Here I am back for another WOYWW after last week's absence. No reason for missing a week except that there really wasn't a great deal happening on my desk. Last week was, in fact, a bit of a write-off craftwise ... I blame the cold. It was freezing with below zero temperatures for much of the time, though we certainly didn't have anything like as much snow as many of you I'm sure. Not that I've been completely idle - it's just that I've been busy doing other stuff. However, here is a desk shot of sorts.
jigsaw is still on the desk, the machines have been temporarily relocated in the spare room and I'm using the worktop for the making of scrap layout kits. After sorting through my stash of pretty patterned papers and cardstock it is now sorted into coordinated/matching sets which are stored in plastic bags. Now I'm working on the next stage in the process which is to match up the kits with embellishments and alphabets. The pile to the right are the sets waiting for embellishments, etc., and the box that can just be seen on the left contains sticker sheets and alpha sets. That's my collection of enamel dots hanging above and just below that is a pile of index cards - useful for including notes in a kit if it occurs to me that there is just the right photo somewhere.
And talking about photos.
There's been quite a few more hospital visits and clinic appointments for both the EM and for myself - mine much more routine than his but still requiring a lot of sitting around, waiting. And that means I've got through quite a lot of audio books - too many to share here so I've picked out two I particularly enjoyed.
I know! Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden is a children's book. But I've decided to take a trip down memory lane by listening to as many of the books I can remember from my childhood. This one is the first and I absolutely loved it. The story of the orphan, Mary, and her spoiled little cousin, Colin, and their discovery of the secret garden was even better than I remembered.
This is the book I'm listening to right now - At Home: A Short History of Private Life read by Bill Bryson himself. In the book he 'covers topics of the commerce, architecture, technology and geography that have shaped homes into what they are today, told through a series of "tours" through Bryson's Norfolk rectory that quickly digress into the history of each particular room.' Absolutely fascinating!
That's all from me today. I'm off to make a cuppa and a bit of lunch before settling down to check out what's on everyone's desks this week.
Have a lovely WOYWW and a wonderful week ahead.