Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Well, what can I say.  I haven’t joined in the last couple of weeks because of several factors – the major one being that I am a bad blogger and didn’t get round to leaving as many comments as I really should do – so because of the pressure I put myself under – as well as other factors, I thought it best not to join in if I can’t get round to comment on other blogs because I don’t feel that would be fair of me!  So I apologise to anyone who left a message and didn’t get a reciprocal one from me!

What else has been happening?  I’ve been sat staring at my desk for a while – and that’s as far as I got.  Because I couldn’t get myself going, I’d move the things round on the desk or sort some papers out – I think it’s called procrastinating!!!

I’ve been suffering from a distinct lack of space on the desk – a bit more than the usual lack of space – so I did take pictures with good intentions of joining in last week – but it wasn’t to be.  Here is a selection of pics of the desk over the last week.  There was such a lack of desk space that if affected my ability to use my cameo as the paper just wouldn’t have gone through the back – I found out what the problem was though: 

DO NOT DISTURB... please?
sorry for the terrible colour of this photo -
I think it was when the lamp was on

Yes – that was the problem.  She found the warm spot.  There is a radiator at the back of the desk, the shelves are fastened to the wall a couple of inches above the radiator, so the air flow comes through the bottom of the shelves and above the desk… she knows you know!  Anyway, she kind of shoved my Cameo forward in order to make herself some space.  She was there for almost a week straight run.  She’s abandoned her box which should have been sent back with the Grand Calibur in, but she’d adopted it, so I didn’t have the heart to turf her out.  However, since then, she’s been on the verge of being evicted because she’s made a bit of a mess.  That was going to be another post that I didn’t get round to writing – but here are some pics of her box – which I now have evicted her from – it’s been subject to a demolition order too!!!


She just scratched away at the sides of it and as you can see from the pictures – she’d gone right through on one corner.  

How could you ever be mad with this though:


When she finally got off – probably for food, my desk was completely covered in hairs!  Most of all it was all stuck to my ATG gun tape and also the sellotape and dispenser. Worst of all though, it was in my Cameo so I spent a large amount of time cleaning that out hoping that it’s not going to affect the workings… due to lack of cover, I thought I'd put a pillowcase over it to save it from further abuse!!!!  I also pushed it right to the back of the desk so that she had no room to go back behind it again.

How wrong was I?


She started at the front because there was no gap at the back, but the she laid on top of it until it started to slide forward just enough to make a really snug gap- she doesn’t look uncomfortable does she?

Right – on to this weeks desk.  Not much happening, most of the stuff is out because of my Christmas card making - and is a bit tidier than it was because I lost something and had a mad PANIC and went through 5 boxes of stuff to not find was I was looking for.  I finally found what I wanted between a couple of magazines in my lovely Anna Griffin tote bag! PHEW!!! 

Anyway – moving on, here is my desk, which I believe most people will have come to see (I hear you shouting “Finally”)!!!

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So there you have it – nothing special, just very very messy and busy looking. If you want a closer look at any of the pictures - just click on them because I've left them at full size - just right click on pic, select 'view image' - when you are in view mode, if you see a magnifying glass at your cursor, click it and the image will (or should) fill the page for you!

If you want to know what this desk parading is all about… visit Julia at the Stamping Ground HERE and she’ll tell you all about it.  However, in brief, basically you take a pic of what you are doing – where ever you work, write a blog post telling us all about it – it DOES NOT need to be as long as mine (I'll get my legs slapped for writing War and Peace), then visit Julia and link it up to what is usually rather a long list of lovely bloggers wanting to show you what they've got - some even show you their drawers!!!.  Leave a message – then go and visit desks of like minded people… like minded because they are creative in whatever way the see fit!!! (unlike me – at the moment I’m a wannabe)!!!

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Happy Crafting with hugs,
Paula x x x


  1. Love your cosy cat...! You look very busy, unless (like me) you just don't put things away..!! Helen, 4

  2. Looks like she knows exactly where to go! I would think the hair would be a bit of a hazard, but it must be nice to have the company! :) Happy WOYWW! Tammy #80

  3. Hi Paula,
    I've heard of life getting in the way of crafting but a cat?......Love the pics :-)
    A x #38

  4. Girl you have no room to craft and the cat I don't know about that.
    68 Carole

  5. Looks like someone needs a talking to! And I don't mean to cat, lol!! Whose desk is it anyway, oh wait, I forgot, cats own the entire house and men and dogs should just get used to it lol! Glad you've reclaimed the desk though.

    Brenda 73

  6. Your cat looks so comfy - it's a shame to disturb her - enjoy the festive fun. x Jo

  7. Hehehe!! It's not your desk, you know? It definately belongs to the furry one!
    Happy WOYWW

  8. A cute cat indeed - they are really clever at finding all the best places to sleep. Our cat has just been banned from my husbands workshop - she chewed holes in his model aircraft!
    Bernice #104

  9. great looking desk and I love the pictures of the cat. Did I tell you I think she and Stormy Cat are sisters...They look a lot a like, except for the white collar and paws, and their antics are spot on. I am keeping a roll of the sticky clothes tape at the desk to grab the airs so they don't become part of the project! I had a great time on my cruise but now I am so feeling the crunch of the holiday season. I plan on getting the tree and decorations up by Friday and leaving them till...?? I hope you have your holiday plans more in control then I do! Have a great week! Vickie #3

  10. Awww! What a sweet terror, I mean kitty! :) That is so funny about the heat and how she just keeps making herself right at home. In the second and third picture she looks like she's got a real attitude though, as if she would like to be asleep so would you just stop taking her picture already! lol :) And also like she's maybe thinking if you would just turn your back for two seconds she would be laid down and asleep and immobilized in one of those two seconds. Sometimes I wish I had a dog doesn't have nearly that much attitude! :) But he is a sweetie so I wouldn't trade him. That was a really good idea to cover up your Cameo with a pillowcase. Maybe, if she is there to stay for the cold season, you could just throw a flat sheet over the whole area when you aren't crafting and then she wouldn't get hair on anything, maybe? Well, thanks for sharing all the pictures with us and have a great rest of the week! :) Deeyll #48

  11. Oh my goodness, that is those of the cutest photos of your kitty on your desk. Makes me smile when I see it.

    My mom's cat used to lay on her keyboard when she wanted to use her computer.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Belinda (65)

  12. Hi Paula, love the cat pictures! It's amazing how cats always look comfortable even if they are in the oddest positions! I have not been able to visit everyone who comments and I do feel guilty about that but if I stop posting because of that, I may never get started again!!!! A blessed Christmas to you! Patsy

  13. Oh Paula this is hilarious. My two kittens are always trying to get into my craft room but they are such nosey little things I have to keep them out! Hope you are well Kim x


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