Hello, my friends spread throughout the world. It’s good to be back home after our week away. Yes, we made it – but more about that later… I’m here to join in with What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, which last week celebrated its 7th birthday, and is usually hosted by the delectable Julia. However, she is “indisposed”, so we are currently hosted by that fabulous wiz with a sewing machine – Jan – right here. Why don’t you join us…
So, here’s what you all need to see – my workdesk.
You can see that my posh new shelves are still neat and tidy – only because we haven’t been there to mess them up. In the foreground is a book Mrs D has lent us, a bag of goodies which I can use if I like them – and then the box contains most of Mrs D’s dies which I am looking after for her whilst she is away, and ditto her stamps in the white folder. The desktop on the computer is a picture of teasel heads I took last year at Martin Mere. Not a lot of activity, you say – and you would be right. I have done nothing but try to catch up since getting home.
I knew I couldn’t take part in last week’s ATC swap as we were due to be away. Imagine my surprise and delight to come home to this lovely design by Shaz silverwolf. She simply wanted to send me one anyway. THANK YOU so much Shaz – a lovely gift.
So that is my desk… Just before going away I learned that my entry in the Winter wonderland “Anything but a card” challenge had won first prize!! I had the opportunity to choose $12 of digital images from Di’s Digital Images. These gorgeous fun images are really reasonably priced – and beautifully drawn. Before we went away I printed my choice onto different sort of paper – watercolour card, thin card, and the reverse of some Centura Pearl card. They came out beautifully, and I had fun beginning to colour them. Aren’t they just fun and quirky?
We have enjoyed our break, and managed to go out most days. John coped well with a situation we simply didn’t know at all, and didn’t go down with an infection. We drove around Coniston lake, went from Windermere up over the pass via Thirlmere to Keswick and then back over the Shap, visited Martin Mere on a gloriously sunny and warm day, and went to The Paper warehouse in Kendal… yes, afraid so… couldn’t resist some of the half price and 30% off offers!!!
Some freebies with magazines, a Britannia die at half price, a spellbinders die at 30% off, a Woodware stamp also at 30% off, some pergamano supplies, stickles, liquid pearls, a large stamp block, water colour paper, and a notebook. Yes, I’m going to try (when I get some time) to alter its cover… about time I went outside my little comfort zone!!!
We were sitting in the lounge at the holiday bungalow one afternoon – and – look who came calling! A delightful surprise. I don’t think I have ever been so close to a Roe deer. He was quite casual about dropping in to people’s gardens and munching on their greenery! Wasn’t bothered about me being so close – until I opened the window to get a clearer shot, and then became quite nervous.
So, that is it for this week, folks. I pray Julia may now be beginning her recovery after major surgery – and wish her well.
Take care, dear friends. God bless.