Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #176

Well, I was gone again last week, this time on business in Nashville, TN,
and then for a few days of goofing off with the husband in Branson, MO.

Here's what's on my workdesk right now--part of a tag for Rogue Redhead
Designs (don't worry, Shar, I'll have it ready for tomorrow):

I need to add some dots to it, since the challenge this round is going dotty . . .
and I have to say, that pretty much describes me today!

By the way, on our way to Branson, we stopped at the Laura Ingalls Wilder
Museum and home.  Are you familiar with Laura?  Little House on the Prairie
and all?  Some of my favorite childhood books.  There were lots of things in
the museum that were in her books, so it was very exciting--yes, I was so
excited I cried!  Here are a couple pics of the outside:

That's it, gotta go to viola lesson, and I haven't practiced for over a week, don't
tell.  Will be around to WOYWW visit this evening--see you then!
(If you've never WOYWWed, just click the link to see what Julia hosts each week.)

P.S.--the finished tag is now up HERE.

44 comments:

Helen said...

They were my favourite books, too! I loved Laura cos she was a bit feisty, Mary was too goody-two-shoes for me!! Helen, 4

scrappyjen said...

Great tag! And yes I loved the little house stories. That reminds me of my childhood! I am so pleased I popped by to see you! Happy woyww, jenx 139

jill said...

We used to watch the little house on the prairie.
Some crafting fun happening at your desk. jill #51

Ali H said...

Lovely colours on your tag project - how amazing to see the real little house on the prairie ! I used to love Anne of Green Gables too !! Have a great week (hope the viola was a tuneful experience !) Ali #48

Erika said...

Hi Trisha, great tag and loving the photo of the house on the prairie, used to watch that loads as a kid. Have a super Wednesday, hugs Erika. 59

Lucy Edmondson said...

Looks like a great trip! I used to love your America museums when we used to have US holidays. I also loved Little House on the Prairie but to be honest I fancied the Dad like crazy - shoot me now!

Lucy x

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Happy WOYWW. That tag is fab - great colours. I must go to that museum one day. I am a big fan of Little House and, yes, I fancied the Dad as well (just an all-round perfect man)! Ali x #87

fairy thoughts said...

i certainly remember the tv programme but have never read the books. Your desk looks very organised. good luck finishing the tag
thanks for sharing
janet #47

House of Bears said...

We loved Little House on the Prarie when we were cubs, and in fact Horace still loves it to this day.

Jan Hennings said...

Love hoping from blog to blog and having a bit of a snoop :)

Cameron said...

Ooo, I didn't know you were taking viola lessons? How cool!

I'm sure your tag is going to be fabulous...everything you make always is over the top awesome :)

butlersabroad said...

I read some of those books when I was a kid and the tv show was a big hit in our house in the 70's! Love the desk, sounds like you need to get busy and stop blog hopping!! And viola lessons, that's something you don't here of every day, are you a beginner, or doing better than that? I used to play the recorder at school but never went any further than that!! There's still two bits of cakes left!!

Hugs
Brenda 3

trisha too said...

Very much a beginner--save me that cake!!

:)

Andrea said...

the tag is looking fab love the colours good luck getting it finished on time. I loved the tv show when I was young oh such simple bliss... not quite like the programmes of today !!Have a great week.. x

Whimcees said...

Hello!

I hope that you had a productive and fun viola lesson! I read all of the Laura books when I was young - watched the TV program. My mother loved to visit Branson to see the wonderful shows. Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Nan G said...

Interesting start to your tag. Look at that bag of crayons! What do you do them? Nan 117

Shar said...

Loved the finished tag! Just beautiful!

Yeesh, ya make it sound like I nag you...I don't do, I?

I am totally envious of your visit to Laura Ingalls house. Too cool!

Rush'd Lady said...

Glad you had fun! I like Laura Ingalls Wilder too! So much so that I had to write her bio on my history blog -- see here
http://the-history-nut-of-missouri.blogspot.com/2010/06/laura-elizabeth-bess-ingalls-wilder.html
I think we took a picture of the front of her house standing in the same place, except I got the tour guide on the front porch! Did you go see the Shepherd of the Hills while in Branson? I've got a bio on Harold Bell Wright also on my history blog!

trisha too said...

You NEVER nag, Shar, never not once!! I just hate being late, ugh, and try to be early with the deadlines, but usually just get them a day early.

Which is better than a day late!

I linked the finished tag above . . .

Annie said...

Your finished tag is really beautiful.
Hugs,
A x #62

Angie said...

Sooo coool!!!! I love her books! As to the question you asked about the techniques and the back of the card, I replied on my blog but I don't know who sees that lol! In any case the intent is there I just haven't done that. Maybe now that all the cards are done I will...oh who am I kidding!
Angie #114

trisha too said...

We've been to the Shepherd of the Hills thing before, but not this round. We go to Branson fairly often, the DH likes it for a get-away. Not too far from home, you know?

:)

MaggieC said...

Never read the books but we used to watch the TV series. Lots of lovely things on your desk this week, all ready to have fun with. Thank you for your visit and your kind comments. xx Maggie #65

Li'l Pidge said...

Fabulous!
Thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla #55

Lindsay Weirich said...

Happy woyww! looks like you had a fun trip! ahhh, I remember little house on TV when I was a kid....

lisa said...

I'm green with envy that you got to visit such a brilliant place. I love LIW and read all her books as a child and have just passed them onto my 11 year old and she has read them cover to cover too and loves them just as I did. I never knew there was a museum. Maybe one day we'll get to visit.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #84

Sandy Leigh said...

Trisha--I can't believe you were in Branson! I don't know that I've ever been that close in vicinity to one of the WOYWWers! I wish I had a crafty group here in Springfield--I need to start recruiting these girls. (Your desk looks quite productive by the way!) Also, the Laura Ingalls Wilder museum is one of my favorites! It's about an hour's drive for me--and I'm overdue for another visit. In a few weeks my family is going to the Christmas show at Dixie Stampede--I am looking forward to it, and the dinner is so good! And we're going to do the cheesy family photo thing too. Just weird to not be able to eat with utensils! Crafty hugs! --Sandy Leigh #11

Daniella said...

Hi Trisha!!
I looked for you yesterday, but you weren't there!! I see you joined later. Your tag is awesome, and how cool to go to the Little House On The Prairie museum!! I loved reading the books too!!
I have to figure out where, or who, you work for. Like the blogs, or sites, etc. Cause I love your work!! And I was super stoked to see the mono type tutorial! I have been trying to remember how to do that for like ever!
My articles are often based on things I remember from school. Like grade school and high school.
And you look so cute in that smart trench coat!!!
Sorry so long :(
xxDaniella#26

Brenda Brown said...

I wondered where you were, I missed you. How lovely to go to Laura's museum. When my kids were small we watched the tv programmes and sat crying our eyes out lol. Must go and see your tag now.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} xox

My name is Cindy said...

Oh goodness, Little house on the prairie, that takes me back! Thanks for sharing your desk and visiting mine! Happy (belated) WOYWW Cindy #73

2amscrapper said...

Your tag turned out great, Trisha! On time, too! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

How fun, Trisha! We did miss you, but I gotta say a trip to Nashville and Branson and Ms. Wilder all in one is hard to top, so who could blame you!!

I'm still WOYWWing my way around ... have a wonderful week! Darnell #35

Eliza said...

Tag is looking good, probably well and trully finished by now. Laura Wilder is one of my childhood favourite authors too. What a blessing to be able to visit her house. Isn't it great how history is being preserved. I had to look at a map to work out where you were, being and Aussie I dont know your state abbreviations. I so wantt o come a visit and travel al over maybe next year.

Eliza 110

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Ooh! I would love to visit Laura's house and museum. I almost bought Nellie Olson's biography today (the gal that played her on TV) but it was hardback and wouldn't be as cool as the real books with the real Nellie in them. I love Little House on the Prairie, etc. I reread the books a few years back and still love them, so color me jealous over your trip.

I was wondering what you do with the crayons on your desk? My guess it some kind of wax resist.... or getting in touch with your inner kindergartener.

okienurse said...

Great looking tag in the making! I really enjoyed the museum and house when I went there. You could see the stories unfold! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sorry I am so late getting around but life calls. Thanks for visiting my blog. Vickie #71

KatzElbows said...

Great looking tag. Excellent colour choice. I'm also loving the outlines of a previous project on your scrap paper.

Thanks for visiting.
cheers, rachel #64

Buttons said...

LOVE the look of your very creative desk. I remember well the Ingalls girls rolling down a summer meadow hill, ah childhood memories:) Have a great weekend, hugs Buttons #119

Craftychris said...

I have never read the books but used to watch the series. How cool you went to the museum. Your tag looks fab, I love the image. Thank you for visiting me and have a good week xx #108

Sue said...

that would be a great place to visit...no, i did not watch that series...must have missed something good.
xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh bless you, that sort of thing makes me cry too, it's so tied up with childhood and happy memories, huh! Love your finished tag, well done on your timing!

kay said...

used to watch it on the tv when younger
thanks for visiting me, playing late catch up this week
kay #53

trisha too said...

There are ALWAYS crayons on my desk--I mainly use them for distressing edges, actually, but watercolor resist is a favorite.

:)

trisha too said...

I just figured that was the touristy small music town you were speaking of--how funny is that?

:)

trisha too said...

Mostly distress edges, and add color around stamped or collaged images.

:)