Wednesday, August 06, 2014

SO many things--What's on Your Workdesk? Wednesday, #270

It seems like forever since I've had a chance to WOYWW;  I've missed nosing around all your fabulous desks, and hope to have a good go at it this time around.  As always, THANK YOU Julia for the fun!

Here is a peek at what's been on my art workdesk:
It's another tiny book, can you tell?  But only a peek, since it's for a design team project.  And I've been invited to join Leaky Shed Studios, so that's a fun thing--I'm looking forward to getting a package full  of their yummy chipboard designs to work with soon.

Been painting the dining room:
Ivory up top, grey on the bottom half, a teal chair rail--the chair rails still need a little sanding, some distressing, you know?  Of course, the colors don't look quite right in the photo, but you probably knew that already . . .

And the curtains, made from tablecloths--I thought it was funny that there were already stitched up pieces of fabric around each tablecloth, with the button and button hole, just to make the packaging more appealing for marketing purposes.  But if you're making curtains, they're instant tie backs!

And from the garden, dehydrating tomatoes for "sun dried" tomatoes:
Peaches are next in line, the girl child loves peach "fruit leather."  We went for our annual "peach trip" to visit my uncle in Oklahoma, he lives near a lovely peach orchard.

That's it.  Everything is going well, just busy with summer things and trips and such.  I hope you're having a lovely, creative summer (or spring, or fall, or winter, depending where you are!)


Krisha said...

Hi Trisha,
Seems like there are a number of us making our way back to WOYWW, after a summer of MIA.

You have three of some of my favorite things, small books, the color teal and sun dried tomatoes.

Your curtains are going to be smashing with the paint colors. You must share a photo of the window when your finished.

Krisha beat me by 1

Katie said...

Love the colors for your dining room! Love those curtains too! It's going to be fabulous!

Katie (67)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Seems like you are keeping pretty busy these days. I love the new colors in the dining room. Lots of people painting walls lately in WOYWW. That's far too ambitious for the likes of me. Thanks for the visit earlier and have fun with the design team work. Judy

Jackie said...

Love the colours your painting and I am sure the curtains will be great! Sun dried tomatoes..... Never seen it done that was new to me .... Living near a peach orchard must smell lovely
Jackie 19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

How do you make peach leather? That's just not the sort of thing I've ever done! That dryer looks a fantastic piece of kit :-)
Nice to see you back...good to know you're well and happy!
Hugs, LLJ 26 xx

Anonymous said...

You are so busy! Your own sun dried tomatoes, how fabulous and peach leather is completely new to me.
Congratulations on your new DT that is fabulous news.

Robin said...

I absolutely LOVE your blog and so happy to find you through WOYWW today!I am a new follower and can't wait to have time to go thru all the fun stuff here!

Great colors and I have found tablecloths make great curtains...and you are drying your tomatoes too! Do you sleep?

Have a wonderful WOYWW! Hugs, Rasz #72

Darnell said...

What an engaging and fun post, Trisha!! I cannot even believe those tablecloth packages with the tie-backs perfect for curtains!! And I'm loving the design on them and the colors of paint and bold teal chair rail! I hope you take a photo of it all completed!

Congratulations on the new Design Team appointment!! Thank you for coming by and for your sweet comment! Happy WOYWW and have a terrific week! Hugs, Darnell #18

Amy E said...

Oooh! Can't wait to see pics of your finished dining room! I'm loving the colors! And congrats on your new design team!

Amy E. #7

RosA said...

What a great idea to make curtains out of tablecloths! That's certainly lateral thinking :) Thanks for dropping by earlier and for your nice comments. Have a good week.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow, Trisha, the little peek is tantalizing, it really looks fab.. you are keeping very busy.. well done! happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #9

shazsilverwolf said...

Trisha, Love the colours for your decorating, that teal is stunning. How great to be able to sun-dry your own toamtoes, thats never going to happen over here, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #17 xxx

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new design team gig! Looks like you've got all sorts of creative projects going on -- summer, although super busy, seems to be a prolific time for people. Happy WOYWW (on Thursday) ~ Laura #60

Michele said...

no fair giving such a tiny peek and leaving us wondering and hoping! can;t wait to see what your latest mini book will be. meanwhile everything else looks good -- keep up the good work on the home front! have a great weekend. xo