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Hello, my friends, and a very happy and blessed new year to you. I realise that the title of our lovely group is what’s on your workdesk – but please believe me when I say I would much rather NOT show you what is on my desk this evening. I’m writing this on Tuesday evening, after a day supposedly dedicated to taking down the Christmas decorations – but we all know what happens to the best laid plans…. Needless to say the task is not completed. What with the lovely treat of some unexpected visitors, phone calls from health care professionals, a dash to the surgery for a script, then getting it made up at the pharmacy…. you get the picture.

Those of a nervous disposition should scroll down rapidly here – I would hate to be responsible for your state of health after seeing my desk. There are some better photos further down.. So, here it is, in all its glory

So – from right to left – a telephone directory open at a number I really MUST get around to phoning; my new ultimate pro – which, yes, I have now tried out; a box card in the making (used the pro for this!!); a rack of paper and card; the rubbish bin; Christmas stockings; a present not yet put away. And on the floor are bits and bobs of decorations not sorted and put away. The angel we bought in Vancouver nearly 19 years ago, which I dressed; a metal angel Mr and Mrs D gave us as a pre Christmas present this year. The door in the far distance leads into the eaves storage area, and that is where the decorations are heading once all are tidied! Total chaos.

Before tackling this I have actually done a fair bit of crafting this week.

Two of our grandchildren are becoming teenagers this month – so a card for Nathan.

A gift box for Emma’s present. The box card is still in the making!!

A card for a son in law

Sorry about the quality – or lack thereof – of the pictures – not very good light late on Tuesday evening!

Last, but not least, a picture of the arran cardigan, finished well in time for Christmas, and modelled by John. He is also showing off his extremely smart oxygen machine. It takes air from the room, gets rid of the nitrogen, and pumps through mainly oxygen. Amazingly clever, and piped from the machine downstairs as well, so John can use it anywhere in the house. This was taken only a few days after he came out of hospital – hence the somewhat dazed look – but I need you to know that the bruise on his forehead was NOT made by his physiotherapist, but was self inflicted when he fell asleep after lunch one day in hospital and crashed onto his table! Ouch!! I don’t think the medics know what to make of him – he is recovering well, very tired, but eating well, beginning to do little bits each day. I praise God for the way he is feeling so much better at this time. Tuesday afternoon I went out and left him at home on his own for an hour whilst getting his prescription – the first time I left him since he came home. I think I was more nervous than he was!

So that’s us this week, folks. Plodding on, not quite able to believe the first week of the new year has already gone by.

Why not join this group of artists and crafters showing off their workspace? Pop over to Stamping ground and find out all about the hows and the whys.

Take care. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW344”


    Have not seen a post since this one – are things alright? I have been worrying about John and his health. Pray things are not bad again or gong any worse. Neet xx
    Thu, 18 Feb 2016 17:17:31

    Your busy desk looks inspiring! The cardigan looks so good on John! Glad he’s doing better… take care and happy New Year to the both of you! Have a great weekend. Love from the Netherlands, Marit #29
    Fri, 08 Jan 2016 09:55:24

    I have to say compared to my desk, this isn’t too bad! Some lovely cards and a great cardigan. So jealous of those who can knit. Believe me I’ve ride, but safe to say there are more holes than stitches when j make anything! Thanks for the visit earlier, I’m late on my WOYWW rounds! Happy crafting! Catherine #38 Xxx
    Thu, 07 Jan 2016 22:50:45

    Hi Margaret, Glad John is doing well and the machine if effective. Lovely cards. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #33
    Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:26:51

    Peg R 66
    It is always so hard to leave when they are in such fragile condition. Looks like you have been busy and things are improvine. Peg 66
    Thu, 07 Jan 2016 01:49:52

    I LOVE your busy desk, Margaret! It didn’t terrify me at all haha! Lots of nice cards in progress too. How lovely to see a pic of John. The new machine sounds quite amazing, and I am sure it is giving him some benefit. Please give him my love! I really like your new website, which is actually quite a lot easier to read than the old one. Great job! Thank you for your lovely comment. I am being very good at not punishing myself for stuff not done, because I know I’m actually doing quite a lot! I am happy my mojo is returning but it’s still baby steps. I’m doing a bit of Zentangle each day. I did some baking today for the chemo-ites on the unit where I had my treatment – I’m looking forward to seeing the nurses again on Friday when I go in for a port flush. Please pray for my hubby who has to have a colonoscopy on 19th. We are hoping for the best as neither of us want a repeat of last year!! I’m highly amused that you like my Marmade tin with the paintbrushes – for years I’ve been meaning to alter it and make it a bit more pretty but have never got round to it!! Perhaps after this I should leave it as it is lol! A very happy new year to you both, and may we all enjoy a healthier year ahead. God bless you both. Shoshi #22
    Thu, 07 Jan 2016 01:14:42

    Hi Margaret, so good to see John looking so well. I can quite understand you feeling nervous about leaving John alone- Doug was baby minding me for weeks after I came home, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 21:42:50

    Sharon Madson
    So glad to hear John is home and doing well. He is a doing a great job as a model, here too. I apologize for no contact lately. I have now excuse like you would have. I will try to do better in the new year! I love your card for Nathan! I am amazed at what all you do, besides taking care of John. Even though I am bad about communicating, I am still praying for your both. #58
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 21:22:21

    Sharon K
    Nice to see John in his cardigan! You have been busy
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:44:45

    Hello Margaret! Thanks so much for stopping by my very pink desk earlier – and for the warm welcome! Your desk looks as though it’s been a centre of creativity. I very much like the ‘manly’ card that you’ve made for the son-in-law. Cards for chaps can be so difficult! Have a lovely week – see you next Wednesday. Clair x WOYWW #25
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:50:43

    Oh wow. It’s so good to see John is out of hospital and amazing the Drs with his progress. I’m really thrilled for you both. I’m sure all the positive vibes and prayers coming your way will have helped. Here’s hoping we can all enjoy and share many happy crafty times in 2016. Hugs, Annie x # 20
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:38:37

    Aww bless him – Its lovely that you have him home and well done for going out to get the prescription (((hug))). You have been more creative than me this week! Happy New Year! and thank you for the visit earlier xxSue 16
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:59:38

    Zoe – craftygasheadzo
    Great post and great pic of John in his cardy. Take care Zo xx 42
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:56:56

    Carol N
    John looks pretty chipper in that cardigan and machine! Glad he’s feeling better! Your cards are very cool! Hope you have a great week! Carol N #43
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 12:40:38

    Now that’s the best picture of the week! John, up and dressed. My word the man has a strength. As for the landing leading to the eaves – it only looks like chaos to you, from where I’m sitting, those boxes look very comfortable and out of the way for now!Love to you for a calm and less interrupted week!
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:48:55

    pearshaped chris
    Oh what a great photo of John! So good to see that he is up and about! I just read your previous post so understand what a joy this must be for you! Great cards you have made there too! The desk….looks busy!!! Hugs, Chrisx 38
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:42:35

    I’m not playing this week but I had to come visit. John looks very well and I pray for his continued recovery. Thinking of you!
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:54:32

    Plans always seem to get waylaid by life deciding we need to something else. Hopefully this week will go smoothly and you can find some time to create with your Ultimate Pro.Do adore that angel. Good new about John being home and getting around. Diane #35
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:28:06

    hello Margaret and Happy New Year. The angel is beautiful. Gosh you’ve been busy with all your makes as well. I’ve made one little box – prototype only!!! Good to see John in his lovely new jumper. ouch re the bruise -!! Take care Anne x#34
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:23:06

    Barb Williams
    Morning Margaret, The Angel is beautiful and what a lovely pop up box on your desk. You’ve certainly been busy already. John ‘s jumper looks very smart. So glad that you have him home again and hope that he’s soon feeling much better. Barb x #28
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 09:39:13

    Glad to read that you’ve used your ultimate pro. That angel is divine.As is that gift box for Emma. Vicky #9
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 07:27:41

    Bleubeard and Elizabeth
    So glad to read that John is home and getting better. Let’s hope he stays awake while at the table at your home. Happy WOYWW from # 1. Had the darndest time finding the hashtag symbol this morning.
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 06:41:27

    oh, how fabulous that John is home. I sure hope he continues to improve and that he gets no more bruises!! Your desk looks – ermmm – full! Happy New Year to you both. xx Helen 3
    Wed, 06 Jan 2016 06:35:15

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