Wednesday 6 November 2019

...WOYWW - The One With the Pebbles

It has been a whole two months since I've had the time and energy to get myself organised to join in with Julia's weekly Workdesk Show & Tell. I went back to work in September, and although I had a phased return to ease me back in, it's been pretty full on from Day One! I  managed to delay the return to full time  work until this week by taking one day's leave mid-week for the past five weeks, and have agreed with my manager that I'm going to compress my hours a little going forwards, so that I can build in a non-working day once per fortnight. As this is likely to be a Wednesday, I'm hoping I may be able to join in with the desk sharing routine on a more regular basis. It's such a good motivator for me to sit down and get a little something done!

There is not actually a lot to to show this week. I've been collecting those little glass yoghurt pots with nice tight black/gold lids from Aldi for the last couple of months. I'm planning to decorate them to give as Christmas gifts - they're perfect to use as tea-light holders or just for storing little bits and pieces in. The biscuit tin was an impulse buy (also at Aldi) - such a jolly design - I couldn't resist it. Besides, one can always find space for another storage container! There's a little peg doll lady in a tiny knitted cape with a pointy hood (just because every home needs one - pattern can be found here) and the sewing needles are out to remind me to sew a button back on my coat. I collected some nice smooth pebbles while we were away at Seahouses last week, so the main activity happening today is a spot of pebble doodling.
Nothing spectacular - just some little gold trees (the photo doesn't pick up the metallic sheen but they look quite jolly in real life). Again, no particular purpose, just because...
I've also glued a brooch clasp onto the back of this blue pottery fragment I found on the beach,  with its edges worn nice and smooth like sea-glass. 
When I took the photo I realised that it actually resembles a slightly startled pigeon, which makes me like it even more. I think it will look very nice perched on my jacket lapel!


  1. There is SO much to love about your post today! The startled pigeon made me laugh out loud, you're right, it does look very much like it - making it into a brooch is genius. And I love what's on your desk too, gorgeous painted tree pebbles and who doesn't love a tin? I have to stop myself buying more!
    Hugs LLJ 2 xxx

  2. Oh gosh yes I get the pigeon! made me smile. I still haven't got around to trying the pebble thing - I have pens and I have pebbles but haven't actually committed to it yet! Hope you get your work/life sorted as you want it. Happy WOYWW Cindy #19

  3. I agree about the pigeon! What a hoot! Or whatever pigeons say. Anyway, great rocks! Thanks for popping by and have a great week!
    Carol N #3

  4. I think you've been pretty busy given you're settling back in to work - love the pebbles! Hope work settles soon. Helen #4

  5. I can totally see the startled pigeon LOL! Very endearing as are your pebble doodles. I only work part-time and I don't think I could manage full-time any more. In my 20s I used to do 60-hour weeks, sometimes even more, working weekends - I really don't know how I managed, let alone enjoy it, but I did. I guess I didn't have any responsibilities back then - or hobbies - my work was pretty much my life. Now I value my free time a lot more! Thanks for stopping by - it was lovely to hear from you! Enjoy your week, hope you'll get some time to yourself to create something beautiful. zsuzsa #15

  6. Well, I'm with everyone else - startled pigeon look it is! It's good to see you today - and to think about Seahouses. Takes me back to the early summer when I was there, taking a boat trip out to the Farnes. Amazing! Hoping work goes well and that you are able to take the time you need.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #7

  7. Well done at getting back to work full time...I hope it hasnt been too exhausting. Love the pebbles, your style is so neat and clear, they look really great. I really like the found took me a minute but the startled pigeon is right there...and then I had to swallow my coffee really quickly to avoid the spitting on the screen thing!

  8. Oh no another thing I love doing! It's driving me mad not having a desk and I need to get back to my pebble painting too, I so love these. Thanks for the visit to mine and happy woyww, Angela x11x

  9. It's never easy when our routines change and I hope you will get some time for yourself by condensing those hours. Lovely creations shared today, I have many fancy glass yoghurt pots mainly used for watercolour painting, they make great small water pots.
    That pottery piece sure does look like a startled pigeon hee hee. Your pebble doodles are super, always a bonus when we find a flat pebble.
    Wishing you a happy WoywW & thanks for sharing part of your day with us Tracey #11

  10. I'm playing catch up with my WOYWW visits before my first customer arrives this morning. It was a busy day for me yesterday!
    Thank you for visiting me and for your lovely comment.
    I really love the startled pidgeon. Enjoy your pebble painting.
    Annie x #10

  11. I love the pebbles - they're so pretty.
    Kath #16

  12. Love what you have on your desk today. The pebbles look great and the startled pigeon is a great find! Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #5

  13. What a great desk! I love your rocks. We paint a lot with my mother, daughter and granddaughter. Four generations lol. Happy belated WOYWW! Dorlene #23

  14. The pebbles are so pretty and I agree with you about the pigeon! What fun! Sorry for the late visit this week. Happy belated WOYWW. Thanks for sharing. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#14)