I've been to the orthadontist with my son this morning - he's had his brace fitted so am a bit late with my WOYWW post...
My desk is a bit boring this morning but I do have lots of stuff to post so you'll have to bear (bare??) with me. There's the card still there from last night (in my previous post), which I need to write in and give to my brother and sister in law. The other stuff is basically just tools, pens, glues - seriously nothing exciting i'm afraid.
Here's my desk which I had tidied up after finishing a project i'd been working on - more on that later in the post, and some pics of my surroundings and a surprise pic right at the end of this post so keep reading...
and here's one of the sofa behind me - which is tidied because I straighten it in the morning when the dog has got up (its his bed because the cat has taken over his basket and he's too grumpy to share)!! Believe me, before we repurposed the conservatory (i.e. before the big clear up) it DID NOT look this tidy - but now it is dedicated craft space, I have a place to put everything. Everybody's happy - especially me...
Sofa (with Katie Kitten - who had to get in on the act):
If you want to join in or see some exciting desks (which i'm going to check out myself after i've posted this) - Check out Julia and her cult following at Stamping Ground. WOYWW stands for whats on your workdesk wednesday and had nearly 60 viewings last week - it took me the rest of Wednesday and best part of Thursday to visit everyone - go and say hi to a few people and check out whats on their desk by clicking here . It really is great fun and a way to get to know your crafty (sounds a bit wrong) sisters!!!
Here's the surprise I wanted to share with you which LITERALLY arrived as I had opened up to post this - timing or what.
Ta-da - I was the one who bought this lovely canvas of poppies from Wipso and Twiglet - from the Sisters Crafty Creations - the link to their site is in my right hand bar.
It is such a lovely thing and has a very precious meaning for me. It is now sitting in pride of place on the wall above my desk where I am currently sat blogging. I bought it because it reminds me so much of my Dad and our joint love for poppies. We grew them (which in itsself is not hard) but we used to randomly throw poppy seeds in bleak and bland places to liven them up and we'd be out and about in the car and say things like - "ooh that could do with some poppies on it"...
I bought it to mark what would have been his 70th Birthday last Monday (25th January) - which was also the 2nd anniversary of his last session of chemotherapy (which he had on his last birthday (68th), and incidentally, the day I also found out about my tumor.
Anyway - this picture is to remind me of the happy times, not to make me sad. I feel so happy to have bought it from such a talented and new found blogging friend - Annie 'Wipso' from A stitch in time. The service I received from Annie was second to none - I paid yesterday and she ran all the way to the post office to get it to me today.... Annie - you're a special and talented lady- Thank you.
I think this post is long enough today so I'll save my project for another time.
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