Morning WOYWWers and All,
In what is probably a vain attempt to post early, I am sitting here preparing to reveal the state of my desk close to midnight Tuesday. Why, because another week has sped by and Wednesday is about to happen again - that is, time to report to the estimable Julia, keeper of desks, or whatever surface is your preferred crafting area ... for more details hop through to the Stamping Ground (just click on the WOYWW icon on my sidebar to be transported to the what is probably biggest bloghop in the world).
This week I am working on a layout - the flowers aren't stuck on yet because I haven't decided whether I'm going to use all or any of them ... they may just go back into that biscuit box again - before you ask, the biscuits have long gone :) The papers are a selection from K & Co - gorgeous papers. So gorgeous in fact that I had to force myself to use them ... but this is my year of being brave ... I won't just stroke my lovely sheets of paper ... I will use them ... especially if I have more than one sheet tucked away :)
And to shock those of you who think I can craft without making a mess here's my 'shove to the left' guilty secret. My poor guillotine is hidden under the button box, a bag of buttons and and a dish containing trims I pulled out looking to use on this layout. And round the perimeter, all the stuff I find necessary, kitchen towels, wet wipes, paint brushes, rolls of DS tape, a roll of red velvet paper - couldn't think where else to put it - and sundry other jars and packets of embellishments, ink pads, etc., etc.
It's been quite a week for my family and it's not over yet. My baby great-niece, Arihanna, has been ill for some time with an infection and so she has been in and out of hospital a lot in the last few weeks. She is now home again, on antibiotics, but it has been discovered that there is something wrong with her kidneys. Once the infection has cleared up she is to go back into hospital to undergo an operation which hopefully will sort out the kidney problem. She's only six weeks old, the wee soul.
As if that isn't enough my oldest grandson, William, is going into hospital for some keyhole surgery today - all being well he will be out soon but I won't stop worrying until he is home and on the mend. So if I'm not around much tomorrow, I'll try to catch up over the rest of the week ... though I usually do take the better part of the week to visit desks anyway, and I can't pretend I visit everyone. With the growing numbers, I find it almost impossible so my apologies to those of you I've missed ... all I can do is just keep trying.
In the meantime, I hope you are all well, and those who are not, will soon be on the mend. And for those of you who have been enjoying, or not, the snow, I hope it all clears up for you soon and life can get back to normal. I hope you have a wonderful week.
Update: William has come through the operation just fine and is now home and watching Top Gear. Many thanks to all who sent him their good wishes this morning, it obviously worked :)