Wednesday, 24 October 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 177

Oh my word, I've migrated into the conservatory.  And oh my word, I'm being the super- mother-of-the-year.  Miss Dunnit has been slaving (and I mean slaving) over a costume for MCM Expo this weekend.  She has been on a steep learning curve too, because I have been steadfast in my resolve to not interfere and take over.  Because I have been stupidly busy and she hasn't.  But now she has a job and time is against her.  And last night it all went a bit wrong and there was the frustration meltdown and I so utterly know how crushing that is.  So on Tuesday afternoon I unpicked and re-jigged one thing and finished another.  I forgot how much easier it is when you know how.  I also tidied the table and swept the floor before I started...it would seem that Miss Dunnit's method of messy working doesn't suit me.  Which is an enormous double standard, wouldn't you say!   
So, there's the iPad, I was listening to an afternoon Drama on Radio 4.  There's faux leather sleeves and under the needle is faux swede.  Yes, Miss Dunnit is going to MCM as a character from Game of Thrones.  It's all the rage, you know.  Which of course, is why I know very little about it!  
I'm fairly sure she's not a reader, but I wanna wish my sister Sally a really Happy Birthday today.  Younger than me or not, she's a cracker!
Lastly - had a lot of feedback about the last two cards I've posted; and a lot of questions - I'll answer them tomorrow, it's all simple.
Come on then, share the desk.  Show us all what you're up to this foggy October day.  Upload a pic to your blog, put WOYWW in the post title, and link here.  Eventually, we'll visit.  It has to be said that turning off word verification helps enormously.  And If your post isn't really related to What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, you probably won't get any comments.    

129 comments:

Shoshi said...

Well, unless someone pips me at the post when I'm not looking, it seems as if I might actually have achieved the Numero Uno spot this week! After my long absence, that really would be a treat.

Wow, Julia, it looks as if you've taken on a task there - not the easiest material to sew, I shouldn't think! I look forward to seeing the result, because I'm a bit in the dark what it's all about!

Have a very happy WOYWW, and thank you yet again for all you do for us!

Hugs,
Shoshi

Minxy said...

Oh what a nice change in desks this week Julia, I didn't know you were a seamstress too, I can just about sew a straight line on paper!!
Happy B'day to your sis. And I hope young Miss Dunnit has a great time at MCM {whatever that is??}
Happy Wednesday and have a great weekend too xx
Minxy #7

Buttons said...

Made it onto the list in good time! Hurrah!
You are a real hero stepping in like that. 'Cosplay' costumes are a real challenge to get hold of or make, so your skills as a seamstress are a real bonus for this. Have a great WOYWW, hugs Buttons #3

Amy E said...

Woohoo! #1!!! First time ever! Sorry Shoshi...but I still love you!!

I love the Game of Thrones! It's a tv show over here on HBO (I think?) Do you guys get it on tv over there too? I didn't know about the books. I bet they would be awesome to read!

Good luck helping Miss Dunnit and getting it all done in time. What a good mommy you are!!!

Amy E #1!!!!!!!!!!!
Scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Buttons said...

Oh, was #3 when I linked and now I'm #6! Hey ho.

BJ said...

Meant to comment on the Christmas cards so look forward to your additions tomorrow. Given up on those who refuse to leave their number BJ #8

Maria said...

What character are you going as Julia, so love the game of thrones, I hope you show and tell your costume when your finished......
Happy WOYWW


Maria #12

Sandy Leigh said...

Tell Miss Dunnit I'm making no-sew fairy wings--very easy! In the meantime, however, I am always excited to see a sewing machine on a WOYWW desk! Now...back to my knitting and Dancing With the Stars! Hugs!

My name is Cindy said...

Ooh a different view!! I love it when the kids are independently crafty but these days I would hesitate to leap in with an offer of help for sewing as it is really not my favourite thing!! Hubby and I are lopving Game of thrones and watched an episode this evening - only problem is they are too short!! Would love to see the costume, I'm sure it will be great and I'm sure Mum's help will be much appreciated (it's nice to feel needed anyway!) Happy WOYWW Cindy x

Helen said...

Hi Julia - I admire you being able to let your daughter find her way - it is so hard to do that as I know - I am awful when my son has art homework! As yet though the Art teacher hasn't had to mark a piece by me so I am managing to keep my hands and opinions to myself - just about - I try to limit myself to techniques only and not do it like this and that and oh what mark did I get!!!! Had a scroll down to look at the card below. It is really pretty. Love the wash background and the bits of foiling. Reminds me of a frosty misty morning. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 16

Helen said...

No idea where or what Miss D is going or as what as I know not what this Game of Thrones is... nearly fell off my stool when I read the post, after what you said on the way back from the crop too!!! Have a great week. Helen, 19ish

Create With Joy said...

Wow I wish I could sew! What a change of pace for your desk this week! Loved your last card by the way!

Today I am sharing A FIRST PEEK INTO MY NEW STUDIO but it isn't what you think (tee hee!)

As always, thanks for hosting and have a fan-tabulous WOYWW!

Create With Joy - 20?
http://create-with-joy.com

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Hummm I wonder who she will be? Leather sleeves ..... Brianne? Can't wait to see it. Your layouts of her costumes are some of my faves. Madame Red. I do recall.

And Doh! That'll teach me to get all wrapped up QI on Dave on WOYWW night :)

Mary Anne

Daniella said...

I think you did a good thing! And, I don't watch Game of Thrones either! But, I have heard of it. If the Miss likes it, it must be great!!
Love the "Conservatory"!! I wish I had such a fancy room!!
xxDaniella#22 (so happy to have a really easy number this week!!)

Gillian .... said...

Sounds like Miss Dunnit is going to have fun at MCM, what a good mum you are coming to the rescue, nice to see your "other" desk too. Have a great week. Gillian #9

Paula Gale said...

Ah! Sewing. Like baking, I didn't take to it too well at school and was often rescued myself. I think I would now look at it different and construct like I would something 3d in cardstock or something. Sewing is something I really want to do because I've got some calico - cheap enough to make a mess of.

Helps that you're in a nice and light place - that's why I craft in my conservatory - mainly though through the lack of anywhere else to go!

Julia. DON'T faint. I made bumber 21. I recon it's probably over 2 years since I managed that kind of number. But 21 or 148 (couple of weeks ago) - I'm here as often as I can manage - which is a plus and is as good as being number one in my eyes...

Happy Birthday to your lil' sister too.

Big hugs

Paula x x x

Spyder said...

Haven't been in for a few weeks, but thought I needed the therapy!! I couldn't sew for tuppence at school... spent a whole year un picking tacking stitches!! and then one line of machine and... had to unpick that too! They kicked me out and sent me down to the art room in the end... which made me very happy! But!! I did sew my girls dungaree's when they were little, and!! No tacking only pins! and I didn't do too badly...
nice to be back...it's like, finding that nice comfy arm chair in the corner...empty, with a nice cup of tea waiting!
(Lyn)

Nan G said...

OMG! I almost made it in the first 25 to link!!!! I'm gonna faint! Wow that's quite the project! I would know as I'm not sewer, either! Have a good rest of the week. p.s. come to sunny mild Florida USA we're having a beautiful fall. (Which means we'll have a terrible winter.) ha!

famfa said...

I too had a different desk. Sewing machine out, costumes being made. Never heard of game of thrones though, must look it up.
FAMFA x

StampinCarol said...

Ah... I remember the days of making our son's costumes! What an undertaking! And a rush! Hope you get it completed without any more meltdowns! And your cards from your previous posts are gorgeous!!!
Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #30

(Oh my gosh.... I'm under 100!)

RosA said...

Hi Julia, That's a really nice card (below)! It's a good thing you have the skills to step in and rescue Miss Dunnit although it does sound as though she had made a valiant effort! Hope you show us the finished costume.

EELS said...

Oh what a good Momma you are to sort out the stitching Julia I think that fabric would be very difficult to manage - for me at least!
Elaine #32

Katie said...

Thanks for hosting, Julia! I hope we get to see the costume!!

Katie 35

butterfly said...

Holding back, but there in the hour of need - I think you earned the right to your double standards on the tidiness front! I can't even sit down at a sewing machine without it breaking, so I stand in awe of both of you, in any case...

Yes please, information about yesterday's beautiful card would be wonderful! And thank you for hosting us yet again too. Happy WOYWW!
Alison x
#35 (uh, oh, 4am again)

JoZart said...

Please can you link Neet for me ss my laptop has died and this iPad just won't take her name. She asked me to do it for her....Thanks Jo x

JoZart said...

Please can you link Neet for me ss my laptop has died and this iPad just won't take her name. She asked me to do it for her....Thanks Jo x

JoZart said...

What are mums for.... You'll be the bestest mum in the world for getting her out of this scrape but then, I,m sure you are already. Look forward to seeing the end result! Love Jo x

Barb King said...

That looks like an ambitious project. We are big fans of Game of Thrones, but I have not heard of anyone dressing up like one of the characters, that's a great idea. Barb #32

Krisha said...

OOOOH Game of Thrones, I too was an avid watcher of the HBO mini series. Which charater? You have my Kudos, as I haven't made a costume in years, don't even know if the machine still works. LOL Can't wait to see your finished costume for Mrs. Dunnit

Bridget Larsen said...

For a moment there I thought my beloved ipad had 2 cracks on the screen phew. Good thing for mums who know huh
Bridget #41

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Julia, I wish I could sew!! Will you post a pic of the finished costume? I am soooo curious! Patsy

Sandi McLean said...

Fabulous mother that you are! Since I have only been here at WOYWW for a few weeks, I didn't understand that part of the contest was to be early in signing on LOL Since I live on the west coast of Canada, I'm thinking I would have to sign up on Monday? Thank you for hosting this opportunity to look into the windows of sister crafters around the globe!

VonnyK said...

You are such a wonderful mum, there when she needed you and sewing, eww, that really is stepping up to the plate. I have been watching your posts and those cards are stunning, really love the last one with the gold.
Have a great week and I hope miss enjoys herself at MCM.
Von #45

inkypinkycraft said...

great to see your other desk, looks a fab and light space to work in..well done with the sewing ..cannot sew for toffee!
trace x#46

Enfys said...

Game of thrones? Nah, let's move on, I love the latest cards as well, especially the turning leaves one
hugs
Enfys x

Sue from Oregon said...

ahem...I thought I was in the wrong blog for a minute! Good luck with the ripper-you will get it right!

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

OMG, Lydia asked me yesterday if Miss D was going ... she is (and hence me to). I have no idea what Games of Thorne is, but tell her to look out for bespectacled teenager wearing a purple and white tail and paws and be sure to say Hi.

We will talk to people in black leather and see if they are Miss D.

Hugs

Kay

Nicky said...

I often end up working in the conservatory - nice to see your showing but have never heard of Games of Throne look forward to seeing the finished outfit-have a great week - Nicky ~ 53

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. First of all, Game of Thrones - what on earth?? I must be living a sheltered life in Pembrokeshire. Secondly, I have a sister called Sally, and it is her birthday today!! Ali x #54

kay said...

your sewing talents are putting me to shame as i have the cutest sewing machine and it just gathers dust but well done for stepping back as long as you did as thats the hardest bit being a parent,hope she has a fantastic time
Have a fab woyww
kay #57

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Julia - yes your little Miss Dunnit will think you are simply the best-est mother eve now.. and am sure all will go well- a little helping hand goes a loooong way :D
I've been absent getting over eye surgery but one more week and hopefully back to normal..
Yes I saw your very, very yummy cards below (and did not comment, bad) - but did wonder too so will look forward to answers _D happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x
( on a Thursday post :D #54 thought that was still good for Thursday!!)

Kirsty.a said...

Hiya. I've posted my party bad challenge. I've also just posted on last week's WOYWDW! Not quite awake yet

Darnell J Knauss said...

I've no doubt that you were in the running for Mum of the Year even before jumping into the salvage rescue operation! (LOL about how another person's mess is totally different from our own, even if it's from our own offspring!!)

Good luck with the finished costume and please, I beg you, Miss and Mrs. Dunnit, post a picture next WOYWW, which is fab being Halloween Day for reals!

Thank you, as ever, for all this.

Li'l Pidge said...

Love the double standards on tidy crafting! Must admit, as you know, I am not tidy, but when I sew I tend to clean as I go! Can't wait to see Miss D outfit. I have a friend who works many of the sci fi conventions and did Star Trek last weekend in London and says some of the outfits are amazing!
Kyla

Queenie Jeannie said...

Game of Thrones is an AWESOME show, and even better books!!!! Love it! I understand the frustration meltdown; not fun. Good for you for helping out!!!!

fairy thoughts said...

It is really hard to stand back and let them get on with it sometimes, isn't it. But eventually if you can help you know you should. I hope it looks fab..... I dont know what it's all about either.
Sounds like you could do some basic sewing workshops..... in your conservatory, after all it's only easy if you know how!!!
janet

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It looks like you're taking crafting into the new realm of S&M Bondage Leisurewear......*grin* Well, you already made a start with the crochet elephant..........
Hugs, LLJ 66 xx

Kirsty.a said...

Well done for rescuing the costume. Don't know what it's supposed to look like!

KatzElbows said...

Mum of the year, for not taking over in the first place, and then for helping out when work and problems got too much. You're a good woman.

Have a great Wednesday,
rachel #67

Annie said...

And there's me thinking the little leather number was for you Julia :-)
Happy sewing.
Hugs,
A x

scrappymo! said...

So nice you were able to rescue her...looks like it will soon all be sorted.

How lovely to have a conservatory...I loved them when we were in England Unfortunately they are not found over here. I would take my coffee into my cousins conservatory in the early morning and just sit and watch the birds in the garden. The house was so still and the garden was alive with activity.
Will watch for your post tomorrow about your cards!
Finally managed to keep my post, short and seet...you will be proud.

Ann B said...

Good to see I'm not the only crafter who takes over the conservatory when needed - makes me feel a heap better - and I thought I was the only one who hadn't heard of Crown of Thingies.
Hope you going to let us see a full picture when the costume is finished.
Ann B
#70

CraftygasheadZo said...

Well I confess I was a bit shocked, until I read further I thought you'd gone a bit mad or something! Not the usual Julia I know! Am sure the outfit will be fab, and yes, you're so right it is so hard to step back and try not to interfere. unless it's maths, then I don't need to try as I wouldn't have a clue. But then nor would I with sewing, pretty useless aren't I? Ha ha. Take care, Zo xx 71

Samantha Elliott said...

Morning Miss. Next time I need to take over a conservatory, may I use yours please? I don't have one!
I hope we get to see the finished result.
Finished my homework, or one part of it!
Hugs
xx

Zeffy said...

Thank Goodness you know how to sew,,,but you know what Miss Dunnit needs to experiment and learn...your conservatory looks like a lovely place to work...a lot mor cheery than my desk!
Have a good week,what is left of it anyway!

Mary said...

I can feel Miss Dunnit's pain...I don't sew either. My son had me repair a pair of his jeans....I broke out in a cold sweat! Did I mention I was sewing on a patch... I offered to purchase new jeans, but darn it, they are his favorite. Have a most wonderful week!

MrsC.x said...

what a lovely light place to work! i am so jealous that you and the miss dunnit can sew i would love to be able to but save a little hand sewing it does not come naturally to me so i shall play my strengths of cardmaking and generally making a mess! lol

Mrs.C xx #77

Twiglet said...

Oh show and tell when it's finished please - you know we love anything hand crafted from fabric!! x Jo

Angie said...

You really are a great Mum ...and best of all I think she appreciates you.
I hope she has a great time ...can we see the finished costume ...being worn ...and maybe some of her friends too ...no idea about these characters ...DS and DIL ...and GS's are into comic characters. xx79 ...at the moment lol.

Carmen said...

What an ace Mum. I'll always remember the year I was going to bed, about 9pm and turned to my Mum and said "Oh by the way, I need an indian costume for school tomorrow Mum" Hahaha! She did it though, one bed sheet and smoke coming out of the sewing machine later - I don't know how she did it and of course she made two because if I was getting one then little sis wanted one too. Teachers were so impressed I was made to stand up the front of the show we were doing (I wasn't so impressed with that bit!) But when you post about these costumes you do for Miss Dunnit - you always remind me of that!

Chloe G said...

Nice to see a bit of sewing going on! Good luck with it x

misteejay said...

Haven't watched but have seen the trailers - you must show us the finished item.

Toni xx

Beatrice said...

Would be great to see the finished costume

Beatrice said...

Would be great to see the finished costume

Lynn Holland said...

Lovely light room to work in. No window staring please while you listen to the radio.

MiniOwner said...

Whoo taht looks a lovely place to work, Supermum. LOL at your double standards ... I can live with my own mess but not my husband's. Happy Wednesday.
Sue x (MiniOwner @ 88)

okienurse said...

Good Momma! It is hard to see them struggle when you know the faster and easier way to go about fixing it up! I can sympathize of the dual standards as far as my messes vs DD! Oh my I wonder if my Mother hollared at me about my messy room like I did her! Hope you have a great week. Vickie #91

Suzanne said...

What a lovely Mum you are. I always like to see a sewing machine on a desk for WOYWW - I'm a bit sad like that!!

Cardarian said...

I guess moms are the best helping hand - when something goes wrong we are always there! I have a daughter too! You seem to be very good at sewing - I am not but would like to be! Love your cards from the previous posts and will wait for instructions on how to make it!
Thank you again for the lovely crop! I can't get it out of my mind!
Lots and lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Hayley said...

Hello again long time no visit - sorry (hangs head in shame).
Can't wait to see the finished costume Julia.
Hugs Hayley
x

Kate said...

Hope we get to see the finished item, all modeled and everything?

I just had to turn my 9 year old into a spider. As my certificate from Hogwarts hasn't come yet I was forced to sew something out of a grim reaper costume and 4 knee length black socks. I thought I had done quite well, then in the carnival he ended up sat on a float (thought he was walking and only the littlies were riding) and you couldn't see all the extra legs!!!

** Kate **

Andrea said...

good luck with the sewing im sure your daughter appreciates you saving the day..i know what there frustration is like and if we can sort it out we will its what us mothers do best although i'd be hopeless in this situation as I cant sew !..hope we get to see the finished costume,thanks for WOYWW I love it...of to have a look around .. have a great a week #94 ...x

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment, Julia, and I'm so glad you like my Tyger. Thank you for swapping my link to this week's WOYWW - I can't think why it linked to last week's! Saves a bit of confusion for everybody, anyway.

Hope you are enjoying today's WOYWW.
Shoshi #2

Glenda said...

Nothing like slaving over a hot sewing machine! I know your efforts will be appreciated! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Erika said...

Look forwards to seeing the finished costume....with Halloween approaching no doubt I will have a mad panic next week too.
Happy crafting, hugs Erika.
(Room 101!)

House of Bears said...

We tried sewing in our younger years but even with a machine we ended up with a fabric mess!

The bears

Carolyn Phillips said...

Now that is an awesome mum, letting her learn and do it herself, but coming to help when it proves necessary. My sewing skills would so not be up to that.

Happy WOYWW. Carolyn #101

Carolyn Phillips said...

Well it said #101 when I posted, but seems to actually be #102. :D

triciasconfetti said...

Long time since I joined in but looking forward to catching up on some different desks. don't thinkl I will catch up on them all but will do a fair few later today.
Tricia F
105 ( I think)

Joanne said...

I had to re-wind as I thought I'd visited the wrong blog. A sewing machine, material and a clean floor, crumbs, not the Julia we are used to but a very generous one. Hope the costume goes well.
Joanne #106

Peggy Cain said...

well now that's a bit different today looks like mine will look closer to the Harvest Party for the children. I get to make costumes. I'm really going to try to make it to all the desks today what a challenge. Thanks for visiting mine last week and for your comments have a great day

Neil said...

To the rescue; well done. I recall having to help my daughter finish a "Toothless Dragon" for a gift. One of those bite off more than you can chew moments. So well done you.
Neil#65

MiniOwner said...

Popped back to post a question. :o) When I linked earlier I was #88. I have been visiting all the 8s as I do and just now discovered I've been bumped to 89. Huh? Why does that happen? It's not the first time.
Sue x

butlersabroad said...

Sewing? Isn't that what LLJ is for??? Game of Thrones? MCM? It's a different generation these days and I'm way behind! What do you mean ugh to white chocolate!! I'm shocked! It is a bit sweet I'll give you that. Would love to know more about those cards, they are very pretty.

Hugs
Brenda 3

Angie said...

That's wonderful! My favorite costumes were always the ones my mom made me even when I was a 20-ish something in need!
Angie #114

Carol Hornby-Clements said...

I did a double take. Sewing and tidy. the ipad gave me a clue though.
Happy WOYWW.

Carol x

Robin Spitzer said...

I am new at blogging, but have followed you,for some time. When I went to link up I wondered where your desk went! ha, I feel as though I know your space! I have really enjoyed your blog!

donnalouiserodgers said...

that 'not interfering' one is hard eh?

itchy fingers and swollen tongue are the symptoms suffered by those that try to hold back ....

I tried to explain to the kids once that i really did perhaps have a useful 'supporting role'?

and yes - that supporting role is last minute rescue if the proverbial hits the sewing machine...

independence with a net they call it...

dx 119

Craftychris said...

What a good Mum you are! I can't sew at all so was useless when mine needed anything making that involved sewing. I had to plead to friends! I hope your daughter has a fab time xx

betsy (pharmgirl) said...

What a great Mom you are! We'll need to see the finished product!

Angela Coles said...

pretty conservatory, our's is too cold today as we don't have heating in it.
Hope you get the costume finished in time.

belldoubleyou said...

I echo the rest of your commenters: what a great Mum you are! First for stepping out of the way, and second for coming to the rescue.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Julia, now dressmaking ... is there no end to your talents :) Oh dear, I feel so out of touch. I've never heard of Game of Thrones so that makes me know even less than you! I think most of us don't mind our crafty surface to be messy but we draw the line at the rest of the house, hence your clean up in the conservatory :) Happy WOYWW, what's left of it, and have a great week. Elizabeth x #114

Katie said...

That was nice of you to help her out with the costume!

The conservatory looks beautiful! What a lovely place to work!

Karen McAlpine said...

Looks like fun and makes me want to dig through my fabric stash and make something. Have to clear off the sewing machine cabinet first though. LOL. I hope the costume turns out great and the event is super fun!!

Kim said...

I can say it now, as I wish I could sew, Good for you for letting your daughter at least start the costume...my Mom just couldn't sit and watch my feeble attempts, would throw up her hands, chase me out of the house, and I'd come home to a perfectly finished dress, costume, curtains...( think she was afraid of the repair costs to the old machine! LOL!) And, hmm, I like the look of that room...I really think that that horrid machine should be moved elsewhere, and a craft (as in paper) table should be moved in...just sayin'...

Jaki Morris said...

Not playing this week, too busy catching up on boring stuff!

Isn't it funny how we can work in our own mess but not other people's!

Take care

Jakixxx

Diana Evans said...

oh lucky you with the sewing!!! i need to pull out my sewing soon!!!! Happiness!!!!!

Carole said...

No worries Mom can fix it. Knowledge and know how saves the day. The rewards of experience. Thanks for hosting this fun spot. It seems you are the hub, the center, the place to go>
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

sandee said...

I LOVE Game of Thrones, which character is she going as, and will we get to see a picture of her in the finished costume? waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Shazsilverwolf said...

Super- tidy! And you really should watch Game of Thrones- its awesome!Like sandee, I'd love to see Miss Dunnit in costume. Have a great week, Shaz #107

trisha too said...

Oh yes, those steep learning curves can hurt . . . and it IS easy to forget how much simpler it is to do something when you know how--it just doesn't seem that difficult, when you know what you're doing! Miss Dunnit will get the hang of it.

Now I'm going to as my kids what Game of Thrones is . . .

:)

Linda said...

I'm reading the Game of Thrones at the moment during my breaks at work. Would be great to see a photo of the finished costume.

Karen said...

Phew bit late, but better late than never (I hope!). Hope you all had a great WOYWW! Karen T 140 x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

#141 TODAY..in the jibber jabber of posting comments I sometimes forget my #...so I am trying my hardest to include it with all my visits.
Love your conservatory...great floor and beautiful windows. I love the light shining in any room.
Of the fun of helping out loved ones. Always a new adventure and it seems to never end!!! I still have mom help me with things, just because I love her and I am still learning!! Enjoy WOYWW and Thanks for hosting.

Keren Howell said...

Oh, how I feel for Miss D! Being an avid Trekker who has, in her day, had to run up a couple of sets of Klingon armour and an Arachnia, Queen of the Spider People costume for a convention, I understand her pain..

Tamika said...

Not linking up today! But came to read your post and probably see a few desks anyways. You remind me of Lynette from DHW Season 1 Ep6 where Lynette meets a new rival, Maisy Gibbons, while pitching in to help with a theatre rendition of Little Red Riding Hood at the twins' new school. Lynette soon discovers that Maisy Gibbons runs the play committee to her own liking, including neutralizing the ending of the play and shoots down Lynette's suggestion to keep the true ending as Lynette is not pulling any "heavy lifting". Lynette decides to take on the task of making costumes for the play in order to have the right to comment on the play's new politically correct ending. The other mothers timidly agree, however now Lynette is swamped by Maisy Gibbons demanding expectations for the costumes. If she does not want her boys to be taken out of the play, the costumes have to be perfect. Lynette soon converses with another hard working mom about taking her child's ADD medicine she will have all the energy she needs, and succeeds in finishing in time as well as putting Maisy Gibbons in her place on opening night. NOT that I advise this LOI!!

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

Julia, Julia, Julia!!! I cannot even begin to tell you how much the BBC Radio 4 Extra rocks my world. I listen live streaming most of the time, but often go back and do the catching up bit where they let you listen to a broadcast for 7 days. I cannot tell you the joy this is for me. I listen while I work. If it's a comedy, the broad smile on my face makes me look like I've gone stupid as I sit working. A drama makes me hold my breath. And there is one show that will stay with me for life. It was one written by a mother whose daughter and boyfriend (Goth) were killed in a park. This was beyond touching...it went straight into my heart...and stayed there...now it is embedded. I love the BBC. You Brits. are a pretty funny bunch, hey? Love, Norma, x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Sometimes I get emails when you post new stuff and sometimes I don't. I wonder what makes Blogger decide to send them or not.

Anyway, I got all ambitious with the sewing thing once or twice but I learned my lesson after that--leave the sewing creating to those that know how. So good luck to Miss Dunnit and her sewing endeavors! She is lucky to have you around to save the day!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! I've done it! My phone is at last talking to my laptop - hope I'm not too late to join in!! Well done for not stepping in at first - so hard isn't it? Chrisx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Oh I love love love Game of Thrones! Can't wait for the next series to be out dvd. We only have freeview so don't get to watch it 'live'! I hope you show us the finished costume, I'd love to see it :o)

Raven's Rest Studio, Jennifer Conway said...

Oh boy oh boy do I ever remember the sewing meltdowns when I was younger, scrambling at the last minute, usually late at night....and it ALWAYS goes wrong! lol Moms always step in to help - one day I'll be there too, helping out my daughter! Happy Wednesday to you! *smiles* ~Jen

MaggieC said...

Your sewing dilemma takes me right back to when our daughter was doing projects for school, knitting her own designs etc. It was always left to the last minute so Mum ended up having to help and sort out the mishaps, without actually doing the work. Julia, what time does Mr Linky get up on a Wednesday morning these days? Shazsilverwolf was asking me today. Have a good week. xx Maggie #33

Laura said...

Ah, yes, the dilemma of how much to let our children do for themselves to "build character" and when to jump into the fray and rescue them. Sounds like you became Superhero Mom at just the right time. Your conservatory space looks nice with lots of light and lots of space to spread out. Hope the costume comes out well. Happy Wednesday! ~ Laura

Kezzy said...

Will we get to see a picture of the outfit? It certainly looks interesting. My sister is a fantastic sew mistress and has made costumes etc for drama plus a wedding dress or 2 lol but she always is so messy, you can't get in her sewing room with stuff all over. I thought I would never be like that, but now find when I'm crafting or sewing, I chuck sewing thread, bits of paper etc on the floor, I never thought I would be like that lol. I was just thinking I must be getting old I don't know what MCM is or the game of thrones!!! eek lol.
Happy woyww :-) hugs Kerry xxx

Neesie said...

Missing WOYWW this week Julia as I'm galavanting around New Zealand but couldn't resist peeking in to see what you're up to.
I don't even sew a button on these days so you are my hero! ;D

I'd definitely want a conservatory...I think they're brilliant.
Enjoy your week :D

Dangina Martinez said...

I admire your talent. I have three small sewing machines collecting dust as I haven't a clue how to changing the thread, lol. I went as far as to buying a Sew Easy and I hate the wide holes it makes.
Hugs, Dangina

Stacey Merrill said...

How nice of you! Looks like a great place to work with all those windows

Charlene said...

Looks like a fun costume in the making, Julia. I miss those days of costume making and fun. Happy Halloween!

podgypanda said...

Oh I hate sewing!!!
X Julie (paperpathway

Queen Lightwell said...

Look how late I am, but still in under the gun! lol Isn't it funny how our kids don't want our help or they don't *need* it until, oh wait, yes they do! And then we just drop everything and rescue them. ;) What a good mum you are! I like the looks of your conservatory...I don't know what the rules are over there, about conservatories, but I'm thinking I would be snagging that room for all my crafting! lol Thanks for hostessing our hop around the world. :)
Deeyll #160

Angi Crandall said...

Been away for awhile. Glad to be back on the bandwagon! :) I hope you'll post finished pictures. I love the green peeking in the window. We got snow flurries today!

Apryl said...

Glad I could in on some work desk sharing :)

Lisa said...

You are bringing back memories of my frustration of my first large sewing project. A dress. I'm sure your dd appreciates the help.
Lisa
#164

RosC said...

Very late posting. I really hate being this busy, especially with bookkeeping and medical appointments in between lovely stuff. Next week looks much better.
Not sure the sewing is my bag along with a few of your visitors! Haven't had the machine going for absolute ages.
Along with Maggie et al, I've been wondering when Mr Linky appears. Sometimes he's there when you girls in GB should be slumbering still.
Happy week/weekend,
Ros. #165.

Bernice said...

Thanks for my WOYWW badge and the lovely card you sent, Julia - maybe see you in the NEC. Hope the costume making is going well,
Bernice #10

Queen Lightwell said...

Julia, you asked about the stamp thingy on my blog...it's Stamping Gear by Inkadinkadoo(you can google that term and see pictures). I didn't get the deluxe kit, just the small starter kit, which I think is going to do me just fine, although...I am wondering if I don't *need* at least the big circle gear, too! lol

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Leather ans suede, wow! I hope you show us the finished costume. I, too, have no idea about the game of thrones. Happy WOYWW!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I know it's not Wednesday, but better late than never, right? Blessings!