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Good morning, my friends. Firstly, let me say a huge thanks for all your comments last week. They were so lovely to read. You know, when John was so ill last year, and I hardly left the house, you were my window on the world – you regularly “came into my home” with your posts, your visits to my blog, and your comments. It was so lovely – thanks!

So, secondly, the reason we are all here, my desk. It has actually seen some activity other than dumping!! I’ve been busy making some samples of the sort of cards I make for a local hotel. They may want to sell some of my work… so…

Ta-da. My desk this morning – taken yesterday afternoon. A shot of a rather small section. Can’t show you the rest ‘cos it’s full of cards – but here’s a little glimpse on my waste paper.

So, acrylic stamping block, scissors, blade, bone folder, pointy tool, cotton buds, inks, glue, pile of paper for acting as a slight softener when stamping, the necessary spectacles, mobile phone. So from that you may deduce I have been stamping, some practice and some second generation. I have been inking up backgrounds looking at the shape of the card on that pad. The pokey tool suggests die-cutting. The blade and scissors, cutting out. You have deduced correctly!!

So that’s it, folks. Nothing terribly riveting, I’m afraid. I have also done a couple of jigsaws, and am still knitting a jumper for a baby. I have a living room covered in dust and dust sheets, as I have workmen in taking out a fireplace. They should finish today and then I shall need to wipe all the surfaces ready for visitors this evening.

I’ll get around to visiting – but it may not all happen today.

Take care, my friends. God bless.


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One Reply to “WOYWW397”


    Good luck with getting your cards into the hotel for sale. It’s always nice when someone else appreciates your work enough to pay for it. Have a super week! Hugs, Michelle #27
    Mon, 16 Jan 2017 22:38:48

    Pleased to see you crafting and glad Christmas was ok. Thanks for visiting my desk already, I am running slightly late this week with my return visits. Kyla #28
    Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:49:21

    Wow, the waste paper alone looks gorgeous… can’t wait to see those cards! Thanks for visiting my desk last week, you asked about my ‘Word of the year’ and I replied your comment on my blog in case you’re still interested (or maybe you saw it already?) Have a great weekend, love from Holland, Marit #24
    Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:38:59

    Hi Margaret, Gee, I kinda find your scratch paper to be riveting! Does that mean it doesn’t take much to entertain me? Lol, it’s true, I’m like a kitty happy for hours with a bit of lint! I can tell from your scratch paper that your creations are beautiful! Enjoy having that fireplace gone and the workmen all gone so you can clean up!! Hugs, Darnell
    Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:34:47

    Loving the waste paper, bet the cards are lovely going by that. Thanks for the visit BJ#13
    Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:06:30

    Ali Wade
    Happy Belated WOYWW. It is great to see a creative workspace without any projects. The tools/mediums we use are always interesting. Hope that the fireplace was removed successfully and the dust wiped. Ali x #29
    Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:41:11

    Arnoldo L. Romero
    What a blessing to have your work sold through a local hotel. I’d love to hear how you made that contact. Blessings to you and your family!
    Fri, 13 Jan 2017 02:50:57

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!! I appreciate it so much. Stamping is so much fun!
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:26:57

    Melissa Gross
    I imagine those are some wonderful cards from the look of all those FUN supplies! WOYWW#41 – thanks for stopping by this week! 🙂
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:25:55

    Exciting that they may sell your cards, i’m currently working on a e shop to sell cards for charity, hope to reveal very soon. thx for your visit Vicky
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017 12:16:59

    sandra de
    Sounds like you have your desk under c complete control and you must be working with a plan in mind. sandra de @22
    Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:02:06

    I am trying to visit everyone that’s visited me but the connection is awful here so will have to be quick. You were right there is snow. Have a great week and happy woyww, Angela x 14
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:24:19

    Lynn 5
    Hope your workmen do a good job for you and you’re back to normal soon. You’ll have to show us some pics when you’ve finished. Love a good nosey around people’s houses haha
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:54:34

    Annie Claxton
    Hi Margaret, enjoy your knitting, have fun with you rvisitors and I hope the workmen are all done and dusted with no problems :o)xxx Annie C #21
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:26:13

    I do hope you are not going to throw away that “waste” paper, Margaret! The colours are glorious. I keep mine till they have matured nicely and no white space remains – they make for great projects! I’m glad you’re back creating rather than dumping – if I don’t create, my studio soon becomes a dumping ground so I know the problem! Thank you for such a lovely comment that made me smile out loud and read it out to my hubby! Unfinished Symphonies! Lovely! I hardly put myself in the same bracket as the fabulous Schubert though! I laughed at your wisdom comment too… fortunately, it is “the fear of the Lord [that] is the beginning of wisdom” and not the presence or absence of troublesome teeth though, isn’t it!!! I just hope I don’t have to have this one removed. It’s always settled down again in the past so I live in hope, but it’s a lot worse than it’s ever been before. All I can say is it’s darned uncomfortable and I’m getting pretty fed up with it day after day. So glad you like my embroideries! God bless and happy New Year and WOYWW, Shoshi #30 x
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:24:28

    Hi Margaret, It’s my first time doing WOYWW and I’m pleased to meet you. I hope the workmen don’t make too much mess! Crafty hugs Sez x
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:23:53

    Oooh a new fireplace that will be so nice when all the dust that hasn’t settled is all behind you 🙂 and haha my desk looks nearly the same Margaret. ~Stacy #40
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:53:03

    Hello Margaret. Thank you for popping by and your very kind comments.Look forward to seeing your cards – how wonderful to be asked to make for a hotel. You are so kind re my card – please feel free to copy as much as you want, I’d be honoured. Hope the mess from the fireplace removal was easy to clear. We had one removed – it was made from stone and extended to either side of the room. Oh the mess! worth it afterwards and they were very good.Look forward to photos of a new fireplace? Also love to see your cards when you are able to share. Take care of yourself. Hugs Anne x #18
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:33:26

    Hi Margaret, well the cards sound intriguing! Hope they work out well! My nose is already itching at the thought of all that dust.
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:35:34

    very attractive waste paper Margaret… maybe offer your guests a duster and have a dusting off party? Have a lovely evening, and may your cards sell very well… donna #45
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:48:38

    Hi Margaret, Hope the workmen are finished and you can get sorted. Intrigued to see what you made. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy WOYWW Sue #17
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:26:45

    You are such a busy little bee! Hope that work went well and you didn’t have too much dust to clear.x Jo
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:31:00

    Sounds like you have been very busy! I hate when they do work on the home, the dust seems to get in everywhere! Happy WOYWW! Tertia #8
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:11:09

    Sounds like you’ve been busy! Would love to see the cards you are making for the hotel. Have fun with your visitors! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #39
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:58:44

    Hi Margaret. Thanks for visiting me earlier. It’s such great news that you’ve been crafting and creating. Good luck with selling lots of your cards. Really hope the dust settles very soon for you. Hugs, Annie x #16
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:00:42

    Sharon K
    Hope the card making goes well. Congrats on the hotel wanting to sell some of your cards. How exciting! Happy WOYWW Sharon K #38
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:57:19

    Hi Margaret, it does look as if you’ve been having fun. Will be cool to see some of the cards, when you can show them. Oh my, the thought of all that dust! Any work like that seems to create enough dust that it takes weeks to clear. You go round and clean everywhere, and by the time you’ve finished, it’s all settled again. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 xxx
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:41:55

    Shaz in Oz.x
    Hi dear Margaret, am glad you’re plugging along there in amidst the dusty renovations!!! … enjoy your visitors and don’t work too hard, looking forward to seeing what interesting items come from your desk, lovely combination of inks there. Happy WOYWW Thanks for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x #6 {Calligraphy Cards – Shaz in Oz}
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 10:09:45

    I like the fact you’ve teased us with the outline of a moved project on your fab desk! Happy WOYWW Kathyk #15
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:33:39

    Ooooo that little glimpse is somewhat of a tease.. but it looks like so much inky fun has been going on. I hope the hotel likes your samples and that your fireplace is up and running soon. Have a good week x Erika #9
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:11:58

    Judy McCarthy
    I’m glad you’ve been able to do some crafting Margaret, and hope you have a nice time with your visitors.
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:03:59

    Know just what you mean about the WOYWW family, like you when my son was ill I still looked up the posts on my little Kindle and read the comments even if I didn’t post. You are brave having a fireplace taken out this time of year with all the dust and opening of doors etc. Keep warm Ani xx
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:59:44

    Oh hecky thump! I wrote a long comment and went to post it but I had not put my name in the box at the top and so it told me the name was invalid but it wiped my comment (or so it appears). I like the look of the card you have used underneath your colouring. I must remember to use some myself when I get back around to stamping and colouring. At the moment I have been journalling like a crazy woman. I like to use the card that has picked up colour for diecutting and stamping over. Do you do the same? Well Margaret, hope we can get a trip in to do the ‘Alice’ trail before too long, maybe when the weather is kinder. Hope we can meet up for a coffee when we do and you never know, we might even make it for one of those famous jacket potatoes in town. Now don’t overdo it with the cleaning, sounds like you have a big job on with that fireplace coming out. One job leads to another doesn’t it. Take care, you are often in my thoughts. God Bless, Hugs, Neet 4 xxx
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:32:27

    I struggled to see an acrylic block, then realised your scissors are sitting on it (I think!) love the colours you’ve been using on your secret cards!! Happy WOYWW Helen #2
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:17:46

    waste is in the eye of the beholder! thanks for the view of your desk today! Robyn 1
    Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:11:42

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