Well, here we are in the first week of May already - how time flies when you're enjoying yourself. I trust you are all well and getting back to normality after the extended Easter/Royal Wedding/Bank Holiday break! And for those of you who are not so well my wish for you is that this week sees an improvement.
We took advantage of the great weather and took a few trips out, picnicked a lot, let the housework go and generally had fun. Which is why there is not much going on at the desk this morning. There's an ATC in the making, a couple of completed ones in their new home - the wee purple box which once contained a bottle of perfume - and the box of miniature postcards.
The Kraft box to the left and just out of sight contains my Clarity stamps. Because these are already mounted they are difficult to store on a shelf so I was forever moving them about trying to find a home for them.This old box had been stored on top of a bookcase, forgotten and unloved, for eons. In it was writing paper! My, how times have changed - I can't remember the last time I used writing paper, can you? I wonder how many of you still write letters by hand? I believe it is a dying art and perhaps to be deplored. When I was younger, and because I lived abroad for much of the time, I used to write screeds to family and friends. And my late mother particularly loved receiving my letters too. Today, my preference is to type any missive I have to write on the PC or use a notecard to write a brief note. DH happily laid claim to the writing paper - he still writes letters to friends and family never having mastered the joys of email, etc. - and so the box is now dusted off and serving its new purpose.
The book, Scrapbooking Your Family History by Maureen Taylor, I've had for some time but was prompted to look at it again recently when planning the layout of my mother's photograph - the post is here. I have another book with the same title but written by Laura Best - this one is slightly different in its approach so I think it's worth having them both. And, the truth is, I just love books, especially books on scrapbooking : )
For anyone who has just stumbled over this blog post and has no earthly idea what I'm prattling on about, what WOYWW is about, then please, with no further ado, hop over to the lovely Julia's blog, Stamping Ground, where you will find a plethora of links to a lot more crafty desks - go on, treat yourself - it's the best snoopathon ever!
Right, I'm off to have a much needed cup of tea but I'll be back later to see what my fellow WOYWWers are up to. Apologies once again to those of you I didn't manage to get to - I do my best every week but never quite manage to visit everyone, much as I would love to. So for those of you I didn't visit I hope you had a good week and hope to see you this week.
Happy crafting to you all.