I didn't want to miss WOYWW so I thought I'd join in by post dating my desk.
Now, in order to do this, I'm writing this post on Sunday afternoon and scheduling it for Wednesday so please bear with me as I am writing in future, present and past tense - how weird is that (and I won't even be here to see it posted!!!)
Anyway, if i've done this right you should be reading on Wednesday and looking at a pic of my desk which was taken Sunday (which is actually today for me - but three days ago to anyone reading) - am I messing with your mind yet (LOL)!!!
If you are reading this, you are probably a member of Julia's gang that post a picture of their desks each Wednesday, tell you a bit about what's going on (or not), what they're currently working on or towards, reveal their mess, or obsessive tidyness and maybe give you a swing or two. If you are really lucky - you might even get a look at their drawers (tee hee)!!! Julia can be found over at the Stamping Ground which is the starting point for the trail of desks. Mr Linky will help you visit each desk - there were 59 last week. Pop over and join in the fun and remember to leave a comment everywhere you visit as we all like a comment or two.
As you can see (if you've been to my desk before), several things have changed. I've altered the layout of my desk and put my cuttlebug on the right and stacked my embossing folders and nestabilities on a CD rack behind the cuttlebug. This has enabled me to select what I need easier rather than scratting about in the drawer where they previously lived. This has given me a spare drawer where i've rehoused my scissors and crop-o-dile. ou might be able to spy some beer mats on here - I borrowed these from a pub following Linda from a Crafting Journey encouraging me to steal them - just like she does (ROFL)
I've also taken the lettering down off my wall and will be replacing this with something else equally extravagant (woteva). Also, I'm not sure whether I'm going to have a shelf put there or not - that was the original plan when we first kitted out the craft area, but my OH is somewhat of a procrastinator (I can't really moan 'cos he does all the laundry instead!!!).
You may have noticed that my cute little peach felt bear is missing from the wall also - thats because he is currently in hospital with me. This little bear was kindly sent by my special blogging friend WIPSO from A Stitch in Time specially to take into hospital with me.
Isn't that poem just brilliant - Annie makes them up herself - so, please don't copy as it wouldn't be fair, but Annie does makes these little fella's for all sorts of ocassions and includes a little poem for each of them so go check out the blog shop at Sisters Crafty Creations.
Recently I have been thinking of a way to store my stamps to make it easier to select the one I want - I haven't nearly as many stamps as the average WOYWWer but my collection is steadily growing. I've filed them in these lush A5 binder folders from tesco - 60p each for the pink ones and 20p each for the green. Stamps are in polypockets with a piece of card in each to stop them from dragging at the bottom where the weight of the stamp is. I've tried to create a theme in filing them - but anything is easier than how they were before.
Finally for this WOYWW post - I want to show you the threads that Sue H at Sue's Kraft Kards had on her desk last week. I bought a couple of bundles and thoroughly enjoyed separating them. Here they are in their new jar.
Righto, please feel free to leave a comment as I will read them when I come out of hospital (although not sure when that will be). My surgery is/was scheduled for Tuesday (yesterday to you lot!) - but I'll be back checking as soon as possible.
I just want to add a BIG THANKYOU to all you WOYWWers, my followers and any visitors who sent their good wishes and enquired about me leading up to my surgery. Its been a tough few weeks since I found out but blogging and meeting new friends and crafty bloggers has helped me through this time and helped me take my mind off it. Actually it seems quite surreal that its happening to me at all because prior to being diagnosed, I hadn't had a day off work for 2 years and regularly worked almost a 50 hour week in a stressful job! Thank you all once again.
Thanks for dropping by and taking the time to read my post. Hope to see you again soon.
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