Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  Since today’s desk is not very changed from last week, I thought I’d turn around and show the view behind me.


Technically this is not a workdesk, but my ironing board.  However, being the second largest flat space in the room (besides the floor!) it does tend to get piled with stuff.

On the left is a quilt to be repaired.  It’s all handwork, so it’s a nice job to do as cooler fall days approach.

In the center is fabric and piping for a couple upholstered cushions for a friend.


On the right is another top I made from a pattern I copied from a purchased garment.  This is version number five of this top, so you know I love it.  The yoke is made from linen, but seemed kinda plain, so I’m going to do some beading on it.


You saw these polymer clay beads in last week’s post.  I did decide to string them, and like how it came out, but don’t know when or where I’d ever wear it. The water lily beads are a project from Christi Friesen’s book, Flourish.

So that’s what’s on one of my workdesks today. If you’d like to see what other creative people are up to this week, go check out the party over at Julia’s.

Happy Woyww and happy creating!

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29 thoughts on “WOYWW – Quilt Repair, Upholstery & Beading

  1. You know–I never thought of photographing my ironing board, but I have to say I always have a lot going on right on my ironing board too! Tee hee! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #23

  2. lol your so funny. But I have issues with flat spaces in most of my home. I love that necklace its so jazzy looking. it will be fun, Thanks for letting me peak. Roberta #6

  3. Hi, just found you on YouTube! I’m new to wire wrapping and will be a new follower. Pretty cool necklace…love the clay beads. Happy WOYWW! Nan G (no #yet)

    1. After I read your comment, Belinda, I looked at what I was wearing: a plain black top with a neckline that would work well with a choker and a pink skirt. I said, “Well, isn’t that perfect,” and went and put on the necklace.

      I wore it while weeding & watering the garden, picking tomatoes and making sauce… and felt very stylish doing so. ***grin***

      Thanks for the nudge. 🙂

  4. You have such a wonderful sense of color. I love the top! I’m wondering what fabric you’ve paired with the linen yoke, and if it will be difficult to wash/iron. I had a linen skirt that drove me crazy.

    I also LOVE the necklace! Seems it would go well with that top!

    1. I used a linen that’s blended with just a bit of lycra (from Joannes.) The lycra helps it not be quite so wrinkly. Also, the yoke is fully interfaced with fusible interfacing, so that helps, too.

  5. Well, you are going to be busy! I have an ironing board in my craft room but never thought to photograph it … I think it needs a new cover before I do that 🙂 Lovely necklace. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #55

    1. Most of that pile in the background is garments that are now too big since I’ve lost weight. Those were the ones that made it to the like-it-enough-to-alter-it pile. I may get to them all, someday.

  6. Love the necklace. I need to clean my sewing area if I want to sew. Do have some mending that needs done. Happy WOYWW!
    Carol N #98

  7. Thanks for stopping by my website and I’m glad you like the pyrography.

    Your necklace is gorgeous, and I’m intrigued by your fabric work. Just lovely.

    Have a good week, kind regards, John-W #58.

  8. Oh! I like how the water lily beads came out all strung up. Very nice! But I agree, you have to be the right kind of person to pull off wearing a bulky necklace like that. I have a coworker who could do it with panache! You have quite the pile of stuff to keep you busy. I liked how you say your ironing board is your second largest available flat space in your room, not including the floor. I love flat spaces. They are so handy! The floor is handy too. It’s always there for you.

  9. I think we all use the spare space regardless if it is flat or not, just pile at times. I really like that top you have created and wow you must love it if you are on No5 version. Thanks for visiting earlier, sorry I was not home.

    Belated Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 86

  10. It took me a week to get here, but I’m glad I did, you are a very talented woman, gorgeous bead work and some fabulous cards, tags, your polymer clay work, fabulous, and sewing, that I do admire, it’s been a pleasure to visit and see all your wonderful work, hope you have a wonderful weekend..

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