Afternoon fabulous bloggers.
Thanks for dropping by to view my space this week for WOYWW. Wanna join in? - then pop over to Julia, cult leader, at Stamping Ground - founder of the ever growing group of bloggers that share their desks - what they're up to, what they've got on them, exuses, reasons - whatever you want to call it for the current state of said desk or washing machine LOL (pop over to GezzyB's Crafty Bits to find out more on this concept of crafting)!!! Having said all that, if you want to join in or just have a nosey and visit everyone who partakes, please do remember to leave a comment or just say "Hi" and let everyone know you've been by. We all appreciate this tremendously.
Anyway, without further ado, i'll show you my
mess desk this week. I didn't actually do any crafting yesterday as I fell on the hoover after cleaning up after the SKY man, who had just upgraded my craftroom/conservatory box from mere multiroom - to SKY plus. He'd left his drill dust down the side of the sofa so I hoovered, tried to straighten the mat... the next minute I was on top of the hoover and in tremendous pain. I hurt my knee, ankle, wrist and to add pain where it's least needed - my ribs!!! I felt so sorry for myself yesterday, crafting was out of the question. I went to sleep for a while on the sofa then just watched TV. Ooops - there I go again, digressing!!!
Here's the desk:
On the desk are some scrapbooks I bought in out of the garage (it's never ending that there supply in my garage)!!!, some cards I made two days ago that I need to blog, my cupcake stand with all my adhesives in the bottom, my punches in the centre (not my MS ones though - they're safely away in the drawer), in the top I have squatters that I need to move on to their rightful place - i.e. my excuse of a sewing box!!! Also on the desk are an order I received yesterday of some different coloured skeleton leaves for some more candle makes. I also purchased some lovely bargain organza bags to put finished candles in should I ever do a craft stall anywhere!!! Other than that, they'll do for gifts and were only 32p each and are actually sold as bottle bags - making them cheaper than those paper bag things you buy for bottles!!!
Here is the next view:
Here you can see some more A5 files from tesco - although these weren't 20p like the green ones - these were a whopping 60p each (LOL)! I filled the green ones up too full so m OH fetched me some more while he was in the vacinity of tesco (well he was nearer than I was at the time - put it that way!!!). All in all - not a lot to show on my desk really.
I want to share with you all the cards I recived for my birthday which I have photographed around the conservatory/craft room.
This is the one that my lovely Mum made me...
and the inside:
My mum went to the 'More is More' school of crafting and is a self confessed 'I don't know when to stop' crafter!!!
Here are my lovely flowers:
My Birthday this year was such a fantastic day. I had friends, family and colleagues round, a load of us had a chinese in the evening - which was my treat. The day didn't end until 11.30 when my my dear friend Wendy went home... My special friend (and one of my oldest) Donna came to stay until Sunday. I was also spoilt by my new blogging friends - you know who you are - you really added to making this birthday extra special so thankyou with all my heart.
It so made up for the last two years which were both tinged with great sadness - the last one being the first without my Dad - but the memories were quite fresh as the year before on my Birthday he was basically told there wasn't a lot they could do for his lung cancer. We'd went out for a meal in the evening but I kept excusing myself to go to the ladies where I'd break down rather than let my Dad see me upset. Anyway, as I said - this year really made up for it!!!
One final thing - this will be my last WOYWW for a couple of weeks as next Monday, I will be admitted to hospital to have sugery to remove my tumor (which i've named Tommy). I have my surgery on Tuesday and expect to remain in the Northern General at Sheffield for the remainder of the week - or until they throw me out!!!! So from Monday, there won't be anything going on on my desk for at least a couple of weeks as I expect to be restricted in my activities especially on my lefthand side. The surgery will include cutting through the muscle, ribs, chest wall and removing Tommy from my lungs and everything he's attached himself to so i'll take it all as it comes. But do not fear - I will be blogging as soon as I can - so stand by your desks as I'll be helping Julia (if she doesn't mind) visit you all and inspecting craft areas - be they desks, the floor, the dining table or washing machine!!!
Big hugs to everyone - especially if you stayed and read to the end!!! tee hee!!! I'll start visiting as soon as i've made myself respectable!!!
x x x