At least the weather over there has been conducive to staying in warm and cosy and .... sewing!
Am setting off for home in a few hours - be there tomorrow!
Hope you and Dave are well (and all the family)
Hugs, Neet 17 xx

Angela Coles said...

loving that quilt - wow.

Gill Edwards said...

another lovely quilt Jo, great colours too

Gill x

Craftychris said...

Fabulous quilt! Its such a good cause - I wish I could sew but its something I have never done. Maybe one day! Have a good week xx #125

Julia Dunnit said...

Well Jo, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Id forgotten too...it's saturday morning and i just dont seem to be gettin round many desks this week! love the idea of the sewing area, it's my craftroom thats warm and sewing area that needs pre heating, so i totally get what you mean about forethough..doesnt half stump the old mojo!!

Joynana said...

JO, I think that it is so wonderful what you all are doing for the children, making something that is useful, but somethig also that they will treasure. #105

Scrapcat 1 said...

what a fabulous quilt for a poorly boy Jo, you are so kind :)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Jo, it looks a lovely sewing corner and the quilt does look perfect for a wee boy. Have a wonderful weekend. Elizabeth x #55

RosC said...

Hello Jo,

I'm lagging a bit on WOYWW this week, however it's lovely to have a comment from about the wedding card. Thank you. I've crossed paths with the quilting project a couple of times and think it's a great idea. Your galaxy job here is most spectacula.

There is so much comment about how cold it is/has been in the UK this winter. I can just imagine how much you must be looking forward to warmer weather from my experience of Canada. Except in the high country, we don't get such cold weather. Even then it probably doesn't compare.

Keep snug,
Ros. #6

Samantha Elliott said...

Loving your space there to quilt. Can I come over?
Hugs
xx