Wednesday, 4 March 2015

WOYWW #300

  On my desk this week I have some new stash (mixed up with some old stash!):- some lovely wide linen ribbon, printed and frayed...   

some vintage style fabric with birds and script on it, and some linen trim with little rosettes...

 some new Tim Holtz fabric with postal marks and stamps...

and finally, a lovely surprise landed through the letterbox from my dear blog friend, the super-talented Lynn at One I Made Earlier Today - she knows how much I covet and love her old rusty typewriter and she's made me a wallet with matching postcards, beautifully decorated with stitching.  How gorgeous are they!
A huge thank you Lynn.

I'm linking up with WOYWW this week for the 300th Anniversary.   Congratulations to our leader Julia - what an achievement!  Why not pop over and see what other people have on their desks - it's a great place to nose around!


  1. oo what lovely bits on your desk today, i didnt realise TH had a fabric line out too......ill be off to investigate later :)

    thanks for sharing :)
    happy WOYWW
    Love Mrs.C.xx

  2. I was drooling over your stash one minute then laughing the next when my typewriter postcards popped up. I've been around the globe today as I spotted a Doodly Bird clock on the wall of Vonny K house in Queensland, Australia. Fame at last haha

  3. I can't wait to see what lovely things you create with all that beautiful stuff!

  4. What gorgeous goodies. I love that Tim Holtz fabric.

  5. That is one beautiful heap of new stash there! It all tones so beautifully already and that's even before you've woven your crafty magic on it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I love the postcards Lynn sent you, they're wonderful :-)
    Thank you for the continuing support and's to the next 300, eh?!
    Hugs, LLJ 7 xxx

  6. Hi Diana, you are really teasing us. Please let us see what you make with all that gorgeous fabric.
    Happy woyww with hugs, Angela x 42

  7. What a fantastic collection! Wish I could come over to your house to play! ;)

  8. I just can't get over Lynn's wallet - amazing! And those fabrics and beautiful calm colors are just speaking to me. Happy WOYWW #300! Sandy Leigh #58

  9. Wow! That is some gorgeous stuff! I didn't know TH did fabric....
    I love those old typewriter cards. How sweet of Lynn to send you that.
    Now back to packing my suitcase,
    have a great week,
    thanks for visiting earlier,

  10. What a feast for the eyes in your post. Love everything. Anne x #38

  11. Toh I am really drooling over thr photos of that wonderful stash of fabric. Your fingers must itch to do something really lovely with it!
    Gabriele 26

  12. Oooh what gorgeous stash to set us on our way for WOYWW 300! Gorgeous subtle colours as always. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Thank you for your encouraging comment. Yes, it's been a very stressful and unsettling time these past few weeks, and we are now enjoying the start of a fortnight which hopefully will be characterised by peace and calm and rest. We both need to prepare for the ordeal ahead. What happened on Friday was truly horrendous and I don't think I could cope with a repeat performance, so we are hoping against hope that all goes through OK on the 18th. Glad you liked my "droopy" picture lol!


  13. Hi Diana happy 300th WOYWW, and thanks for visiting. MMMM love the fabric and laces on your desk. Cheers RobynO#14

  14. what a great stash you have !!! enjoy playing !!!

  15. Always a pleasure to see your desk!!!!

    What a lovely gift :)

    Karen x

  16. Wow, perfect lace, fabric and bits n pieces, what are you going to create with these beauties? Love the postcards, it's so nice to get mail from like minded people. Thanks for visiting already, yes Yoda and I do have a special bond, Devon Rex cats tend to bond with someone and they are a touchy feely nurturing animal, actually he thinks he is human LOL.

    Thanks for visiting already
    Hugs Eliza & Yoda #89
    Happy 300th WOYWW

  17. Hi Diana
    Some interesting textures on your desk this week .... I wonder what you will do with them

  18. Yummy stuff Diana, love the linen trim with rosettes.

  19. Your stuff is just gorgeous, I was drooling over it. Can't wait to see what you do with it all. What a cute gift from Lynn, I have one of her doodly bird clocks and love it.
    Have a great week,
    Von #32

  20. Beautiful fabric you have to play with and that gift from Lynn looks so fantastic love those old typewriters happy late WOYWW 300 hugs Nikki 1

  21. What yummy goodies, can't wait to see what comes of all those gorgeous fabrics and ribbons! And now I covet Lynn's rusty old typewriter - I have an old Underwood typewriter, but I've clearly made the mistake of keeping it indoors!

  22. Fabric like that just makes me lick my lips and wonder what I could do with it all - gorgeous, Diana. What a lovely thoughtful gift from Lynn - enjoy!
    Thanks for visiting - the desktop picture... I use Serif for all my documents, publishing, etc. I simply added a freebie background to the page, then typed some words and chose the colour. Saved it as a photo file, then in "My Pictures" right clicked on the image and chose "set as my desktop background". Believe me when I tell you, that if it was any more complicated than that - I wouldn't manage it!!! I've nearly finished the new church website but have 1 page refusing to do what I tell it - just can't find the right instructions anywhere... help line here we come!!! See what I mean about things needing to be simple?!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  23. Hold the phones! Tim Holtz has FABRIC!? How did I not know this? What fun that's going to be!