Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday #268

We’re at the kitchen table this afternoon. Surprise!

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First day of the school holidays and me and my girl have her sewing machine out to see what it can do. She had it for her birthday way back in May, but then exams took over and it didn’t get much of a look in. We’re going to remedy that this week.

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I sprung for some decent quality watercolour paper for another project we have in mind. That arrived this morning, along with my postcards from Moo. I’ll be writing them this evening, ready to send to my pen pals, as part of Sian’s Pile of Postcards Exchange. I’ve seen a few images popping up on Instagram. That’ll be the ones with the *slightly* unfortunate hash tag #sianspileofpostcardsexchange or is it just me?

Linking up with Julia’s grand tour of desks today, of course. Have a good one.

18 comments:

Annie said...

No it's not just you Fiona....I had to read it several times to work out what it actually meant to say :-)
Hugs,
Annie x. #32

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lots of fun ahead this holiday then?? Gotta love the water colour paper! Hope you like what I've done with your flower! Thanks for the inspiration! Chrisx 42

Linda said...

Fun to be sewing with your daughter. Her sewing machine looks great! What are you going to make with her? I have recieved a few postcards already, it's great!

Shaz Brooks said...

Paper quality does make the world of difference to any project, I agree Fiona.I'm sure your daughter will enjoy the downtime, after all the exam stress. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #22 xx

Angela Radford said...

Best to get quality paper if you are doing watercolouring otherwise the results are so disappointing when you spend time only to find it's not worked.
I hope you both enjoy spending time together.
Happy crafting and have a great week, Angela x #44

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

LOVE to hear that you are sewing with your girl, Fiona! And I'm excited for you to have some good quality paper - there's just nothing like using the good stuff!

Louise said...

had to smile at the hashtag!! Hope its been a productive day and you share your good quality watercolour paper experience x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Um, there might be some odd entries o that exchange!! Love that purple machine, great present :-)
Hugs, LLJ 12 xx

sandysewin said...

Wow, a purple sewing machine! I've never seen one, hope it works well.

I truly don't understand the point of hashtags, but especially don't get long ones that you have to study to work out.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #26

Sandra said...

How funny I'd not noticed the hashtag, is that the name Sian gave it on her blog post? .... I'll have to check it out now lol.

Have fun with the sewing machine. Looks like you are both going to have a lovely creative summer x

fairy thoughts said...

I saw a funny thing on FB the other day a teenage wanted to know why there was a hastag on an old computer before twitter and instagram had been invented .... I wonder what they would have thought of a manual typewriter LOL
have fun with the sewing
janet #13

Helen said...

lol at the hashtag! enjoy the machine and the summer holidays. Helen 6

Karen said...

Ha ha ha at the hashtag - have fun with the sewing machine, love the funky colour x

Twiglet said...

Have a great time at that machine! I read it wrong too! x Jo

CraftygasheadZo said...

Loving the machine! I'm still at the looking and learning stage rather than sewing anything but I will be brave soon! Thanks for sharing. Take care Zo xx 55

S said...

That machine makes me want to learn to sew! And I just got my postcards out on Wednesday too!

Lisa-Jane said...

I'm intrigued about the water colour paper! How lovely to have time to "play" with our children and share our creativity! x #31

glitterandglue said...

Trust you both had loads of fun with the sewing machine! Great water colour paper there. Smashing quality.
Yes, just slightly unfortunate label...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #10