Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Whats On Your Workdesk, Wednesday?

Hi there visitors from sunny Yeppoon this beautiful Wednesday....and what's on my work desk today...if you're new and wondering about this WOYWW then click here  and Julia will explain.
So as you'll see my desk is sooooo clean - I have been at my desk a couple of times this week - made a few more Christmas cards (on the rights side with my stack of stamps I've cleaned but ready for more use) and on the left two sheets of embossed paper that I was experimenting with sand paper - really like the effect and made a purple card for a friends birthday. Second pic is to show how I store my inks - nice and handy; they're in frozen pastry keepers by Decor, one for each - distress, pigment, chalks.
Now for the rest of the week I've been busy making a big mess in the living area with my sewing machine set up on the dining table from last week.  I'm making a rainbow quilt using the Bargello technique - my first one ever but I've had these pieces of material for a very long time and so I got started.

 First cut the strips.                          Second stitch them up

 Third cut them again and rearrange                                Four sew again into one piece, just got to wait for some daughter input on the border colours.
These are the two pieces of the quilt I was working on last week. First one I'm still blanket stitching the butterflies on, second the butterflies are padded - PS this is a store bought panel
My desk and room is really tidy today because both our kids are coming for a visit this weekend as it's Ryan,s 26th birthday. Hopefully I'll get one of the quilts finished so Jacalyn can take it home for the nursery.  Thanks for taking a peek and hope you're having a great week too.Robyn xx


  1. Oh Robyn, you put me to shame - how productive your week has been. Loving the bargello quilt..especially that thing where one day you get up and it's just the day to do it. Love that!

  2. Now that is stunning ... I wish I could manage to create such wonderful projects in that time frame.
    Sandra @46

  3. What a lovely neat and tidy work area you have. I also use many Decor boxes for storage. And I love that Bargello pattern. Wish I had the patience to do that :)
    Thanks for stopping and I don't get any exercise walking to the kitchen ... I'm already there!
    Nice to come across another Australian WOYWWer too!
    RosA # 16

  4. Hey you run rings around me when it comes to being productive. Wow those blankets are really beautiful.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 24

  5. Your quilts are divine, Robyn! It is fun to see the progression on the Bargello design!

    Thanks for giving us a peek at your work space and fabulous quilts!

    Wishing you a wonderful WOYWW!

    Lynn #21

  6. OMGosh!!! Those quilts are beautiful. I am a quilt lover, but do not make them, but I always wanted to give it a try.
    Thanks for the visit.
    Krisha #19

  7. I was admiring your lovely tidy desk until I saw those quilts, wow they are stunning, so wish I could do that. I did have a go at quilting, but it took me sooooooo long to do the smallest thing I gave it up, my sewing machine wasn't really suitable either.
    I just love those quilts, I think the butterfly one is my favourite, though I do love anything in brights.

    Lynda #82

  8. Robyn, your quilts are WONDERFUL!!!
    Thank you for showing them, and the bit of process, wow!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww--sorry I had the wrong link in for this week, you actually saw my last week desk, not that it's much different this week, lol!


  9. wow, I am in awe, your quilts are totally amazing! You are so clever!

  10. Lovely tidy desks Robyn, looks like you've been having lots of fun too. The quilts are beautiful, wonderfully done. Older cars are a passion of ours, we have another one too, a Triumph GT6, they're so nostalgic, and with a bit of tlc, they're great fun to drive. Have a wonderful weekend with your grown up kiddies!

    Brenda 3

  11. Very tidy desk, Robyn! I love the sight of that and thank you for the name of those wonderful drawers! Now the quilts, OMG, they are stunning! That Bargello one has my eyes popping out of my head!!

    Happy WOYWW and thanks for the visit to me! Have a wonderful week! Darnell #12

  12. Oh my ... those quilts are absolutely adorable! I can hardly begin to imagine how much work you put into this (as a non-sewer *g*). And what gorgeozs colors you used. Thanks for sharing them. Suzanne #49

  13. Hello, Im Roberta 110, Im on my 2nd week of this and looking at every ones goodies has really got me doing I cant wait till mine looks nice and tidy. Thanks for letting me peek around. Bright Blessing to you and yours

  14. TY for popping by my desk. I couldn't get your WOYWW Mr. Linky to work, but I still found my way here. Glad I did. Your quilts are gorgeous!!! My mom is a talented quilter, she would really enjoy yours. I don't have a great relationship with my sewing machine. It's a bummer really. The one with the butterflies would look beautiful on my bed… JK. It would look great in a nursery. You are truly gifted with the sewing machine. Happy Hump day!!! (((HUGS)))
    WOYWW #4

  15. Love all the colors in your bargello quilt, and the butterfly quilt is adorable.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for your kind comments.

    Happy Woyww,

    Sandy #9

  16. Wow your quilts are gorgeous Robyn, I am totally loving your butterflies and seeing how you have your inks stored. My SU ones are all on a caddy but I have all my others scattered everywhere. Have a great week and Happy WOYWW! Danie #14

  17. Christmas cards already- Good for you! I still need to make a thank you card for a gift we were given in June. Better late then never, right? Those quilts are so lovely! That's one thing I have always wanted to learn how to do. -Mari #13

  18. Wow, those quilts are amazing. The colours are fabulous. Christmas cards, eek, I don't want to even think about that yet.
    Have a great week.
    Von #33

  19. Hi Robyn, thanks for swinging by my desk. I LOVE your quilts, they are gorgeous...I cannot wait to have a sewing machine again and you have inspired me to be braver when I finally get a new one.. Cx #31

  20. Wow, Robyn these quilts are just beautiful - I love the one you're working on right now - stunning and so effective. Helen 6

  21. Wowzers! I love the solid coloured quilt and how you did straight lines and then magicked it into wonderfulness! I'm also in love with the bottom quilt with the flutterbies... Happy WOYWW Annette #5

  22. awesome desk and beautiful projects. An Indian tribe here in Oklahoma has a piecing process similar to the Bargello that they use in all their ceremonial dress. I can't remember the tribe but some of their dresses and shirts are awesome! Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my desk and commenting. Vickie #36

  23. Wow your quilts are amazing, how talented you are. Thanks for visiting us yesterday and apologies for the late visit back.

  24. Robyn what beautiful quilts!! I used to work in a sewing shop and helped many ladies pick their pieces for quilting, yet I have never made one myself!! Thank you for popping by my blog earlier :-). Happy WOYWW.
    Janene #22

  25. Lovely bargello! I love the bright colours. I so need to get back to the sewing machine and finish off the three I have on the go, that have sat untouched for WEEKS. Soon, soon, is alll I keep telling myself. Lovely to see SOMEONE is getting it done!

    Happy (still catching up) WOYWW!
    Mary Anne (28)

  26. What a lovely Bargello quilt! The colors are great. :)
    Jean 10

  27. Those butterfly panels are brilliant! What a beautiful quilt, I love your stitching. It's so funny how many of us spread out on the dining table! I think that sewing is probably the more favorite use of a dining table than dining, so yay us! Thank you for your sweet visit. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #11

  28. That is so cool seeing the quilt from beginning to end. And that last one with the butterflies is so bright and colorful. April #122

  29. your quilts are absolutely wonderful!!! That's a lot of stitching girl!!! Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW! Sue K #20

  30. Amazing Quilts and so bright and cheery it's just fabulous to look at hugs Nikki 7

  31. I used the bargello technique on paper, but never on fabric. Yours is fabulous!!

    I'm playing catch up after having been offline for nearly three days due to internet woes associated with our recent rain. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your previous visit.

    Happy quite belated WOYWW from #2.


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn