I hope you are all well and have had a good week so far.
A bit later this week but I couldn't possibly miss WOYWW ... that's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday, the day many of us reveal the state of our work area, desk, table, kitchen worktop, floor - whatever - to the world via the hospitality of Julia at the Stamping Ground. If you've not discovered this weekly phenomenon before, do pop along and check out the many links there.
And here's mine ... a bit of a mess indeed! What you can see is the fall out after I'd finished making a card in a hurry ... patterned paper, toppers, brown card, gold mirri, gems and ribbon - the result to be revealed at a later date. The envelope marked 'white' is full of snippets of white card and it's fairly obvious that there are now too many ... I plan to find something better to store them in - or use them up 'toot sweet' and save myself the bother :) There a box (empty of diabetic ice-cream - ice-cream most foul!) of stamps to the right that I've been rootling in, looking for something for the next project planned. You can just see my Martha Stewart punches ... I can't say 'my one and only' any more because I now have two! My latest was 'bought' with the loyalty stamps accrued at my local craft shop ... it always feels as though it's for free when I can exchange a wee card full of stamps for something that would normally be a considered purchase :) Some of you might spot that the tools of the trade are in new storage - I liked the shape and colour of this dish that was going for a song at the car boot sale so, of course, I rescued it and brought it home to work for me on my desk. There's the usual box of adhesives and a fine collection of rulers - couldn't work without them. When I'm done here I'll have to tidy it all up and put stuff away before I can play again.
And for those who are following the progress I'm making with the crochet granny squares here's an update:
Not quite finished the pram cover, just the edging to crochet and it will be done. I've so enjoyed taking up the crochet hook again ... it's been such a pleasure putting the colours together and re-learning an old skill. The cover was begun on April 13th and will almost certainly be completed by 27th ... a fortnight to make a pram cover doesn't seem too bad to me :) And I am so chuffed with the end result! So what next? Well, as this cover is for the baby great-grandchild expected at the end of the year, I thought it only fair to make a bed cover for his/her big sister, Rhian ... with pink being the predominant colour this time. Being larger, it will take longer but I'll keep you updated at intervals :)
Not so brief this week, Julia ... I did try, honestly! I'll try to do better next week.
It's very windy and overcast here today but so far no rain. The old pine trees at the bottom of the garden keep squeaking which worries me just a tad, particularly as I've heard that a road just a bit further north was closed this morning due to a tree being blown down. They are tall pines!
Time for a cuppa with the EM and then I'll be back to join in the snoopathon.
Happy WOYWW and keep crafting,