At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, January 16

WOYWW 189 - Such fun!!

Sorry, but as a Miranda fan, I had to use Penny's catch phrase for today's post title!

But when you see what's on my desk, how can you not join in??

This is the splendid stash of doodly bird goodies the lovely Lynn sent me (I offered to send snail mail, and she sent me this!!)
The envie has a doodlybird, there's a magnet, a card, postcards to send and an original ATC in the centre...
Three more cards are ribboned together and that's where Lynn wrote a lovely chatty letter... Aren't I a lucky girl??

And the fun doesn't stop on my desk - oh no!

I can now reveal my wonderful (belated!) Xmas gift from my hubbie, which arrived last Friday...
{drum roll}

Ta da!!!

I have been wanting a set of these drawers for THE longest time, and now I have my very own, and I am sooooo happy!!

I haven't got them all full or organized yet, but I've made a start...

So what other fun goodies are there on your desks???

I'm popping over to Juia's Stamping Ground to find out...

SUCH FUN indeed!!!

PS If you'd like some real snail mail, do drop me an email at claire[dot]sauer[at]ntlworld[dot]com with your mailing address and I promise to send you a note/card/letter you can actually hold in your hand :o)

PPS A BIG thank you to my new followers - so lovely to e-meet you! - and an even BIGGER thank you to everyone who visits - apparently I've passed 25,000 page views in total. WOW!!

PPPS Nearly forgot - today's quote from my quote box:

With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Chinese proverb


Nikki said...

Who doesn't love snail mail that's not a bill enjoy your new prezzie and can't wait to see it all organized Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki #6

voodoo vixen said...

Oooh I love your set of drawers, I had something similar when we were in Saudi and found them really useful for organising stuff! Lots of pretty craftiness on your desk this week!! Annette #3

Ali H said...

Oh yes - such fun ! And those drawers look great - for 12 x 12 papers are they ? Hope you find lots of fun stash as you sort out what will go in there !! Ali x #8

sandra de said...

Lovely set of drawers ... Looks like you will put it to good use.
Sandra @16

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh I love the doodly bird goodies, they are always so adorable.
You'll love the drawer storage, can use it for so much, I've 10 in my crafty area and just redid a closet by taking the doors off, adding 6 of these and a counter top for a great spacious desk. Sorting everything before I fill them up. It's clean up and out here. Happy WOYWW #13 today!

Tuire Flemming said...

Everyone needs drawers! Your´s looks very useful. And those birdies are sooo cute!
I´ll e-mail you :)
Happy WOYWW!
Tuire #5

Helen said...

Great drawers, missus! now show us inside!! I love Miranda too, (though this week wasn't as funny as last...) such fun indeed! Helen, 10

Jackie said...

Love the package you recieved with the birds!!!!!!
Also like your new set of draws great gift from hubby
Jackie 26

okienurse said...

awesome lot of doodle birds! Very nice. Love the new drawers and I would bet they will be very useful in a lot of ways. Have a great week. Vickie #43

Unknown said...

Oh I have got drawer envy!

MrsC.x said...

gotta love some snail mail i dont think any of us get nearly enough happy snail mail!

Happy WOYWW Mrs.C #46 {i think?!}

Lynn Holland said...

Glad the Doodly Birds made you smile Claire. How lovely to have a new toy to play with, are you playing shop or office with your new drawers

Sandy said...

Those draws are so great a friend has those but she keeps reorganising what she puts in them.. Stamps, paper, bits and bobs.
Sandy :) #25

froebelsternchen said...

Excellent to see this workdesk an so nice to meet you !I scrolled your blog and are amazed by the wonderful collages you make!
Have a good and creative rest of the week!
xxx Susi

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Unknown said...

I love your new set of draws, where did they come from?

Anonymous said...

You have got a lovely blog! Just passing by to say hello back:D

Neesie said...

You must have been a very good girl to have such a great Christmas present. ;D
The Doodlybirds are so chirpy!!!

I've also had such wonderful pressies sent through snail mail and I'm loving it...I don't think you can beat seeing an unexpected surprise in your post box.

Happy WOYWW ~ have fun
Neesie ♥ #24

Glenda said...

Always wanted a set of those drawers. They must be awful handy! Great presents all around!
Glenda 96

Anonymous said...

I love birdies too and here is a blog you might like:

She does some FAB bird things and I've been inspired by her often - maybe you will too?

Happy WOYWW - sorry I pipped you :)

MA (1)

Joynana said...

Hi Claire, love your storage. I have the one with smaller drawers but I do love it. #99

MiniOwner said...

Such a super post to read - I like your style. :o) Brilliant drawers! And cute birdies, too. Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@104)

Lori said...

Love the pretty birds and the storage. I have one like it buy mine has colored drawers.
Lori #84

Anonymous said...

What a lovely parcel Clare, definitely Happy Mail. Great storage, love those carts on wheels but don't have room for one!

Brenda 106

ria gall said...

How lucky are you twice over, bird goodies and new storage. I started planning what I would put in them then remembered they were not mine, oh well.
Ria #114

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Your new drawer storage is wonderful! And what goodies you received! So cute!

SandeeNC said...

you lucky, lucky girl with all those doodle bird goodies! And I have one of those drawer systems too, although I think yours may be bigger so I might be developing some drawer envy! ♥ waving hi from the soggy laden hills of North Carolina ☺

Tamika said...

Like your cart! I want & probably need one I just don't have the space! Happy WOYWW!

Laura said...

I often nearly use Mranda quotes but think noone will 'get' them and I'll just look like a wally!
Laura 92

April said...

Cute birdies. :-) Lovin the drawers - I have one like it and I like it because it holds 12X12 paper.
April #141

Beckyt said...

I love those draws bet it makes organising your stash a whole lot easier :)


Queenie Jeannie said...

Congrats on your lovely mail and new drawers!!! You really are having such fun!

Jeannie #47

Nelle said...

Not alway.Just the odd time couldn't you just hug that postman..what a nice gift.
The drawers are a must have in any craft area..and i must have them.
Lucky you.
Nelle #152

Nelle said...

OOPS! should read Not always...

Morti said...

Oooh, not often you get to say to someone "nice drawers" and not get a funny look....... I had to come and be nosey after I saw you mention them in your comment on Shirley's blog. Me, nosey? Never!!!

Morti #67

Neet said...

Love that quote. Great gift from Lynne and also from DH - lucky girl!
Hugs, Neet 7 - thanks for visiting me xx

Nicky said...

Love the snail mail you got what fun and great storage - I have not shared my desk this week as am busy looking after my friends cattery but am enjoying looking at everyone else craftiness - Have a great week

Sue Brown said...

LOVE the Chinese proverb at the end and enjoyed seeing all your goodies :)