Wednesday, 30 March 2016

What's on my workdesk today .....

Am I the only one who can't stick to one job at a time ?
Am I the only one constantly sidetracked ? Tell me I'm not, please.
You see the roll of curtain header tape I picked up in the charity shop for £1.50.
Well that distracted me from the lavender squares I was making for my Mum and from doing more in making a book from a book. 
Instead I ended up printing and stitching onto it.
Then the fabulous piece of anaglypta white brick effect wallpaper I've been coveting and using as a backdrop for photographs suddenly jumped out at me as a possible backing for the stitched header tape
and I had the brainwave of making a wall of stitch 
Typical me, couldn't leave it there. 
No, my brain went into overdrive then thinking 
oh i could do a wall of  

Please do not encourage me by suggesting any more "WALLS OF ......." or I will never clear this
Hope you have all had a nice Easter and are back at your desks


  1. Nope I start things all over am always surprised when they magically get done like your little stitching it's a cute idea hugs Nikki 2

  2. Yep - also get side-tracked easily and your side-tracking has gone in a lovely direction with the curtain tape. My daughter also has this trouble and someone at work said she had ADHD - what tosh - in our day it was celebrated as a busy and creative butterfly mind. Have a good week x Jackie 16

  3. Looks like a cool sewing project Lynn.
    Jill #6

  4. Someone once described me as an 'elusive butterfly' and I think that refers to my mind as it flits from one thing to another so 'no" you are not alone - maybe you are a butterfly too but at least you seem to get lots of interesting things done. Love your Wall!
    Hugs, Neet 11 xx

  5. Lynn, there's no need to fret.. I can't keep my mind on one job either ;-) ... beautiful minds need creativity! My heart just skipped a beat. Your stitching is so precious! I'm in love!!!
    MiSchra #23

  6. 😃💖 Oh, you are so not on your own! I can leapfrog from one project (that I really SHOULD finish) to something non urgent, purely on a whim. Sigh.
    I adore your wall of stitch, fab idea to show off your brilliant work. But your list made me laugh....that's why I never make them, all those to do items would drive me mad!!
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xx

  7. Wow..inventive ideas! Go girl! Elaine #14

  8. Love that wallpaper . I have one wall similar in my craft room. I am ALWAYS sidetracked! I love your project. Have a great week . soojay xx

  9. Oh my goodness, even your To Do lists are beautifully presented. No, you're not alone, but your results are more interesting. Q calls my style 'flight of the bumble bee' as I switch from one thing to another, completing nothing. Your wall of stitch is beautiful. Xxx

  10. Morning Lynn. Certainly not. I should think those who only do one thing at once must have incredibly tidy houses - erm... and minds... I start a thing, work on it, move on to a second thing, usually having a jigsaw on the go at the same time. A friend in the WI years ago told me she had a cupboard of UFSs. ??? Unfinished symphonies. Her argument was, that if Schubert could do it (and he was famous) then so could she!!! My cupboard is full too...
    Gorgeous work - never thought of using anaglypta wallpaper like that.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #21

  11. I think it's called a butterfly mind Lynn....and I'm one of those too. I always have many things on the go at the same time and flit from one to another as the mood takes. I love what you've done with the curtain tape....thats got me thinking now so I may flit and fly and see what I can use mine for [other than those b****** curtains lol].
    Have a great week.
    Annie x # 13

  12. No, you're not the only person who doesn't stick to one project. I think that is how creative minds works, one thing leads to the next :-) have fun with your walls (maybe a wall of pictures :-)) Happy WOYWW Vicky #8

  13. Morning Lynn, What a fabulous imagination to do that stitching, and 'No, I reckon any good crafter has a mind that sees something, that sparks something' and suddenly she just has to follow that idea and make something wonderful. I would never have thought of using the header tape for embroidery.
    Thanks for popping by my site.
    Chris #20

  14. There is a difference between us then...I'm definitely a one job at a time gal! Not as creative as you though, so I can see why you would be distracted so easily. I mean..the idea of sewing on curtain tape?Where did that come from? Apart from attaching it to curtains, no other use has ever occurred to me!!

  15. I think the multi projects is a fact of life for most of us! I have flat surfaces in my space and at any given time they are mostly covered with different projects. So it is for me! Glenda #30

  16. When you get a wonderful idea you just have to run with it.

  17. Beautiful! Nope, you're not the only one who gets sidetracked. I am the queen of getting sidetracked. I have to keep notes to keep me on track or I forget what I'm supposed to be doing.

    Sharon K #42

  18. I'm sure you're not alone, Lynn. We all do this to some extent. At least you make something with your ideas. I'm only interested in them, until I've tried them once. I might feel passionate about a project today, but then I see something online to trigger an idea and I can't rest until I've tried it, dropping what I'd been working on. The worst is when I have to buy supplies for it. I buy the supplies, I try them once and I never touch them again. Have fun experimenting with your wall of XXX! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #26

  19. Sounds like a great idea! I've never used header tape for anything creative - brilliant!

  20. Wonderful stitching.
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #34

  21. Well there's an idea I need to pinch!! :D
    Happy Desk day!

  22. No, you're not the only one. I'm just glad that I'M not the only one. xxxxx

  23. I spend my life constantly side tracked lol. Love your wall of stitch :o) What a great idea.

  24. Just fabulous - you've had a real 'light bulb moment' with the wall series - I can't wait to see how you develop it - the stitching on curtain tape is wonderful - I love it!

  25. You're not! I get sidetracked all the time, usually when I've got a vintage fair to prepare for or a heap of ironing to tackle!! Love what you've done and those words! xxx

  26. I too get sidetracked all the time, having so many things on the go and in my mind. It gets to the point that I get absolutely nothing on my list done. I should be more focused, I know. xxx

  27. I am horribly easy to distract - never finish anything! But it was worth a little detour, you've created something lovely! xxx

  28. No you're not alone. I've 3 projects on the go. I like to switch between them to stop me faffing. Take care. Zo xx 41

  29. Hi Lynn - thank you for visiting me. I am impressed with that to-do grid, never thought about keeping a list that way, but it sure does use up all the space on a page more efficiently and the done check mark cover the whole item! I like that. :-) I had a giggle at the whole linear v. multi-tasking mind thing. I've been both ways in my life. Used to be able to multi-task the entire world. Now, I get overwhelmed so easily. I just have to walk away when that happens. It's definitely a hassle, but what are you gonna do? So I do feel for ya. We may be in the same boat, haha. Sure hope the captain can multi-task! Have a good week and cya next time. xoxo, Aimeslee #67