Well sorry everyone .. been bit AWOL from WOYWW .. caught winter lurgy which mostly am over now, thankfully, so thanks to those who were praying, awful lot of it going around downunder!
For those not in the know .. WOYWW is What is on your Workdesk Wednesday! Queen of WOYWW in Deskland is Julia, click on link and say hi to her .. she actually visited my desk today as you will see! To my desks - there's Julia Dunnit, present and correct! Mm, present in every sense. This was dining table yesterday, was I puzzled!
Open the parcel from Julia Dunnit and there is a real piece of snail mail.. she tells a good tale y'know! Of her trip to the US of A, to see some folks. Primarily her sister dear, and also Kathy F., who regularly looks in on WOYWW, but doesn't blog.
Kathy makes these wonderful faux leather books, which she gifted with other things to Julia. They then spoke of folks on WOYWW, my name and blog came up, which Kathy also visits, Julia said she was concerned over my health... wow!
So what does kind Julia do? but share her bounty with "moi" with a wonderful book shown below.. how very blessed plus, am I?!
Thank you Kathy and Julia , I will be in touch Kathy, THANK YOU to BOTH dear ladies - so very, very kind!
I think what blew me away most is that not one of us truly know just how far the influence we have in others' lives reaches.
I muddle on my way as best can, unaware of just who is watching on, how it's influencing others.
I pray (in my case) it is for good. That's my aim as a Christian, to be a blessing to others. So it kind of shocks me when I am blessed in return.
Isn't WOYWW grand??! Look at the amazing attention to detail in Kathy's work, truly exquisite and beautiful!
Inside Kathy's carefully hand-tooled book.
|So my actual desk, this morning, staged with the exquisitely detailed book from Kathy, Julia's long and oh, so very welcome missive on right. It cheered my heart so to receive it!!|
Centre two cards made with gilded tissue watercolour method, and more samples on left not made up yet.. saving them for Rudolph day on 25th, for Christmas cards! To see this technique step by step scroll down to post below or click here.. its a new fun background method!
Saw this tissue watercolour method over at Loll's blog (see here). Now crumpled and glued backgrounds ready for EP gilding watercolour samples below, the tissue paper dries beautifully.
also used the negative from the previous card made with the "Just for
you" die on this post to sue up Mirri outline with some glitter ..
re-cut oval below as you see with SB Petite Scalloped oval to make
another card totally out of scraps love that!|
To the Aussie shots below .. we are really in winter downunder and this was taken out at my sisters, they see the migrating humpback whales heading north for warmer temps in outr winter down here .. all along headlands on coast they come in quite close.
was the last bunch picked from our roses before they were given their
winter prune. The Oklahoma at the front right was huge my very favourite
rose, so fragrant, Mr Lincoln behind it was also very fragrant, Queen
Elizabeth Pink is on left.|
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat!
"Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints." Revelation 15:3
May God bless your day wherever you may be.
Will do my very best in commenting, and truly appreciate your visits more than words can say.
Shaz in Oz.x