Wednesday, 17 July 2013

WOYWW 215 The RV Version

Every Wednesday you can pop by Julia @ Stamping Ground blog and have a little snoop through some delightfully crafty work desks...desks from all around the world!

My desk is a little different today...We are up at the lake and it is a scorcher! I spent the day with the quilters crafting group in the coolness of the Adult Clubhouse. We bring a packed lunch and each week someone brings cream for the coffee and something to share. Although the group meets from 9 am till 4 pm, I head over after aquafit, around 11 am.


I headed over with a tote bag of some bits and bobs...just enough items to make a few cards and a  big bag of cherries, some cookies and the proverbial cream!



My worktop is not too exciting...I can only carry so much and still manage walking with my poles. So I only brought the bare essentials I needed to make some sort of inspirational cards. I managed to make 6 cards...but had a wonderful afternoon of chatting, a wee bit of catching up on the latest going-ons within the resort and lots of smiles and laughter.
Here is a little closeup of my production line for my next 6 cards. At the front left, you can see where I have just finished painting the edges of the diecuts I brought with me, and rubbing the paint across the top of the embossed chipboard shapes.You can see the bottle of paint in the middle.  Back right has little golf ball boxes with some extra diecuts (unpainted) and odds and ends of embellishments I thought might work out.
Having a golf loving husband does come in handy at times...He always brings his golf ball boxes downstairs and hands them over like they are gold....lol They are great for dividing up and setting out various groups of embellies.

Here is the close up of the other side...I really meant it when I said I just brought a few things; 3 sentiments stamps for the inside of the cards, a wee acrylic box of bling, tape, pop dots, scissors
and a mini cutter...that is about it. Almost forgot...the el cheapo dollar store photo albums at the far right back, are full of pre-cut kraft card stock die cuts. I roll them off the Big Shot when I am bored and find them so handy to grab for a crop.
Some of the ladies were busy with plans for the quilt retreat here is Sept...$30.00 for 4 days of quilting
in the clubhouse...some of the husbands have offered to bar-b-que some suppers! What a bargain!
Others were busy making costumes for a 50s style do that is coming up next month. One was happy to model her poodle skirt...

Others were busy working on placemats...



And others were working on quilts of various sizes.


This little ballerina quilt will be given to a local charity...what a generous quilter!

36 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Some wonderful pictures Maureen it really sounds and looks such fun! I'm sure I used to have a poodle skirt just like that in the fifties I used to love it! Susan x

Christine Harrop said...

What a fabulous group Maureen, and what a great day you must have had! Carry on enjoying! Christine xx

Eliza said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day with friends crafting, love the poodle skirt being demo'ed, it is always nice to escape from the heat and hang out with like minded people, what a bonus having the hubbys BBq'ing.

Happy WOYWW Eliza 26

die amelie said...

Seems like there is a lot of creativity going on in this spot! Thanks for the lovely post!

Hugs and have a wonderful WW!

die amelie

Neet said...

What a big airy room to work in. It looks cool. Seems like a nice bunch of friends and what a great get together you all have.
What about a backpack for carrying your things - would that work with the poles?

Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet 14

House of Bears said...

The craft meeting is a fabulous idea, I wish we had something like that here.

Waving hi from The House of Bears @#86

ike said...

WoW - that was a cool day... aren't those quilted products just gorgeous :-D !!!
The die cuts look amazing :-)

Happy WOYWW

IKE in Greece #33

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is a lovely post - thank you for sharing all the fun! I just love that lady's poodle skirt, very retro! You seem to be having such a lovely time, it's made me feel happy! Everything on your desk looks great! Happy WOYWW. Julie Ann x #45

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Mo - looks like lots of experience and creativity in that room - Have a great week - Happy WOYWW - Mxx #87

sue w. said...

Sounds like you have a super day, and manage cherries, cookies and cream too, send me the address lol!!!! ha ha.
The ladies poodle skirt looks wonderful.
Hugs Sue W.

Sue said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time Mo!! I would have loved to join in it sounds like my crafty club I go too LOL My hubby loves golf too but he can only manage 9 holes and has to have a buggy! lots of huggles Sue xx

Jay reid said...

those placements look gorjuss, love your desk lots of craftyness going on, thanks for the snoop

Happy WOYWW
Jay NO.65

Ria Gall said...

It looks like you all pack a lot in to your day together and some of you doing totally different things. Really love all the pieces you have shared with us
have a great day enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #75

Shaz Brooks said...

What gorgeous work! Love how your cards came along, and the quilting is amazing. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #50

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's what I love about WOYWW...the chance to see that women all around the world are meeting up and crafting just like we do! I love all the patch working and she carried that poodle skirt off brilliantly!!
Hugs, LLJ 46 xx

Danie May said...

How wonderful you can share your passion for crafting with others and what a fabulous space for you all to do so. Happy WOYWW! Danie #34

Daniella said...

WOW! How lovely!! Your set up is perfect! I wish my home set up was that nice! All of your cards are awesome!! You know, I never thought of taking the golf ball boxes and using them! My husband plays golf and I should have thought of that!! You are awesome! Enjoy your time at the lake!!
xxDaniella#17

Dawn's Stamping Garden said...

Hi Scrappy MO! I decided to check into other desks this week, as I am feeling horrid due to a cold. So DH is watching TV and I am blog-hopping! I LOVE your post today showing your VERY neatly organized workdesk! Of course, when you can't bring everything, you must make do! I was also wondering if anyone in the quilting group can applique a sweatshirt and cut it down the middle of the front and add a button placket in beautiful quilt fabric. You see, DH's mother is in a senior home with Alzheimer's and had worn hers out. If this is in the realm of the possible, please reply and I can send pictures of what I am thinking about. I will pay for it, I think she got hers at a craft fair and I don't know where to look! Thank you! And LOVE your cards. Making 6 is awesome. I never make that many at once. I'm chatty tonight, due to sore throat and I can't talk. Sorry! Have a good week!
Dawn

Darnell J Knauss said...

Good for you, Maureen, to keep on making beautiful cards with limited supplies; you don't let that stop you! And what a great room with so much space for all the ladies to tend to their hobbies of choice. It's wonderful to see!!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Darnell #20

Jackie said...

I love the idea of the adult club house where you all meet up and craft....... I really like the craft and why you are working on it looks great Jackie 39

Sue said...

Okkkkkkkkk I missed the photo of you put it back on again LOL huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

JoZart said...

How good it is to get together with a group of like minded people to do the things you love. It was such an interesting post to read and great makes too.
jo x

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Sounds like a fun group!!
I love her poodle skirt :)

Karen Petitt said...

Sounds like you are having a lot of fun - thank you for sharing it with us! I love the poodle skirt and would love to own one - really gorgeous. You are good with not overloading yourself - I can't seem to craft elsewhere with anything less than a duffel bag stuffed with supplies! Enjoy the weather and the BBQ's Karen x

Nan G said...

All of the projects are so pretty, including your cards! What a nice way to spend a day. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #104

MaryH said...

What a lovely read tonight, Maureen. Those quilts made me feel quite 'warm', but I expect your room was nice & a/conditioned for the sewers (I hope so, anyway!). Enjoyed seeing the space and loved looking at the quilts. Enjoyed seeing your 'working on stuff' too. I'm amazed you're able to carry along as much as you did, on your get-away. You do a whole lot with your supplies. Loved the bit about the 'handing over of the boxes'. You have trained DH very well, Lady! Have fun, stay cool, and happy crafting. Your gathering sounds like such fun companionship. Enjoy it. Bet you miss it when you get back home. TFS, always love your pictures, and Hugs

Julia Aston said...

Wow! what a wonderful way to spend a scorching day! I love all of the projects these ladies are working on - what a fun poodle skirt! You sure brought in a lot of supplies for your card making time!

voodoo vixen said...

It sounds the ideal way to pass time, good company, good snacks and doing something creative as well! Love the poodle skirt too, how fab!! Annette #8

Kim x said...

You obviously had a fabulous day with plenty of like minded crafty people.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment. I know what you mean about the leaves lol.
Hugs Kimx

Mistys Mum said...

Thank you for a view of your work table at the group. I love the idea of those golf boxes for taking stuff away in, also the idea of the photo album for prepared pieces. #74

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic place to craft! Nice to be in the cool, it's been so stinking hot here too and really humid. I don't like this weather, lol!! I like your little workstation with everything laid out. Have a great weekend.

Hugs
Brenda 1

Carol L said...

That looks like such a fun crafting group with many diversified interests! TFS all the photos!

Hettie said...

How did I miss you on Wednesday? That hall space at the Clubhouse looks fantastic and a real hive of activity!
I have been quilting most of the day and probably could have used some of their expertise!
May I borrow your RV, put it on autopilot and go to the retreat please?
Hugs
xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I thought your "desk" this week was fantastic. I'm sure between all the comradery and laughter, you made as many cards as others made their projects. And you carried a lot less supplies, too,

I’m not sure how late LATE is, but I’m here to wish you a beLATEd WOYWW from #2.

Glenda Atkins said...

I think your desk this week is great and what a fun time to be crafting with a group and every one doing their own thing. I love the poodle skirt, I once a a green one many years ago:O). Enjoy your stay at the lake!
hugs
Glenda

JD/ Jill said...

Your cards look very nice! It looks like a fun place! And Yes, I admit it, I had a poodle skirt too.