WOYWW #457 - Seaside, snow and surprises!!

Hello Fellow Deskers and Bloggy Friends,

What a week!! Since the last What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, we've had all kinds of adventures. Today is my birthday, so for once I am at home to post this YAY!! :o)

We've just come home from a wonderful weekend at Regal Cottage in Wells-next.the-Sea, so my desk pic looks a bit different this week ..

You can see a pile of fabric pieces cut from old shirts, which I'm gradually turning into a quilt, using "Foundation by the Yard", along with the necessary bits and bobs, which all fit nicely into my gorgeous Jan bag which you can see on the left. On the right is a little treasure we found in a second-hand bookshop "The Girls Own Annual" which was published in 1883 and is full of beautiful illustrations, sheet music, fascinating articles and snippets of social history. Opposite me you can see my husband's Sudoku and tablet.

Later, we were joined by Trina and Chris and a brilliant time was had by all. I was spoiled rotten with lovely pressies, we had some snowy seaside walks, fish and chips, a delicious Sunday lunch in the Golden Fleece and squeezed in quite a bit of trinket shopping (not like me at all, I blame Trina's influence!) as well as plenty of crafting and general lounging about.

Meanwhile, my real workdesk back at home was just as I left it last week, with the remains of my Feb Counterfeit Kit and all the pages and cards I made last month in a pile on top ...

Here it is, with some of my Wells shopping dumped on top - more bookshop treasures and a pack of 8 glue sticks for £1.50!!). Towards the back left of the desk you can see one of my presents from Trina - a mug which says "may or may not contain gin" ... I don't know what she's saying?!?!? :o)

Ok enough waffle from me, time to link up over at Julia's Stamping Ground and see what everyone else is up to - you're welcome to join us and show the world What's On YOUR Workdesk Wednesday!!

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon.

Love Annie xxx


Sarah Brennan said…
Hi Annie and Happy Birthday! Love your second hand book store bargains especially that Annual. These days I look at books from a different angle too! Glad you had a fun weekend! Sarah #10
Lunch Lady Jan said…
Happy Birthday lovely gal!! Sounds like you had the BEST weekend, celebrating, crafting and shopping, what's not to love, lol!! Glad the bag is ok 😊
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx
glitterandglue said…
Morning Annie. Happy Birthday. Sounds like a great time was had by all - well done - snowy walks, presents, cards, good food, shopping ... what more can a girl want?
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3
Neet said…
Are all Pisceans Gin drinkers? I like the odd gin and my birthday is on Saturday - happy birthday to you. Must now look up where you went as I have never heard of it. Sounds as if it was really enjoyable.
Gosh that annual was a real find, I bet it is fascinating to read and dip into. I hope you photocopy pages rather than use them.
Your pile of fabric reminds me of a bag I once made using nothing but a man's shirt. I stupidly gave it away and now I know I won't attempt one again i really regret it.
Hugs, Neet 6 xx
shazsilverwolf said…
Hi Annie, and Happy Birthday. So many WOYWWErs have a birthday this week! Sounds like you had an ace weekend, those book finds were great. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxX
Helen said…
Happy Birthday! glad you had a wonderful time away at the weekend. bargains, too! Helen #1
Ellie said…
Happy Birthday!! Hope you've had a fantastic day!
Ellie #13
Elizabeth said…
Happy Birthday,, Annie. I hope you've had a wonderful day. Your weekend at the cottage sounds like fun, especially the trinket shopping ... that's a term I will have to remember when I trail my hubby round the shops next. I've been saving old shirts for ages with the intention of one day doing something with them so I look forward to seeing your quilt once it's done. Your desk at home is very colourful and I couldn't help spotting that mug. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #27
Happy birthday, Annie! I remember now that our birthdays are close together! Sounds like a lovely get-away and that book find is fantastic! It must be very rare if it was published in 1883! I'm intrigued to find out what you do with it! Enjoy your birthday week! You know what, let's enjoy our birthday month! xx
Heather M said…
Hi Annie. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you all had an amazing weekend, and great fun trinket shopping. The girls annual sounds intriguing. I can't remember the last time I went in a second hand bookshop. I don't think we even have one in my town. Have a lovely week Heather x #13
Hi Annie, liking the sound of your birthday. That's a great way to celebrate. I'm liking the look of your busy desk too. Have a great woyww and a lovely creative week, Angela x18x