Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

WOYWW + Felted Wool Slippers Greek style!

Hullo there everyone.
Yes amazing isn't it?  it is time for WOYWW, or for the uninitiated it is: What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday - or floor, or wherever you work?! Be game - show us your creative space - a bit of "Look-see" over at our honorable leader's blog - Queen Julia, of the Stamping Ground!
I am sorry in advance as commenting is limited too for next few weeks or so.
Presently flat out with jobs, getting ready for other cataract surgery on 22.4.13, so very little time and not the eyes for it after Monday anyway.. 
And here is my desk.
You can see two new stamps. I needed a "Praying for you" stamp and after much searching found one (see top one and then saw on same seller on eBay had an ultra cute Penny Black with reasonable post to Oz - after all Di's stickeroos have decided NEEDED one (okay Di succumbed (tis all your fault ;D). Also there is new card made for coming birthdays and some LOTV images have to make three baby cards so better get cracking.
Artneko ATC pansy stamp painted in iridescent paint also on desk top right under card.
These slippers are from the Parthenon in Athens made from Felted wool and so have put these in for Jo and Annie and all folk who like to felted wool slippers!! aren't they awesome - my family in Uk had pair I borrowed last year when there. So bought these for me as surprise when over in Greece.
Aussie shot for today, the mother in law tongue is on flower again as it is the Eucharist Lily.. both so beautiful I think!
 Also dont think I have said a big welcome to a new wonderful encourager, even if have will welcome her twice :D - thanks Ria, see her blog here!! a WOYWW-er too :D 
Thanks so much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat, and may God bless your day wherever you may be,
Shaz in Oz.x
PS sorry Di, I forgot to link the pansy card over to the playground for your snippets challenge as the stamping etc was done ages ago and  most of the card and ribbon from snippets.


Gibby Frogett said...

Happy WOYWW - great desk, love your new stamps and lovely card.
Great photo of your plants, they are magnificent. Best wishes for your eye surgery - take care... Gill x #82

brenda said...

Just popping to to say hello Shaz, apols for he lack of visits lately, hopefully getting back into things again now the worry is over.

Beautiful Lily, I thought it was an orchid at first.

B x

shazsilverwolf said...

I still smile every time I see you post a garden picture, and see growing something we view as a tender houseplant! Adore Mother In Laws tongue, I think they're awesome. And I never met a Lily I didn't love. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #70 xx

Annie said...

Hi Shaz,
Thanks for calling by at mine earlier. Would love to swap ATCs with you.[ Don't forget I will need your address.] Love your garden treasures.
Really hope your op goes well.
A x # 41

Annie said...

Oops meant to say....Love those slippers and thanks for giving me the heads up you had blogged them.
A x

Christine said...

Love those slippers and I am completely blown away by the mother in law's tongue! never knew that flowered .... just a houseplant over here in England. Will show photo to DH who will be surprised as well.
Thanks for sharing.
Bishopsmate #65

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The cataract surgery will change your life! It did my mum's. good luck, I hope it all goes smoothly :)
How white is that Eucharist Lily? So pure and beautiful...well named, I think! My uncle was a small market gardener specialising in Arum likes and Chrysanthmums. I have very strong memories of the pungent smell in his this day, I smell damp, earthy compost and it transports me back to being 6!!
Sending love and hugs,
LLJ 37 xx

Hettie said...

Love those slippers Shaz, though I think even my chooks would give me funny looks if I went out in those, not that I would!
Good luck for your surgery next week. Hope it all goes well.
Love that Eucharist Lily photo. Gorgeous

Andrea said...

happy woyww and as always a great post enjoy using your new stamps the penny black one is a cutie. I love that we get to share your garden too; what beautiful white flowers all we have in the garden is daffodils and they were ever so late this year ,its been a long winter.. but the sun is starting to shine again :-)
good luck with the operation will be thinking of you hugs Andrea x #38

kathi17 said...

I hope your cataract surgery goes well, and that you get yours eyes back very soon!

Love the card, the flowers, and those slippers are gorgeous!

Happy WOYWW, Kathi #109

ria gall said...

a great desk with some fab stamps and just look at those slippers they will last a long time.
Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #40

Eliza said...

All the best with your surgery and please take it easy and try and play when you can but don't push it.

Prayers and hugs to you
Eliza 46

Neet said...

Smacked hands to me for not emailing and not commenting last week on your blog. And here you are my dear friend with another cataract op in the offing. Will mark it on my calendar and make sure I am with you in thought and prayer that day.
Love that card and the slippers and thanks for the outside shots which I love always and look forward to seeing so much.
Lots of Love Neet xx 5

Mrs.D said...

I love the slippers Shaz. They are so pretty.Would love be able to make some like that.
All your pretty flowers make me think 'It is time we had some summer here' it tried yesterday but has been beaten bck again today.

Unknown said...

Hi Shaz Those slippers are cute. I wish you well with the eye surgery so you can get back to your crafting and of course the wonderful view you have. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 92

Di said...

Hi Shaz! Did I physically force you to buy the PB goodies, huh, huh? :) I love the cat on the pot stamp, have that one here and it's a while since I used it so thanks for the reminder!

Will be thinking of you on Monday - you'll be crafting with renewed vigour - and eyesight - once the op. is done and you've fully recovered.

Love your botanical piccies as always.

Big hugs, Di xxx

Darnell said...

Beautiful photos, Shaz. I have never had the privilege of seeing MIL's tongue in flower before!

Wonderful card and slippers, too!

All the best wishes coming your way for your surgery on Monday! You'll be back, and better, in no time!!

Darnell #32

Claire said...

a busy, busy desk and i LOVE the slippers! good luck for monday - a friend just had his done last week, so i hope yours goes as smoothly as his!
happy WOYWW and have a great week - i'll send you healing thoughts on monday :)
i overslept, so no. 21 this week!

Unknown said...

Great desk and stamps.
Karen #61

Anne said...

Hi great stamps and lovely card. Best wishes for the surgery. Happy WOYWW Anne x #62

glitterandglue said...

Those plants are beautiful. Mother in laws tongue is a houseplant over here - imagine having it in the garden! Trust you will be assured of Father God's presence as you go for surgery.
Margaret (glitterandglue #89)

Betsy said...

Hello Shaz! Beautiful post as usual. The flowers are stunning. We're still having cold weather here, but the blue sky is beautiful.
I'll be keeping you in prayer for your surgery next Monday. Please let us know how you're doing.

Bridget Larsen said...

All the best with your operation, hope all goes well.
Bridget #28

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love those slippers! Great flower photos! Good Luck with the op! Chris#126

RosA said...

WOW, my MIL plants have never flowered. Do they need more sun? I thought they were for shaded areas? Hmm, very curious.
Thinking of you next week. Cataract surgery is very, very successful these days.
RosA # 145

Jean said...

Great pictures! What lovely flowers you have. Jean #4

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Every time I am impressed when I look your work and fotos,
have a nice day,
hugs Tamara

Craftychris said...

Lovely busy desk and I really love your card! Your slippers look very cozy and the flowers so pretty! Just think how wonderful it will be when you have finished with your surgery! xx

Sarn said...

Good luck with your cataract op Shaz. xxx

Twiglet said...

Beautiful slippers!!! - just whizzing round a few desks while I have a breather from my wedding jobs! x Jo

fairy thoughts said...

Aww those slippers are awesome i can see why you loved them. love the garden pictures as usual... I have a mother in law's tongue my mother in law gave me when we got married... it's huge after 34 years a good sign hehe!

sara j said...

Hi Shaz-
First off good luck with your surgery on Monday. I think cataract is THE most common surgery these days so i'm sure it will just be a momentary blimp in time that you won't be at your desk creating beautiful things. LOVE the pansies....I'll be thinking of you on Monday and sending up a prayer.
Sara j#20

Di said...

Spotted your link Shaz - hope you closed the Playground gate behind you 'cos it's now night time here and I don't like the dark so am NOT going out to check.

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Hi WOYWW for me this week but stopped by to say hello.

Your desk looks busy but sounds like it needs to be right now so you can craft before surgery.
God bless you on your path to being cataract free. Hope all goes well with the surgery and recovery.

Your stamped images all look lovely and look forward to seeing the finished cards eventually.

Really enjoyed the plant photos today. I have never seen the Mother in laws tongue blooming before...what a treat! And so appropriate that the Eucharist Lily bloomed for Easter.

Anne said...

Not much I can say that hasn't already been said! I like what you did with the AAA ATC stamp...clever gal! Those slippers look so warm and comfy, having a stone floor my tootsies can get real cold in winter! Mother-in-laws-Tongue...we saw them in Egypt in their gardens and here they are houseplants. I've always liked them, I think they are great architectural plants and the name is brilliant! TFS!

Debs Willis said...

Hi shaz, lovely new stamps, the PB image is cute, so glad you;re a convert :-)
Best of luck with the eye surgery xx
Debs #75

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